Episode 03

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Episode 03
Hetalia: Axis Powers episode
Episode Information
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 3
Length 5:00
Original air date February 06, 2009
Production Credits
Director Bob Shirohata
Ending theme "Marukaite Chikyuu" by Daisuke Namikawa
Hetalia Episode Chronology
Episode 02 Episode 03 Episode 04

The third episode of Hetalia: Axis Powers was broadcast on February 06, 2009. It adapts the strips 50 Reasons Why We Love Germany, We Don't Have Enough Gold, Germany Obtained a Shield of Destruction, and Friends... from the Axis Powers arc in Volume 1 of the published manga. Unlike the other early episodes, there is no Chibitalia segment featured.

Plot Summary

50 Reasons Why We Love Germany

In this pre-title segment, Italy writes and sings a song for Germany, about Germany. It first starts out as a compliment, only to turn into a bizarre rant about Germans and how they frighten him. Germany proceeds to ship Italy back home in a cardboard box.

We Don't Have Enough Gold

The segment starts out with Germany learning that France has blamed the war that he lost all on him, and is making unreasonable demands. Germany is forced to send money to France, and build a multitude of cuckoo clocks. He voices that he is glad, however, to have ditched Italy and finally be alone, only for Italy to show back up to demand a job.

Italy is kicked out once more, but pleads with Germany about his poverty situation. He winds up working at the house, making bills, as he narrates in a letter back to his brother about the ridiculous money situation.

Germany Obtained A Shield of Destruction

Italy watches news of the war on TV, mad that Germany is attacking France again. Meanwhile, while Germany's plotting the rest of his war against France, he is informed that Italy has become his ally. Italy shows up, only to be literally kicked out by Germany and sent flying. He winds up thrown right back at Germany.


Italy manages to convince Germany to form an alliance with him, only for the two to wind up stranded in a desert where Italy keeps using up their water supply to boil pasta.

Konnichiwa, My Name Is Japan (Teaser)

A shot of Japan, surrounded by cherry blossoms. He turns, and says, "Pleased to make your acquaintance."

Character Appearances

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast


  • As the anime follows the published version of the manga, events from the original 'Chapter 1 webcomic storyline are mostly skipped in favor of the published events. However, the plot point of Germany and Italy becoming prisoners of war (present in both versions) was reworked to fit into Episode 08 and Italy's attempted invasion of Egypt appears in Episode 27.
  • In the original webcomic version of Chapter 1, Italy was kicked out after annoying Germany with his obsessions over pasta and women. In the published manga and the anime, he instead annoys Germany with his song.
  • Originally in the published manga, there was a WWI segment with Germany invading Russia, but it was skipped over for this adaptation.
  • In the webcomic, Italy has to be bailed out by Germany after he nearly starves to death in the desert from using up his water to boil pasta. In both the published manga and anime, he works for Germany after his family becomes poor, though the desert plot is paid homage to by both Italy and Germany being stranded in a desert (with Italy using up their water to make pasta).
  • In both versions of the manga, Germany originally is shown briefly calling Hungary before Italy arrives to confirm that he's become his ally.
Hetalia: Axis Powers Episodes
Season 1 (Axis Powers) · Season 2 (Axis Powers) · Film (Paint it, White) · Season 3 (World Series) · Season 4 (World Series) · Season 5 (The Beautiful World) · Season 6 (The World Twinkle)
Season 1 (Axis Powers Season 1) Episode 01 · Episode 02 · Episode 03 · Episode 04 · Episode 05 · Episode 06 · Episode 07 · Episode 08 · Episode 09 · Episode 10 · Episode 11 · Episode 12 · Episode 13 · Episode 14 · Episode 15 · Episode 16 · Episode 17 · Episode 18 · Episode 19 · Episode 20 · Episode 21 · Episode 22 · Episode 23 · Episode 24 · Episode 25 · Episode 26
Season 2 (Axis Powers Season 2) Episode 27 · Episode 28 · Episode 29 · Episode 30 · Episode 31 · Episode 32 · Episode 33 · Episode 34 · Episode 35 · Episode 36 · Episode 37 · Episode 38 · Episode 39 · Episode 40 · Episode 41 · Episode 42 · Episode 43 · Episode 44 · Episode 45 · Episode 46 · Episode 47 · Episode 48 · Episode 49 · Episode 50 · Episode 51 · Episode 52
Compilation Episodes "America's Cleaning Of The Storage: Director's Cut· "Chibitalia"
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