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Hetalia World Series episode 11

Oh my god, can it be? Is this Scamp actually on-time with a Hetalia episodic? Is he finally watching the episode on the same date as the rest of the world? Yay~!

inb4 someone points out that the raw was out two days ago and everyone else saw it yesterday.

Hetalia gags form a certain pattern after a while. In order from worst to best:

1: Jokes that were never funny but they insist on repeating

2: Jokes that I understand but aren’t funny

3: Something I haven’t a clue what the reference to it is and isn’t particularly funny

4: Joke that was funny when it was first referenced but has been overused

5: A scene that isn’t trying to be funny but kinda works in a cute way

6: Scene I have no idea what’s going on but it’s funny anyway

7: Smart historical reference that makes me grin

8: Fantastic references to culture that make me lol hard

Cultural reference are generally funnier than historical ones I’ve noticed, although cultural references rarely work in non-serious terms, where as historical references can work without being funny. For example, in this episode we had a selection of five gags. China pirating Japanese products falls into category 7. Romano and Italy running away is a 4, as is England’s horrible cooking (they should have done a scene of England being captured but refusing to leave when American saves him because he likes the food so much. Then again, how on earth would England be captured by the Italian brothers?). The scene at the end of the episode with Japan glaring at China is a 3, while China and the Hello Kitty doll is a 2.

This was a perfect 8 though. I knew what was coming when Japan went on holiday with Italy (I think someone mentioned this scene in the comments) but seeing Japan wave his hands in the air yelling ‘pasta~!’ was too much for me to handle. But best of all was the Germans are Germans everywhere, because it’s so bloody true! Tourist jokes in Hetalia always seem to get me.

An episode requires at least a 7 to not be a dull episode, unless the entire episode is made up of something from tier 5. A 6 doesn’t make the episode but when added onto a 7 they work off each other to keep me in a good mood. 1 piss me off for obvious reasons but 2’s are annoying because they’re scenes that could have been funny but were done poorly. But so long as we have an 8 tier gag in the episode then it’s automatically a successful episode. At 5 minute episodes I’m just looking for a quick laugh and Hetalia delivers it quite regularly. Honestly, my day improves just that little bit by watching Hetalia. And then I come here and spend 6 times longer writing about the thing. One has to wonder why I do this…

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  1. luffyluffy
    Posted June 9, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    Just a word up for everyone: next two weeks are the Austrian Succession.

    Word to Scamp: if you dont like Prussia by the end of the Austrian Succession, I will be forced to hit you with a sharp stick.

    • Prime
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 12:11 am | Permalink

      She will do it -.-

    • Scamp
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:15 pm | Permalink

      Time to read up on my Prussian history I suppose

  2. Posted June 10, 2010 at 5:31 am | Permalink

    agreed. this episode was wonderfully hilarious. i almost died when japan wiggled and yelled “pastaaa~” XD

    also when china ripped off japan’s video games. CHEAP ECONOMY AT ITS FINEST.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:16 pm | Permalink

      If you turn this blog upside down you will see a ‘Made in China’ sign. No joke

  3. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 8:10 am | Permalink

    i always grin anytime i watch hetalia, hahaha XD
    why the hello kitty doll get mozaic? it make me laugh very hard!!

    just hear from hetalia dictionary (the comic version). China’s hello kitty get an annoying mouth. i buy hello kitty key chain (last week), and it’s true (comparing with the china version) japan’s hello kitty doesn’t have a mouth, lol XD

    • Scamp
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:18 pm | Permalink

      Twas mosaic-ed to prevent potential copyright law I guess. Everyone knew what it was so the joke remained intact. Plus the fact that it’s mosaic-ed adds to the joke

      • Scheniziel Lackward
        Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:18 pm | Permalink

        ic, lol, it make me laugh so hard XD

  4. randomanon
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 8:49 am | Permalink

    “The scene at the end of the epis­ode with Japan glar­ing at China is a 3, while China and the Hello Kitty doll is a 2.”

