Akiyuki Simbo (新房 昭之) is a Japanese animator, director, producer and storyboard artist who started his career in 1981 at Studio One Pattern. He then made his directorial debut with Metal Fighter Miku in 1994. He is most notable for his involvement in a number of Shaft works since 2004. He has received the 11th Tokyo Anime Award as well as the 2011 Newtype Anime Award for Best director for his work on the acclaimed anime series Puella Magi Madoka Magica. When working on the ero OVAs he uses the name Minamizawa Juuhachi (Juuhachi means 18 in Japanese).
- Known For: Directing
- Birthday: 1961-09-27
- Place of Birth: Fukushima Prefecture, Japan
- Also Known As: Akiyuki Shinbou, Futoshi Shiiya, 新房 昭之, 椎谷 太志, 帆村 壮二, 신보 아키유키, 新房昭之, Akiyuki Shinbō, 帆村壮二, Homura Souji, 南澤十八, Minamizawa Juuhachi, 椎谷太志, Shiiya Taiji, Shinbou Akiyuki, Akiyuki Shinbo, Akiyuki Simbo