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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 / 5 stars


i found this informaiton.. quite interesting.
butt.. the haii.. word does not mean pudding xD

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


thank you i did not know that.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


It's great!!!
but 1 problem......
Your saying his first name wrong!!!!
you have to say it like there is a D in it.... like this Hirdo
you have to kinda moosh the R and the D together....
Say Totoro..... and if you prenounce the R like in RAT then you don't know how to say it....
P.S. I know this is not real but I just wanted to rip my ears of cause you said it wrong....


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I´m Really out of words and this is really Rare!
10/10 by me and by the way go one with this!


Rated 0 / 5 stars

This was great!

Educational documentory. How many have people seen and never watched? But my oh my, i watched this one with depth, i was hooked!

Yes, Hiro is a fictional character but i would like to believe he was real seeing as this was so well concieved. The little Otaku dude was neat and simple, the movie cleanly animated too with sounds and gestures in all the right places. I don't know why, but seeing Otaku stroke Chibi the cat made me smile and feel all warm inside =^_^=

I can't find any faults in this. It was well done, great sound, a humour theme running throughout that didn't get in the way, and it taught me things even i didn't know yet i am a HUGE oriental fan!

10/10 (My first ever! Feel proud ^_^)