5 CommentsHetalia Axis Powers, Ye Olde Days / By Scamp /

Hetalia Axis Powers episode 9

I’d be the first to admit I’m a bit of an Internet n00b at times so I only just figured out how to work Google Reader but damn, now I’ve got it working it’s so handy! While there may be some sites, like ANN, that I prefer to visit the actual homepage for, it’s so useful for blogs I like to read. So if you’re one of those people who seem to like reading my weekly blabbering about Hetalia (because it seems like there’s a fair few of you) then add us to Google reader. You have my personal recommendation.

America approves of Google Reader

America approves of Google Reader

England does not approve of thinly-veiled attempt at keeping the readers coming back for more

England does not approve of thinly-veiled attempt at keeping the readers coming back for more

This episode did what probably should have been done about 5 episodes ago: Introduce the Allied forces. Which made me wonder  ‘Are these episodes being shown out of order?’. Is this the way the manga goes anyway, or is this an odd idea by Studio Deen? Or is it just bad planning? Either way Hetalia keeps up it’s recent good form with this episode. Even though there was no Italy or Germany, the Allied forces showed they can be just as funny.

The author must not like scones or something

The author must not like scones or something

The best thing about the Allies is the America/England combo. They play off each other so well, with England being slightly grumpy at everything it can be grumpy at while America makes those grand announcements about how great it is. The map gag had me laughing quite loudly indeed. And don’t forget France. He’s pretty damn funny too, great foil to the USA/England combo and shows that England and America will unite when facing France (aka: Italy #2). Seriously, apparently France actually wore that bright blue and red uniform in WWII.

China wasn't as good as the rest of the allies. Thankfully America shut him up

China wasn't as good as the rest of the allies. Thankfully America shut him up

But by now I’ve lost all patience with Chibitalia. It’s started shipping characters and stopped being cute by now. All it serves now it to turn away from the main story and bore the crap out of anyone watching it. Sure chibi Italy is cute but there’s only so much cuteness you can take before you start looking for something else. Like maybe making me laugh. I think I’ve only laughed once during chibitalia and that was when Italy was being beaten up. Less Chibitalia please

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When the ending song started playing I started thinking ‘hey! Why did Russia do nothing?’ Because the guy seems to be the fangirls favorite from what I’ve read so far. But he did nothing except be slightly soft spoken. Cue France to start a nice conversation with him. It was all happy and France being nice to Russia because his country is so bloody cold and stuff. So I was wondering ‘why is this guy so popular?’

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Ah, I see now. Can’t wait for more of this guy :)

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5 Comments

  1. hyogalover
    Posted May 21, 2009 at 3:23 am | Permalink

    oh Russia san is so popular!!! I love him and in the anime he may do nothingm but in the manga he is 100 times better!!!! oh! how so I love him!!!! ^^

  2. Posted August 5, 2009 at 10:00 am | Permalink

    The joke with the scones is that English food is tasteless and horrible (everything is made out of intestine.. don’t have pudding in england >>… just… ew)

    so it’s not the author xD it’s everyone BUT England haha

  3. Soka
    Posted December 8, 2009 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Hahaha, Russia is awesome. A fan fvaourite for sure (my second fav ^^) but it’s England the fandom sweetheart; the guy is the most popular character in EVERY country in the world

  4. PockyTakoLuka
    Posted May 29, 2010 at 2:11 am | Permalink

    AWWW~!!!! America is adorable. Thumbs up!

  5. Sabrina Huang
    Posted April 6, 2013 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    :O HOW IS CHINA NOT EPIC?!? HIM AND HIS WOK OF DOOM AND LADLE OF DEATH!!!! WHAT?!? Oh….wait…..he doesn’t do that until episode 16 I think….my bad!!! But seriously, he is awesome beyond measure, aru!

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