And with that we reach the end of Hetalia Axis Powers. Yeah right, you know what’s going to happen now right? The new season will be listed as a separate anime on MAL and score far higher than the first season because obviously those that didn’t like it aren’t watching it anymore and therefore won’t rate it. Just look at Major or Kara no Kyokai for some of the more extreme examples of this phenomenon.
But enough of that, let’s just finish reviewing this episode first.
In one episode, Hetalia managed to restore my faith in this series. That’s the problem with Hetalia. I don’t think i’ve ever seen an anime as inconsistent as Hetalia. It jumps from painful laughter to chibitalia downright boring. This episode was a classic example of good Hetalia. Playing off the old idea of Englands obsession with evil magic and how it has no effect on Russia. On that note, why the hell doesn’t Russia show up more? The guy appears to be the fangirls favourite and yet he’s had about 4 jokes in the entire series, every single one being hilarious. This episode also showed how the America’s storage cleaning segment actually worked to a certain extent. England’s embarrassing drunken rant was made all the better once you’ve seen those earlier episodes.
As for what to expect in the next season? Unfortunately it sounds like more chibitalia. Prussia apparently shows up a lot more, exclusively in the chibitalia section. This includes the branched out Liechstenstein/Switzerland type stories. Of course I’m not sure why I’m trying to guess what’s in the next season. Most people who watch this anime seem to be Hetalia fangirls who already love the manga. Probably the most enlightening comment I got over the course of blogging Hetalia was when I had finally reached the end of my tether with chibitalia in episode 12 and criticized the show heavily (unsurprisingly, this was also the most commented post). I then got this
No one wants to know it’s flaws. We want to know what we agree is great about it. That’s the point of being a fangirl, isn’t it?
At it’s peak, Hetalia can stand proud next to the greatest comedy anime of all time.Germanys visit to the shop was probably the highlight of the entire anime, a sequence that left me gasping for breath. But when it came to it’s low points, Hetalia was dire and unwatchable. As I’ve said earlier, I’ve never seen an anime fluctuate as much as Hetalia does. But the fangirls seem to be able to accept the flaws easier than I can.
I enjoyed Hetalia, heck I still enjoy Hetalia, the thing is still airing next week. I’ll also continue blogging the thing because it’s only 5 minutes per episode. And I do enjoy blogging this anime as well. So cheers to all you folk who have read my posts (or if you just randomly showed up for this one) and I hope to hear from you lot next season too. We have such a long wait :)