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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 4 / 5 stars

Kick ass

I really liked this, but could use a plot.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome job

even though i already knew all of it you still did a great job mabe the only educational thing i ever stayed focused on well keep up the good work



Rated 5 / 5 stars


This was fantastic! Job well done!!
I really learned something from this and it kept my attention all the way through.
Keep up the good work!!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good actually

I must say the last review amused me, slating this and giving no real justification why.
As an anime fan i enjoyed this a great deal, and was not remotely bored at any point, which is usually a danger with educational material.
Good work

CirrusEpix responds:

thank you! and no, I won't let a bad review overshadow the piles of good ones.


Rated 4 / 5 stars


As to why most educational videos can't be as entertaing as that confuses me. Maybe it's just the fact that it's content material is really interesting. Though, I already knew that just by actually viewing anime, but was great experience overall. Animation and style was solid and had humourous highlights.