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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 4.5 / 5 stars

right pretty sweet

i like the animation and real picture mix nice touch not alot of ppl do that:) and i want that turning japanese-a song!! its a good remix haha


Rated 0 / 5 stars

good try.

a nice try to educate the public, but unfortunatly it is DISGUSTINGLY inacurrate. next time research before you produce.


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

Quite Educational

That was cool and the information was also good. Keep it up.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Well done.

A very nice piece of history here. Great graphics , and well thought out!



Rated 4 / 5 stars

Good job

Informitive to say the least. Though I couldn't over look the Voice acting, and I felt the creating a fictional character to represent the "shortcuts" Used in anime could have been done a little better.

Also, I would've have shown the dark side of this story: How these shortcuts were horribly abused in many cases in animes and in nonjapanese cartoons alike.