Totally forgot to mention this is the last post so a lot of you will know this already, but Hetalia has finally been put in its rightful place on television. The sheer popularity of the series over the past year and a bit have beaten over offended Koreans. I’m not sure what format it’s going on television, whether it be old episodes or the latest episodes. I’d personally love to have the latest episodes on telly so I no longer have to watch crappy web-rips.
This episode went to a subject that people love to make jokes about all the time: France’s love of striking. The ‘plot’ of the episode was spoiled for me thanks to twitter. I follow, at most, 4 people who watch Hetalia regularly and every single one tweeted about this episode, which goes a long way to saying how hilarious it was. The part that made me lol the most was the idea that Japanese tourists had to plan their holidays around the striking season in France. Ever heard of Paris syndrome? It’s a strange illness that overcomes mainly Japanese people who visit Paris only to be severely let down by the experience. Their infamous striking season is only one of the many reasons one might feel disillusioned with their Paris vacation.
As much as I’d like to go on about the fabulous France and his wonderfully decorated yet highly ineficient banks (although maybe not as bad as the Icelandic banks), Switzerland’s performance was something that actually stuck with me longer. I mean, look at that picture! He had to take part-time roles in Claymore and Now and Then, Here and There to earn his keep. That man deserves a medal. However all he got was a bunch of men with halberds and funny colored uniforms defending the pope. But hey, at least he has a fully functioning banking system.
There’s something strangely awesome about this scene. I love Germany’s ‘WTF is this thing’ face. It’s like they come from two different worlds. One is all manly, has lots of unusual erotic material in his room and trains countries to fight with weapons other than white flags. The other is a chibi in a dress.