Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Hetalia Axis Powers - Episode 50

As Hetalia: Axis Powers hits its half-century of episodes, so it also gets to celebrate having its US distribution license snagged by FUNimation - An achievement that perhaps makes this instalment's focus on Japan's enlightenment once again all the more appropriate.

This time around, most of the episode is spent with America showing Japan the ropes when it comes to the "fortune telling" game that is table turning - A fun distraction that all gets a bit serious when Japan ends up revealing his worries about fitting in with this new world and his new friends, making for a surprisingly melancholy mood for this series compared to its usual fare.

Come the end of the episode though, we're treated to Japan frolicking with a rabbit and a guinea pig, so things don't get too heavy, although once again there's really very little to talk about regarding this series in terms of comedy or anything along those lines. Is this series really going to be a hit in North America? It's going to be interesting to see how it fares.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hetalia's already insanely popular over here. Seriously, it's reaching Bleach or Naruto status at this point.