|Native name||今石 洋之|
|Born||October 4, 1971
|Occupation||anime director, animator, character desinger|
|Influenced by||Yoshinori Kanada, Ralph Bakshi, Hayao Miyazaki, Yoshiyuki Sadamoto, John Woo, John Kricfalusi, Craig McCracken, Robert Rodriguez, Stephen Sommers, Maxwell Atoms, Jamie Hewlett|
Hiroyuki Imaishi (今石 洋之 Imaishi Hiroyuki , born October 4, 1971 in Tokyo) is an animator and director from Japan. He first work in 1995 on the show Neon Genesis Evangelion. He also worked on FLCL. He also directed the movie Dead Leaves and the giant robot show Tengen Toppan Gurren Lagann. His style of animation is wild and fast.