It’s the 19th century again and America’s superior has ordered he go make some friends so that they can expand their whaling enterprises, which America misinterprets like a tard as to make friends with whales. Which he doesn’t succeed in because the whales don’t want to be his friends I guess. Anyway, he then goes in his black ships with Commodore Perry to Japan to make the hikkikomori open up his gates and allow trade and whaling with them, but Japan is a stubborn little socially awkward mess right now and does not want.
oh boy a whole episode about America and Japan, you just know this is going to be balls to the wall excitement all the way through. Luckily, Japan in this time period is pretty funny because he’s in his hikikkomori stage, but since we already had an episode about that it seems a little pointless to show it again (even if this fleshes it out more). An episode about the Black Ships coming ought to be interesting and funny, but Hetalia can’t seem to put Japan and America together without putting me to sleep. why are these two so boring together, they are not this boring alone. What does make the episode interesting is the inclusion of the personifications of different regions in Japan, which is fun. Himaruya actually has recently made personifications of Japan’s prefectures (and I am delighted to note that Fukuoka looks like a cool dude) so the episode seems quite timely. Too bad the rest isn’t all that interesting. According to all the America fans him wanting to make friends with whales is so wacky and kawaii desu but I personally find it neither endearing nor funny. Just another episode I’m going to forget about after I post this review, but oh well. Since the previous episodes were so awesome, I can forgive the inevitable boring one now and then.