Does HETALIA Hold Up?: An Anime Abstract

A decade after it’s release, is Hetalia still as enjoyable as it was the first time around? After you have enjoyed enough Manga and Anime you are able to read between the lines and can see details many may have missed. Through this and other detailed evidence, you are able to piece together what really happened in a particular series. This results in an abstract idea, a thought which doesn’t have a physical existence but can be speculated. Welcome to Anime Abstract.

So, the infamous Hetalia has turned ten years old and with any good anniversary of a series, it’s time to see it holds up and the impact it had on anime culture. For those unaware (there must be some who were able to escape the show’s influence), Hetalia was a series featuring the living personifications of different countries around the world. America, China, Germany, and Italy are all characters who appear in this short series and engage in antics about political discourse, recreating historical events poorly, and using comedy based on broad and outdated stereotypes.

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So, does a series like Hetalia hold up after so many years? For the most part. It remains stoic in what it always had to offer. Though it relies on stereotypes and caricatures to achieve comedy, these are so broad and over the top, they come off more harmless than actually meanspirited. Also, the Chibitalia segments are pretty adorable and the animation still looks halfway decent. Basically, the show is the same as it ever was.

So why was the series so infamous? Well, Hetalia had a very rabid fanbase. The characters were good looking guys and fans of the show took to pairing them up together and became very adamant on shipping characters together. The fans even went so far as to create an annual day to celebrate the series which takes place in conjunction with United Nations Day.

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For a period in the early 2010s you couldn’t go to a convention without expecting to see a large mass of these fans walking around screaming Italy’s catchphrase of “PASTA!” Hence why the series earned its reputation. More examples could be provided by you need only head to YouTube or Reddit to get people to open up about the antics of Hetalia Fans.

For those interested in checking out what spawned such chaos, Funimation recently released a 10th-anniversary collection of the entires series. Check it out for yourself and see if you can why the series to become popular in the first place.

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What do you think of the 10th anniversary of Hetalia? Leave a comment below and let us know.

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Anthony Wendel
Anthony is a geek through and through who still looks forward to new releases, sneak peaks, Giant Monsters, and robots of all shapes and sizes. He loves animation of all shapes and sizes. He has a distinct apprehension for trolling and clips shows. His books, The Handbook for Surviving A Giant Monster Attack and Santa Claus Conquers Manos: The Hands of Fate are available on Amazon.

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