I’m joining in on http://m3.dasaku.net/the-twelve-moments-in-anime-project-2009/1367/ and here’s day 1. I know I’m a day behind thanks to drama reasons, but I’ll try to catch back up with two posts on Thursday or Friday.
Also, I hope to have a blogroll up soon. Please be patient!
Love it, or hate it, there’s no denying that Axis Powers Hetalia has made itself known. Myself, I like it, but I’m not a huge fan. I like the girls, and other characters, but more so, I love watching how it’s evolved from a relatively unknown webcomic to a huge phenomenon. It’s been a rather eventful year for Hetalia, moving from a webcomic to an anime series with the ability to enrage Korea and the third season announced.
More notable, Hetalia has done what teachers have been struggling to do for years. It made history fun. More then fun, it made history something people could relate it, and become attached to. How did it accomplish this? By personifying the countries, and giving them a personality, in a dumb but fun manner at first, and honestly emotional stories later.
A lot of people complain Hetalia doesn’t give a 100% accurate representation of history, and glosses over a lot of atrocities. I won’t deny that. However, Hetalia has caused people to be interested in history, and learn more. It’s proved a good base at which people can expand, and to me, that’s a feat.
Hetalia’s way of personifying things has also caught on, as seen in Miracle Train, an anime were subway stations were personified.
What’s happened this year to Hetalia has been downright amazing to watch. Here’s to a good year this year, and to do just as well next year.
PS: I used pictures I found on my harddrive I assumed were official art. If that is not the case, let me know, and I’ll remove them!