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Hetalia World Series episode 12

After his appearance in Hetalia being hyped up more than the Spanish football team at the world cup, it’s finally time for Prussia to take centre stage. Been compared in the comments as the Chuck Norris of Hetalia (although I think he has more in common with Hosaka with Minami-ke. Both rarely appear but are so convinced of their greatness and have huge fans because of it), it’s finally time for his part in history. Oh, and Austria and Hungary as well, because so far I’ve never understood why people liked those two.

First though, let me talk for a second about the Horrible History books. These were history books aimed at children that ran on the assumption that anything with lots of violence and toilet humour, both of which history has in abundance, kids would love. And boy did they ever. These books essentially turned me into a history nerd. Now replace ‘children’ with ‘teenage girls’ and ‘violence and toilet humour’ with ‘bishies and homoerotic tensions’ and you’re basically looking at the very reason why Hetalia is popular. History has plenty of interesting and funny stuff going on in it. It just needs the right medium to go through to reach certain audiences.

Generally Hetalia hasn’t felt like a history lesson because it keeps taking random pieces of history with no attempt to keep in chronological order and the humour is often based off cultural quirks rather than history itself. However the Aus­trian Suc­ces­sion is done entirely as a history lesson. I was meant to read up on the Aus­trian Suc­ces­sion before the episode but have spent my time listening to those vuvuzelas (and watching football as well I suppose, but it’s the vuvuzelas are the important part) so I have no idea what happens with this war. But this time I have no intention of reading up on it because when the episode ended I found, for the first time, that I was excited about the plot. I’m learning my history from Hetalia. Someone make Himaruya a history teacher. He’s wasted studying art design.

Also I can’t leave this post without mentioning this classic line.

And I’m pretty sure the line ‘Prussia can seize my vital regions anyday’ has been uttered by fangirls across the world. I don’t blame anyone who falls for those red eyes. I’ve been victim to those before.

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  1. luffyluffy
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm | Permalink

    Prussia was my very first Hetalia crush~ Then it snapped back to Germany.


    The US V. England Match was my first and last :I That said, good luck to Germany and England in their next match! :D

    • Scamp
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:04 pm | Permalink

      Trying to place my first anime crush is tough. I don’t think I ever fell for Narusegwa or Chi so I suppose it would be the very women I mentioned in this post

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 18, 2010 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

        Mine was Ash Ketchum. Then it was Seto Kaiba. Then Roy Mustang. Then Maes Hughes. Then Spike Spiegel. Then Jeremiah Gottwald. Then Guy. Then Kittan. Then Prussia. Then Germany.

        PRETTY DAMN COOL AINT IT? I’m so lonely *sob*

  2. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm | Permalink

    there’s no vuvuzela thing in my country so i don’t know sure what’s that, it’s somekind like a plastic trumpet isn’t it? i see on TV there’s some people bring it on 2010 viva world cup~
    Germany got a red card… whut?!

    Prussia’s debut~ finally!!

  3. blogger
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    This episode probably made me laugh more than the others in the new season. Partially because of Prussia and Austria. And that little bird is adorable!
    The thing about Hetalia, is that when it gets to stuff like this, I actually learn the basics of everything that goes on. And I loved the Bad Touch Trio.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

      After a poor start to the season Hetalia has been pretty strong since then. Not sure if I’d call it my favourite episode until the next episodes on this sequence get a full run out though

  4. randomanonymity
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 3:53 pm | Permalink

    Prussia actually transcended that meme and supposedly goes around seizing vital regions in 4chan, or so I read in TV tropes. He also canonically seized control of Hidekaz’s site for April Fools.

    And the FIFA fanarts from pivix? Kyahhh! So awesome!

    I’m actually tuning out from the vuvuzelas. I need to give support to South Africa the most right now.

    • luffyluffy
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm | Permalink

      More like the GERMANY Fifa Fanart. Christ, it’s fantastic! o-o

    • Scamp
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm | Permalink

      lol tv tropes. I had to stop reading that site because it warps your way of thinking.

      Also, FIFA fanart? I want to see that.

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

        Of course! Pixiv has tags for everything. Most Hetalia roleplayers will have a Fifa album going right now, maybe even two. I’d check out facebook for them if you cant use Pixiv.

  5. fable
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm | Permalink

    The Austrian Succession strips were my favourite when I first read the series, so I’m pretty excited to see them finally being adapted. Also, the more Prussia the better.

    …I’m worried about them actually including everything, but I will just have to depend on Studio Deen to do it right. Depend on… Studio Deen… right…

    (They’ll completely cut out Spain and France’s parts, I know it.)

