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Hiro Shitaku

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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.


Great Jorb

Great breakdown of anime. The one thing that bugs me (not with your movie, but in general) is that the "innoventions" were pretty much all something that decreased the overall quality of the animation. Maybe I'm interpreting this wrong, but I'd like to see some of the stuff that was made so painstakingly before people started taking shortcuts. Then again, as you showed, the shortcuts were necessary. So... yeah. solid movie.

Pip pip!

funny and nicely animated

10/10 nice artwork, and animation


i found this informaiton.. quite interesting.
butt.. the haii.. word does not mean pudding xD

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thank you i did not know that.


It's great!!!
but 1 problem......
Your saying his first name wrong!!!!
you have to say it like there is a D in it.... like this Hirdo
you have to kinda moosh the R and the D together....
Say Totoro..... and if you prenounce the R like in RAT then you don't know how to say it....
P.S. I know this is not real but I just wanted to rip my ears of cause you said it wrong....

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4.20 / 5.00

Oct 5, 2004
7:29 PM EDT