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EDIT 5/11/2014: Guys. GUYS. STAAAHHHP. This journal is fucking FIVE YEARS OLD, and that's about how old all of you are acting. I would say sorry for ~ruining your life~ by venting about your favorite sparkly animoo, but I'm not. And if your whole identity is really tied up in a fucking fandom, you have serious issues. Seek help. Disabling comments when I can, because whether you're trying to prove some stupid point to me, defend me, or logic this out with me, you're all equally retarded. Go home, boys and girls, show's over!

So a few friends have been asking me lately what I've got against this inexplicably popular series that seems to have popped up recently called Axis Powers Hetalia. They love it... and I HATE it. Hate it hate it hate it!!! But the mere fact that it fills me with boiling rage everytime I think about it is not a good enough reason for them, so I guess I'll try to piece together why it pisses me off so very much. -I'm- not even entirely sure why I dislike it so much, so this'll be a learning experience for everyone involved, hmm? :)

First off: the concept. Yes, it's kind of a cute idea. Anthropomorphization of anything can be fun if done well. The problem is, it's not done well. This wouldn't be such a big deal if the series wasn't so fucking popular. You can get away with some historical errors if you're a little podunk webcomicker with a solid twelve fans, but not if your series is so big that it gets turned into an anime. And the whole WWII thing is just in bad taste, especially coming from Japan, a country that, to this day, tends to deny any wrongdoing in WWII. And that's certainly not me hating on Japan, that's just a fact.

Second, the characters. Jesus-fucking-Christ-on-a-cross, the goddamn motherfucking characters. Talk about the most uninspired, unoriginal, impossible to tell apart, two-dimensional, and flat-out insulting cast of characters you've ever seen!! It pisses me off both as an artist and as a writer to see so much praise heaped upon such bland, poorly-designed characters. Yes, you can argue that they're supposed to be stereotypes or something and ignore the fact that none of them have any sort of engaging personality. Fine. Whatever. Have your Sues and eat them too. But couple that with the genericness of their aesthetic design and the already-poor art style of the original comic and you have a perfect piss-off-Lissa cocktail. Note to any budding artists out there: changing the hair/eye color/style of a person DOES NOT A NEW CHARACTER MAKE. If people tend to confuse your characters with each other, you are doing it. Fucking. Wrong.

Third, the history. Listen, Mr. Hotshot-Hetalia-Writer, if you're not going to do your fucking research, don't get anywhere NEAR the subject of world history to "satirize" (and APH is not satire, as this Deviant's journal kindly points out). The history of any given country, particularly of the powers involved in WWII, is a touchy, objective, and sometimes downright painful subject. To not handle the matter with care is a surefire way to piss off anyone whose life has been affected by things like the Holocaust or the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki or September 11th. If I've heard correctly, the comic completely glosses over the Holocaust. It's a comic about fucking World War II. Either include ALL of the war, both what little good is there to be found and the bad, or don't fucking cover the war at all. See what I mean? The very idea of trying to make light of such a dark part of history is incredibly offensive... and that's coming from someone who, to my knowledge, hasn't really been affected by WWII. Hell, I don't even give a damn about history and I don't claim to know much about it, I nearly failed that class a couple times. But I DO care about making fun of people who have done nothing wrong, and a LOT of innocents were wronged in that war. To pretend their suffering just didn't happen for the sake of entertainment is nothing short of despicable.

And I've saved the pettiest reason I hate Hetalia for last: the fucking fandom. I'll readily admit that mainstream anything tends to piss me off. Not always, but pretty damn often. I wouldn't even call Hetalia "mainstream," but it's popping up in enough places I frequent to REALLY get under my skin, DeviantART being the biggest offender here. A few people don't care for Hetalia because they're squicked by the yaoi it spawns. Well guess what? I love yaoi, and that's yet another reason I'm so pissed off by APH!! It's one thing to pair up fictional characters from a story and another entirely to slash entire countries with one another... and be entirely serious when you do so. If you were poking fun in an Encyclopedia Dramatica sort of way, fine by me. "OLOLOL THAT COUNTRY IS SO THAT OTHER COUNTRY'S BITCH LOLOL" and move on. But then people write fanfics and draw fanart of these bishounen that are supposed to represent countries and make them boink? And they actually try to make it serious? Excuse me?? I'm sorry, but the idea of countries even being attracted to one another is one I find so absurd as to be laughable. Countries, even anthropomorphized ones, do not have "relationships" with each other. It's all strictly business. Sure, you CAN twist all that around to fit your sparklypoo slashfics, but then you come right back to the issue of that whole "pissing off people" thing. Let's insult an entire generation of people for a silly little yaoi story. That sounds like a wonderful idea. :|

