Episode 04

From Hetalia Archives
Jump to: navigation, search
Episode 04
Hetalia: Axis Powers episode
EP04.png
Episode Information
Episode no. Season 1
Episode 4
Length 5:00
Original air date February 13, 2009
Production Credits
Director Bob Shirohata
Ending theme "Marukaite Chikyuu" by Daisuke Namikawa
Hetalia Episode Chronology
Episode 03 Episode 04 Episode 05

The fourth episode of Hetalia: Axis Powers was broadcast on February 13th, 2009. It adapts the strips Konnichiwa, My Name is Japan, 60 Years Ago, I Was a Shut-in, and Japanese Engineering - The Envy of the World from the Axis Powers arc, and more of Chibitalia from Volume 1 of the published manga. The Chibitalia segment of this episode was later included in the compilation episode of the same name.

Plot Summary

Was A Shut-In 60 Years Ago

The pre-title segment picks up from where the teaser left off, as Germany discusses business with Japan, having brought Italy along with him. Italy however, is busy flirting with a bunch of Japanese girls and annoying a bystander. Japan signs the Tripartite Pact, and becomes the third and final member of the group.

The World is Proud of Japanese Technology!!

Germany asks Japan if he would be able to build a U-Boat, only for Japan to produce a miniature model of one. He goes on to mention that there are 12 different colors and patterns available, that new colors will be released with the season, and that a popular voice actress will play the commercial announcer. He then reveals that it can also transform into a giant robot.

While relaxing in a hot spring, Italy mentions to Japan that Germany told him about the miniature U-Boats, and asks if he could make a miniature version of himself. As Japan tries to explain that they don't offer miniature Italians, Italy sees that Japan even has a miniature "down there".

Chibitalia

Chibitalia, with a wild dog gnawing at the back of his hat, notices Spain sitting alone and depressed. When he asks him what's wrong, Spain only tells him to do everything he likes while he still can, as Austria and France fight in the background.

Chibitalia finally understands what Spain meant, as Austria wins the war and claims him as his own, standing triumphantly atop a fallen Romano (South Italy). As Chibitalia cries, Austria tells him that he (Austria) will be in charge of Chibitalia's politics, and that Chibitalia will be his servant and obey his every word. Chibitalia asks if there will be pasta, only to be quickly shot down.

Japan, Germany, And Italy

Germany reflects on how powerful Japan has grown to be, his qualities, and his common catchphrases:

  • "I'll try my best."
  • "Until next time."
  • "I'll think about it."
  • "All of my answers are "no"."

His attention then turns to Italy, who emits a cheer of "Pasta!". He finds himself lost for words as to what the "Italy of now" is.

Post-Credits Teaser

Italy narrates the preview for the following episode, entitled "Shouting S.O.S At The Center Of The World", a story also adapted from volume 1 of the published Hetalia manga.

Character Appearances

Non-speaking cameos:

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast

Trivia

  • In the equivalent strips in the Axis Powers arc in Hetalia: Volume 1, it is shown that due to being a shut-in for over 200 years, Japan sees the world as an RPG (and accompanying text boxes like "Germany and Italy have joined your party!" are shown from his point of view). This detail was left out of the episode.
  • Germany is not shown reprimanding and manhandling Italy for his flirting with the Japanese women, as he does in the equivalent Axis Powers strips.
  • When he signs the pact in the manga, there is an expository monologue by Japan about having been isolated from the rest of the world and being out of touch with the newer generations. This detail was also left out of the episode.
  • After the U-Boat scene in the manga, there is a strip involving Japan's culture shock when it comes to foreign foods, as he declines to eat the escargot dinner that Germany and Italy have cooked. This part was later put at the start of Episode 15.
  • Another strip not adapted to this episode involved Japan scolding Italy for his shameless nudity, only for him to find that Germany has also gotten naked due to the intense heat. This strip was also later put at the start of Episode 15.
  • The entire last section with the Axis, with Germany musing over Japan and Italy, is anime-original content, having no equivalent in either the webcomic or published versions.
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"
Full Episode List