Hetalia: Axis Powers
“In heaven, the cooks are French, the engineers are German, the bankers are Swiss, and the slaves are Korean.”
Hetalia is a portmanteau combining the words hetare meaning 'gutless coward bastards' with the word Italy. This is due to how the Japanese percieve Italy: A country dragged by Germany into a war it wasn't ready for nor obligated to fight. Italy's surrender to and subsequent fight alongside the Allies is looked upon by admiration by the Japanese, a fine example of a people coming together to fight their brutal Fascist government. The Hetalia animated TV show (rated TV-MA) was first released on a Japanese kids channel and was forced off the air by the Korean government. Fuck You Korea. Hetalia deals with the everyday lives of countries, their hopes, fears, and that petty squabble between the Axis and the Allies.
A shy, quiet person, with no obvious flaws or strengths. Has a tough time understanding western concepts such as human rights.
Portrayed as a blond, blue eyed man who frequently reffers to Japan as the 'yellow dwarf'
Portrayed as a blond, blue eyed man who is gay and bad at war.
Portrayed as a blond, green eyed man who is uptight and mentally ill.
Portrayed as a blond, blue eyed man who eats a lot and is stupid. Has an alien sidekick only he can see.
Portrayed as a blond, blue eyed man who looks exactly like America
Portrayed as a platinum blond, blue eyed man
Portrayed as a small black-haired, mentally challenged boy who is in love with Japan but disguises it with hate.
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Barbados, Belarus, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape, Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Democratic Republic of Congo, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote d'Ivoire, Croatia, Cuba, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Democratic Dictatorship of <insert name here>, Denmark, Djibouti, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Ethiopia, Fiji, Finland, Gabon, The Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Grenada, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Holy See, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kiribati, Kosovo, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Latvia, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Marshall Islands, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Moldova, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Palau, Palestine, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Africa, South Korea, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Suriname, Swaziland , Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Sealand: No country is too small to avoid Hetalia's comedic sting. Sealand, portrayed as a blond, blue-eyed boy in a sailor's outfit, is a principality consisting of 4 British citizens on a raised floating platform five miles off the English coast. Its mention in Hetalia has prompted numerous nations to reconsider Sealand's admission into the UN security council.
Why Hetalia is funny
Hetalia's Historical Accuracy
Accusations of Plagiarism
Spinoffs and Remakes
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