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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 2.5 / 5 stars October 8, 2004

Good animation.

Don't you know how to pronounce manga? Do you know what you're talking about?


Rated 5 / 5 stars October 8, 2004


Mispronunciations excellent flash. I was impressed and informed. Thanks!

...damn godzilla. DAMN HIM!!!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars October 8, 2004


First of all, mispronunciation. Its a small thing, but it bugs me. Manga and chibi are pronounced mah-n-gah and chee-bee.

Secondly, the use of the fictional character Hiro Shitaku made just about all the inforation in the movie associated with him fictional as well. It wasnt necessarily just one person who created those shortcuts, never mind the unlikleliness that he made all of them.

And lastly, I have the opening picture for this flash (boats in the tsunami) on my calendar. Neato.

Dont get me wrong though, I liked this movie.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars October 8, 2004

right pretty sweet

i like the animation and real picture mix nice touch not alot of ppl do that:) and i want that turning japanese-a song!! its a good remix haha


Rated 0 / 5 stars October 8, 2004

good try.

a nice try to educate the public, but unfortunatly it is DISGUSTINGLY inacurrate. next time research before you produce.