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 127817127,817 users)
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Ranked: #30032
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #963
Members: 257,199
Favorites: 4,277

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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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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 ...
Mar 27, 2010
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jul 29, 2014
The idea of creating a story with characters representing countries or aspects of a single country has been done many times in literature. Midnight's Children with India and Pakistan as Saleem and Shiva. The Tin Drum with Oscar Matzerath representing the German people during the Nazi period from 1933-1945. 100 Years of Solitude, where almost every facet of Colombian history and culture has a character devoted to it. Where does Hetalia fall when matched up against the aforementioned 3 novels. Well...nicht so gut. Hetalia relies on very simplistic stereotypes and slapstick humor that isn't really that funny. You won't actually learn anything about history from ...

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