They cancelled the show I’m most looking forward to this season and I’m so not happy about it. Issues and mild fangirl ranting ahead (it’s still mild for me, wait till you get SEVERE)…
The KIDS STATION television channel in Japan has announced that it has cancelled its plans to run the Hetalia – Axis Powers anime “due to various circumstances.” The anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya’s manga would have premiered on January 24 at 25:52 (effectively, 1:52 a.m. on January 25). The official website of the Hetalia anime confirms the television run’s cancellation, but indicates that the anime will still be distributed over the Mobile Animate service for mobile phones and over the Animate.tv service for broadband web users.
A number of online Korean protesters had called for the cancellation of the anime due to what they characterized as an insulting portrayal of the Korean character in the manga. A petition on the Daum portal site includes over 16,000 unverified names as of January 15. KIDS STATION told the Yomiuri Shimbun paper earlier this week that “it was unaware of the criticism in Korea. However, a Korean character does not appear in the anime version.”
HETALIA AXIS POWERS is considered as a criminal act. [Video]
They’re ranting over this.. [taken from the main APH site]
I know this news is two days late but oh God, this is so funny. I do get their point though (even if I don’t understand what they’re saying), and I had lurked into some news sites and forums as well (I even DARED to go visit the Sankaku Complex article >_>). Korea takes the Hetalia Axis Powers offensive and bans them from broadcasting… WHAT THE HELL. Please excuse me for ranting (since I seldom do it and I do this because I’m a huge APH fangirl.) and please keep in mind that other Koreans (especially K-anime fans) are an exception here, so don’t be offended if you know it’s not you. Aaaand I have cute APH pictures everywhere in this post too ^.^
Korea in Axis Powers Hetalia
This issue is one of the most childish and ridiculous thing I’ve ever seen. They’re fucking ranting and bitching off a fucking sub-character pulled out from their country’s ass.
The character is barely even seen on the comics and it’s not even in the major characters of it! Korea will just get ridiculed and the Hetalia Axis Powers comic will just get more popular and the fans will just laugh at you. Oh, and great, the creator can now add the personality “hypersensitive and whiny as if you’re going to die tomorrow” to that character. I felt bad because Korea was supposed to be one of my favorite characters there, because he’s so cute, as well as his attitude.
Belanus and Russia
This is seriously a stupid way to waste time. They could have focus more on issues regarding economy, crisis, etc rather than this one. Plus, this is officially broadcasted only at Japan, and it’s not the animation studio’s fault that this anime to be illegally shared on the internet (coughs). LOL the title shouldn’t be Hetalia, it should be HEKOREA now.
So… enough with the bashing…
USA and UK
Actually, I have a more concise point on this one. I’m honestly not much hating, I’m just very concerned that Korea is always attacking Japan’s freedom of speech. APH is just a fictional comedy, with characters only made funnier and stereotyped, and the author of that is only expressing himself and it is only for gag. Is there any wrong within harmless, unoffensive expression. They should really calm down and forget about their past on Japan.
There! I think it felt good expressing myself too… Whoo totally need a cup of hot chocolates with marshmallows before I get yandere because it’s really scary when I get yandere (you don’t wanna know how 😉 ).
Oh, and I’ll leave with this adorable pic of Sweden and Finland, they’re my favorite pairing next to USA and UK ^_^
Sweden and Finland