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Hiro Shitaku

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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

Thank you!

^_^ It make my night, hahaha! now I know where..."^_^" and ">_<" came from! This is going into my favorites!


Rated 4 / 5 stars

not bad

the animation was pretty good and i was impressed with the talking, nice job


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Good animation.

Don't you know how to pronounce manga? Do you know what you're talking about?


Rated 5 / 5 stars


Mispronunciations excellent flash. I was impressed and informed. Thanks!

...damn godzilla. DAMN HIM!!!


Rated 3.5 / 5 stars


First of all, mispronunciation. Its a small thing, but it bugs me. Manga and chibi are pronounced mah-n-gah and chee-bee.

Secondly, the use of the fictional character Hiro Shitaku made just about all the inforation in the movie associated with him fictional as well. It wasnt necessarily just one person who created those shortcuts, never mind the unlikleliness that he made all of them.

And lastly, I have the opening picture for this flash (boats in the tsunami) on my calendar. Neato.

Dont get me wrong though, I liked this movie.