26 CommentsHetalia World Series / By Scamp /

Hetalia World Series episode 1

So there was me on episode 51, acting as though that was the start of the third season of Hetalia. What with all the changes and breaks and breakdown in communication and total lack of subs, can you blame me for being confused at what bloody season we were on anyway. But no, as the title will tell you, we have finally begun the proper second season of Hetalia. With a brand new name, but not, unfortunately, a brand new ending song. I kinda wanted something new for each character to sing. Hetalia World Series begins~!

And we finally get to see the Chuck Norris of Hetalia! I actually did some preparation before coming into this episode by reading the Prussia entry on Wikipedia and by lord was it dull. I got about 2 paragraphs down before I glazed over and skimmed through most of the rest. I was totally failing to see any really interesting fact about the countries history that would make for an interesting Hetalia character (it’s kinda sad how I now look at history in terms of how it would work as a Hetalia sketch). That is, until I came to Otto Von Bismark and his grand plans. Only then did I see the aloof, ‘I am so mighty’ attitude that Prussia is apparently meant to have. And yes, I lol’d. Lets hope he gets his way with the anime staff (that came out wrong) and he gets some more screentime this season. Then again, the only screentime he got last season was him randomly leaping out of a bush, so we’ve already topped that.

Mind you, the rest of the episode was even funnier. America’s competitive streak against poor old Canada, who can’t beat America in any sport unless they cover the playing field in ice and snow first. Probably even funnier was Germany and Romano. I love the way Germany casually deconstructs the racist remarks of Romano by pointing out that most Northern Italians have German blood in them anyway…damn you Hetalia! Now I can’t say lines like that without getting weird images in my head!

Stay classy Romano. Stay classy.

One day I will get sick of Hetalia. With a new season just started I found myself wondering whether it’s really worth keeping with this for another season. Shouldn’t I just leave it while it still has it’s originality intact and it’s jokes are still fresh? Turns out no, Hetalia still has the capability to make me laugh out loud with frightening (in)consistency that most anime comedies could only dream of. And long may it continue. As long as this cheaply produced series keeps reeling in the cash for Deen, they will continue to pump it out. As long as there’s still strips to animate (and I gather there’s still plenty left out there) then keep on chugging these out. And to rake in the money they’ve made a movie, which there was an advert for at the end of the episode. And it included this scene.

Sealand with Artillery. I am now looking forward to this movie. A lot.

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26 Comments

  1. Posted April 4, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    There is a new ED. We just don’t know what episode it’ll debut in…

  2. Posted April 4, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

    Forgot to say, the author originally intended for Prussia to be more…normal, as shown in the older strips. He just…turned out that way.

  3. Posted April 4, 2010 at 11:06 pm | Permalink

    I like Prussia’s history. Although I’m learning through AP Euro, and not through Wiki, so maybe that makes it better. The Prussian vocab is fun to say…junkers…honenzoller…that, and Bismark was such a bad-ass.

  4. Posted April 4, 2010 at 11:12 pm | Permalink

    At five minutes an episode, I don’t think Hetalia is worth giving up on even if the episodes did get less awesome. o/

  5. Posted April 4, 2010 at 11:45 pm | Permalink

    Ah, it’s so wonderful to see Prussia in the anime. He /is/ the wonderful ensemble darkhorse so it’s nice to see they’re putting him in. And I loved the fact that he broke the fourth wall. It also looks like he’s going to be playing a major role in the movie (despite the fact that he doesn’t even show up in the trailer) so I’m also excited for that.

    And that huge gun… Man I really can’t wait to see what they do with that. It looks like this movie might be semi-serious which is nice. Himaruya’s stopped doing serious stuff since it went mainstream which is both a good and a bad thing. Hmm… Sealand was originally a gun platform so I wonder if that’s the gun that used to be there? It sure looks like it. That would be beyond epic.

  6. Freya
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 12:51 am | Permalink

    This episode made me smile so much my jaw hurts, especially Canada at the end.
    Apparently there will be a third volume of the manga coming out as well, so even more strips for Deen to animate.

  7. luffyluffy
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 1:53 am | Permalink

    I cringed.

    That Canada segment hurt to watch ;A;

    BUT YEAH, THAT MOVIE REAKS OF PLOT, AND DAMN, THATS SO AMAZING!!

  8. ateos
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    MAYBE BECAUSE I READ THE STRIPS IS NOT THAT FUNNY FOR ME BUT…., OH WELL, PRUSSIA IS MY FAVORITE CUNTRY SO I CAN TAKE IT.

    I MISS THE SERIOUS STRIPS, …..

  9. Maya
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 2:49 am | Permalink

    To be honest, I didn’t actually watched the episode yet. ;; But, I’m sure it will pretty funny especially with the Germany and Romano segment. As for the movie, can’t wait! Looks like it will be a semi serious movie. If the hetalia movie is number 1 in box office, I will never be suprised becuase of the huge popularity it got in Japan. BTW, the next episode, episode 54 has a ChibitaliaxHRE segment while the rest is GreecexJapan. Just to let you know!

  10. Posted April 5, 2010 at 7:49 pm | Permalink

    i lol’d at prussia. can’t wait to see more of him. and canada failing at sports is just too priceless.

    i’m also excited for the movie! although im a little apprehensive since i wasn’t too keen on the “actual plot” parts in the series, hopefully it wont all be serious. sealand with a gun promises to be something awesome, though.

  11. fable
    Posted April 5, 2010 at 11:09 pm | Permalink

    5/6 of my favourite characters in this one. I’m satisfied.

