Itano, Ichirou

Itano, Ichirou

Given name: 一郎
Family name: 板野
Birthday: Mar 11, 1959
Member Favorites: 83
Blood type: B
Birth place: Yokohama, Kanagawa, Japan

Ichirou 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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Etherius_ZS | Apr 16, 8:39 AM
Missiles go brrrr

nandao | Mar 26, 3:33 PM
O anime de Gantz é masterpice, melhorou tudo do mangá, ambientação, exploração dos personagens, a sensação de perigo, absolutamente TUDO!! Mas vcs não estão preparados para essa conversa.

AnimeFan__2022 | Jan 5, 5:55 AM
I have read Gantz Manual and what I can say is that I was scared.
The last few episodes of Gantz had given me a "warmhearted" feeling but in his interview it was much colder.
My friend, Itano, know, even though I am young and not yet children, that too strict an upbringing can also have its faults. In China and Korea, social pressure is too strong and education is too strict. People may not feel "free", like they don't have the right to have any flaw, ect ... Remember your feelings and maybe show like you already have made through the episodes of a little more kindness. Kurono isn't perfect, but he's a youngster. From my point of view, you are extremely tough. There are other ways of advising people or others. As for my opinion on Gantz, it is that overall there is as much good as bad. All your talk about cruelty made my blood run cold. Don't you realize how shocking it is? Even for people who were not shocked by Gantz. Gantz is still distopic and the reality is still less gloomy. Even though one would be of the opinion that Gantz shows the bad side of humans, at the same time he gives off a little heat, apart from obviously a few things and a few characters. I haven't seen anyone talk about this aspect as coldly as you said, I'm sorry, but it's really scary. Remember to say things with more "love" as in the episodes and with less coldness. The reality is a little less gloomy than you thought and even Gantz has as much good as bad. Remember your affection for young people and please be a little nicer. You can pass the messages kindly. I feel very bad since I read your interview. Yet the episodes warm my heart. See, that's a contrast to me .. Don't forget your kindness, please. Love is something that speaks to you, isn't it? I never felt so bad as after your interview. Do you like young people anyway nevertheless ? This is what I wonder. You can also advise taking care of each other, but not like this, not like in your interview. Are you a mean person? Remember your feelings of love.

I am extremely sensitive to a lot of things and it affected me.

Gantz is beautiful, not your interview. That's my point of view.

Cordially. Take care of yourself nevertheless.

Theo1899 | Dec 21, 2021 11:44 PM
BASED missile man

Nikorasuuuu | Dec 16, 2021 1:07 PM
Shut up Felipe, you're dumb

FelipeSchiffer | Dec 2, 2021 12:25 PM

TotallyMonoFan | Oct 24, 2021 3:13 AM
omg it's real life usopp

steelrain | Oct 21, 2021 8:42 PM
dangerously based

MaoujiProd | Sep 24, 2021 6:41 PM
Based, creator of the missile circus.

AlienEvolution | Sep 16, 2021 11:24 AM
its the circus

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