Hetalia: Axis Powers


#1

[size=16]Hetalia: Axis Powers[/size]

[quote]Genres: comedy
Themes: bishounen, historical, moe, parody, shonen-ai
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Italy, once home of the strongest empire in the world, has changed. This is the story of Italy, now a cowardly pasta-loving fool, and his friends (other personified countries of the world) as they live through strange moments in world history.
Number of Episodes: 52
Vintage: 2009-01-24[/quote]
ANN Info Page


[size=16]Hetalia World Series[/size]

[quote]Genres: comedy
Themes: bishounen, historical, moe, parody
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: Italy, once home of the strongest empire in the world, has changed. This is the story of Italy, now a cowardly pasta-loving fool, and his friends (other personified countries of the world) as they live through strange moments in world history. (This is a continuation of the first series.)
Number of Episodes: 48
Vintage: 2010-03-25[/quote]
ANN Info Page


[size=16]Hetalia The Beautiful World[/size]

[quote]Genres: comedy
Themes: bishounen, historical, moe, parody
Plot Summary: Italy, once home of the strongest empire in the world, has changed. This is the story of Italy, now a cowardly pasta-loving fool, and his friends (other personified countries of the world) as they live through strange moments in world history. (This is a continuation of the first series “Hetalia: Axis Powers” and “Hetalia World Series”. However, its design will be somewhat different, the theme being Kira☆Kira (キラ☆キラ, literally “Sparkle☆Sparkle”) because it’s supposed to look prettier than either “Axis Powers” or “World Series”. More new characters will be introduced to the series.
Number of Episodes: 20
Vintage: 2013-01-25[/quote]
ANN Info Page


[size=16]Hetalia The World Twinkle[/size]

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Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint It, White! (movie) Vintage: 2010-06-05


#2

I must say this show cracked me up. I loved to study history in school and I liked this series.

The episode I really like so far is Episode 8 where Italy keeps getting captured by the Allies and sent back to Germany. Only UK was smart enough to use Italy to capture Germany. Lol. Germany must have been technically advanced to have DVDs back then. And at the end Japan finally answers the phone. Lol


#3

[size=20]Funimation Announces Partial English Cast for Hetalia[/size]
posted on 2010-07-07 01:49 EDT
Additional casting announcements due daily this and next week

The North American anime distributor has made its preliminary casting announcements for the Hetalia - Axis Powers anime via a video on the YouTube website on Wednesday. The English dubbing cast so far is as follows:

• Lithuania: Josh Grelle
• Estonia: Mike McFarland
• Latvia: Ryan Reynolds
• Romano: Ian Sinclair
• Spain: Dave Trosko
• Greece: Vic Mignogna
• Liechtenstein: Cherami Leigh
• Switzerland: John Burgmeier
• Poland: Ryan Bijan
• Ukraine: Lydia Mackay
• Belarus: Monica Rial
• Holy Roman Empire: Chris Cason
• Chibitalia: Brina Palencia
• Rome: Christopher R. Sabat
• Austria: Chuck Huber
• Hungary: Luci Christian
• Sealand: Maxey Whitehead

Additional casting announcements for Russia, China, Japan, England, France, America, Germany, and Italy will be revealed over this and the next week — one actor per day — with English-language sample clips. Four of the nations/characters will also feature special bonus interviews with the creative team for the North American release of the series.

The Hetalia anime series is an adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya’s web-based manga. After early controversy regarding the series’ content, its TV airing was pulled in favor of a web streaming. The web series was popular enough for a second season to stream over summer of 2009 and a third this past March, along with an anime film that was released in Japan on June 5. FUNimation announced its license of the series this past January, and it will release the first season later this year.

Update: Jerry Jewell will play Russia.

Update 2: Funimation has clarified that Ryan Reynolds is not the Hollywood actor, but a voice actress who has worked with FUNimation before. This is her first recurring role with the company.

Update 3: Patrick Seitz will play Germany.

Update 4: Christopher Bevins will play Japan.

Update 5: Clarine Harp will play China.

Update 6: Scott Freeman will play England.

Update 7: J. Michael Tatum will play France.

Update 8: Eric Vale will play America.


#4

[size=20]Funimation Announces Remaining English Hetalia Cast[/size]
posted on 2010-07-16 16:51 EDT
Jerry Jewell, Patrick Seitz, Christopher Bevins, Clarine Harp, Scott Freeman, more

The North American anime distributor Funimation has announced the remaining members in its English dubbing cast for the Hetalia - Axis Powers series. In YouTube videos posted between late last week and Friday, the company announced the following English cast members:

• Russia: Jerry Jewell
• Germany: Patrick Seitz
• Japan: Christopher Bevins
• China: Clarine Harp
• England: Scott Freeman
• France: J. Michael Tatum
• America: Eric Vale
• Italy: Todd Haberkorn

Funimation had announced most of the cast members on July 7.

Update: Freeman and several of the Hetalia cast members will appear at Baltimore’s Otakon convention to present the premiere of the first 10 episodes and to attend two autograph sessions.

