Blah, just telling my friend about it then rereading a bit of it makes me want to burst into tears any moment...
Ehem, so I've seen this quite a while ago but a while I introduced my friend Eri-tchi to this Hetalia doujinshi when before it was introduced to me by my dar friend, Nez-chan. (:
Anyways, it's called Hetalia: To Be Human (not mine, obviously). It's one of my most favorite doujinshis that I've ever read before. Mostly because it gives kind of a new perspective on the friendship of Germany and Italy, and I've already been such a huge fan of their friendship. I'm not necessarily a yaoi fan for these two, but I really just adore how close they are in the series, despite the actual countries' differences and disagreements in real life. They're just so irresistibly adorable, especially little Ita-chan~ ;u;
But before you start reading this... let me give you a bit of a warning:
That was seriously the first time I ever cried so much from a doujinshi.
Like legit. I was completely unprepared for the emotional impact that it took on me after literally watching only the first 2 minutes. Nez-chan warned me that it would be sad, but I didn't realize how inexplicably depressing it was going to be. You'd think that "Hey, Hetalia is such a cute and happy little anime, there's no way they'd be able to think of any type of depressing topic for this show!" Yeah, well that's what I thought... until I read To Be Human.
I seriously cried nonstop throughout the whole entire 4 parts (there's also an epilogue with 2 parts).
And my god, the ending is the worst.
But I guess that's the reason why I am absolutely in love with this doujinshi. Hetalia is such a cheerful, happy-go-lucky anime, it's just something you watch in your free time when you want a good laugh. That was what I thought of it. I thought "Hey, I've watched quite a few anime that's made my cry a lot, why not take a break for once?" But after reading To Be Human, I've realized that no matter how happy or how random something is, you can always find some way to take that happiness and randomness and turn it into something actually deep and meaningful.
I am quite an emotional person and a huge crybaby, so I don't know whether it seemed like I exaggerated my reaction to To Be Human or not, but that's seriously how I felt. I honestly don't know how everyone else will react, but if you do really like the Germany/Italy relationship, I suggest you really give this a shot. Even with the emotional impact it brings, it's still a wonderful doujinshi to read.
SO HERE'S THE LINK!!