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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

Smart, influential and professionally executed

This was a great piece of work! It was interesting to watch all the way through.

There is no doubt in my mind this guys will be creating Tv programs in the future.

Cartoon Network needs to air this.
Also every animator who doesnt understand anime needs to watch this.

I personally look forward to seeing more work from this director. Great Work!

CirrusEpix responds:

thanks a lot!


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!!!