Did You Know?

DYKA: Hetalia!

Once again I am gladly obliged to talented people for bringing one of my writing samples to life. The latest episode of Did You Know Anime? spotlights the whimsical, history-spewing and stereotype-skewering work known as Hetalia: Axis Powers.

Writing this script in particular was challenging, as anyone familiar with Hetalia can tell you the animated series itself is already chock-full of general historical trivia related to its characters (anthropomorphic versions of the nations of the world) and its WWII setting. In addition to one-off facts and common knowledge, I also made some of my own well-grounded postulations (corroborated by academic peers) such as the series’ subtle commentary on China’s one-child policy via the catalyst of the character China and the fan-fueled ambiguity surrounding his gender.

Special thanks to narrator Aevynne and yet again to editor and friend Michael. Now sit back and enjoy your work!

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About the author

J. G. Lobo

Majoring in film studies and minoring in fields related to communicative studies and English literature, J. G. Lobo graduated with honors from the University of Nebraska. In addition to his other filmic endeavors and academic ambitions, he has since begun viewing anime through various cinematographic and scholarly lenses while inviting others to do the same.

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