    • Vys
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 6:31 pm | Permalink

      Um…hate to disappoint you, but you’d be on the mark with your prediction. Goddamnit Studio DEEN ;_;

    • Scamp
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:19 pm | Permalink

      Everyone is changing avatars! I’m getting all confused~

      There’s a reason why I have this tab

      • luffyluffy
        Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Permalink

        Ooh, I have that tab too ;D

  6. Posted June 18, 2010 at 6:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m enjoying the narrative nature of the War of Austrian Succession so far too. As much as I often like the semi-random nature of Hetalia, it’s fun to see something that continues in an arc too.

    And right on about the red eyes. There’s just something about girls with that eye color, though Arashi from Natsu no Arashi is my particular favorite.

    • Scamp
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:23 pm | Permalink

      And since they were done by the same author, he effectively copied the design off Yakumo for Arashi. Although we all know Yakumo is superior

  7. Elysium
    Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:22 pm | Permalink

    Ah, the Austrian Succession~

    One of my favorite strips of all time, I have to say. :D Himaruya should definitely do more history-based strips. (I want to see the 100 Years War, damn it!)

    And Gilbird’s chirping. He sounds like his master. XD

    • Scamp
      Posted June 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

      I feel presured to enjoy this arc now :(

      Mind you, I’m used to that feeling by now doing those ‘no anime is dropped forever’ posts

  8. Posted June 19, 2010 at 12:58 am | Permalink


    How many times have you done that before?

    • Scamp
      Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:43 pm | Permalink

      I had to look it up on ANN…

  9. Posted June 19, 2010 at 6:44 am | Permalink

    that line.

    lol’d even though i knew it was coming XD

    looking forward to more prussia~ he promises to be super epic.

    i demand fifa hetalia fan art D: where where D:

    • Scamp
      Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:44 pm | Permalink

      Well if you can understand moonrunes then pixiv is the best place to go for any anime fanart

  10. Posted June 19, 2010 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    This is completely unrelated, but I figured this was the best place to reach you.

    Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino is coming to your neck of the woods to study English: http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/frontpage/2010/0618/1224272795431.html

    Time to break out the cologne and that winning smile. :)

    • Scamp
      Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

      Ooh lala, a princess of my age within 20 miles of me? I better have a shave…unless she likes stubble. Anyone know her personal preferences?

      Also, best place to reach me would be twitter *hint* *hint*

  11. Posted June 20, 2010 at 12:57 am | Permalink

    And this is the reason we kept saying we were looking forward to these episodes. XD These are the strips that really got me hooked on the series. I’m glad you’re enjoying them!

    • Scamp
      Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm | Permalink

      Well there’s only been one episode so don’t go jumping up and down just yet. Deen might decide to show the next episode for another 5 episodes

      • Posted June 20, 2010 at 6:56 pm | Permalink

        Point. XD But it looks like it’s gonna be another full episode of this. We’ll see.

  12. Apollo Pompano
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 1:08 am | Permalink

    My first ever anime crush was Envy from FMA. I seem to go for the psychopaths and the narcissists.

    I’m so pumped for the next episode. This is probably my favourite arc, so I really hope they do a good job.

    Also, Gilbird’s voice scared the hell out of me.

    • luffyluffy
      Posted June 20, 2010 at 2:00 am | Permalink

      It took me a second watch to actually focus on it. Then I was laughing all through the letter XD

    • Scamp
      Posted June 20, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

      Envy? Really? I couldn’t tell if Envy was a girl or a guy…

  13. ksfwolfe
    Posted June 20, 2010 at 7:32 pm | Permalink

    I was beyond thrilled for this episode, seeing as not only am I a mad Prussia fangirl, but because the long history between Prussia and Austria happens to be my forte.

    The shot of Prussia, France and Spain standing there looking badass is officially my new desktop. ENTER BAD FRIEND TRIO.

    I’m glad they remembered to include England with Austria in this. The line ‘he pretty much just joined because France was on the other side’ made me quite literally cackle. >:D

  14. shiro
    Posted June 22, 2010 at 9:35 am | Permalink

    where ican download this episode?
    sum1 give the link~

  15. carmel
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 3:38 pm | Permalink

    Hey. Did you ever see the episode that was on the fan disc? The one which was a continue of Prussias diaries? I think you would find it hilarious xD http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPEMXyDoyaY

  16. TheRealLive Hungary!
    Posted May 1, 2012 at 5:37 pm | Permalink

    Ok so I <3 <3 <3 <3, <3!!!! Austria!!!!!!!! Dreeeeammmmyyyyyyyyy!!! And I have not even gotten to watch a SINGLE episode!

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