    Yeah… you need to read the comic to get this.

    Japan glaring at China refers to the huge amount of jellyfish from China that migrated to Japan’s oceans. People trying to reduce the numbers by eating them. I think I remember someone posting in the LJ its also added in ice cream.

    The China’s boss adding an evil smile to Hello Kitty short is a reference to the author’s amusement of finding pirated Hello Kitty in Chinatown. Original Hello Kitty has no mouth for some reason.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:20 pm | Permalink

      That jellyfish thing is weird. Suddenly all the jellyfish from China ran over to Japan and the Japanese had to eat them all? That’s really bizarre.

      I did figure the China hello kitty ripoff thing, it just wasn’t presented in a humourous manner

      • randomanon
        Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink
      • randomanonymity
        Posted June 11, 2010 at 12:53 am | Permalink

        BTW, lengthened my name cause the the n in randomanon doesn’t show up for some reason…

      • Posted June 11, 2010 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

        Japan eats to get rid of things.

        The Shinatty-chan thing was funnier in the manga, might be because you could see how creepy it looks with its entire face shown. (He eats rats but that was before we were shown the dude inside I think.)

        Also Russia.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 11, 2010 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

        Kiseki thats Brilliant. Russhinatty-Chan ftw.

  5. Posted June 10, 2010 at 2:05 pm | Permalink

    I’m in China and went to a park with rides and stuff and there’s a kiddie ride with a Chinese Hello Kitty.
    dat mouth bmph
    Too bad they’ll never show Shinatty-chan in the animu. I love him and his fartassness and fat and sweaty old middle aged dude yeah.

    …Apparently, the jellyfish everything all taste pretty good.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:22 pm | Permalink

      Shinatty-chan? I’m guessing that’s South Korea. I’d love if they mosaic-ed him out instead

      • heyheyho
        Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm | Permalink


    • akani
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 9:45 pm | Permalink

      No, Shinatty-chan is a Chinese ripoff of Hello Kitty with a mouth. It’s not South Korea (although he IS awesome, those Korean nationalists overreacted WAY too much.) There was this one random guy wearing a Shinatty-chan head in the comics.

      I’m really happy to see the Japan-turned-Italy strip animated. Although, I do think the web comics themselves are much better, since Himaruya adds funny cultural and historical notes as well.

  6. Elysium
    Posted June 10, 2010 at 2:51 pm | Permalink

    The Shinatty-chan thing seemed better in the manga. ^^;

    Oh hey, I think there was a strip wherein England was captured in Italy… but I forgot which one. Yeah.

    And hurrah hurrah for the Austrian Succession next week! :D Vital regions ahoy~

    • Scamp
      Posted June 10, 2010 at 3:30 pm | Permalink

      I wonder what you’d use to bait England to being captured? …I can’t even think of a witty response to that

      • heyheyho
        Posted June 10, 2010 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

        Italy said he fell in a hole some kids made in the front of his house.
        Both Italys want him to go already but Germany keeps him there no matter how many time he escapes.
        It’s actually a very long strip now that I think about it.

  7. Posted June 10, 2010 at 10:38 pm | Permalink

    What the hell, this episode still isn’t up on Tokyotosho. I saw your post and had to use the usually inferior Nyaa Torrents to get it.

    Ahhh, the numbers and the confusion! But anyway, I loved the Japan being really impressionable and turning Italian, so freaking true. In particular I remember the Korean boom thing when Winter Sonata became popular. And while I’ve only known one or two Germans, I get the feeling that the ‘Germans are Germans everywhere’ line is pretty true.

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

    “(they should have done a scene of Eng land being cap tured but refus ing to leave when Amer ican saves him because he likes the food so much. Then again, how on earth would Eng land be cap tured by the Italian broth ers?)”

    Actually, in one strip, England manages to get captured by the italy bros. I hope they animate that because seeing him attempt to escape is probably the funniest thing in the world.

  9. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted June 16, 2010 at 4:19 pm | Permalink

    the next episode, will be more about history XD

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