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Hetalia World Series episode 5

Thanks to my amazing contacts on twitter, I’ve been directed to a translated version of the plot synopsis to the upcoming Hetalia movie. Those who are in tune with the Hetalia livejournal scene are probably all over this already (for the record, I don’t follow the Hetalia stuff on livejournal. I have my hands full following the anime blogging scene as it is) but I thought it might be of interest to those who don’t. I don’t have any real opinions on the plot, bar laughing at Americas “saving the world under my command”.

So England is sick and France decides the best method to help him is to use that quintessentially French/English method of dealing with sicks, that being to put a wet flannel on the sickly person’s face. Really now? Japan is honestly the only country I know that does that, apart from maybe a few other Asian countries, and yet they seem to have the belief that the rest of the world does this too. That’s one of the main aspects of culture shock I’ve noticed. Something you assume the entire rest of the world does is in fact nobody does. Apparently when I use the phrase ‘giving out’ to refer to telling someone off, the rest of the world doesn’t know what I’m talking about.

I did a total double-take at this scene. I was waiting to see what part of Poland’s total lack of preparation they’d make reference to next only for suddenly the entire country of Poland to take off. My initial reaction was “there was nothing in the history books about this!”. I seriously started racking my brains to try work out what this was a reference to. Oh me and my tendency to take anime way too seriously. Again~

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  1. Posted April 29, 2010 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

    “wet flan­nel on the sickly person’s face” is a pretty Asian thing to do, not just Japanese.

    Never heard of a Polish space program, so my guess is it’s a reference about how Poland is stuck in a horrible location: as the buffer zone between two superpowers and doomed to be trampled under every century or so.

  2. ksfwolfe
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 9:13 pm | Permalink

    I loved the part where Russia defeats Poland and Lithuania and then takes Liet cuz he ‘looks smart’. Well, really all he had to do was look smarter than Poland, which isn’t that hard when said Poland is flopping about and kicking his legs in the air. ^^

    I can not get enough of that guy’s valley girl talk. ‘Totally Hetalia’ XD Feliks, I love youuu

  3. luffyluffy
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    DAT TAKE OFF

    It took me a moment to comprehend it, but then I cracked up and couldnt breath for a moment XD

  4. Colours
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 10:13 pm | Permalink

    ah, honest? most all of my family does that (the flannel on the face thing) and we’re english and sicilian..

    oh another note, poland you are ADORABLE

  5. Freya
    Posted April 29, 2010 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    You don’t do the wet flannel thing? I’m Australian and it’s pretty much the first thing we do, or maybe that’s just my family.
    The movie plot is rather ambiguous really, it would have been nice if it were based on something actually historical, but that’s Hetalia for you.

  6. luffyluffy
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 1:23 am | Permalink

    Laconic Plot of Hetalia movie: 2012

  7. Apollo Pompano
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 1:42 am | Permalink

    Oh poland.

    Your reviews (along with the readers comments) always make me laugh.

    Thanks for that. Especially today, considering how it was complete shit.

  8. Posted April 30, 2010 at 3:49 am | Permalink

    lmao @ poland taking off out of nowhere and france’s usual antics.

    im of south american descent and our family does the wet cloth on the forehead thing too. actually, we do wet towel over the ENTIRE body if the person has a fever. it’s probably just an innocent attempt to cool the body’s temperature.

    and the movie plot sounds lol-worthy. suddenly sealand with guns makes perfect sense “i’ll prove my worth as a country by annihilating the aliens!” lol. though i have a feeling russia will just show up randomly and whatever it is they’re up against will just run away XD

  9. Posted April 30, 2010 at 6:02 am | Permalink

    The plot of the film sounds AWESOME. I CAN’T WAIT.

  10. Scheniziel Lackward
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 8:28 am | Permalink

    wonder how to remove Poland…

  11. Scamp
    Posted April 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm | Permalink

    Huh, I guess I’m the strange one for not putting wet flannels on a sick person. It’s certainly not a british or Irish custom. I’ve honestly only ever seen it happen in anime and manga

    @Aorii

    Nah the worst for that would be poor old Israel. Stuck in the corridor between Africa, Europe and Asia is not the nicest place to be be

    @ksfwolfe

    Heh, my favourite part was the chibi Russia leaping around. It was such a nonsensical sight

    @luffyluffy

    Took me a moment too. I was sitting there thinking ‘wait, this certainly never happened in my history book!’

    @gw_kimmy

    When I first read it I have thought the threat to the world was Sealand himself

  12. Posted April 30, 2010 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    This probably won’t do much now, but here’s the translation done by a human.

    Oh. By the way, FUNimation uploaded episodes 1-4 subbed on YT, but for some stupid reason, it’s flagged and I’m not 18 yet so I can’t view them. *flips table*
    Not that it matters to you, I think. Region restrictions.

  13. randomanon
    Posted May 1, 2010 at 2:34 pm | Permalink

    That’s just Poland’s wacky suggestions. XD

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