Tuesday, August 14, 2012

The most messed up, un-PC animation ever

From Japan of course... And don't start me on the mint bunny and the Busby chair!


Blogger The back of the hill said...

A German Simulator

An old Technicolor film-style title card is shown with the above title (and a shot of Germany), as the narrator reads it off.

The segment opens with Germany in the middle of a supermarket, as two narrators both comment on the following situations in English and Japanese:

Germany buys a bunch of Wurst and proceeds to the checkout, but finds that the checkout line in the supermarket is very long and crowded. The narrators explain that this is due to the carefree Spaniard (Spain), who works as the cashier. They proceed to explain that in the country of Spain, this is an everyday occurrence.

A Greek (Greece) is shown next, slowly handing Spain his groceries. The narrators explain that in the country of Greece, this too is an everyday occurrence. An Italian man (Romano, whistling the ending theme Marukaite Chikyuu) proceeds to walk right into the busy line and cut ahead of another man. The two narrators state that in Italy, this type of behavior is something you see everyday as well.

An annoyed Germany waits in the busy line, as the Austrian man ahead of him (Austria) starts to get even more impatient with their situation. Spain starts loudly chatting to Greece, as "Italian #2" (Italy) takes his spot in line behind Germany and begins chanting "Ve" over and over.

While everyone else in line is making noise, a Japanese man (Japan) remains quiet, though the narrators mention that he looks as if he wants to speak up and say something. Austria finally gets fed up and loudly orders Spain to take his job seriously, while Russia comments that long lines like that are a normal thing.

Austria continues to voice his frustration, while Spain remains oblivious and continues to chat with Greece. Sweden (seen in SD form) states that that day is "another peaceful day" to Finland, to which he agrees and offers to tell Sweden a joke about Russians, to pass the time in line, while America laughs obnoxiously.

Germany steadily becomes increasingly aggravated by the combination of all the different noises in the line, but can do nothing but stand and wait his turn.

The final shot is of a video game, "Hostel 4", that features Germany on the front, as both narrators advertise that this simulation game of a German's life is now on sale.


And Wikipedia;

Quote: "Germany is a hard-working, efficient, bureaucratic, and the serious character in the anime. In the series, Germany is primus inter pares among the Axis Powers, and takes responsibility for the training of Italy and Japan. Another aspect of his character is his relative inexperience with relationships, leading him to be a very literally by-the-book person with the belief that things will go wrong if people do not follow instructions to the letter." End quote.

Probably one of the stranger things to come out of Japan.
I'm borderline baffled.

August 14, 2012 1:36 PM  
Blogger The back of the hill said...

Okay. I've watched it several times now.
Still funny.

August 30, 2012 2:01 PM  

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