A vibrant array of little lines traveling in the horizontal or the vertical. A generic run of the mill cheap anime effect used almost everywhere. Essentially they are used to show that somthing is moving, or is moving very fast.

For example: say Mr.Immortal Vampire sword freak is going to cut off the arm of Mr.Mutant from 10,000 years in the future.

  1. Show Combat scene
  2. Show extreme close up of the combatants' faces (must be screaming)
  3. Show hero raising sword
  4. show still picture of blade, with motion lines zooming around in the background
  5. Show sword cutting through arm
  6. Show slow motion repeat of last item if needed
For a great example of motion lines, just watch Vampire Hunter D

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