Hetalia: Axis Powers

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  • TV-MA
  • 2009
  • 7 Seasons
  • 7.3  (1,349)

Hetalia: Axis Powers is a multimedia project taking in an online web comic, a series of manga comics and an anime series and motion picture. The Hetalia: Axis Powers series began life as a web comic that depicted the events following World War I leading up to World War II with the countries of the world drawn as adolescent youths. The original idea behind the series was the depiction of the stereotypes of each nation of the world leading up to World War II as the personality traits of adolescent children. For example, the character depicting Italy is cowardly and eats pasta continually, with the United States depicted as obnoxious and hamburger eating. The interactions of the characters reflect the relationships between the countries during historical events; in the later of the five seasons historical events across larger stretches of the 20th century are depicted. An animated series has been produced depicting the events of the web comic and manga series of Hetalia: Axis Powers. The first season took the form of 26 five minute episodes directed by Bob Shirahata originally commissioned by the Japanese Kids Station network. Before the first season could be aired in Japan it was cancelled following complaints about the negative stereotypes of characters depicted in Hetalia: Axis Powers. In particular, Korean protesters made strenuous attempts to ensure the season was not shown in Japan. Two seasons of Hetalia: Axis Powers have been aired in North America on the Funimation network. A full length movie called Paint It, White! Was completed in 2010 and distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Funimation.

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Seasons
Let's Celebrate the New Year
15. Let's Celebrate the New Year
July 27, 2021
Summary is not available.
Let's Celebrate Christmas!
14. Let's Celebrate Christmas!
July 27, 2021
Summary is not available.
Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and THAT Dog
13. Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and THAT Dog
July 27, 2021
Summary is not available.
Get better!
12. Get better!
June 16, 2021
Summary is not available.
Spa Competition and Spain's Kitchen
11. Spa Competition and Spain's Kitchen
June 9, 2021
Summary is not available.
Industrial Revolution, Part 6
10. Industrial Revolution, Part 6
June 2, 2021
Summary is not available.
Industrial Revolution, Part 5
9. Industrial Revolution, Part 5
May 26, 2021
Summary is not available.
Industrial Revolution, Part 4
8. Industrial Revolution, Part 4
May 19, 2021
Summary is not available.
Industrial Revolution, Part 3
7. Industrial Revolution, Part 3
May 12, 2021
Summary is not available.
Industrial Revolution, Part 2
6. Industrial Revolution, Part 2
May 5, 2021
Summary is not available.
Industrial Revolution, Part 1
5. Industrial Revolution, Part 1
April 28, 2021
Summary is not available.
Czech and Slovakia, Part 2
4. Czech and Slovakia, Part 2
April 21, 2021
Summary is not available.
Czech and Slovakia, Part 1
3. Czech and Slovakia, Part 1
April 14, 2021
Summary is not available.
Oddballs, Part 2
2. Oddballs, Part 2
April 7, 2021
Summary is not available.
Oddballs, Part 1
1. Oddballs, Part 1
March 31, 2021
Summary is not available.
Description

Hetalia: Axis Powers is a multimedia project taking in an online web comic, a series of manga comics and an anime series and motion picture. The Hetalia: Axis Powers series began life as a web comic that depicted the events following World War I leading up to World War II with the countries of the world drawn as adolescent youths.

The original idea behind the series was the depiction of the stereotypes of each nation of the world leading up to World War II as the personality traits of adolescent children. For example, the character depicting Italy is cowardly and eats pasta continually, with the United States depicted as obnoxious and hamburger eating. The interactions of the characters reflect the relationships between the countries during historical events; in the later of the five seasons historical events across larger stretches of the 20th century are depicted.

An animated series has been produced depicting the events of the web comic and manga series of Hetalia: Axis Powers. The first season took the form of 26 five minute episodes directed by Bob Shirahata originally commissioned by the Japanese Kids Station network. Before the first season could be aired in Japan it was cancelled following complaints about the negative stereotypes of characters depicted in Hetalia: Axis Powers. In particular, Korean protesters made strenuous attempts to ensure the season was not shown in Japan.

Two seasons of Hetalia: Axis Powers have been aired in North America on the Funimation network. A full length movie called Paint It, White! Was completed in 2010 and distributed in the U.S. and Canada by Funimation.

Hetalia: Axis Powers is a series that is currently running and has 7 seasons (149 episodes). The series first aired on January 24, 2009.

Where to Watch Hetalia: Axis Powers

Hetalia: Axis Powers is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Hetalia: Axis Powers on demand at Amazon and Crunchyroll.

  • Premiere Date
    January 24, 2009
  • IMDB Rating
    7.3  (1,349)