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Hetalia Axis Powers episode 5

As the 5th episode of this slightly racist anime appears you have to wonder how certain people are taking this show, bar the Koreans obviously. Is there some Italian chap sitting at his computer feeling very hurt and saying ‘not every Italian likes pasta you know’. Except he’s saying this in Italian. And he has a slice of pizza halfway to his mouth. Well he should be happy because at least his country has a Hetalia character…nobody cares about Ireland…

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This episode revolves around the Axis Powers getting stuck on some island. I’m afraid I’m at a loss to explain what part of history it’s meant to be parodying but that’s OK because when you have Italy and Germany arguing with each other it always ends up being damn funny. But this guy just isn’t pulling his weight

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Japan just isn’t as funny as Italy or Germany but I suppose there is an explanation to this. Being a Japanese show you obviously have a lot of Japanese viewers. So any Japanese joke will have to be slightly more subtle than just yelling ‘PASTA’ as often as possible. That then means that these subtleties are lost on us folk. He’s just too soft spoken and hasn’t actually made me laugh properly, bar the ‘new submarine’ gag. But this is all fine so long as we have these two poking around

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I just can’t get enough of these two together. I love the way Germany gets all embarrassed and touched whenever Italy does something nice for him, like ask to be his friend or make some lovely white flags for him (you can use them on girls too…lol). Plus Italy is so dopey he makes you laugh simply by appearing with that smile that suggests it doesn’t matter if you’ve sucked in every war since Jesus was born so long as you have enough pasta.

Random Chibitalia pic! Aint he cute

Random Chibitalia pic! Aint he cute

Now we’re five episodes in I have to say maybe it’s a good thing that each episode is only 5 minutes long. If not the jokes could get dull quickly but at this length means you can toss in a pasta joke every episode without it getting old, so maybe the Koreans did us a favour.

Either way, next episode shows us something I’ve really been waiting for

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The Allied forces are coming to town!

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10 Comments

  1. tsuki
    Posted March 5, 2009 at 12:15 am | Permalink

    the reason why they don’t have Ireland is because in WWI ad WWII Ireland was classed as England.

  2. Dani
    Posted March 10, 2009 at 3:51 am | Permalink

    And they don’t give a damn to BRAZIL either… It will be fun to see my country there too…

  3. Ida
    Posted March 15, 2009 at 6:01 am | Permalink

    I own you guys, you can seee sweden next to finland i the first episode ;)

  4. huhu
    Posted April 16, 2009 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

    …….hah?

  5. Tgrdem
    Posted April 27, 2009 at 6:26 am | Permalink

    At Tsuki: England is a country… Ireland was never a part of “England”. It was apart of the UK. In one strip England mentions having a brother named Scotland, so there is no reason Ireland shouldn’t be in it.

  6. ¦3
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    wait wut

    Ireland WAS NOT classed as england. only the north is part of the >>>”UK”<<:U

    also, ireland might come into it – in one strip england mentions he has 3 siblings that are always trying to shoot him or something, and it’s assumed he’s refering to Wales, Scotland and The Republic Of Ireland. So maybe! But who knows. Either way, Ireland is technically in it, if you want to classify the north i guess. lol.

  7. ¦3
    Posted September 19, 2009 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

    wait wut

    Ireland WAS NOT classed as england. only the north is part of the “UK”. ffs, i’m an irishanon and i’m pretty fucking sick of all the hetaliafags classing us with england. ever heard of the 1916 easter rising where lots of people died just to get independance from england? obviously not. i’m not even a patriotic irish person but it really just pisses me off how ignorant some people are. it’s like saying canada is the same as america. >:U

    also, ireland might come into it – in one strip england mentions he has 3 siblings that are always trying to shoot him or something, and it’s assumed he’s refering to Wales, Scotland and The Republic Of Ireland. So maybe! But who knows. Either way, Ireland is technically in it, if you want to classify the north i guess. lol.

  8. Manga
    Posted November 15, 2009 at 2:16 am | Permalink

    < I live in England!! But I like ITALY! Better. <333

  9. Posted September 10, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    Cool :D

  10. EJM513
    Posted January 9, 2012 at 3:37 am | Permalink

    :) I love this show so much. I do feel your pain about Ireland. Though I’m American, my mom’s side of the family is mainly Irish heritage (her maiden name was Murphy). I’d like to see what they would do with him or her. If I know anything… there would be a lot whisky involved. :) I’d also love to Scotland, since my dad side of the family is completely Scottish, even the side of my dad’s family that came from Nova Scotia (the M is for Macklin, and yes I realize that Nova Scotia means New Scotland). Once again… a lot of alcohol would most likely be involved. :) Not being stereotypical, just looking back at my families history with alcohol.

    I am lucky though, because my mom’s side of the family has a little British somewhere in there so I get to laugh at myself a good deal. Also, my mom’s dad’s mom was French Canadian, she came from Canada so I get Canada… and obviously…. Alfred.

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