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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


This as a great learning experince for me, it didn't at all feel like this was made for school, for a project or anything. I was like some off the history channel, spet not boring. To this, i say, GOOD JOB!

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Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Thank you

I really dug that, the insight into the history of anime was impressive. It brings together a lot of the elements that seemed crazy when I first started watching Japanese animation.

btw, I loved the bambi vs. godzilla reference

please make more!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Wow.. learning was fun.

Fake character + more or less real info = a good flash! Good work on this.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

this is kinda cool i like it its so so

its good wach it or i will fuck u up


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Loved it!

I don't give a crap about that kinda stuff but this was AWESOME. It actually interested me which is surprising... very nice work man!