Ichiro Itano started his career as an animator at Studio Musashi while he was a senior in high school. He loved mecha and became specialized in mechanical drawing. Mr. Itano's three dimensional high-speed fighting action is called "Itano circus". It is a fast paced combination of acrobatics, fighting techniques and movements.
Itano is a Mechanical design director for The Super Dimension Fortress Macross. He is the animation director for Megazone 23, Kujaku-o Part II, Gantz (TV) and Blassreiter. He also served as CG Supervisor for Ultraman Mebius (TV and theater), 3D Motion Director for Naruto-The Cross Roads and Special Technical Director for Asurazuraau (game).