I never knew there was a name/origin for this type of effect, (aka Macross Missile Massacre). Cool, I learned something. There's many cool variations of this. It must be a little difficult to animate and keep track of everything.
I really like these... theyre just so, snazzy; but everytime I see a new one I get more annoyed because its some weird image file that I cant view on anything but a PC... I could get my phone out and stare at these all day. They almost help you imaging fight scenes of sorts.