Itano, Ichiro

Itano, Ichiro

Given name: 一郎
Family name: 板野
Birthday: Mar 11, 1959
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Hometown: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan
Blood type: B

Itano is a Japanese anime artist, director, and producer. He has worked in a number of science fiction anime series, especially mecha-themed ones.

Itano is best known among anime fans for a style of action scene that he developed, usually nicknamed "Itano circus" or "Macross missile massacre" by fans; it refers to a highly stylized and acrobatic method of depicting aerial combat and dogfights in many anime, particularly the Macross series.

The Itano Circus is characterized by detailed, fluid shading of the mecha, the close-range acrobatic moves the duelling fighters make in combat, as well as twisting contrails left by fighters and missiles. It is also commonly used in specific reference to an attack where a mecha or spaceship launches a large swarm of missiles with meticulously animated spiraling smoke trails and erratic trajectories.
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Battle Royal High School
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Chikyuu Shoujo Arjuna
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Cowboy Bebop: Tengoku no Tobira
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Daicon Opening Animations
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Densetsu Kyojin Ideon: Hatsudou-hen
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Mahoutsukai Tai! OVA
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Medarot
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Mobile Suit Gundam: The Origin
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Urusei Yatsura Movie 2: Beautiful Dreamer
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ASMR | Sep 4, 12:58 AM
nice


ZetaZaku | Apr 30, 11:05 PM
I had no idea that a great man like this directed so much crap.


JizzyHitler | Apr 13, 2015 2:17 PM
created the masterpiece angel cop, god bless that failure


Shioxus | Mar 26, 2015 1:59 AM
This guy was definitely not cut out to be a director.


Fortress_Maximus | Feb 28, 2015 7:55 AM
Wow, he is working on GUNDAM The origin


Jodyqt | Sep 28, 2014 6:26 AM
That's an... interesting repertoire.


Cabron | Apr 3, 2014 3:16 PM
Itano Circus.


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