Hetalia World Series Episode 13

 

We have a new contender for the most ridiculous looking historical costume.

You may have noticed me adding additional tags to the posts. This is not a blatant ripoff of a certain more popular blog (I did sneak in the odd tag with the First Impression posts sometimes beforehand anyway), but it can be taken as a homeage to my favourite lj community singing _robots.

The War of Austrian succession continues with Austria losing spectacularly easily against Prussia, due to the fact that England had abandoned his side due to becoming neutral after beating up France. Theresa doesn’t accept this loss at all and will not admit defeat, sending Hungary to Austria’s aid. Revealing the total badass side we Hungary-fans so do love, Hungary makes short work of the Prussian forces and so Prussia is made to retreat. Although he still manages to steal Silesia, Hungary goes after him to get it back.

I find this cap ridiculously attractive. I wonder what that says about me.
Prussia: durr wut?
England's laughing kind of scared me.
I love this outfit of Hungary's so hard.
Hungary learned some things from Russia, maybe.

I was right; part 2 of the War of Austrian Succession really did turn out much better, and as a result is an episode that manages to be both educational and hilariously fun to watch. While most people were probably waiting for Prussia to just be Prussia some more, and others maybe for Austria being fail, for me the episode was completely stolen by Hungary. Her attack on the Prussian forces was incredibly badass and all around awesome, and was a lovely demonstration as to why she’s one of my favourite female anime/manga characters. She doesn’t take crap from no one.
While Deen’s actual animation continues to be limited as hell, the artwork itself also looked really nice in this episode, with a variety of different backgrounds for once. The scene with Prussia taunting the fallen Austria was also nice due to the orange sunset glow on everything; and the Hetalia anime usually doesn’t tend to have these kind of touches.¬† Sure it’s the kind of flourishes that pretty much any other anime would take for granted, but Deen’s take on Hetalia just feels so half-assed half the time that when there’s evidence of effort it tends to stand out.
I really hope they’re animating the aftermath of the war as well, with Spain kidnapping Italy. But seeing as Deen showed Italy as Chibitalia in the last episode though, they kind of shot themselves in the foot. If they snip it because of this I’ll kind of rage because that whole part is my favourite part of the whole arc…

I'd fangirl with you, Hungary. But where exactly did she go after this arc?
Kicking ass and taking names; Hungary's back in business. Oh yeah.
I find this cap quite morbidly hilarious.
Prussia's 'aw shit' face.
You have no idea how much I love this woman.

Full marks, wooo.

9 thoughts on “Hetalia World Series Episode 13

  1. devotedtodreams June 24, 2010 / 12:32 pm

    Wow, this episode was brilliant! Hungary really did kick ass… I’d be terrified too if she’d suddenly be at my bedside in the dead of the night! XD

    Also: yay for the Allies being in the sunset during the ending! I was soooo excited, and I seriously screamed: “Russia! Russia! Yay! Yay!” Etc, etc. Thank God I was the only person in the house at that time… I think I’ll die of fangirl happiness when we’ll get his close-up X3

    I also got extremely excited because of that movie commercial at the end. What was it about? The soundtrack, perhaps? Lol, I loved the brief scenes we saw, I bet they were from the end of the movie… *still can’t wait for it to become available to fans everywhere*

    • moeronpan June 25, 2010 / 8:46 am

      Man I totally forgot to mention that the allies appeared in the ending this time… or the part of movie footage at the end. It was a commerical for the World Ondo or whatever it’s called as a single release. Dancing aliens. Okay.

      According to my sources (my japanese friend who skyped me the other week) the movie was decent and at least fun. Since our tastes are similar I’ll take her word for it; she told me she’s going to send me the DVD when it’s out anyway.

      • devotedtodreams June 25, 2010 / 11:34 am

        Awesome! Well, guess I’ll just keep my fingers crossed that it won’t be too long until the DVD is released… (I just hope it will be available on the German Amazon, otherwise my only hope would be my uncle in America)

  2. mikaela June 24, 2010 / 4:15 pm

    Ah gawd I loved this episode. I can’t remember what noise Austria made exactly, it was something like ‘awawaawa’ or something but it was soo cute.
    I just love episodes with Hungary and Prussia. So awesome <33

  3. Strawbs June 26, 2010 / 2:55 am

    I do hope they’ll do the Spain battle later on! Unfortunately (though maybe understandably) the part where France loots Austria’s body seemed to be clipped for good.

    The only hope I have for Spain’s part is that the published version moved it to after the Prussia vs. Austria battle (while in the webcomic it was before). My guess was that DEEN just wanted to sneak in another pointless Chibitalia bit, but hopefully we’ll see…though then, they also cut Spain out of the episode where the Italies are prisoners are England. Spain sems to get hit with bad luck, heh? Good thing they kept Hungary’s bits.

    • moeronpan June 26, 2010 / 5:08 am

      Boss-Spain needs more lovin’ :C

      Argh! I totally forgot they snipped out France’s suggestive looting! Damn that bit was awesome too :C

  4. Ruki June 30, 2010 / 1:24 am

    AM I THE ONLY ONE WHO LOVED HOW FRIGHTENED AUSTRIA WAS OF HIS GIRLFRIEND’S BALLS OF STEEL
    I’M KIND OF SCARED TOO, RODERICH
    God I love badass Hungary. Screw her wibbly little maid portrayal. GET OUT THERE ON THE BATTLEFIELD AND KICK SOME BACKSIDE. I hope to never make that girl angry.
    And also, Prussia. His nervous WHOOHOO OKAY GETTIN’ OUTTA HERE is pretty great.
    I also really loved the scene where he was taunting Austria. But man, I sure wish Deen’s animation was better. I cannot help but weep over Hetalia’s lack of good animation. I hope the movie will be better. Is it out already? God I hope it’s not stupid as heck. Oh well. One can only pray.

    • moeronpan June 30, 2010 / 3:47 am

      Well the consensus seems to be that it -was- stupid but in a fun way. Granted if I’ll be reviewing it either way, so if it sucks I can at least have fun bitching about it! 8D

  5. Someone July 27, 2010 / 12:43 am

    They need to include more of Prussia in the anime. I just love his face when Hungary pops up next to his bed. It’s scary enough to have someone pop up next to you when you’re about to fall asleep, but if that person happens to be Hungary, and you happen to be Prussia, well… you’ll be missede.

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