Hetalia Axis Powers

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Japanese: ヘタリア Axis Powers
English: Hetalia Axis Powers
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Type: ONA
Episodes: 52
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 24, 2009 to Mar 5, 2010
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Web manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: AnthropomorphicAnthropomorphic, Gag HumorGag Humor, HistoricalHistorical, ParodyParody
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 127638127,638 users)
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Ranked: #29752
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Popularity: #956
Members: 256,726
Favorites: 4,276

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In a tumultuous era of World Wars and general uncertainty for the future, Germany did not expect that his only constant allies would be North Italy and Japan. Despite being a descendant of the once-powerful Ancient Rome, North Italy is weak, useless, and overly in love with pasta. In contrast, Japan is reliable and pragmatic, but has strange obsessions that would bewilder anyone. Believing he drew the short end of the straw, Germany must think of a way to make this unlikely alliance work.

To rub salt into the wound, the chaotic Allied Forces arrive, determined to stop the Axis Powers in their tracks. While they all share a common goal, none of the Allies can set aside their centuries of differences to fight as a cohesive front. As conflicts continue, these personified nations act out the events of World Wars I and II in a comedic and entertaining manner.

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Opening Theme

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"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 (eps 27)
3: "Marukaite Chikyuu (Japan version)" by Hiroki Takahashi (eps 30)
4: "Marukaite Chikyuu (Russia version)" by Yasuhiro Takato (eps 43)
5: "Marukaite Chikyuu (United Kingdom version)" by Noriaki Sugiyama (eps 46)
6: "Marukaite Chikyuu (France version)" by Masaya Onosaka (eps 47)
7: "Marukaite Chikyuu (America version)" by Katsuyuki Konishi (eps 49)

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Jan 3, 2024
Now, since Hetalia is about personified countries and contains a couple of stereotypes, perhaps it's not for everyone, but that doesn't automatically mean it's bad!

1. Characters: (almost) Every character in this is a country represented by a human, and it's what you'd expect. But they're really likeable and their individual quirks are too silly not to end up loving. Plus, some of the comedy moments are really funny and well executed. It's very easy to end up with a favorite character or two. 9/10

2. Art & Animation: Hidekaz Himaruya's art style can be a bit unappealing the very first time one watches this, but you ...
Nov 9, 2023
Mixed Feelings
Hetalia is a bit like Wikipedia. There's lots of fun rabbit holes to go down, and plenty of cool information, but if you start believing without verifying and stop checking citations, you end up with a head full of rubbish. Also, you should probably make sure you're reading it in your native language.

Hetalia: Axis Powers is a short anime adapted from a (mostly) 4-koma comedy manga. It is worth noting that 4-koma comedy manga are notably lacking from many historical textbooks - thus, I'm going to treat Hetalia as a comedy rather than as an educational or historical series, and given how frequently it flubs ...
Sep 24, 2021
Hetalia was my favorite anime for a good portion of middle school. I've seen every episode multiple times over, and watched the whole movie for a birthday party with friends, so I am more than capable of saying that this anime is absolute dog shit.

It has great entertainment value on an ironic and nostalgic level for me, but when it comes down to actual content it's..... bad. Zero plot, little to no character development, awful pacing etc. Not good. Though, the voice acting is enjoyable, and the theme song is debilitatingly catchy.

On an unironic level it's a bad show, BUT, if you're looking for something ...

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