Monday, 25 June 2012

Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint It White!
Released By: Manga Entertainment
Rating: 12
Running Time: 61 Mins
Audio: English Dolby Digital 5.1 and Japanese Dolby Digital 2.0
Release Date: 18/06/2012
Reviewed By: Sandra Scholes

Humour in anime series isn't rare, as it is more about the amount of humour in it, yet with Hetalia, humour is in such abundance all the way through. In the past two series, Hetalia has produced more laughs than any other anime I could think of out there. Each character represents a country, one of my personal favorites being Italy who constantly fights with Germany even though he tries to get along with anyone.

In Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it White! all the countries have a big problem on their hands, aliens called Pictonians have come to Earth and settled in each country, going round altering humans to become them, so the great nations have to get round a table and decide how best to get rid of them. The problem is no one can come to a proper decision - Italy wants to wave a white flag at the enemy while America wants to blow the hell out of them. America takes the lead in the situation, and takes action against their enemy, as if they don't, the Pictonians will take all the colour out of the world, paining it white as it says in the title. Soon all the world is starting to look white, and Italy has only one idea when their mother ship arrives.  - get into some white alien costumes he has made and infiltrate the ship. For once they go along with his plan, but failure can't be an option if they want to save their world.

This time around, Hetalia Axis Powers has been dragged into a modern world with the addition of alien's whose sole purpose in life is to make everything like them. They see the world’s people as dysfunctional. Italy, England, Japan, China, and America try to show their hospitality to the Pictonians while on their ship, but England's scones don't go down too well. There is a lot of singing and dancing from most of the countries, but the Pictonians just view all this entertainment as weird to them. The movie is filled with extra snippets that are meant to be educational as well as comical almost all the way through.

A personal favorite is England's visit to Japan where he sees ghosts appear in his hot tub which Japan can't see.

Bonus Material: The Hidden History Hidden Within Hetalia, Hetalia: The CAPSLOCK Commentary, Original Theatrical Ending, Text less Theatrical Ending, Opening Day  Stage Greetings, Paint It White! Trailer and Outtakes.

Verdict: Laugh out loud funny, and witty, and oh, so wrong.

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