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Hetalia World Series episode 10

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.

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  1. Elysium
    Posted June 6, 2010 at 2:32 am | Permalink

    I have a feeling its going to be the old episodes. They did say “Axis Powers”, and this is “World Series”, so… yeah.

    I’m suddenly reluctant to go to Paris now. ^^;

    And the movie. It was total crap.

    • luffyluffy
      Posted June 6, 2010 at 3:58 am | Permalink


      • Elysium
        Posted June 6, 2010 at 5:56 am | Permalink


        … though I’d pay to see the Baltics in tutus. And action movie!America.

        But other than that… I’m not sure I’ll watch.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 6, 2010 at 12:10 pm | Permalink

      I didn’t read the synopsis, being wary of spoilers. However it’s not entirely surprising to hear the movie is a let down. How on earth was Hetalia going to work as a movie anyway?

      • randomanon
        Posted June 6, 2010 at 3:37 pm | Permalink

        Didn’t help that Hidekaz never seemed to input his thought process on the script. Actually I don’t think he gave any reaction whatsoever on the movie… since he seemed to be occupied with volume 3, and the PSP Hetalia Gakuen game.

        Actually, am treating this movie as a kink_meme fill/fanfiction. It helps with the cringe.

  2. luffyluffy
    Posted June 6, 2010 at 3:11 am | Permalink

    Best. Comparison. Ever.

    Have my babies.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 6, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

      I eat babies

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

        I care not.

  3. Posted June 6, 2010 at 4:47 am | Permalink

    Speaking of banks, I have this image of Britain being pegged out of no where by a stone labelled “Northern Rock” if Hetalia ever decides to take on parts of the financial crisis. Or one of America’s roomates knocking over all his piggy banks and America having to sit around all day gluing them back together.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 6, 2010 at 12:14 pm | Permalink

      I don’t follow the manga so I don’t know how current Hetalia gets with its stuff. Although I can imagine, with how little animation that is actually done in a Hetalia episode, that it becomes a Japanese version of South Park, satirising latest world events soon after they happen. I’d personally love it if they started doing that

  4. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted June 6, 2010 at 4:58 am | Permalink

    *after opening the ‘bunch of men with hal­berds and funny colored uni­forms defend­ing the pope’ link*
    that costume just like a clown (sorry swiss)

    i even never realize swiss copying claymore pose, lol XD

    • Scamp
      Posted June 6, 2010 at 12:16 pm | Permalink

      The swiss guard are actually pretty well equiped. They have submachine guns and everything. The halberd are more for tradition than anything

  5. luffyluffy
    Posted June 6, 2010 at 5:48 am | Permalink

    Oh, you never said anything about the new ending! .. They’re making different versions for it too. Italy’s is Flag-Waving Parade, Romano’s is Tomato Parade, and Germany’s is Wurst Parade.

    Germany sounds drunker than fuck during the entire preview untill he snaps into Drill Sargent Nasty. It’s quite a treat :3

    • Scamp
      Posted June 6, 2010 at 12:17 pm | Permalink

      I felt a bit meh towards the ending TBH. Hopefully someone elses version of the ending will be better than Italys. Looking back at the old one, Italy actually had one of the best versions of the song

      • Posted June 6, 2010 at 4:12 pm | Permalink

        Have you heard Prussia’s yet? D8

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 6, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Permalink

        Oh my god, Prussia’s MKC…

        I think my favorite MKC’s are… Prussia and Lithuania’s. Mostly because Lithuania’s taps into my love of marching bands..

        Scamp, if it helps, Atsushi Kousaka, the Seiyu for Prussia, also voices Greece and Estonia! … So, do it.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 8, 2010 at 2:00 am | Permalink

        By the way Scamp, here’s the previews for Germany and Romano’s version of the song: Is it bad if I cant tell his German from his Japanese? ;3; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1qP2ZS4X_ts

        Yes, he’s drunk. I can tell. Not as drunk as MKC was though..

  6. randomanon
    Posted June 6, 2010 at 3:45 pm | Permalink

    I still wish DEEN expanded that movie America made during the Prussia April Fools (the one Estonia accused Russia for hacking, and turns out it isn’t).

  7. ksfwolfe
    Posted June 7, 2010 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    Actually, my grandfather went to France once. He was born and bred in Germany, and he had the misfortune to go during a giatnly pointless strike of (of all things) busboys in hotels.

    His natural efficiency kinda went insane and he gets red in the face when he tells the story today, which is about fifty years later. *facepalm*


    • Scamp
      Posted June 7, 2010 at 10:36 pm | Permalink

      I’m sure I’ll be complaining about American trains breaking down when I’m 70 years old too…but that’s a story for another day

      Movie won’t be online until the dvd comes out, unless it was a straight to dvd release. Otherwise we’ll have to wait for 4-5 months before it gets subbed

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 8, 2010 at 12:37 am | Permalink


        … Do you guys know how many movies I’ve been waiting for? Trigun movie, Gundam 00 movie, Hetalia movie, Haruhi movie.. Eva 2.22 was barly the icing off the cake.. *headtable*

  8. Apollo Pompano
    Posted June 8, 2010 at 11:48 am | Permalink

    I’m debating whether to see the movie or not AUGGHH

    Other people’s opinions are influencing meeeeeee.

    And I’m really meh about the ending… I’m sure it’ll grow on me, but it’s just not the same.

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