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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!!
www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FmAeF…
~ENJOY~

~Rabbit~
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ginsuneko Featured By Owner May 22, 2012
Have you ever read the doujinshi "Gilbert and the Grim Reaper"? It seems pretty sad even though its a PruIta
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kakuume Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
could you tell me where i can read this doujin please? :) you woken my interest to it now :D
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ginsuneko Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012
Mmmkay, wait just a sec...
Here, this is where I read on tumblr
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kakuume Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh thnak you!! :)
*after reading it* o-oh my god ;^; *sniff* i'm not a huge pruita fan, but this... so sad :'<
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ginsuneko Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2012
Yeah, me neither, but its still so sad! Poor Italy and Romano...
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rabbitangel2 Featured By Owner May 23, 2012  Hobbyist
Ohmigod, I think I've heard of it! It was either that doujinshi that my friend mentioned to me about it being terribly sad or something else entirely. Either way, I'll definitely check it out :D (even though ever since To Be Human I've became skeptical of any sad doujinshi I start to read... xD)
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ginsuneko Featured By Owner May 23, 2012
It also has a sequel that broke my heart called Antonio and the Grim Reaper. So sad TT-TT
By the way, do you know off any other Hetalia "tragedies" Been on the hunt for sad Hetalia stuff (its a sickness, i know) I have already done HetaOni and Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart
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rabbitangel2 Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist
Ah, my friend mentioned that doujinshi too! xD It makes me a little scared to read them... Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love Hetalia "tragedies", because even though they are the most heartbreaking, they give off the most emotions for me that stay in my heart, and that's what I love, but I always just feel so utterly depressed afterwards...
And other "tragedies"? Hmm... I see you've read Auf Wiedersehen, Sweetheart. (beautiful story; one of my favorites by the author) Then I have a huge recommendation for you! I think you should read George deValier's other stories (he's the one who wrote it). They are seriously as beautiful as Sweetheart is, and many of them are WW2 AU's, which means that they are set in the same time as Sweetheart is, but talks about what is happening to other characters and their lives. I've read all his stories, and wow, they are really just phenomenal. And if you want something really terribly sad, I would read his one-shot called "Sleep, Little Bird". It's my most favorite one-shot by him, but it is also the most heartbreaking.
Hope it helps :D
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ginsuneko Featured By Owner May 24, 2012
I have read all the side stories for Auf Wiedersehen, I like Lily of the Lamplight the best but I could try the others. Thanks for the Sleep, Little Bird, I shall read it :3
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rabbitangel2 Featured By Owner May 26, 2012  Hobbyist
I think Auf Wiedersehen will always be my favorite, but I absolutely love Besame Mucho too! :heart: But yes, you should definitely try his other stories. (:
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