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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 3.5 / 5 stars November 9, 2006

Good effort

it was interesting,yet lacking and a little weird. I thought it was good, keep trying and you'll be big.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars September 25, 2006

Engaging and informative

I have the CD that you got the shakuhachi music from! :D Nice! It was kind of annoying though how it kept playing that same clip every time.

The shortcut techniques used by anime are very interesting to me, so I was glad to see such a concise summary of them here. I don't want to say too much, but I am inspired to use similar techniques for games. It would at least be a cool experiment...

Thanks for the nice movie!


Rated 5 / 5 stars August 25, 2006


this movie rocks i'm a die hard manga drawer myself. but i never knew that this was manga history. you rock man really make more!! make more!!.

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars August 22, 2006

That was cool...

I wish I could find more movies like that or create my own ( has no artistic talent *weep*). Any way Keep up the good work!


Rated 5 / 5 stars July 17, 2006

i think im turning japanese!

nice job man, I dont really understand who hiros supposed to represent... is it the different companies that contributed to modern day anime? well, id like to say nice job again. I love the ending song!