Swirly Anime Missiles: The Itano Circus
As nerds, it's one of our favorite guilty pleasures in life: swirly anime missile storms, best known to us through giant mecha battles in the various incarnations of Macross. But who knew it had a name? A lot of people, apparently - we appear to be the last people on Earth that didn't know this particular animation flourish is called the Itano Circus in honor of its originator, animator Ichiro Itano.
The Itano Circus is even better than the thing where one dude cleanly slices through another dude with a sword, there's a dramatic pause, and then the blood starts to fly. Does that one have a name?
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