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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.

Reviews


AloneInTheDarkAloneInTheDark

Rated 4 / 5 stars October 6, 2004

very educational indeed

What a cool informative movie. Most of us know much about the history of the western animation and comics (Stan Lee, Walt Disney, etc), but for many the history of the japanese style anime is really unclear.

I myself for example, like anime alot. Iv watched many manga movies including classics like Akira, Ghost In The Shell, Street Fighter and Spirited Away. But i never really wondered where the actual eastern style came from. Thanks for explaining!

U seem to know alot about animation. Why not use this knowledge to make an awesome anime flash yourself? Final Fantasy A+ is probably the best example of how to do it right. Were u inspired by his preloader for yours?

Ur flash itself was cool and reached goal. Even though the thing could have brought into a more original, spectacular way at times. U used alot of movieclips more than 1 time for example and backgrounds were often lacking :/ I know its a pain to animate all those small details, but when the creation is finished, then it really paid off.

What im really glad of is that u used a clear voice to speak things in, so that it was all very understandable...even for us europeans. Like i said, i hope to see anime work from you in the future, because when u know everything about the styles and techniques, its a must to realise and make something beautiful urself! Let me know when u made something.

- ALoneInTheDark


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JeetKuneDooJeetKuneDoo

Rated 5 / 5 stars October 6, 2004

Nice nice nice, nice lesson for an anime fan.

Yep, this was cool.. only thing that bothers me was that censored part.. =P, anyways cool job I liked, always come here for funny and cool clips, this wasnt funny but it still rocked, though the word "rocked" doesnt suit it. Yeah well I liked it lol.. :P



felixleinfelixlein

Rated 4 / 5 stars October 6, 2004

very interesting

this submission was very interesting to me.
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spammosmurfspammosmurf

Rated 2.5 / 5 stars October 6, 2004

naration kind of irritating

this guy Hiro sure messed up the cartoon world. I want to sock him right in the beezer!



vex-xiangvex-xiang

Rated 4 / 5 stars October 6, 2004

Different!

I loved the dry, sarcastic humor in this. Very different from the slapstick/junk humor you typically see on Newgrounds.

It made fun of all the things I dislike about anime. I personally have never found anime to be interesting at all, and prefer American cartooning.