Update 2: Funimation announced another list of cast members:

• Canada: Eric Vale
• Cuba: Bob Carter
• Egypt: Scott Sager
• Finland: Clint Bickham
• Prussia: Jonathan Brooks


#5

[size=15]Hetalia US Premiere and Cast Panel @ Otakon[/size]

http://www.theanimenetwork.com/component/option,com_kunena/Itemid,65/catid,7/func,view/id,56248/limit,10/limitstart,40/#56479


#6

[size=20]Tokyopop Puts Hetalia 1 on Zinio E-Publication Reader[/size]
posted on 2010-08-14 11:52 EDT
Hidekaz Himaruya’s manga also available from libraries via OverDrive service

The North American publisher Tokyopop has announced on its Facebook account on Saturday that the first volume of Hidekaz Himaruya’s Hetalia - Axis Powers manga is now available through the Zinio digital publication software for Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X computers. Tokyopop is also offering a digital edition of the manga for free to libraries via the OverDrive service. The first print volume will ship on September 21.

Tokyopop has released other graphic novels through Zinio since June, but the only Japanese manga among the earlier titles were Gravitation and Princess Ai. Tokyopop announced at Comic-Con International that it will make its graphic novels available as downloadable PDFs on the OverDrive service.


#7

[size=16]Funimation Lists New Hetalia Voice Actors[/size]
posted on 2011-08-19 23:51 EDT


#8

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-09-02/hetalia-paint-it-white-film-english-trailer-posted
[size=20]Hetalia Paint it, White! Film’s English Trailer Posted[/size]
posted on 2011-09-02 11:10 EDT
Funimation to ship DVD on November 22

The North American anime distributor Funimation began streaming a 100-second English-language trailer for its upcoming release of the movie Hetalia Paint it, White! (Ginmaku Hetalia - Axis Powers Paint it, White [Shiroku Nure!]), based on the Hetalia - Axis Powers comedy manga and anime series. Funimation will release the film on DVD on November 22.

Funimation announced last year that it licensed the film.


#9

[size=16]Anime Weekend Atlanta to Premiere Hetalia Film’s English Dub[/size]
posted on 2011-09-06 18:00 EDT
Funimation to release film on DVD on November 22


#10

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2011-11-21/hetalia-paint-it-white-film-english-clip-interview-posted
[size=20]Hetalia Paint it, White! Film’s English Clip, Interview Posted[/size]
posted on 2011-11-21 15:00 EST
Funimation to ship DVD on Tuesday

The North American anime distributor Funimation began streaming an English-dubbed clip from the Hetalia Paint it, White! (Ginmaku Hetalia - Axis Powers Paint it, White [Shiroku Nure!]) film on Monday. The film is based on the Hetalia - Axis Powers comedy manga and anime series. Funimation will release the film on DVD on November 22. Limited-edition DVDs will bundle a green bandana.

Funimation also posted a video interview on Monday with dub voice actor Jonathan Brooks on his character of “Prussia” in the series. In the interview Brooks discusses his audition for the show and how he gets into character.

Funimation announced last year that it licensed the film.


#11

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-07-27/hetalia-anime-gets-5th-season-green-lit
[size=20]Hetalia Comedy Anime Gets 5th Season Green-Lit[/size]
posted on 2012-07-27 03:49 EDT
Hidekaz Himaruya’s 5th manga volume goes on sale Tuesday

The September issue of Gentosha’s Monthly Comic Birz magazine is announcing on Monday that a fifth season of the Hetalia anime has been green-lit. The same issue notes that the fifth volume of Hidekaz Himaruya’s original manga will go on sale on Tuesday.

Funimation has been releasing the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America. Tokyopop published the first two manga volumes, but it shut down its North American publishing operations last year. Right Stuf announced in May that it partnered with the Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics and Tokyopop to release the first three manga volumes, and Tokyopop founder Stu Levy said at Anime Expo that the next two volumes will also be released in English.


#12

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-09-14/5th-hetalia-season-titled-slated-for-2013
[size=20]5th Hetalia Season Titled, Slated for 2013[/size]
posted on 2012-09-14 01:15 EDT

The fifth anime season inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya’s Hetalia manga is slated for 2013 under the tentative title Hetalia: The Beautiful World. Four Japanese DVD box sets for Hetalia - Axis Powers and Hetalia: World Series have also been slated for release on a monthly schedule, beginning on September 26 and going to December 26.

Funimation has been releasing the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America. Tokyopop published the first two manga volumes, but it shut down its North American publishing operations last year. Right Stuf announced in May that it partnered with the Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics and Tokyopop to release the first three manga volumes, and Tokyopop founder Stu Levy said at Anime Expo that the next two volumes will also be released in English.


