I roll my eyes at how Hungary is described as “manly!!!” and portrayed as some super badass and when other female characters are outed as strong.
I feel like Himaruya is trying to compensate for the sexist vibes.
And even if Belarus is strong and frightening and persistent and scares Russia ~ooh~, she is still personifying a weak country that has been conquered and ruled almost all her life and is devoting her existence to a male country. Being a yandere won’t gloss over that.
I don’t think Russia’s feelings towards Lithuania are romantic or sexual. (“He is my ex” was a mistranslation ok)
I don’t mind the pairing itself but I don’t see why so many fans, even ones that don’t ship Rusliet, say Russia has a crush on Lithuania
I can see the RoChu and RusJap subtext though?
I dislike when he’s drawn looking as tiny, moe and doe-eyed as his brother, but…sorry tumblr artists, I hate when Romano is drawn muscular and hairy! He looks nothing like that in canon…he even insults Germany for his muscle! It would make no sense for him to be muscular. And I hate how many fans think it’s improvement!
You know what Romano is in canon? A limp-wristed, effeminate, high-maintence douche. A common stereotype of Italian men.
Latvia does not always shake and stutter! In canon, he only does that when he is worried or scared (which is a lot, but still!) and guess what?
In canon, Latvia is yandere. This is a canon fact that himaryu has said. It annoys me that people regularly forget this.
I actually just can’t stand it when people in fanart or fanfiction call the countries by their human names. Have you ever seen anything canon where, for example, Germany calls to Japan yelling “Kiku! Can I see you for a second?” No! Exactly. Human names were just something Himaruya threw out there for fun. I promise you, you will never see ANYTHING canon with the countries calling each other by their human names, so please, if you want a ‘realistic’ fanfic or artwork, just use their country names. Please. It just REALLY bugs me, I’m sorry.
I really miss America’s old design.
I know a lot of people think that Himaruya is racist, and a bad person, etc. But I’ve extensively looked through almost his entire blog, and to me, it seems that he’s at least somewhat cultural. I can’t read Japanese, but a lot of the photos he has are clearly buildings with a European influence, so he likely travels. Just because Hetalia can be offensive, that doesn’t mean he doesn’t try.
I’m not a fan of Nyo England’s design anymore. It reminds me way too much of some moe kawaii stereotypical shoujo anime girl. I really wish Hima had chosen something more adult-looking, because pigtails are too cutesy.
Where did this fandom’s interpretation of “Spain’s ass” even come from, it’s so annoying.