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Hiro Shitaku

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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 5 / 5 stars


Awesome animation! I thought the emotions were hilarious. Sad, Happy, Confused, Angry.. the same >.< so true *scowls at japanese friend* XD

Your voice isn't too annoying by the way :P



Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

Oh god......

I think my ears are bleeding...
Excellent animation style, and good information, so well done there, but for the love of Christ, could you use a narrarator without a "faux-gruff" voice next time? I found myself wanting to close the window at several points due to the accent. Other than that, good movie, and you should definately create more.

CirrusEpix responds:

sorry, I was trying for anime-nerd... but I'll admit I sound pretty annoying naturally =)


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

informative+entertaining.. IT WAS ENTERFORMATIVE!

You pulled of a semi-informative cartoon with flying colors (and stomping Godzillas)

CirrusEpix responds:

or you could call it inform-tainment. Thank!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars


Very informative and interesting....and it really answered a lot of my questions about Anime. Good luck in the future and please make more.



Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Very Enlightening

Ohhh... so that's why anime characters stand around like statues all the time. Drawing that way saves time, detail, and money spent on arthritis creams. Cool.