So I heard that some people regard Hetalia as a good way to learn history.
Hetalia is a parody of history, aren't you supposed to first know history?
I'm not sure about historical inaccuracies, but I know for sure Hetalia is extremely selective in its portrayals of nations and history. While it is fact that Italy did poorly in WW2, but a big factor is that the Italians weren't motivated to fight in an unjust war. And the artist is obviously biased toward Japan, lol, Spain being the pedo, really?? REALLY??? Lol.
Also, if the Italians weren't complaining about this show, why should the Koreans be. The Korean protestors deftly avoid the issues about plagiarizing China's culture and history which the Hetalia Korea gets a major characteristic in (aka everything originated in Korea), because they feel it's true? Lol. Btw, it's always been Korea vs China vs Japan , whenever one country screws up, the other 2 would gang up and laugh, sad thing.
That said, Hetalia is definitely not an anime for children, with its stereotyping and very biased view of history, not to mention the mansex between countries (.....) . I feel it should be banned on Kids Station due to Korean protests.
I really enjoy Hetalia for the laughs. But seriously no it's not meant to be a way of learning history.