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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: 7.761 (scored by 70,664 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #9332
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #358
Members: 144,669
Favorites: 4,730
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Ranked #933Popularity #358Members 144,669
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Episodes: /52

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
Russia
Russia
Main
Takato, Yasuhiro
Japanese
Takato, Yasuhiro
America
America
Main
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Japanese
Konishi, Katsuyuki
Iwamura, Aiko
Japanese
Iwamura, Aiko

Staff

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


Edit 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)

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#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)




More reviewsReviews

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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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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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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New Season of 'Hetalia Axis Powers' Announced

A new Hetalia series titled The World Twinkle has been announced, according to the January issue of Gentosha's Monthly Comic Birz. The series will be the sixth seaso...read more

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