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Hetalia Axis Powers

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
Duration: 5 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.931 (scored by 46471 users)
Ranked: #5872
Popularity: #222
Members: 91,407
Favorites: 3,694
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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Synopsis

Based on a popular web-released manga series by Hidekazu Himaruya, this has been described as a "cynical gag" story set in Europe in the years between WW1 and WW2 (1918-1939), using exaggerated caricatures of the different nationalities as portrayed by a gaggle of bishōnen. For example, the Italia Veneziano character is into pasta and women. The Deutsche (German) bishi loves potatoes and sausages, and Nippon is an otaku boy. Installments of the manga have jumped back and forth in setting from the ancient times to modern-day geopolitics. The manga's title comes the Japanese words for "useless" (hetare) and Italy (Italia).

Related Anime

Adaptation: Hetalia Axis Powers
Side story: Hetalia Axis Powers Movie: Paint it, White, Hetalia Axis Powers Fan Disc
Sequel: Hetalia World Series

Characters & Voice Actors

North Italy
North Italy
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Haberkorn, Todd
English
Haberkorn, Todd
Japan
Japan
Main
Takahashi, Hiroki
Japanese
Takahashi, Hiroki
Bevins, Christopher
English
Bevins, Christopher
Germany
Germany
Main
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Japanese
Yasumoto, Hiroki
Seitz, Patrick
English
Seitz, Patrick
America
America
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Vale, Eric
English
Vale, Eric

Staff

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



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Jun 23, 2010
FlyingHigh13
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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Feb 18, 2009
Kyora
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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Recommendations

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.
short episodes, comedy the protagonist is not very intelligent and both are very imaginative
chi doesn´t have ending, hetalia doesn´t have opening

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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