| Each Battlefield|
|Hetalia: The Beautiful World episode|
|Episode no.||Season 5|
|Original air date||January 25, 2013|
|Key Animation||Yumi Nakayama|
|Ending theme||"Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo" by Daisuke Namikawa|
|Hetalia Episode Chronology|
Each Battlefield (それぞれの戦場 Sorezore no senjō) is the first episode of Hetalia: The Beautiful World, and the one hundred and first overall in the anime series Hetalia. It was first broadcast on January 25th, 2013. It adapts the beginning of Each Battlefield as well as the strips German Trial-and-Error, I(He)talian War, and I(He)talian War Ver. 2 from the same chapter in Hetalia: Axis Powers Volume 4. In addition, it also adapts the strip hardest vs softest from the Omochi Omochi 2 story in the original webcomic.
The episode begins with Italy asking Japan if he used to fight with a shuriken a long time ago, and that he himself would enjoy seeing one. He also asks Japan to show him one. Japan stops and thinks, and Italy tells him that Germany would enjoy seeing one too, which Germany reluctantly agrees. Italy explains that in German movies, ninjas appear in weird places. Nevertheless, Japan explains that, unlike the movies, shuriken actually did not fly or stick that well, and that they had very low accuracy, and were not very dependable as weapons. This upsets Germany, but Japan goes on to say that it would be more effective to throw or stab with a sharpened chopstick instead, which both Italy and Germany stop and think about.
In the first transition screen, Mochi Italy drops down from the top of the screen. Almost immediately, two Italian flags sprout from both sides of him and he shouts "Piacere! Piacere!"
Italy notices that Austria was unhappy. Germany tells him that there was no coffee, so it could not be helped. Italy tells Germany that to try and help Austria. Germany refuses, but Italy keeps insisting that he could help. Eventually, Germany gets to work and makes some coffee using dandelions as a substitute. He informs Italy about the new coffee, which the latter tries and happily describes as really like the real one. Germany says that it was also much more nutritious that the original too. Italy says that Austria would be happy, but Germany comments that it has a downside. The scene then cuts to Japan walking around a castle to see Germany picking dandelions, which Japan exclaims that he looks so maiden-like.
Hardest vs Softest
In the second transition screen, Mochi Italy crashes into a large block that turns out to be Mochi Germany. Mochi Germany turns around and shakes angrily, causing Mochi Italy to cry in fear. A moment later, both become calm and sprout their respective flags from their sides.
Italy shows Germany one of his M11/39 tanks. Italy gushes over how cool he thinks it is, but Germany points out that the artillery guns were in the wrong spot, and questions whether he can even use the machine. Italy gasps and then explains to the audience that because the artillery gun was attached to the M11/39 tank's body, the whole vehicle had to spin around in order to aim it. Dejected, Italy says that he thought it would look cool, but Germany tells him not to prioritize how it looks. Still, Italy shows the tank to his troops, remaining enthusiastic over its abilities to fight England. Right then, England pops out from a nearby trench, and the Italian troops run away, leaving the tank behind. England walks up to the tank and observes that it has had a rough time too.
I(He)talian War Ver. 2
Italy shows Germany his upgraded "Carro Armato" and asks if it's cool, pointing out that the artillery gun is in the right place this time. Italy decides to demonstrate how amazing the tank is, and Germany tells him to be careful. After Italy arduously climbs inside, he fires a shot but quickly opens the top due to being choked by the smoke inside. Italy tries again, but the same thing happens, so he decides just to leave the top open. Germany exclaims that it is a very dangerous tank. Italy explains to the audience that every time a shot was fired, the inside of the tank would flood with smoke and cause problems for those inside. In the end, they often decided to leave the roof open.
- Mochi Italy
- America (non-speaking cameo)
- Austria (non-speaking cameo)
- Mochi Germany
- Italy, Mochi Italy: Daisuke Namikawa
- Germany, Mochi Germany: Hiroki Yasumoto
- Japan: Hiroki Takahashi
- America: Katsuyuki Konishi (laugh)
- England: Noriaki Sugiyama
- Austria: Akira Sasanuma (grunting)
- Narrator: Yuki Kaida
English Dub Cast
- Italy, Mochi Italy: Todd Haberkorn
- Germany, Mochi Germany: Patrick Seitz
- Japan: Christopher Bevins
- America: Eric Vale
- Britain: Scott Freeman
- Austria: Chuck Huber
- Narrator: Jamie Marchi
- Additional Voices: Aaron Roberts, Clifford Chapin, Greg Silva, Jason Douglas, Alex Organ, Josh Martin, Chris Burnett
- This story adapts the entirety of the Each Battlefield chapter with the exception of the story What Italy Forgot, which was originally posted as a webcomic called The Guns of Germany and Italy
- The first mochitalia transition segment doesn't appear to have been adapted from a specific panel or strip, but rather from elements present in the Omochi Manga Summary story. In several strips Mochi Italy (among others) would sprout flags from his side, and he exclaimed "Piacere! Piacere!" (An Italian interjection meaning "Pleased to Meet You!") after giving Estonia a flower.