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NEWS: Hetalia Anime Seen by 200,000 on Web, 60,000 on Phones


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championferret



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:05 am Reply with quote
Awesome, and that's not even counting how many people watched it on Nicovideo/youtube/whatever.
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Top Gun



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:11 am Reply with quote
I see that boycott petition worked out fantastically. Razz
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musouka



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:31 am Reply with quote
Yeah, I remembered when I tried to log on and see it, Animate wouldn't even load because I guess the massive influx of streamers had temporarily crippled it.
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GeneralArrow



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 1:57 am Reply with quote
This is good news.
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britannicamoore



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:46 am Reply with quote
This show is really cute in an awkward way. I'm wondering if i'll get to see this stateside. Oh well. If not i'll always have PASTAAAA!!!!
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hikaru004



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 4:46 am Reply with quote
Top Gun wrote:
I see that boycott petition worked out fantastically. Razz


That's the way it should be. Hopefully KIDS Station will see the error of its ways now that they missed out on major revenue.
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Dop.L



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:38 am Reply with quote
Which just goes to show that there's no better advertising than controversy.
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ConanSan



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 7:56 am Reply with quote
hikaru004 wrote:
Top Gun wrote:
I see that boycott petition worked out fantastically. Razz


That's the way it should be. Hopefully KIDS Station will see the error of its ways now that they missed out on major revenue.
Well, sure, being blown the hell up by a nutcase is but a minor price to pay as long as we have comedy...

Seriously though, Kids Station won't air it. I have a feeling that employe safty has higher priorty in this one.
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pparker



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:05 am Reply with quote
I did not expect to like this, and would have sampled it anyway, but the controversy made it certain that I would watch it. And it's really good. Not at all mean spirited or bigoted, just excellent parody. The writer nails the "personality" of the various countries, and none are singled out as worse than another. The controversy has probably made a hit out of what would have been a fringe show, though I doubt it will change the minds of the Japanese broadcasters. Korea should have been lobbying to get screen time instead of trying to kill the show Smile I want DVDs.
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Animehermit



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 8:24 am Reply with quote
this was reallly funny, funniest thing i've seen in awhile. i just about lost it at the Holy Roman empire part, i laughed so hard.
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Mistypearl



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:19 am Reply with quote
I actually just gave in and watched the first two episodes yesterday. It makes me want to study more history to get each thing they referenced to xD Haha. I love all the countries :3
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sepherest



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:21 am Reply with quote
This is awesome.
It just goes to show how controversy makes everyone interested.
I don't really mind though, it just means more Axis Powers for me.
Now I just have to wait for the figurines and character song CD.
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pparker



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 9:23 am Reply with quote
animehermit wrote:
this was reallly funny, funniest thing i've seen in awhile. i just about lost it at the Holy Roman empire part, i laughed so hard.

Oh, I totally lost it at spoiler["I crossed the border easily with only a stick." ] And about the time my laughter subsides... spoiler["Chibitalia",] and off I go again. Haven't laughed so hard in awhile.
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posterior_praiser



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:26 am Reply with quote
Watched both episodes and...am I the only one who didn't find it funny? I get the jokes cause im a history major in uni, but I just didn't find it funny. Maybe I'm just too old for it? I could tell it was def. for younger kids.
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pparker



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2009 10:42 am Reply with quote
posterior_praiser wrote:
Watched both episodes and...am I the only one who didn't find it funny? I get the jokes cause im a history major in uni, but I just didn't find it funny. Maybe I'm just too old for it? I could tell it was def. for younger kids.

Ah, diversity... to each his own. I am definitely not a kid. In fact I've been a fairly fanatic WW II buff in the past. The second episode was less funny to me, but my opinion stands on the first. It's purely a difference in sense of humor, I would say. No wrong or right... my girlfriend sometimes finds things hilarious that I think are just dumb Smile.
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