Honda Origins retraces the lifetime of firm founder Soichiro Honda by an animated sequence combining Japanese-style manga cartoon drawings, audio and historic photos. The audio-visible journey from the beginnings of Honda by to its achievements and legacy, with six episodes each individual long lasting amongst ten and 20 minutes, is offered to observe now by means of the link


Honda tells its tale in the exceptional and iconic style of Japanese comic textbooks. The sequence makes use of the unique manga comic “Honda Soichiro Hon Den”, released by Shogakukan Inc., to interweave the founder’s lifetime and exceptional philosophy on lifetime and business enterprise with the evolution of the firm from its origins to the globe-renowned multinational that it is right now.



A tale to pass on from technology to technology

The first episode of the sequence, “Bouncing Back”, tells how Soichiro Honda came by the Second Planet War (1939–1945), to uncovered the Honda Complex Study Institute in 1946 in the metropolis of Hamamatsu, launching his journey with a generator motor connected to a bicycle. This venture, together with Takeo Fujisawa, turned the Honda Motor Business two years afterwards in 1948.

The other chapters (A Aspiration is Born Disaster on the Way to the Isle of Gentleman Declaration American Progress Veni, Vidi, Vici: We Loathe to Shed) portray keys moments of his lifetime and values, and the historical past of the firm, making special reference to Honda’s determination to bikes, vehicles and racing. A person of the most vital values highlighted in the sequence is perseverance and studying from failure this is embodied by a quotation from Soichiro Honda that defines the spirit of the firm: “Success represents the 1% of your function which effects from the 99% that is referred to as failure”.


The previous chapter in the sequence (Epilogue) recounts the company’s beginnings as a multinational by its expansion in the United States, and finishes shortly later on with the joint retirement of Honda’s two founders on the similar working day.


This entertaining sequence is also offered to observe in English as very well as in its unique Japanese version on Honda’s YouTube channel at the pursuing link:, presenting more on-line written content to occupy our minds at residence, in the incredible predicament we come across ourselves in.




Manga©Shogakukan  Illustration by Shinji Hikino, Authentic tale by Jinpachi Mouri