Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Hetalia Axis Powers - Episode 4

As promised at the end of the last episode, this fourth instalment of Axis Powers Hetalia introduces us to Japan, and probably the best (and most inevitable) joke of the series so far.

When Germany mentions building a U-boat, before he knows it Japan has produced a miniaturised version, created it in a dozen different colour choices and hired a famous voice actress as its announcer. Oh, and it turns into a giant robot, naturally.


Aside from that (which really did make me laugh), all we really get are some more snippets of Italian history, peppered with at least as many pasta jokes. How is it that Nyoron Churuya-san's constant smoked cheese gags remain consistently funnier than the mentions of pasta? Probably because it's both more surreal, and far better worked into the framework of the jokes than what we see here. Still, I got a kick out of the U-boat joke, so it isn't all bad.

3 comments:

kadian1364 said...

So, that makes Hetalia about 2 for 30ish in the jokes department? (1st "Pasta!" outburst was funny, if eye-roll inducing.)

Too bad the episodes aren't long enough to do a patented Allison & Lillia style blog post where you poop on its head and us readers mirthfully giggle along.

Anonymous said...

nee, call me what you want, but somehow i don't get the scene from hetalia-4, where japan and italy are in an onsen. i do have an idea, but could someone explain it to me anyway? ^^; just to make sure...

Anonymous said...

Nya, I had the same idea, probably, now I'm really wondering if it's true.. .^^.'