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Oct 5, 2004 | 7:29 PM EDT

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Yes... while Hiro Shitaku is fictional (means, not real...), the remaining goodness in this "edu-mation" (at over seven minutes long) is accurate, and with a bit of comedy, will explore the history and techniques of the Japanese animation industry. I had a lot of fun making it, and I hope everyone enjoy's watching it!

** Disclaimer: to avoid confusion, Hiro was not a real person. However, all of the techniques discussed in this film were instead created by the industry as a whole to deal with their insane production quotas. Learn, laugh, but please don't take this film 100% seriously. Sorry.



Rated 3 / 5 stars

Its ok

GODZILLA ATTACK!!!!!!!! boreing yet a lil' funny


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Flash but minor pronunciation error....

I liked the concept and it was very well animted but the Japanese use more of a "e" sound for "i". So to say Chibi correctly say (Ch-E-bee)
A = AH sound
I = E sound
U = OO sound (like in LooK)
E = A sound
O = O


Rated 5 / 5 stars


very nice. good job.


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Well done. I loved it very much!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Great Jorb

Great breakdown of anime. The one thing that bugs me (not with your movie, but in general) is that the "innoventions" were pretty much all something that decreased the overall quality of the animation. Maybe I'm interpreting this wrong, but I'd like to see some of the stuff that was made so painstakingly before people started taking shortcuts. Then again, as you showed, the shortcuts were necessary. So... yeah. solid movie.

Pip pip!