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Oct 5, 2004 | 7:29 PM EDT

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Author Comments

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 4 / 5 stars

Short but entertaining and educational

It was short but it was great to learn. I wish I could say anything else but I'm too lazy right now.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well done

I enjoyed watching this. It was entertaining and educational. Although it wasn't true, ti did show some insight to techniques that were used to make anime easier to animate.


Rated 0 / 5 stars


I think the fact that you had to put up disclaimers almost funnier then the flash itself. But anyone who likes anime should should watch and people that don't like anime should probably watch too. Good job, I wouldn't change a thing.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Good Job!

That was a very good movie. And there was a few factual things in that too. However, I think chibi just comes from the word, chibi (cute; kid). I liked the video though. (And yes I realize it wasn't really meant for education.) Good job!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

so true

this taught me stuff. what i really liked was the song at the end. also now i know how chibi came to be.