Hetalia usually comes out on a Monday and the gg usually sub the thing Tuesday or Wednesday. However this week the episode randomly appeared on Friday, way before it was meant to be released. Why? I’ve seen people say it’s because the mobile phone download always comes earlier and someone uploaded it onto nico (the Japanese version of youtube, although most of them use the Japanese language youtube anyway so I dunno why nico still runs…). That doesn’t make the slightest bit of sense though. If this has always been the case then why did it take until episode 44 for this to happen? Why would gg decide to sub this version at episode 44? My guess behind this is that it was accidentally leaked. Similar to what happened to funimation with One Piece, they just didn’t handle their security properly. Either that or someone on the other side made quite the blunder. Heads are rolling back in Japan over this mistake. All very strange stuff it must be said.
Might as well review the episode since it’s out.
Moe moe kyun~
Yeah I just dropped a K-ON reference, how otaku am I? You know, the idea of Switzerland getting all mushy over his moe little sister Liechtenstein looks fantastic on paper. No, I’m not referring to the manga (Hetalia is a webcomic so technically wouldn’t be on paper anyway) but just that idea of itty-bitty Liechtenstein is something that makes sense in your head. And yet when it comes out on Hetalia it’s just plain dull. There’s a small, shrivelled up part inside me, the part that thought Clannad was pretty darn good, that likes these segments. However the rest of me looks at them and thinks ‘yawn, more moe nonsense. Next’.
This is such an awesome picture isn’t it? Their personalities are such polar opposites you have to wonder why these two haven’t produced that much great material thus far. Their only segment thus far was the two of them doing their post-Christmas activities in what was a hopelessly boring episode. It was especially a relief to see these two guys faces show up after the moe moe kyun segment. Heck, all Hetalia needed to do was show that above scene and I’d be happy. And yes, those weird multi-coloured cakes are the most unappetizing looking things that come out of America.
Next up was the almighty Canada, although almighty might be the wrong word do describe him. Canada may be a bit of a one-trick pony but that’s quite a fine trick he can do. Plus with every episode he appears in he tries harder to confront America about his issues, with equally disastrous results. I think I prefered Cuba’s angry bashing to chainsaw wielding America but it’s a damn close contest. The next episode preview involved moe moe kyun trapped in the rain. Now while that might not be quite as bad as seeing the holy roman empire feature in the next episode preview, it still doesn’t exactly fill me to the brim with excitement. Now if the next episode preview featured the Cuban Missile Crisis with America and Russia glaring at each other with Cuba in the middle, probably beating up Canada again, then I would be excited. The thing is, the next episode will be an even longer wait than usual. So anyone who was all delighted that Hetalia was out early now has to wait extra long for the next episode to come out. What goes up, must come down.