Ranked #792

Hetalia Axis Powers

Alternative Titles

English: Hetalia Axis Powers
Japanese: ヘタリア Axis Powers

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 24, 2009 to Mar 5, 2010
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Web manga
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.821 (scored by 61,662 users)
Ranked: #7922
Popularity: #306
Members: 124,445
Favorites: 4,362
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Synopsis

What if nations were people? What traits would they have? What would this mean for historical events?

Hetalia Axis Powers takes these questions and runs with them, personifying countries into characters. The show takes a comedic and light approach to politics and historical events while educating the viewer.

Taking place primarily during the events of World War I and World War II, the story focuses on the Axis Powers and occasionally throws the spotlight onto the tumultuous relationship between the Allied Forces. The Axis Powers feature the titular character North Italy, who is clumsy, carefree and loves pasta; Germany, who is very serious but easily flustered; and Japan, who is stoic but has bizarre interests.

Based on Hidekaz Himaruya's widely popular webcomic turned print manga, Hetalia Axis Powers is a historical comedy that pokes lightly at culture, examines the relationships between nations and breathes fun into history.

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Characters & Voice Actors

United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Main
Sugiyama, Noriaki
Japanese
Sugiyama, Noriaki
North Italy
North Italy
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
America
America
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Iwamura, Aiko
Japanese
Iwamura, Aiko
Russia
Russia
Main
Takato, Yasuhiro
Japanese
Takato, Yasuhiro

Staff

Shirohata, Bob
Shirohata, Bob
Director
Marchi, Jamie
Marchi, Jamie
Script
Huber, Chuck
Huber, Chuck
Script
Namikawa, Daisuke
Namikawa, Daisuke
Theme Song Performance

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Opening Theme

"Hetalia no Ooinaru Sekai (ヘタリアの大いなる世界) (Hetalia, World's Greatest) by Conisch (コーニッシュ)

Ending Theme

#1: "Marukaite Chikyuu (Italy version)" by Daisuke Namikawa
#2: "Marukaite Chikyuu (Germany version)" by Hiroki Yasumoto (ep 27)
#3: "Marukaite Chikyuu (Japan version)" by Hiroki Takahashi (ep 30)
#4: "Marukaite Chikyuu (Russia version)" by Yasuhiro Takato (ep 43)
#5: "Marukaite Chikyuu (United Kingdom version)" by Noriaki Sugiyama (ep 46)
#6: "Marukaite Chikyuu (France version)" by Masaya Onosaka (ep 47)
#7: "Marukaite Chikyuu (America version)" by Katsuyuki Konishi (ep 49)



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Kyora
Feb 18, 2009
NOTE: I do read/follow the scanalations so while I do not think there are any spoilers, it will probably make my review a bit biased.

Story: 9
The series is definitely interesting and unique, but there really is not an overlying story or plot. You're not really going to find much in plot development or anything, as it is more about relaying historical events with a heavy basis on character relations.

Art: 7
While cute (especially with the Chibitalia moments), the artwork and animation is not really all that special. Also, the fact that it is only a webcast (thus far) is not really helpful.

Sound: 7
The voice actors generally read more
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FlyingHigh13
Jun 23, 2010
When I first heard of this series, it was from my anime-obsessed friend, who had recently turned me over to anime and manga. Now, this was at three in the morning, mind you, and I didn't feel like reading the manga, so I searched for the anime. Upon finding the first episode, I had to pause it every few seconds to read what they were saying, because it was going by so fast. After a minute or two, I decided, 'Screw this, I'm going to sleep'. About a month later, I decided that I would really try to watch the anime. Once I got past read more
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MoWriter
Mar 27, 2010
I jumped into Hetalia Axis Powers with high hopes. Online friends and real life friends gave the series such high praise. They swore that Hetalia was one of the best anime they'd seen. At appearance, Hetalia looked as good as they said, with a great set of beginning episodes. As the series progressed, however, I began to feel that Hetalia was just an over-hyped series that didn't deserve the credit that it was getting.

At first, I loved the story. With every country represented by a single character going through the events of World Wars I and II, what wasn't to like? The beginning of the read more
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Elric88
Jun 18, 2010
I rarely drop shows as quickly as I dropped Hetalia. However, I feel like I’m making the right decision.

At 5 minutes an episode, this show isn’t much of an investment. But even at that short length, I was unwilling to continue. This show is terrible – first of all, its not funny, except to maybe someone with a 12-year-old’s sense of humor. The story is non-existent. The characters are shallow stereotypes. The “Chibitalia” segments are so boring that they make me want to hang myself.

Yeah, yeah, I know, “tell us how you really feel”. I tried to give this show a chance, I really did. read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Ouran Koukou Host Club
Although their plots are very different, both offer the same type of humor. The characters fall under certain stereotypes, as well. In Hetalia, the characters are stereotypes of the countries they represent. In Ouran, the characters fall under stereotypes of different types of men that would appeal to girls. And of course, both contain plenty of bishonen, but do appeal to all demographics.  
reportRecommended by shadowsirenv
Anime: Azumanga Daioh
Both Hetalia and Azumanga Daioh have this sort of short episodic nature about them with each episode being cut into smaller episodes. It is a lot of fun but there are times where you will scratch your head as some of the jokes did not translate well to English if you are watching the dub. Still, sub or dub, both of these anime are pretty good. 
reportRecommended by angelsreview
Anime: Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou
Hetalia and Danshi are both very very comical.

Hetalia is historical and a whole parody of countries, while instead Danshi is slice of life and a strong parody of "normal" high schoolers
They are both short series (Hetalia has around 50 episodes of ONAs who don't last more than 5 mins, and Danshi is a short tv-serie who counts barely 12 eps of 20 mins each) so you don't need to spend a lot of time to complete either of them.

If you are searching for a smile or you simply like to laugh then both series are very highly recommended ;3 
reportRecommended by EtnaEraclea
Anime: Suzumiya Haruhi-chan no Yuuutsu
Both are funny ONA's. Hetalia is so much better, though. I guess it depends on your sense of humor and how much you tolerate overrated anime. The point is that they're funny and really cute and they have chibis.  
reportRecommended by VampiressMiharu
Anime: Upotte!!
same concept except the people are guns instead and they are all girls 
reportRecommended by AlchemistWarrior
Anime: Chi's Sweet Home: Atarashii Ouchi
short episodes, comedy the protagonist is not very intelligent and both are very imaginative
chi doesn´t have ending, hetalia doesn´t have opening 
reportRecommended by wabowser

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