I'm going to say this, right here, right now: When it comes to TV shows (that includes anime), I always make sure to watch at least 5 to 6 episodes of a প্রদর্শনী before judging it (though I kinda made an exception with Power Rangers Turbo, which I watched 10 episodes of).
Anyways, what জীবন্ত do I hate with a bloody passion? One word: Hetalia. I gave it a try, and the results were... less than desirable.
I'm going to be brutally honest here. I had আরো fun watching Princess Tutu.
I had আরো fun watching ট্র্যান্সফর্মার Energon.
I had আরো fun watching the 4Kids dub of One Piece.
I had আরো fun watching Naruto.
I had আরো fun watching the cutscenes from Hotel Mario. I had আরো fun watching Boku No Pico. I had আরো fun watching Shounen Maid Kuro-kun.
No, I'm not kidding (though considering what Boku No Pico and Shounen Maid Kuro-kun are, I kinda wish I was). I got আরো enjoyment out of watching animated gay child porn than I did watching Hetalia.
The অ্যানিমেশন was garbage. I've seen plenty of জীবন্ত where the অ্যানিমেশন was bad because the animators were too lazy, but with Hetalia, it's as if the animators were trying too hard to make things look cute. And I know that "cute" was what they were going for. However, I like to compare অ্যানিমেশন tones to chocolate. Some of it is good, but too much of it is just absolutely terrible. I thought that Sonic the Hedgehog: The Movie had bad অ্যানিমেশন (even though that movie was awesome), but হেটালিয়া just takes the cake.
The characters in হেটালিয়া suck আরো than a black hole. One thing that's important about জীবন্ত (along with any other series) is whether অথবা not the characters are likable. One of the reasons why Soul Eater is a good জীবন্ত is because they give reasons why আপনি should like the characters. Black তারকা is a good character because he can be cocky, arrogant, and funny at times (not only that, but he's a freaking assassin, and who doesn't প্রণয় assassins?), and he also cares for his friends, especially his weapon Tsubaki. They also give a backstory for him about where he comes from, how he became a skilled meister, how he became partners with Tsubaki, so on and so forth. Death the Kid, Liz, and Patty are good characters because they can be really badass at times, and funny at others. They also gave a backstory about how they became partners and how Liz and Patty were before they became partners.
As for হেটালিয়া characters like Romano, Germany, Prussia, France, America... why would anyone like these characters? Cause from those 5 to 6 হেটালিয়া episodes I wasted my time on, I saw no reasons to like অথবা care about those characters. Italy is an obnoxious and annoying brat who obsesses over nothing but italian food. জাপান was just as flat and lifeless as a blank chalkboard. Germany was extremely idiotic (and not in a good way like Squatt and Baboo from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers). Quite frankly, the fact that these... (I guess we can call them-) characters have fangirls who will squeal and obsess over them astounds me to no end.
The humor... good god, the humor. I'm going to say this right now before anyone uses the parody argument: there's GOOD satire (The Boondocks, Big Money Hustlas, Spaceballs, Monty পাইথন and the Holy Grail, and আপনি Nazty Spy!), and then there's BAD satire (Kickassia, Disaster Movie, Scary Movie 4, The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It, and of course... Hetalia). Almost every single joke in হেটালিয়া is a joke that only 4-year-olds would use. It doesn't matter how many times আপনি fangirls spam the annoying "PASTA!!!" joke. It was never funny to begin with, and it never will be.
The voice অভিনয় is horrendous. Now, when I gave হেটালিয়া a try, I watched the english dub দ্বারা Funimation on Netflix. I প্রণয় Funimation, and I do think that they can churn out fantastic dubs. However, even their skill at dubbing isn't enough to save the বড় দলা of garbage known as Hetalia. Italy's voice is extremely annoying, Germany is আরো wooden than a tree, Japan's voice just adds to his lifelessness, the তালিকা goes on. Also, since Todd Haberkorn voices Italy, I can never think of characters like Death the Kid and Tsukune Aono the same way ever again.
*is done venting steam* I apologize if this was too much for আপনি to read, but I'm being serious when I say that হেটালিয়া is the WORST জীবন্ত I've ever seen. It's even worse than Boku No Pico. At least Boku No Pico had decent অ্যানিমেশন (I'm not hinting at anything with that statement), and even though it made me upchuck last night's dinner, at least Boku No Pico didn't make me feel like I died inside.
I'm done here. I'm going to sign off for now, I'm going to shut everything off, I'm going to jump in my bed, and I'm going to sleep for 6 happy hours while listening to some soothing সঙ্গীত since it's currently 12:50 PM where I'm at, and I'm starting to get a little tired from venting all that rage. See আপনি পরবর্তি morning.
May I present to you the WORST of the characters... and the most obsessed over.
Even with the looks of a handsome, noble man, he STILL has all the personality of a brick.
If there's one thing that Hetalia's good at, it's tainting and ruining other series, most of which are far superior.
I used to adore Sailor Moon, but now... *cries* Hetalia has just corrupted a fantastic anime.
What do fangirls see in that pipsqueak Italy? *chomps Tootsie Pop in one bite* The world may never know.
As men, they suck. As women...... they still suck.