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Hetalia – The Beautiful World Episode #04 Anime Review

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Hetalia The Beautiful World Episode 4
Hetalia The Beautiful World Episode 4

Wherein Ukraine says something important, twice.

What They Say:
Poor Russia. He had a pretty rough childhood. Everyone picked on him. Even random hamsters totally hated him. Stupid hamsters. Oh, and it turns out that Prussia has always, even as a little kid, been a total di… uh, handful. Come on, you know how he is.

The Review:
Content: (please note that content portions of a review may contain spoilers)
With the introduction of Prussia into the W Academy in the previous episode, the show gives us a bit more regional stuff in this episode as we get a bit more of his background here in relation to Russia and the Teutonic Knights, which has some comical bits in just the prologue alone. The way everyone beats up on poor Prussia is hilarious as even Denmark and Sweden put the hurt down on him, only to find himself saved by General Winter, which is just surreal in seeing happen. With no help from Ukraine, all he can find comfort in is a tiny hamster, but even that rejects him which pushes him further into depression. His life is just so comically awful that you can’t help but to laugh more and more as it goes on.

In Summary:
Seeing how Russia handles so much of the problems thrown at him here at a young age is a lot of fun since there’s a whole lot of bullying going on. The sad and depressed side has its moments, particularly when it comes to the hamster, but Ukraine steals a lot of the show with her sharp and biting comments, never mind her suggestion on how to beat enemies with ease. Which may work for Ukraine but not for Russia. There’s some good laughs to be had here overall and it moves along well with its warped and twisted view of history done in this form.

Grade: B

Streamed By: Crunchyroll

Review Equipment:
Sony KDS-R70XBR2 70″ LCoS 1080P HDTV, Dell 10.1 Netbook via HDMI set to 1080p, Onkyo TX-SR605 Receiver and Panasonic SB-TP20S Multi-Channel Speaker System With 100-Watt Subwoofer.