    The movie will be mostly original content from what I’ve seen, so I’m a bit worried.

    On the other hand, Sealand with artillery.

    Also, my prediction came true. The next Chibitalia strip animated is, of course, the cat ears one. Pffft.

    I look forward to Turkey in the future.

  12. Posted April 6, 2010 at 7:10 am | Permalink

    Looks like Hungary got mistaken for being a guy when she was little… much like Chibitalia being mistaken for a girl. :)

    And it also looks like someone has actually remembered that China is a character in Hetalia, or at least in the Hetalia movie because there he is again, finally. And there can never be too much Sealand. I hope there’s some way to see this movie when it comes out (that doesn’t require a plane ticket to Japan)…

  13. randomanon
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 7:57 am | Permalink

    Well, considering how Sealand gets founded… the guns makes a whole lot of sense. XD

  14. Scamp
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 9:26 am | Permalink

    I should’ve answered these comments yesterday but my computer crashed…ah well, here we go

    @Kiseki

    There will be a new ending? Hurrah for that!

    @Janette

    The more I read about Bismark the more badass he seemed, although in a Lelouch kinda way rather than a Kamina sort of way

    @mefloraine

    True. But I’m easy to displease, even at just 5 mins

    @Siri

    The serious stuff that Hetalia has shown thus far hasn’t actually been that good. America’s storage cleaning kinda flopped and Liechtenstein wasn’t exactly the most riveting of characters either. I’ll reserve judgement until I see it but serious Hetalia just seems like a tortology to me

    @Freya

    Third volume? I’m thought there was far more than that out there…but then again, I’m sure pretty much every commenter here knows more about Hetalia than I do

    @luffyluffy

    Well they couldn’t do an entire movie of hetalia comedy strips. That would just be silly

    @ateos

    CAPS LOCK IS STUCK!!!

    @Maya

    I will from now on never mention chibitalia ever again

    @gw_kimmy

    I’m with you on this one. Plot driven Hetalia never really grabbed me

    @fable

    I’m just imagining what some of the possible Turkey strips could be…now there’s a country with some crazy history

    @Jan Suzukawa

    Nah, it will be the case with every anime movie: Wait for the dvd to come out before it gets fansubbed. On that note, why the hell haven’t I watched that Eden movie yet!

    @randomanon

    Good point. He pretty much lives on artillery

  15. luffyluffy
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 11:12 am | Permalink

    The Chibitalia segment is REALLY small!

    And adorable

    Like.. The think about Chibitalia.. is that the characters are cute, but the segments arent..

    L-Like, I just wanna feed Chibitalia pastaaa~

  16. Posted April 6, 2010 at 2:04 pm | Permalink

    Very much in Lelouch sort of way, though he has a sense of humor. I mean, the telegraph trick to start a war with France was hilarious and cunning at the same time. He also has the best quotes, “Some damn foolish thing is going to trigger a great war.” and was an incredibly intelligent leader, even though he made a few mistakes.

    Yes, I’m a total fangirl. He’s the best thing about AP Euro. XD

  17. Freya
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 2:50 pm | Permalink

    There are only two volumes, but TONS of extras since Hetalia is originally a webcomic. Himaruya just adds new strips whenever he wants to.

  18. luffyluffy
    Posted April 6, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    Jan: Hungary wasnt just mistake as a boy when she was younger, She thought she HERSELF was a boy, even at one point telling Prussia, “Dont worry Prussia! My penis will grow in some day!”

  19. randomanon
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    I agree. Chibi!Hungary thought she was a boy, dresses as one, talks as one too, when she fights Turkey, Prussia and beats up Austria.

    She assumes a penis would just appear when reached a certain age.

  20. Posted April 7, 2010 at 1:19 am | Permalink

    Aww, you guys had to spoil the part about Hungary. D: (I knew, but, yeah. :Y)

  21. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm | Permalink

    Finally Prussia is coming, yay~ I really curious about his connection with Germany. They’re brothers right? Or not? I wanna know~

    I’m looking forward to the movie. Is Sealand getting on his revenge to ‘kill’ UK? Haha, looking at Italy, Japan, and Germany’s shocked faces make me laugh, lol.

  22. blogger
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:21 pm | Permalink

    I can’t wait to see more Prussia in the series, though I would also like to see the Nordics and Turkey… I’ll think I’ll skip out the next episode with the Giripan though… I’m not really a big fan of that pair.
    But I can’t wait to see Switzerland in the diaries…
    I don’t know why, but I missed the old Hetalia, but I love the new one as well. It gives a chance to put the spotlight on different countries, while bringing in more new/varied jokes.

  23. blogger
    Posted April 7, 2010 at 2:48 pm | Permalink

    Agh, scrap the latter half of that comment.

  24. Posted April 8, 2010 at 6:14 am | Permalink

    @LuffyLuffy – Gah, I must have missed those strips about Hungary! I didn’t know she actually thought she was a boy! O_O

  25. ksfwolfe
    Posted April 12, 2010 at 10:31 pm | Permalink

    That segment with Prussia as a small child-teutonic knight made me very happy. BUT DON’T SCREW WITH HUNGARY. XD

    Poor Canada. Stay strong, man. Hang in there.

  26. Claire
    Posted July 27, 2010 at 8:14 am | Permalink

    I love the way Germany casually deconstructs the racist remarks of Romano (wich are basically racist remarks against Romano) with another racist remark (northern italians’ “german blood” – it seems that Romano has arabian blood, according to what author said).
    It’s so funny, oh. ~

    (Too bad Hetalia. :/)

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