So there you have it, my overly wordy explanation for my anti-Hetalia-ness. All of that, plus the fact that I'm just really fucking sick of hearing about/seeing APH everywhere. Sane, rational people are treating this series like it's the best fucking thing to ever happen ever and that sentiment is pissing me off. It's not cute, it's not clever, it's not well-done, and no matter how many times you say otherwise, the fandom is fucking retarded... as most fandoms are.

And now I'm going to go read some nice, unoffensive, plotless yaoi to cool my rage - yaoi that is nothing more than two guys that are hot and want to sex it up. Nothing deeper than that. WHICH IS HOW IS SHOULD BE DAMMIT.
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OneSolitaryWolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Do you hate hetalia?
Cool.
You think the whole show sucks?
Cool.
You think it's an inaccurate description of the darkest period of history?
Cool.
You think it's not right to ship countries together?
Okay,cool.(Although shipping is part of a fandom but I'll ignore that teeny lil aspect)
You think Himaruya is totally wrong with the way history is depicted in his webcomic?
Totally cool.
But kindly do not post it here and email your rant to Hidekaz Himaruya himself.Most of your points has to do with the production of the show itself and we have absolutely no say in it.
Another thing,the shipping part,
I do agree with you on that while disagreeing.Sure shipping countries is plain wrong but technically,the ships consists of the representative and not the actual country.Just saying.No anti-hetalia fan needs to blow up in my face.Thank you.
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sangstertommeh Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2016
Seriously?

If you want to complain,and just ramble how stupid hetalia is,how ugly the characters are,the anime that makes countries and history stupid

COMPLAIN TO HIDEKAZ HIMARUYA,NOT US,WE'RE JUST,LOVING THE THINGS HE DID,CREATING HETALIA

Hetalia's not history?

It may not look like history,doesnt really tell about history and the anime is basically tells about stupid shit and gay stuff and all,NO

Hetalia DOES talks about history,and about the countries,but in the funny way,the anime isnt about killing,yaoi or romance,it's comedy,and can you atleast respect hidekaz himaruya's work?

because of hetalia,i know more about geography,it makes studying history way more fun,may contains stereotypes and all,but  now i know loads of flags and countries,damn before i watch hetalia i didnt even know about austria,liechtenstein,seychelles,sealand,belarus,and all that un mainstream countries,but thanks to hidekaz himaruya for creating hetalia,it makes me know more,and because of that,i have the urge to learn languages,historical sites and that

