I was beginning to wonder why we weren’t seeing subs for the latest Hetalia episodes. I guess this explains it then.
The internet group known as Fighters Against Racist Television have launched a remarkable attack. Their statement is up here but to paraphrase for you, they’re pissed off that Hetalia, or as they call it, this ‘racist and slanderous cartoon‘, got a new season. However they don’t have enough power to get it cancelled from being made by Deen so instead they are making sure it’s word is not spread across the world by preventing it being subtitled.
‘We have acquired sufficient skills to attack these ‘fansubbers’ to prevent them from distributing the material. This ranges from spamming and breaking their IRC channels, their primary means of communication, and taking down torrents and streams of any raws or subtitled versions of the latest episodes of this racist propaganda‘.
They don’t mention Funimation once in the entire Declaration of War and I’m sure fansubbers will be able to get their subs out anyway somehow but with this much fuss being made over Hetalia yet again, it’s only a matter of time before this new season gets cancelled and the entire series gets pushed underground.