So I showed bits and pieces of Hetalia to my sister and cousins, and here are their responses:

12-year old cousin: I don’t get it.

9-year old cousin: GO AMERICA!!!

8-year old cousin: Can you show me all of the countries?

11-year old sister: THIS IS SO HILARIOUS!!!! AMERICA THINKS IT’S THE HERO AND IT KEEPS EATING ALL OF THE FOOD! AND CANADA LOOKS JUST LIKE AMERICA! AND FRANCE IS BEING ALL ROMANTIC AND RUSSIA IS ALL MYSTERIOUS! PASTAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!