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For Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, we used Shiba Inu puppies, instead of the larger Akitas to play the younger Hachi in the film. They grew so fast that we needed to use many during the shoot. My own Hachi was a Shiba Inu. The most popular breed of dog in Japan,...September 18, 2018/No comment
Our dogs are our reflections. I think we all have seen people who act just like their dogs — and vice versa. But why is that so? How do our dogs seem to be just like us? Do you remember that animated movie, 101 Dalmatians? It was such a unique movie...September 4, 2018/No comment
Living the Good (Hachi) Life – How Hachi’s Dog Tale Can Inspire Us All to Live Adventurously and in the MomentThe Hachi Life (Inspiration)friendshiphachiloveloyaltyaccepting the totalityadventureexpect a beaglefoundhachihappylearnedlifelovelove loyaltylove loyalty and friendshiployalty and friendshipphilosophystaying truestaying true to lovestaying true to love loyaltytotality of an individualtruetrue to lovetrue to love loyalty
Since I was little, I’ve been called to chase adventure. Rather than spending time playing with dolls, I preferred to arm wrestle the boys. I craved action and wasn’t afraid to test the limits. One time, when I was six, I was determined to get Easter...August 31, 2018/2 Comments
In the film Hachi: A Dog’s Tale, we show Hachi, the main character, seeing the world through his eyes. While we feel closely attuned with our canine friends – they see and think of the world a bit differently from us; through a dog’s...August 24, 2018/No comment
Chico “Clapton” Harden July 31, 2005 – August 4, 2018 To our dear Hachi friends around the world – we have lost our beloved Chico, the remaining of our three magnificent Hachi stars. I recall the first time I saw Chico at Boone’s Animals for...August 8, 2018/4 Comments
Many fans ask about how the Hachi dogs are doing today - Here is an update from Forrest, one of the dogs who played Hachi in Hachi: A Dog's Tale....January 12, 2018/No comment
Many fans ask about how the Hachi dogs are doing today - Here is an update from Layla, one of the dogs who played Hachi in Hachi: A Dog's Tale....January 12, 2018/1 comment
Many fans ask about how the Hachi dogs are doing today - Here is an update from Chico, one of the dogs who played Hachi in Hachi: A Dog's Tale....January 12, 2018/1 comment
Our Rhode Island Hachi experience was something I could never have imagined! There were so many highlights with making Hachi: A Dog’s Tale. From my remote island life in the South Pacific, suddenly- I was in the middle of a film production. Rhode...December 28, 2017/No comment