SO DONT CALL US STUPID OR SOMETHING,IF YOU WANT TO RAMBLE AND COMPLAIN,COMPLAIN TO THE FUCKING AUTHOR KAY?!
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pubka Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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alfredtheherojone Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I like you're user name mewtalia it sound like Hetalia really it does and one more thing and it's a long one hetalia is suppose to poke fun at the stereotypes not the war. also some of the characters are different. There's no Holocaust or the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in hetalia. Also the 911. The anime is suppose to be a comedy not a romance or yaoi. Calling us dumb is stupid. And you need to respect other peoples opinion ok. I can agree with you about the fandom part the fans are crazy.
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ZePiglet Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
I'm honestly not trying to come across as a butt-hurt fan. In fact, if the person reading this comment thinks that it's acceptable to generalise an entire fandom based on their own biases, the following message is as applicable to them as it is to you.
Did the thought ever occur to you that calling someone "fucking retarded" is offensive? A fandom is supposed to be a place where people can feel at home - thanks for throwing this out of the window. Every fandom has its idiots, but that doesn't mean that it is acceptable to form stereotypes based off of these idiots. It's a tad hypocritical, don't you think? Complaining about stereotypes while stereotyping thousands of people.
Secondly, Hetalia was created for comedic purposes. Very, very few people actually take the stereotypical aspects of it seriously; those that do are, frankly, stupid.
The characters are characters. We are entitled to ship characters. If you have a problem with that, what the hell are you doing on the internet?
Nobody's stopping you from posting something for all eyes to see; perhaps next time, you could tone down on the rudeness. Also, the minority of the comments are from Hetalia fans. We deal with enough of this shit on a daily basis, so don't think that your opinion will be treated differently.
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Uszatek78910 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2016  Hobbyist Filmographer
I understand, that you can have your own opinion. You're writing about how offended you are by hetalia, but now I feel offended. You know why? Because you are saying, that all of hetalia fans (including me) are as you said ,,fucking retarded''. And what if I told you, that you are stupid because you like something? Would you like it? So think before you put something on the internet.
Hetalia is meant to be offensive, so if you don't like it, don't watch it, problem solved! You don't have to write about it and create problems. Don't be next hater on the internet, there's enough of them.
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Snoffiti Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
THANK YOU!
FINALLY SOMEONE SAID SOMETHING ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST REALTED TO HETALIA THAT IS ACTUALLY SERIOUS!



Never google holocoust Hetalia.


It made me sick.



I like Hetalia, and I share jokes with others... I'm so grateful that my friend group has atleast SOME reason in the fandom.

The thing is, nobody takes the things that need to be taken serious, actually serious.
It's all a big joke..





I wonder what they think of the r*pe of Nanking..
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hawkstorm123b Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2016   General Artist
Ok, I'm gonna put my view out here, as a Hetalia fan(also part of the fandom. Greatly.) I'm still in middle school, and I've always loved history, since I was a little kid. I found Hetalia last July, wasn't interested, found it again in September, and now it's my favorite anime. I just started to cool down on the rage, but I still love it. I personally think it is an awesome anime that makes me want to dive deeper into my history class, and with me having constant life issues, a great laugh and stress relief. I know a deal of European history from researching some of the references.(Oh, and the Hetalia dvds have a "History behind Hetalia" section in the extras that explain what actually happened, although I still look it up.)

I did see that this post was written in 2009. I was a small child then; I didn't know anime existed, I just liked the Pokémon games. Now, I have seen the whole series apart from World Twinkle. In a way, if I were to show this to my kids when I grow up and ignore the language, imagine them flying towards history books. It's almost a motivator to learn history. I do notice and understand some of the jokes are a bit rude to other cultures, but being American, I find America's stereotype funny. 

But, I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. Some people(and no offense to those who do), do take all of their history from Hetalia. I say if you find that specific topic interesting, please do look it up. I do ship some countries though, because I see them as characters. I love all the awesome Hetalia dudes anyway.

So, in conclusion, make pasta not war :) Please don't beat down the fandom, even though it/we are crazy and are usually facetious about everything. Also, just as you did with the flaws, find some of the good things about the anime/comic strip.
Ne ne papa.
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omgbat Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2016
omg thanks for doing this!!! This girl who was my best friend stop being friends with me because of the anime. She forced me to watch it and I told her I can't stand it and then she talked shit about me and stuff. They just stereotype the country, gross. 
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OneSolitaryWolf Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2016
Dear,there is something called comedy.And don't tell me you don't stereotype people from different countries.
And your friend is stupid by the way. Why would you talk trash about people for not liking a fictional show.
Some people take things way too seriously.
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husuivermilion Featured By Owner Edited Oct 27, 2015  Student Artisan Crafter
Oh gott you should see how nuts our fandom TRULY is madam XD ((hey look it says were equally retarded lol))
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CarlyCakes123 Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015
Okay, so you hate Hetalia so fucking much, and then you have to take like 40 minutes of your time to write up some rant to get people to hate it too. Fuck you. Just because I like Hetalia doesn't mean I have to hear shit from you.
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Asahinaria Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist
It's interesting how Himaruya just started out with this idea that dealt with "Hetalia" thing which, if I remember correctly, he found on 2chan (aka one of the most fucked up SNS sites in Japan). Then it flared up amongst the fangirls who mostly just love the sexy men slash yaoi rather than history or what, expanded and fucked up even more than it already was fucked up, ended up offending people,like you (mewtalia). 
 
