Total random thought to start off this post: You know the Italian national anthem? The one that takes about 30 seconds before you’re able to actually sing anything (as someone who follows both international football and rugby, I get quite used to hearing their national anthem). Well in my head I used to sing the entire anthem repeating the word ‘Italia’ over and over again. Now though, I find myself repeating ‘hetalia’. So not only is Hetalia warping my knowledge of history, it’s warped the lyrics of national anthems! Not that I exactly sung it correctly in the first place.
When I saw Italy pull up in the car, a little part of me squealed in joy. Oh please, please, please make a reference to the driving habits of the Italians. And they did and I lol’d, but what made the whole scene even better was Japan’s reaction of making the safest cars. I seriously doubt that some Japanese engineer on a trip to Italy decided to create those ultra-safe Toyota cars based off batshit insane Italian driving, but I would love it if that was actually the case. The Italians truly are the most insane drivers I have ever seen though. To give you and example, let me share with you a story (I seem to spend more time in my Hetalia posts telling stories than commenting on the episode. Oh well~)
So a friend of my parents was in Italy, on her way to the shop or something. Then, from out of a side-street, a car reversing at it’s top speed ploughed straight into a parked car, quite badly damaging both the reversing car and the parked car. The guy in the reversing car then got out, yelled at the parked car for about 30 seconds, then got back in his car and drove off.
So yah, those wacky Italian drivers. Also, for some other advice, do not, under any circumstance, enter a roundabout with other Italian drivers. There is no protocol inside a large roundabout and it becomes every car for himself.
I’m a bit meh about the rest of the episode though. Rome and Germania (who is basically Germany except apparently replacing y with ia means your hair grows and you start wearing a toga) aren’t exactly the most exciting of duos. Chibiromano is still as badass as last time but I still have no idea what the history behind the whole situation is so a lot of the humour is lost on me. Still, he did decide to piss in Spain’s house. That’s the sign of a true man. One who is not bothered where the hell he does his business. I’d give you a brofist Chibiromano but you probably haven’t washed your hands.