25 some years later:
- 16 year old daughter: Hey mom, what's Hetalia?
- Me: *sets the paper I have in my hand down* Hetalia? As in the anime?
- Daughter: Yeah. I found this book in the book shelf. *lays volume one of Hetalia on the desk*
- Me: *fond smile* Well, Hetalia is a story that an ingenious man came up where he personified all the countries in the world. It started out as just a little web comic... *flips through the book* But once fans started to multiply and grow, it became something much more. It became a means for people from all over the world to get along. It sparked historical interest in the minds of the readers, who before Hetalia, had none. But most importantly, I think, Hetalia showed how it doesn't matter about your background, your ethnicity, your race, your way of life, that if you can look past all those differences, forget past grudges, and just learn to except people for who they are, and not what they are...then we can all live more peaceful lives. *hands the book back*
- Daughter: ...*blinks* I thought it was a comedy...
- Me: *chuckle* It's that too.