But all that story aside, I have to disagree about his art style. Back then when he was drawing some of the first few strips I don't think he had any intention to make this so popular, neither did he make any money out of it or something, he was just sharing his doodles, honestly. And that was like a decade ago, his art styles improved a lot, and if you still think it's shit, that's your opinion, not a reason to hate Hetalia. I also don't get what you mean by no originality in character appearance. Although this opinion comes from me, not even an artist (I am, but I don't share them plus I've zero expertise in comic/cartoon making), I think it's just the way he draws that makes it confusing for some people to differentiate characters. Yes, most characters are hair/eyes/clothing alternative of same overall outline, but plenty of other comics and manga work that way. (Or maybe you just don't like that kinds of comics and manga all together.) 


And I just want to add one more thing, and it's that Hetalia was also meant to have culture comparison and other miscellaneous facts about nations, not just history. I hope that helps clear up Hello Kitty with China (unless there was an episode where there's Hello Kitty in WWII setting instead of modern time? Maybe I missed it.) 
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Yes-To-Yaoi Featured By Owner Edited Sep 1, 2015
Haters: "ok u stoopid fangurlz" Hetalia Japan  *le pow* Hetalia Japan (No Hugs!) 
Fandom: "no no come back bb"France and England (Abduct...) [V1] "lemme luv u" Italy Stops Romano (Huggy) [V1] 
Me:"guiz stap fitin" I GOT A SHIELD MADAFAKAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA "omg u idiots" Germany (Disappointed) [V2] 
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Snoffiti Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2016
Remind me not to run into someone like you again...
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QueenFluff1 Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015
Thank you so much for doing this! I told my one friends why I hated hetalia and she was all like u just don't understand it. My other was friend was like thank god you finally joined the light. I'm glad to see people expressing their opinions.
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aconfusingsilence Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2015
I can't help but love Hetalia. Putting the fandom aside, it does has its flaws like the art being overused and not enough research. I'm mainly here for the comedy and jokes. 
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bluevioletowl Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2015  Hobbyist
I love Hetalia but I have to agree with the fandom part.
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Ah, I do see why you dislike it. There are many historical errors but as an American where schools only teach us US history, even I can find a few errors.
Ah yes, the yaoi. BLAME THE FANGIRLS FOR THAT!!!
As for WW2.....NOT ONCE do we see Germany do the Nazi salute, Swastika, Hitler or anything related to that. I do not really see the problem with it, but if you had someone in your family who went to war then I guess I can understand. Looking back on some episodes, I can clearly see how some might be offensive in terms to war.
Also, some Japaneses DO know what they had done wrong during the war...its not a fact ^^" just an opinion. Some may not even know because they cover it up  in History like they did here-Did you know AMERICA was the reason why Hitler got the whole White Supreme thing in his head? Yeah, America was rounding up those who where religiously different, ethically different and disabled and using them in experiments or sterilizing them, a few even killed. This went on from the 1920s...
Hidakez DID say the characters were based off of stereotypes, but I agree they are quite flat. The only one with personality is Sealand and we do not get to see much of him at all and Hetalia is not over yet, they MIGHT go over the Holocaust..then again, many people are told the Holocaust never happened at all but I cll bullshit on that!!! IT DID HAPPEN but many schools across the world deny it, including Japan. Hidakez grew up in Japan, so he is just telling it how he learned...and from the historical errors, he either had bad teachers or skipped out a lot in history.
As for the designs, he tried his best to make them look like the country stereotypes they;re from-but gave up and settled for a basic design-like the MLP fandom. They are not generic anime-wise but pretty damn generic for the series...seriously, remove hair, who is who?? You cannot tell them apart!!
This is an old journal I can see, and I hope you'll be happy that Hetalia has calmed down a lot :) Its hardly anywhere now, which is bad for a fan like me BUT it goes to show that most fans have matured....just not the ones in the comments below. 
NOW TO EVERYONE WHO REPLIED NEGATIVELY ON THIS AND BY THAT I MEAN WHINING ON HOW SHE HATES HETALIA:
WE ARE ALL ENTITLED TO OUR OWN OPINION AND SHE HAS SOME VALID POINTS YOU KNOW!!!!! QUIT WHINING BECAUSE SHE HAPPENED TO HAVE THE BALLS TO SAY WHAT NOBODY ELSE WOULD!!!!!!!! AS A FAN OF THE SERIES I AM ASHAMED OF ALL YOU IT IS RIGHT HERE IN THE TITLE, DON'T LIKE THEN DON'T READ!!!!!!! SHE DID NOT AFFECT YOU PERSONALLY SO QUIT ACTING LIKE A BUNCH OF VEGANS AND GET OVER IT!!!! EVEN VEGANS ARE BETTER BEHAVED THAN YOU AND NO OFFENSE TO VEGANS I JUST MET A REALLY NASTY ONE ONCE- 
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4thPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2016  Student General Artist
But...I can tell them apart even with the hair and clothes removed..or even switched.

