Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Anime Kip is Watching: Axis Powers Hetalia



So... I'm watching this... I think...
The episode was only five minutes long... so I... don't know... if I like it... or if I even watched it... 0~o;

Well... I do like it! It was funny!
Imagine the cast from Yamato Nadeshiko Shinichi Henge (The Wallflower), if each became the physical, bishonen embodyment of several major countries.

And you have... Axis Powers Hetalia. The name is menat to sound the way an Italian would pronounce their own country's name, and the Japanese word for 'useless'.
And by the looks of it, Italy's caracture will be the star of this series.
I think... it was only five minutes long, so... I don't know... much.

There's a reason for the shortness of each episode, though. The seires is being distributed online, because of the controversy surrounding the characture for Korea. At a meeting of the National Assembly, several South Koreans demanded that the show not allowed to be broadcast on television after certain acts were portrayed in the webcomic from which it was adapted, that insensed (few) South Koreans.

The way the characters act is intended to be a bit insulting, and all good fun in spite of these countries. And because of this, the series was moved to an online streaming format, and will possibly be available as a subscription to cell phones.

I may have to watch a couple more episodes to figure out if it's any good...
Oh the elipsis...

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1 Comments:

At Feb 26, 2009, 7:51:00 PM, Anonymous BeautyComplex said...

Yeah.. there are five episodes out right now...
They're five minutes long, there are going to be 26...
It's also a Manga.
There's a main story line to that which has 5 chapters so far and then about 113 side chapters, which they are including in the Anime.

 

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