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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 / 5 stars

so that's how chibis were invented

we are all a little more wiser

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Rated 5 / 5 stars


fuck ur great

gj with the animation but next put more hentai lol anyways good job


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars

pretty cool

Very informative, and well put-together, overall pretty good.

..he was just lazy!.. actually he's the guy responsible for the offpoints of anime.(the cheezy fight scenes and dialogue).
Anyway, the movie was good but I certainly wouldnt respect him for what he did.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

A great lesson on anime and its origins!

Learning something on Newgrounds is actually enjoyable, you know. And this history was cool! But I think there was something about the eyes, which have a meaning of "windows to the soul" in Japan.

I would have fifened you, but two things.

1. You begged for a 5 at the end. That is not wise.
2. You inserted and honored Sailor Moon in this. This is what gave anime a bad name!!!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This could be the dawn of a new age for Educational animations...

now if only my classes would use the same technique, I'd be the happiest guy around :P