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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

I bow to thee

Let us all bow and worship a god in the anime industry.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

i only review cartoons and games that i like

very good i had no idea that the industry had advanced so much due to one man thank you for this insightful and interesting flash good job


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Damn goooooooooooood

That was damn good animation and I feel like I have learned alot


Rated 5 / 5 stars


This was great! You know, even though it was mainly for entertainment (and is mostly fictional), it really was educational. I mean, most mangaka-wannabes don't even think about the culture behind the stories/drawings. So, kudos for the thought! And for the song! It's one of my favourites!:)


Rated 5 / 5 stars


but you forgot the "8 frame" technique.