Animation Spotlight.// The Madhouse of the Itano Circus

Within the world of Japanese animation, there are very few techniques more revered than the legendary “Itano Circus.” Through the use and abuse of an overwhelming volley of missiles flying and swerving in every direction imaginable, we’re presented with one of the most commonly emulated styles across a number of animation styles.

Kicking off our “Animation Spotlight” series with a bang, we invite one of the best-versed content creators on YouTube, The Canipa Effect, to step us through just what the legendary “Itano Circus” really is. Analyzing the major changes it brought forward in the anime industry, and how Ichiro Itano’s technique has crossed the barriers into numerous other media to create one of the most visually spectacular firearms display in the history of animation.

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