Search up Hetalia Character Journals and see how their personalities can actually be explained in a way without using stereotypes. That person did so much justice for Italy Veneziano.

Germany mentioned something about mocking him using a salute because of his country's past in the first episode. However, that was the dub, I never bothered to go back and rewatch the first season in the sub.
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Nals-luff Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, the 'telling them apart' thing is pretty creepy. I'm sorry, but I have to say that ;-;

Secondly, in the Hetalia Character Journals, especially Italy Veneziano, I've read that there are facts that explain the stereotyping (unless that's not what you're calling the countries' personalities?). Therefore, technically stereotypes (defined: a widely held but fixed and oversimplified image or idea of a particular type of person or thing) explained. They use the strips and anime as bases, and finds the facts that should be able to explain whatever's behind the storyboard.
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4thPrincess Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2016  Student General Artist
Well, the style's made them more distinguishable, lately. In a way that if I saw a Hetalia group base, I could still tell who was who.
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Asahinaria Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2015  Hobbyist
Unfortunately, there's new series coming up (currently on air), there's a musical coming up (which I think is a REALLY bad idea but I want the actors to do their best anyways), the whole World Stars books which will soon or has already been translated into English, new characters, new everything, and there's plenty of things Himaruya needs to do before Hetalia is over, so ... I'm sorry, it's till here. 
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NeonBrightDevil9 Featured By Owner May 9, 2015  Student Filmographer
Aparently you dont understand the meaning of opinions,everyone has them.Just cause you dont like Hetalia does'nt mean you have to make people hate it too.Its YOUR opinion and we have ours.
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thrallath Featured By Owner Edited May 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Firstly I'm all for stereotypes I find them funny and if stereotypes are being used as a joke I generally don't mind them because at the end of the day you got to learn to laugh at yourself and know that it's not really true. Now I personally don't mind most of the jokes they made but some are just uncalled for. Over all making a comody about ww2 just wasn't smart especially since the show was gonna attract an mostly immature and young demographic.

Now its been a while so it may I be a bit off but what did it for me was that at some point in the show Italy tells Germany that he has a present for him and Germany casually says "what another Jew?" I mean really? Why just why?

Also along with being a huge history nut I get pretty passionate over certain events especially ww2 since it's one of my favorite topics to learn about. Now I don't particularly mind them not getting deep into the history or the war but what I do mind is that because they treat it so lightheartedly a lot of the fans are pretty ignorant to what actually happened. I mean they know ww2 was bad but that's about it and mostly treat it like it was all one big giggle fest and thinking that watching hitalia is adequate enough information to be an expert on the topic. Very few actually care to learn what really went down.

When it comes down to it a lot of the hitalia fandom is pretty offensive not bothering to learn proper terms. In fact just the other day I met one who really like americaxjapan and use the term Amerijap as their ship name now I've never heard amerijap used offensively before but calling anyone of Japanese decent especially American Japanese a jap is pretty offensive especially in America. I tried correcting them but they found nothing wrong with it and kept shouting that word all over the place.

