This article is part of a segment on the site where I will introduce readers to the wonders of anime that may not be well-known in the States. I always attempt to find the odd, gross, and uncomfortable to watch along with the funny, clever, and dramatic series that anime geeks crave.
If all of the nations of the world were people, how would they act? Would America constantly eat, act with bravado, and claim others’ accomplishments as her own? Would Japan be stern, soft spoken, and devious? Would Italy be mentally handicapped? All of these questions attempt to be answered by this week’s Ima. A mix of stereotypes, comedic drama, and slapstick, Hetalia: Axis Powers re-imagines Earth’s world wars as subtle disagreements between very empathetic characters, all the while willfully ignoring the atrocities committed during the actual wars. For my full review, hit the jump.