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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
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Studio Deen
Source: Web manga
Duration: 5 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.701 (scored by 78,604 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #10802
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #418
Members: 165,207
Favorites: 4,998
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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


Staff

Huber, Chuck
Script
Namikawa, Daisuke
Theme Song Performance


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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)

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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

Jun 23, 2010
FlyingHigh13 (All reviews)
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
Mar 27, 2010
MoWriter (All reviews)
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
Apr 17, 2016
ThatCrazyElitist (All reviews)
Have you ever imagined how this world would be if every country was a person? Neither have I. And this is exactly what Hetalia is about, that and jokes about pasta. We watch our hero Italy struggle to..... well what, I really have no idea what the characters in this story try to achieve. And wait, did I say 'story'? What story actually, is there a story in Hetalia? This anime has no story, the characters are stereotypes of countries, the art is pretty bad and the music is 'certainly interesting'..... And guess what? I actually liked this show. Though, the fandom is kind of read more
Jul 29, 2014
literaturenerd (All reviews)
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 read more

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New Season of 'Hetalia Axis Powers' Announced

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 ...read more

FanDisc of Hetalia To Include an Unaired Episode

According to Neowing, a fandisc of "Hetalia Axis Powers" was announced to be released on May 25th. An unaired episode "Oresama Nikki" (tentative ...read more


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