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July 6, 2012


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Clearing things up

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 6, 2012, 6:56 PM
  • Listening to: Mitsuko
  • Reading: Howl's Moving Castle
  • Watching: Vocaloid PVs
  • Playing: MMD and UTAU
  • Eating: a nectarine
  • Drinking: orange juice

So recently there has been some drama about the Hetalia models and the "no yaoi" rule. I just wanna clear this up. Only a few of the models are affected by this rule. I found this out by scouring the readmes, using my own knowledge of Japanese and a few professional translators, I came up with a list of models that are and aren't affected:

America: YES (no R rated stuff)
Canada: YES
Cuba: YES
England: YES (but no R rated stuff)
Sweden: NO
Denmark: YES
France/Germany/Austria/Prussia: YES if you follow the English rules (which means you don't edit them) But NO if you follow the Japanese rules.
Greece: YES
Hong Kong: YES
Japan: YES
China: YES (no R rated)
Norway: YES (no R)
Sealand: YES (no R)
Finland: YES (no R)
Estonia: YES (no R rated)
Russia: YES (no R rated)
N. Italy:YES (no R rated)
S. Italy: YES (no R)
Iceland: YES (no R)
Spain: NO

Now to hana's rules. You all may already know that hana included two sets of rules with her models. One was an English readme and the other was Japanese.

In the English readme, she said that there is NO editing, NO redistributing, NO commercial use, and NO use in 18+ material such as violence (blood and gore) and sexual scenes.

In the Japanese readme, editing is allowed under certain conditions. And this is where the "no yaoi" rule comes into play. She made those two readmes because western users will not understand all of her conditions. So, to clarify, the "no yaoi" rule only affects you based on what set of rules you choose to follow.

Also, it shouldn't be called yaoi, since that violates all of the modelers' rules because yaoi involves intercourse between two men. Call it by it's correct name which is "shonen-ai".

I hope that this clears up some misunderstandings and that this pointless drama will stop.


I forgot to put Macao's in there.
Ok, so no violence/gore, sex scenes, but other than that, shonen ai is ok.

Also, to clarify, Sweden's readme mentioned NO YAOI but did not bar shonen ai. And Spain's readme was unclear, so I'll have someone look over it for me.


So Spain's rules are the same as hana's Japanese rules. No yaoi for him.

Also, I was wrong before. The rules do cover shonen-ai. :/


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DestinyWing Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2014  Student Writer
What's the difference of Yaoi and Shonen-Ai?
iNekoninja Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
I'm still kind of confused on Hana's rules
So you can choose to follow the English or Japanese ?
chocosunday Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That depends on which language you understand better. If you understand English better than use those rules, however the Japanese ones include certain terms that are not outlined in English.
Sithlord43 Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Student General Artist
So for Sweden, no yaoi and shonen ai? not even a bit? XD
I mean, It's canon that he likes Finland. right?
chocosunday Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yep and yep. Doesn't make sense I know, but that's what his modeler said. :iconroco-55:
chocosunday Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oops, I meant to say that :iconroco-66: also made it so yaoi/shonen-ai/yuri/shoujo-ai is not allowed with her models too. So that means Finland, Norway, China, Russia, Sealand, Estonia, and Iceland are on the "no love" list too.
Sithlord43 Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh... Ok Thanks!
chocosunday Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
no problem!
PinkGoku Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Student Digital Artist
*crying forever* on the latest version of America I downloaded, it said on the read me thing that you can't use him even for KISSES ! yeah, it said that the model doesn't have to be used for represent relations ships INCLUDING kisses or something like that...
chocosunday Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Aww...Well some models like COLION's England and Sweden cannot be used in any gay relationships AT ALL.
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