#13

[size=16]Hetalia’s 5th Series Slated for January 25[/size]
posted on 2012-10-29 23:48 EDT


#14

[size=16]Hetalia Anime’s 5th Series Promo Previews Opening Theme[/size]
posted on 2012-12-29 10:35 EST
Hetalia The Beautiful World to premiere in Japan on January 25


#15

[size=16]Funimation to Stream Hetalia The Beautiful World Anime[/size]
posted on 2013-01-18 12:33 EST
5th season based on Hidekaz Himaruya’s manga to premiere in Japan on January 25

[size=16]Hetalia The Beautiful World’s English-Subtitled Trailer Posted[/size]
posted on 2013-01-19 23:00 EST
Funimation to begin streaming anime this month


#16

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-04-30/funimation-unveils-hetalia/the-beautiful-world-english-dub-cast-trailer
[size=20]Funimation Unveils Hetalia: the Beautiful World’s English Dub Cast, Trailer[/size]
posted on 2014-04-30 13:00 EDT
Chad Cline, Aaron Dismuke, Tyson Rinehart, Josh Martin, Clarine Harp, T.K. Masala, Anthony Bowling join cast

Funimation announced the English dub cast for some of the characters introduced in the Hetalia The Beautiful World television anime series. Funimation will release the series on DVD on July 22.

Romania – Chad Cline
Cyprus – Aaron Dismuke
Australia – Tyson Rinehart
Picardy – Josh Martin
Taiwan – Clarine Harp
India – T.K. Masala
New Zealand – Anthony Bowling
Seborga – Austin Tindle
Wy – Lindsay Seidel

Funimation also shared a trailer for the English dub:


#17

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-05-12/funimation-announces-cast-for-gender-bending-hetalia-ova
[size=20]Funimation Announces Cast for Gender-Bending Hetalia OVA[/size]
posted on 2014-05-12 13:05 EDT
Brina Palencia, Terri Doty star as Italy, Germany

FUNimation Entertainment announced more new cast members on Monday for its English dub of Hetalia The Beautiful World. The characters, which are genderbent versions of the usual cast, will appear in one of five original video anime (OVA) episodes that Funimation will include in its DVD release of the series on July 22:

[details=Brina Palencia as Fem!Italy]
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[details=Terri Doty as Fem!Germany]
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[details=Alexis Tipton as Fem!Japan]
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[details=Luci Christian as Fem!America]
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[details=Monica Rial as Fem!Britain]
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[details=Kara Edwards as Fem!Russia]
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[details=Stephanie Young as Fem!France]
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[details=Clarine Harp as Fem!China]
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[details=Luci Christian as Fem!Canada]
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[details=Ryan Reynolds as Fem!Latvia]
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[details=Anastasia Munoz as Fem!Prussia]
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Funimation streamed Hetalia The Beautiful World as it aired beginning January 2013. The OVAs are unaired episodes that bundled with the Japanese DVD releases.


#18

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-11-26/hetalia-anime-of-anthropomorphized-nations-gets-new-series/.81494

Hetalia Anime of Anthropomorphized Nations Gets New Series

posted on 2014-11-26 21:55 EST

Hidekaz Himaruya’s manga about bishōnen nations inspires 6th season, Hetalia The World Twinkle

The January issue of Gentosha’s Monthly Comic Birz magazine is announcing on Saturday that production on the anime Hetalia The World Twinkle has been green-lit. The magazine proclaims, “Hetalia’s eagerly anticipated new series launches!!” Monthly Comic Birz will start unveiling new information in the following issue.

Hetalia The World Twinkle will be the sixth anime season inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya’s Hetalia manga. The manga takes the archetypal characteristics of countries and regions throughout the world, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnen characters.

The previous anime season, Hetalia The Beautiful World, premiered in Japan on January 2013. Funimation has released all the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America.

Tokyopop published the first two manga volumes, but it shut down its North American publishing operations in 2011. Right Stuf announced in 2012 that it partnered with the Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics and Tokyopop to release the manga, and it has published the six volumes released so far.


#19

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anime-news/2014/11/29/6th-anime-series-hetalia-the-world-twinkle-announced
[size=20]6th Anime Series “Hetalia The World Twinkle” Announced[/size]
Shonen Jump+ has serialized “Hetalia World☆Stars” manga
November 29, 2014 2:30am CST

It is officially announced in Japan today on November 29 that Hetalia The World Twinkle, the 6th anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya’s comedy manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers, is now in the works. The official website for the anime series has updated with a new key visual for the upcoming “TWT” series. Currently no more details are available on the site. Studio DEEN have produced the previous five anime adaptations from 2009 to 2013.

A new manga series by Himaruya, Hetalia World☆Stars has been serialized on Shueisha’s free web magazine Shonen Jump+ since September 2014 and the latest 20th episode is posted just today.

Screenshot of the website


#20

http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2014-12-13/daisuke-namikawa-sings-new-hetalia-anime-theme-song-as-italy/.82095

Daisuke Namikawa Sings New Hetalia Anime’s Theme Song as Italy

posted on 2014-12-13 18:30 EST

Main cast and staff return for the new series

The official Twitter account for the upcoming Hetalia series, Hetalia The World Twinkle, announced on Tuesday that Daisuke Namikawa will again play the role of Italy and sing the theme song in character. The rest of the staff and cast from Hetalia Beautiful World will also return.

Hetalia The World Twinkle will be the sixth anime season inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya’s Hetalia manga. The manga takes the archetypal characteristics of countries and regions throughout the world, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnen characters.

The previous anime season, Hetalia The Beautiful World, premiered in Japan on January 2013. Funimation has released all the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America.