Hitalia its self is pretty bad as is but it isn't terrible it's really just the fandom so if it's gonna be a thing people need to buckle down and start being mature about it.
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YokuneSan Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2015
Thanks to Hetalia, I need to search things about Russia in Russian, otherwise I'll get the Hetalia fanbase fangirling on something about Tetris. If the fandom kept to itself then I wouldn't care. But it's everywhere I go, and being a Russian myself, I don't appreciate someone saying "KOLKOLKOLKOLKOLKOLKOL" in the comments or being like "OMG THIS IS HETALIA" if Vladimir Putin is mentioned. Dammit Hetalians, can you please act semi-mature on a serious topic? 

I didn't really care about the anime. I used to be in the fandom for this 2-4 month span. Then I forgot about it, and now I'm literally in an Anti-Hetalia group from how angry I am. Yes, It's a little hypocritical in a way, but literally, when you have to search up things in Russian in order to find Non-Hetalia things, something's a little bit wrong at that point.


....Why wasn't I a teenager in the 90's....

Not to mention that a lot of the fanbase is straight out not only racist, but extremly rude, ethnicity related or not. Literally, they will kill you even if you slightly disagree. Some are nice, but those are mostly the ones who don't take part in the fandom. Hetalia, stripping innocent girls of good manners since 2008. And thanks to my friend who sadly is a Hetalian, I have a Hetalia doll of the character which literally insults me the most -_- one day I'm literally going to sacrifice it to Satan.
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shirosama1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Writer
Not to mention it only gives a very brief glimpse into actual history, and treats WWII has a joke. Millions of Soviets died in that conflict, along with millions of others. It's pretty insulting for Hetalians to treat it as a Yaoi-fest, and in my opinion it disrespects the people who died in WWII.
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animelover4095 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2015  Student Photographer
Hetalia Random, What It Really is            ««««««««watch this on youtube then come back here
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MagnificentSparkz Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2015  Student Writer
I love how you said Stop; Stahhhp. Haha funny
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piggynpillow890 Featured By Owner Edited Feb 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Step 1: Log in if you need to, and go to your profile.
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Step 3: You will be presented with a brand-new window-thingy. Rant away in the big white box!
Step 4: Click the 'Submit' button. Be sure to select whether or not your rant contains mature content!
Step 5: Wait for the hate comments to start rolling in! Good luck! ;3
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aetherialTrickster Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The fandom is the worst.
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Kuromilee Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I actually don't know how it's so popular in the first place.
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
One word: The Internet. Makes one shot comics popular to the point they are in high demand!! 
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aetherialTrickster Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hm, I guess that humanized countries have an appeal to 12 year-old fangirls...
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
and teenagers *raise hand* and I only found it after reading a fanfic and thinking "WTF WHY ARE THERE COUNTRY NAMES-" annnd got hooked on the manga. Its partly because I am a history buff and I looove pointing out the mistakes and the art style evolved in the manga! SEALAND WAS SO ADORABLE <3 and there were some funny moments
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UsamiHotaru Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2014
Um.......Dude, Hetalia is about countries and their friendships. You don't see Hitler there, right? Or Germany torturing those poor victims of Holocaust and Italy jumping out saying: "Ahaha Doitsu, i want to try too!" , right? Hetalia is about nations. People or History are there too, but they don't play a important role. Nations are strong. They went throught so many things, but they keep smiling and laughing. Italy Chibi (Cute Face) [V1] 

Germany and Italy are friends, England raised America, Allies and Axis and their friendships, Holy Roman Empire and Chibi Italy..... 

