Let’s learn history while having good laughs shall we?
The series started in the world conference. Which I found really good, since everyone had made their introductions and a glimpse of their personality. USA plans on being a hero on saving the world and Japan agrees to the USA, as always, while Switzerland says to Japan that he should have his own way and decisions. Finland and Sweden are always lovey-dovey cooperative to each other. Greece being a sloth, UK (looove him) being haughty, France being narcissistic, Russia having “family” problems, China being… well, Chinese, Italy being humorously dumb, but somehow I don’t get it why Belarus is represented as a maid… and so on and so forth with the intros… I really found it totally entertaining and funny. Especially with UK’s annoyance to France and Germany giving an awesome PASTA.
The Ancient Rome arc shows how powerful Rome had used to be. Rome is Chibitalia’s grandpa, so there are quite some comparisons between them. Then there’s the main historical arc. We found Germany in a forest, and then he encountered a box. Then the scene is cut and we move on with the Chibitalia arc…
The Chibitalia arc focuses more on Italia Veneziano’s youth, his grandfather Roma Antiqua, and his older brother Italia Romano. There’s a bonding moment between Italia and grandpa Rome while they’re drawing. The arc also showed chibi Austria, France, Hungary and The Holy Roman Empire and Chibitalia was like separated away from them.The first episode ends with The Holy Roman Empire chasing Chibitalia. Btw, the ED theme is bright, colorful and MOE <333333!!!!!
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IN YOUR FACE KOREA!!! 😛
Btw, I apologize for the crappy screencap quality. I only took them from the streaming -_-;;
I love how Studio DEEN didn’t disappointed us fans with this one. First of all, the voice acting is absolutely nice. I’m so glad that they kept the Drama CD voices. From Chibitalia’s oh-so-cute voice to Germany’s badass-ness, it’s all win. Some countries/characters doesn’t have a seiyuu yet though (well, that’s what I know), like Greece, Belarus and Latvia.
Seiyuu info [ANN]:
Daisuke Namikawa as Italy
Hiroki Takahashi as Japan
Hiroki Yasumoto as Germany
Katsuyuki Konishi as America
Kishô Taniyama as Narrator
Masaya Onosaka as France
Noriaki Sugiyama as United Kingdom
Yasuhiro Takato as Russia
Yuki Kaida as China
Aki Kanada as Chibitalia
Akira Sasanuma as Austria
Atsushi Kousaka as Estonia
Go Inoue as Spain
I also have nothing bad to say about the art also. It’s all I wanted it to be: light. The character designs are also nice, and it definitely keeps up with the original manga.
And now let’s go to country talk… UK is probably my favorite character (while FinlandxSweden is my favorite couple… gotta mention that lol) because I really like haughty characters that drinks tea with class. I also like USA and Estonia because they wear glasses like Sweden (oh god did I mentioned that Sweden is hot?). And Belarus for being a femme fatale. Ancient Roman Empire is also awesome, and I think that his voice works well form him (just like with everyone). OMG Chibitalia is totally cute and having him animated with that meltingly-cute voice is win. Oh holy mother of Jupiter, I’m such a crazy fangirl…
So overall, this is a clever way to have entertainment and learn history at the same time. All characters are adorable, and each fit in perfectly on their own cute stereotypes. I’m absolutely watching this series (hey, being a 5-minute show full of bishies helps) and maybe fangirling it too episodically. When it comes to subs, I do hope that aarinfantasy would continue their plans on subbing this one. Hetalia is randomness and awesomeness combined. Word. So if you haven’t watched it yet? Go now! :zsnap:
[EDIT]: There’s subs by gg!!! Woot!