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.
BISHIES EVERYWHERE. There are very few girl characters in either anime. That is really the only similarity between the two. That, and Italia's personality reminds me a bit of Tamaki's. Both are good animes, and both deserved to be watched.
Both are fun shows based on stereotypes, though different kinds. Both are personal favorites of mine, too. While Hetalia has less of a story arc than Ouran, they both have similar humor and tone ( I only wouldn't recommend Hetalia if you're really sensitive to racism) But if you love Ouran for the Humor, I can guarantee you'll love Hetalia.
These two anime tend use the same type of humor, general art style, and are very energetic and fun to get into. Though personally, I am not a huge fan of Ouran HSHC for its repetitiveness, they are very similar in their comedic senses.
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.
While Azumanga is based off a four-panel yonkoma, Hetalia is based off very similarly styled webcomic. Both have the same slap-stick brand of comedy that make them enjoyable and easy to watch, with eccentric characters and a happy-go-lucky feel.
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
Both have characters that are anthropomorphic representations of countries (Hetalia) or guns (Upotte!!) and take on the stereotypical mannerism and cliches of said countries often with humorous results.
Even though Miracle Train has just been aired, it kinda reminded me of Hetalia.. and here's why: In Hetalia there's bunch of guys presenting countries and in Miracle Train, bunch of guys are presenting train stations. I think that's the only common thing between those anime's. And they're both really enjoyable. ^^
It has the same humor, art style, and the characters including their personalities and dynamics are similar. Sonya and Yasuna are essentially clones of Germany and Italy, only girls and put in a school setting.
they both have gay characters with sexual tensions.
they both have bitchy tsunderes and batshitinsane yanderes.
they both have kawaii characters like for example, konata and cuba.
they both have shitty ass quality. (still good animes tho.)
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.
For anyone who enjoys seeing many different nationalities represented in an anime, this show is a must! Even though neither of these has a Japanese character as a protagonist, both shows focus a lot on how Japan views the rest of the world and vice versa. Both shows also deal with global politics more or less realistically, and both are also filled with handsomely drawn male characters that'll keep any yaoi-shipper busy.
Well, it's kinda easy.
-They both have a cast mostly comprised by males.
-They both have bishōnens and bishōjos
-They both have ships who aren't technically canon but still...
-They both are very popular amongst shippers
-They both are very colourful
You get the point.
Free! has a bit more drama and it's mainly about sports while Hetalia it's more of a 'history' anime and it's 90% (weird) comedy. They both are lovely, really.
The movie to Hetalia Axis Powers. Fun, witty, and hilarious. Only downside is that the entire movie contains many "wtf" moments that can lead to confusion. Other than that, this is definitely something worth watching!
Both are fun, light-hearted comedies that focus on certain cultures. "Hetalia Axis Powers" deals more with countries and the stereotypes that surround them, while "Boku no Imouto wa" focuses more on Osaka and the mannerisms of the people there. They're also both only a few minutes long.
In Hetalia Axis Powers, we have characters that represent countries, while in Mahou Shoujo Taisen, we have magical girls who represent prefectures and towns of Japan. If that's not similar, then I have no idea what is. Both "parody" anime, in a way. Both won't take you more than two hours to watch.
It may be a stretch to compare these two titles, since Hetalia is so silly and nonsensical while Fate/Zero is so dark and intense; however, both of them are anime that give history lessons while simultaneously entertaining the viewer. While Hetalia involves countries and their history, Fate/Zero (along with its alternative versions) involves various historical figures.
If you're looking for great comedy that will leave you rolling on the floor laughing, then either Cuticle Detective Inaba or Hetalia Axis Powers just might be for you. Though the plots may be essentially different (one is about countries personified while the other is about a part wolf detective), both series offer funny and eccentric characters, LOL- worthy gags, a bunch of fanservice here and there, and just pure awesomeness in general. Assuredly, either one of the two will leave you smiling after each episode :D
Hetalia and Kaitou Reinya are pretty much twins besides the plot (if there is one for either of them). Hetalia is a 5 minute long anime and Kaitou Reinya is a 3 minute long anime. Both hilarious, fast paced, and random with a unique drawing/animation style. You can't really say no to either.
Gag manga Biyori is hard to understand and the joke is very japanese oriented. But if you familiar with comedy anime you should have no problem watching it.
Hetalia is a historical anime, knowledge about world history required to understand most of it jokes. But if you never read the original four panels manga, you may still have some trouble understanding it. Gag manga is more audience-friendly.
SUM : Gag Manga require some knowledge about japanese language and culture to fully appreciate the jokes.
While Hetalia require an A++ in your high school world history class, and strong sense of anime interpreting. read more
Both anime are about human personifications (In hetalia its Coutries as humans, in DD its Animals as Humans.) In Both cases All characters are seriously flawed, and the story focuses on their day to day failures in a cute wayxD Both are comedy, are 5 minutes per episode, and make absolutely no sense in an awesome way =D
Hetalia is a 5-minute ONA and Nodame is longer than that but I felt that the atmosphere and some of the randomness were quite similar. The drawings kind of reminded me of each other as well.
Plus, "South Italy" (Feliciano) really reminds me of Nodame and vice versa.
Both are full of really goofy humor that some people may not enjoy. You actually learn some things while watching these anime - for Hetalia, you are taught a little bit of history, while with Anime de Wakaru Shinryounaika, you are taught some psychology-related facts. Episodes for both anime are only five minutes long.