So why are you insulting it? I'm not asking you to like it, either. But it will be cool if you could understand those things. I personally don't like some Animes, but i'm not writing some rude comments about them, either. Why are you so rude? And the fact that we like Hetalia, doesn't mean that we are retards, thank you very much. Russia (Says Hi) [V2] 

Sorry about my grammar mistakes.
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I think UsamiHotaru is right, my friend likes Power Ranger megaforce but i don't. And i don't ship or like any of those UsUk things and stuff.
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pepelepewhtf Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I was in the fandom, but then I MOVED AWAY FROM IT. My ex friend is a HUGE hetard and claims that she knows history because she watches Hetalia. And believe me when I say this, but Hetalia is all that she watches. LITERALLY! She'll watch anything else and tell me she hates it. I'm a HUGE fan of Soul Eater, and that is her LEAST FAVORITE ANIME. Whenever I talk about it, she keeps saying that the Soul Eater fandom is slowly decreasing and the Hetalia fandom is increasing and how Hetalia is better than Soul Eater and all that shit.... I felt like I was the only one who hated Hetalia.... but now I see..
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Itzcc Featured By Owner Oct 28, 2014
Honestly, I can't help but say, that all of this is pretty accurate. Yes, I absolutely ADORE Hetalia, but still. This is pretty dayum true.
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Graandpa Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Guys, this is just an anime/manga. No need to make a big deal out of it. Respect each others opinions and don't hate.
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UsamiHotaru Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2014
Fine. Being rude, then appologize. Yes, that´s me. Anyway, i´m sorry for being rude. My common sense is back. I still love Hetalia thought. But mewtaila made some people hate Hetalia. That´s my favourite anime. I could not hold my anger back. Anyway, reading the replies to my rants, you could see, that there are still Hetalians with common senses. Ok, if you all are still angry at me, i´m still waiting for your rants. Estonia emote 
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Katie9899 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm... well... eh....
As a hetalian myself I am biased. Although I do have my own personal reasons for disliking the show. I personally back up all of my evidence before starting an arguement, however I won't need to for this.
I dislike the incest it inspires incest. UsUk, Spamano, stuff like that. (This is more of the fandom's fault though)
I alternatively like that it actively supports gay rights.
I dislike that it's not historically accurate.
I like that it does at least reference the holocaust in the first episode by Germany saying not to mock his past.
I dislike the lack of female characters.
I like that female characters are treated with respect.
I love that Himaruya goes out of his way to make female Italy strong, despite her male counterpart is weak. Featuring girl empowerment.
I love that it's Japan's take on the situation not America's.
Face it, American history is way biased. 
I love that a person that with a lack of drawing talent as you say, inspires people who aren't that good at drawing to continue and even if they get the littlest bit better and get a good idea they can make a show that drives this kind of attention.
Yes it can be considered offensive, but so can so many other things you have to take the good with the bad in everything. 
Yes I agree there is way too much Hetalia stuff. I must've flipped through thirty pages of groups on deviantart.
Yes it does gloss over World war two, but considering that it is a show meant for teens the writer can and does assume that people already learnt about it so he can go over other aspects of history.

Lastly. It's very, very, hard to take any argument (I don't care if it's a rant) seriously when you curse. You don't need a curse to get your point across and quite frankly it debunks your argument and make you seem childish. Now if you don't want people to respond to this. Then don't write stuff that is sure to trigger people. Keep it to yourself. I personally do hope people comment on my comment and I do hope they can enlighten me about their thoughts on the topic in a nice mature way.
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DonutTurtles Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Used to love this series, then someone at school put me off
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shirosama1 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2015  Student Writer
I don't blame you. 
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Soltakama Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Then there's a new character introduced to the series and his name is Armageddon. He is armed with a sniper rifle called Big Bad Meteor and loves to 360 trickshot. He goes on a massacre and slays all the Hetalia allegories and nobody except him survives. That should totally happen, yet Himaruya has other plans. Dammit.
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Russia-Love Featured By Owner Edited Jul 27, 2014
ok! fan or not, most of you are acting like whining 13 yearolds during a mental crisis. Ibarely see any mature people in this comment section. If this person wants to assume all fans are yaoi crazed lunatics then let this person bitch on and on about a tv show for years to come. I honestly don't give 1 flying fuck. I'm amazed you're still commenting after a whole 5 fucking years. Get a fucking hobby, a job, and a life and move on.
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ShiryuTsubaki Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2014  Student Artist
Himaruya is a big liar. Waaaah! He said he will portray ALL European tans/countries and now he vanished without a trace. Angry emoticon 
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Hellsing4lyfe Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Don't worry, he is just working on  new season! Also, Prussia might disappear 
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shaynah1 Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I totally agree with you.
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