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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

Nice video

I liked the video, but to say the information in this is accurate? I did a whole history report on anime for college, and I know everything in this isn't accurate. His cat may have been named chibi, but chibi means small person or small child. There are a few other things in here that are not accurate as well, such as chibis where not created for the soul purpose of shortening time length in drawing.

Well anyway besides that, it's a good video though. Wouldn't recommend for education though.


Rated 4 / 5 stars

You do know....

chibi means small person. nobody coined it. Let it be known though nice story-but ironicly sorry animation. unless of course u were "saving" time. LOL


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Glad you had fun!

Because I had fun, good job! ^-^ d


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Modern Warfare

The start where you click "Play", the background is an emblem on MW2!
That's awesome :D


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I ounce saw a short documentry(if it can be called that) called "manga madness" that was about the same thing, THIS is 10,000 times better than that, it is not only informational, but entertaining as well. And even not comparing this with anything else, by its self it is a quility piece of work where the animations is great, and the idea and semi-true-story are a joy to hear.

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