THESE ARE SOLEY MY OPINIONS AND NOT FROM THE THOMAS & FRIENDS FAN BASE
FELLOW HIRO SPECIAL CARE
Hiro has always been a likeable character, minus him moping about how he missed his home Island in S15. But he is wise and helpful that I see him as one of Sharon Miller's best characters along with Luke, Stanley, Victor and Kevin. It's no surprise that Japan has become a popular character in Japan as of course his basis in the show is the JNR D51 locomotive. With that, a DVD was made by Sony telling us all about Hiro.
The DVD opens us with Thomas introducing us about Hiro and how he was found and so we start off at Edward's branch line which is, as mentioned by Sony, were Hiro's hiding place is situated:
The whole backstory of Hiro's discovery is of course shown through the 2009 DVD special 'Hero of The Rails'. While that we're given a special demonstration about how a steam engine works:
Then we're seen were the accident with Spencer falling down the muddy marsh was outside Wellsworth station:
The DVD is of course excellent and recommendable to any fan. I don't really speak or understand Japanese but you'll be visually amazed. The two episodes are still poor, but I believe the Japanese version might be a little better. With Hiro being the centric character in this DVD, you can see why he's popular, because of his basis being used in the series. I also love how that despite the inaccurate route in the series today, the Railway Series continuity is still strong in the country of Japan and you can see how they stick close to the books. With much amazement of how the Japanese fans have DVDs like this, I wonder if HIT Entertainment would ever do DVDs like this one day.