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Hiroyuki Imaishi


He cites animator Yoshinori Kanada and action film directors John Woo, Robert Rodriguez, and Stephen Sommers as inspirations for his work.
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 2012 Evangelion: 3.0 You Can (Not) Redo (key animator)
 2012 Lupin the Third: A Woman Called Fujiko Mine (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- The Woman Called Fujiko Mine: Part 1 (2012) ... (key animator)
 2010 Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Jingi naki haisetsu/Desu resu nisenju (2010) ... (key animator)
 2009 Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva (storyboard artist)
 2008 Shikabane hime aka (TV Series) (animator - 13 episodes)
- Keiyakusô kokubetsushiki shidai (2008) ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Yoake (2008) ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Aru yoru (2008) ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Chi ni hoshi (2008) ... (animator: opening sequence)
- Sono mune ni tokimeki wo (2008) ... (animator: opening sequence)
 2008 Rosario + Vampire (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Himawari to banpaia (2008) ... (key animator)
 2007 Tengen toppa gurren lagann (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Bust Through the Heavens with Your Drill!! (2007) ... (key animator)
 2005 Musashi: Samurai Legend (Video Game) (director: opening animation)
 2005 Zettai shônen (TV Series) (animator - 1 episode)
- Shiawase wo hakobu yami no hikari (2005) ... (animator)
 2004 Top wo Nerae 2! (Video) (animation director) / (animator)
 2004 Re: Cutie Honey (Video) (key animator)
 2003-2004 Fullmetal Alchemist (TV Series) (key animator - 2 episodes)
- Created Human (2004) ... (key animator)
- A Forger's Love (2003) ... (key animator)
 2004 Dead Leaves (character designer) / (key animator)
 2002 Magical Shopping Arcade Abenobashi (TV Series) (animation director - 2 episodes)
- Huge Reversal?! Abenobashi Hollywood Shopping Arcade (2002) ... (animation director)
- Unite! Abenobashi Intergalactic Shopping Center (2002) ... (animation director)
 2002 Anime Tencho (Short) (animation character designer)
 2001 Lupin III: Alcatraz Connection (TV Movie) (key animator)
  FLCL (TV Mini-Series) (animation director - 2 episodes, 2000) (key animator - 2 episodes, 2000)
- Brittle Bullet (2000) ... (animation director)
- Marquis de Carabas (2000) ... (key animator)
- Fire Starter (2000) ... (animation director)
- Fooly Cooly (2000) ... (key animator)
 1999 Medabots (TV Series) (key animator - 1 episode)
- Ugoke! Ponkotsu medabotto (1999) ... (key animator - uncredited)
 1998 Generator Gawl (TV Series) (animator - 2 episodes)
- Hana to shôjo (1998) ... (animator)
- Raihôsha (1998) ... (animator)
 1997 Night Warriors: Darkstalkers' Revenge (Video) (key animator - episode 3)
 1997 Lupin III: Island of Assassins (TV Movie) (key animator)
 1995 Neon Genesis Evangelion (TV Series) (inbetween artist - 1 episode)
- The Day Tokyo-3 Stood Still (1995) ... (inbetween artist)
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He cites animator Yoshinori Kanada and action film directors John Woo, Robert Rodriguez, and Stephen Sommers as inspirations for his work.


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