Archive for the Hetalia Category

#245 Estonian Sparkles

Posted in Anime, Hetalia on March 16, 2013 by Lee T

Hetalia Beautiful World episode 8
[watch on Funimation or YouTube]

I remember reading this in the manga! The hacker was a guy living in Estonia! Hahaha!

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Estonia sure does sparkle… What?

There’s one thing that bothers me about this episode.

HBW8 2I have no idea what is going on.

Enjoy your Hetalia on a Saturday! Sorry it’s not on Friday as usual. I really wanted to talk about Fairy Tail here instead on my Facebook where I mini-blog about manga I read among other things.

#243 When Stereotypes are True

Posted in Anime, Hetalia with tags , , , , , , , on March 9, 2013 by Lee T

Hetalia: Beautiful World episode 7
[watch on YouTube or FUNimation]

I love listening to stereotypes, but I hate it when they are true.  They nailed every single one and now I feel like a slightly awkward American. Let’s look at them shall we? But first:

HBW7Mochi eating mochi leaves? Who’da thunk?

First of all, Americans love to barbecue. So do Canadians, but still. There is also a lot of beef in our diets. I, personally, can’t digest beef for some reason, but it’s everywhere. Stores like to use the term “All American Beef” to advertise it. Why you scared, Japan? You should be excited!

I change clothes when I walk inside… To pajama pants. Pretty sure I’m not the only one who does that.

Hetalia_-The-Beautiful-World---Episode-7America vacuums like a boss!
ps. I tried to make a .gif today. Is it working?
It’s not working for me ;_;

And isn’t using lint rollers on carpets… wasteful? Most Americans don’t take their shoes off indoors either so carpet doesn’t stay clean.

Dancing? Well I guess it boils down to how our music industry runs. Songs that have a dance with it always get popular. For example, YMCA, Cha Cha Slide, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Party Rock Anthem, even Gangnam Style! Currently, the Harlem Shake is making itself home here. Also, check out Russell Peter’s take on this. He’s a Canadian Indian comedian visiting the USA.

Eating blow fish? Yeah, that’s pretty ballsy.
Eating anything that isn’t in the norm is always scary. Americans eat turkey and other people think that’s scary! (Well at least my math teacher does). I’m too scared to eat the pig intestines at the KBBQ!

The water bill is a testy subject. Our water gets imported from different parts of the country so we can get clean water. We have to save water! Especially in my community, we’re not allowed to use our garden hose or water the grass from 8am to 5pm to save water.

Bad news is more exciting to listen to. That’s it. Plus, it’s a big country, so we can’t talk about everything. If they do talk about small things like animals being saved, it’s called a “slow news day”.

Don’t get me wrong. I loved this episode. It’s because I love my country! Don’t you love it when your Hetalia character of your country appears? What stereotype would like seen your country expressing on the show next?

#239 So Many Tomatoes

Posted in Anime, Hetalia on March 1, 2013 by Lee T

Hetalia: Beautiful World episode 6 [watch on YouTube] or [watch on FUNi]

I haven’t found any other links, so enjoy this YouTube link instead. Remember you can always watch it on FUNimation’s website as well.

It’s nice to see Romano’s good and bad sides in the same episode.

 

 

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Other than that, I’m just here to post mochi balls. Now in HD! (Click to view larger image.)

#236 I think they broke a wall

Posted in Anime, Hetalia on February 22, 2013 by Lee T

I’m back! I would be so sad if I don’t blog Hetalia. :)

Hetalia: Beautiful World episode 5 [watch here] or [here]

Insightful story alert! Prolly the saddest episode of Hetalia.

I was going to say they broke a 4th wall, but… more like a wall inside the story itself. I always thought the Hetalia characters were a symbolic representation of each country and they were not actual people. Guess I was wrong.

Note: The term “breaking 4th wall” means to break through the wall the viewer looks through.
For better understanding, the term originated on stage. Stages had 3 walls. Where there is no wall is where the audience sits and watches. Normally, actors stay within the confines of the 3 walls and the invisible 4th wall. They “break” the 4th wall when they become conscious of the audience watching them.
I took a theater class. It taught me A LOT.

What I also didn’t know was not all the normal people were aware of the symbolic being existing nor understand them. This is shown by the man in this episode who questions why France still looks the same after 50 years. France answers with an indirect and symbolic answer. Is it just me, or did they make France prettier this time around?

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Now this sparks new questions: How do these symbolic beings come to be? What exactly is their purpose? Is their ultimate goal is to make sure their country as a whole to thrive forever?
Most importantly, why didn’t FUNimation translate the French words?!

All in all, very surprising episode. It was a good surprise, though. I’m a little bummed out, but still happy. :)

#233 Hetalia is not on YouTube

Posted in Anime, Hetalia on February 15, 2013 by Lee T

Hetalia: The Beautiful World episode 4

Earlier, I said that Hetalia would be updated by FUNimation on YouTube. They stopped doing that. They ARE streaming it from their main website: funimation.com/hetalia. You can see the newest episode by clicking the ‘Recently Added’ button. The only catch is that you make an account on the FUNimation website…

Or you can watch here hassle free, just a few ads. I have ad-block, so it doesn’t bother me!

HBW4Enjoy this episode of Russia and Prussia. (and a Mongolian soldier)!

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Don’t you ever wish you could be as happy as Russia?

#230 Never Fear, I Found Hetalia Here!

Posted in Anime, Hetalia on February 8, 2013 by Lee T

Came home from school today and saw no new episode of Hetalia on FUNimation’s YouTube!

But I found it.

Here you go!

Fansubbed. Ending theme subbed as well. (Finally)

New characters introduced: India, Thailand, and Australia! Looks like Australia has some sort of murderous koala on his shoulder.

Now we have an American mochi!

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Enjoy!

#228 Them Lazy Fan-Subbers

Posted in Anime, Hetalia with tags , , , , , on February 1, 2013 by Lee T

Hey people. I wanted to wait a week to make sure, so now I’m sure.

Due to FUNimation’s Simulcast of Hetalia: The Beautiful World, fan-subbers aren’t going to touch it at all.

Oh well. Even though we won’t get an in-detail sub plus a translated theme song, the episodes will be now uploaded at a faster speed and with the highest of quality.

It looks this season that they are focusing less on world history and focusing more on individual cultures. As of episode 2, we meet 2 new countries: Seychelles and Romania.

So enjoy this playlist of Hetalia: The Beautiful World from the convenience of FUNi’s YouTube. Expect new episodes every Friday.

Enjoy your Hetalia mochi balls of goodness.

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