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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.


Good Job!

That was a very good movie. And there was a few factual things in that too. However, I think chibi just comes from the word, chibi (cute; kid). I liked the video though. (And yes I realize it wasn't really meant for education.) Good job!

so true

this taught me stuff. what i really liked was the song at the end. also now i know how chibi came to be.


to me this seemed like you were making fun of anime instead of saying it was good. i say no no.

great imagination,are you really a anime artist?

How imaginative.It woud sound great like a japanese evening story. You can be a great cartoon maker.It coud be a great start for your career.A cartoon company,woud hire you if you will submit more cartoons like this,you will be one of my best authors.I like the part when Hiro is crushed by Godzila,original ending,great style^_^

Educating yet entertaining, lol

this'll help a lot of ppl how to draw anime, and manga and help them understand it, there's some i didn't even know until now, lol.

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4.20 / 5.00

Oct 5, 2004
7:29 PM EDT