|Hetalia: World Series episode|
|Episode no.||Season 4|
|Original air date||March 11th, 2011|
|Hetalia Episode Chronology|
The forty-eighth episode of Hetalia: World Series (one-hundredth overall) was broadcast on March 11, 2011. It adapts the rest of United States of Hetalia 2 and Kick-off of the Battlefield! from the third published volume.
United States of Hetalia 2
France is wandering around the island he and the other Allies are stranded on, looking for them. He tells Pierre No. 2 to tell his boss about his plight. France then figures that, since he's at his worst spot right now, the only place for him to go is up. This is according to a French proverb: "Sun comes after the rain". France then says things may get dangerous, but he must brave it and go. That's another French proverb: "You cannot make an omelette without breaking eggs". Then, from out of nowhere, Italy finds his "big brother" France. France is upset since he was trying to be cool. Another French proverb: "While there's life, there's hope."
Italy asks France if he's been shipwrecked as well. France tries to play it off as a "soul-searching trip". Italy sees that France doesn't want to fight so he invites his big brother back to his camp, quoting an Italian proverb (which is actually a Bible quote): "Love your neighbor as yourself." France considers this as Italy looks perplexed. France then shouts his own proverb: "One should not trust Italian proverbs!" Italy wonders what kind of proverb that is.
Italy starts leading France to his camp. France wonders why Italy is so upbeat despite being stranded. Italy replies that he can take all the siestas he wants to now, although having pretty girls with him would make it perfect. They arrive at the camp...and are stunned to see Germany standing with his arms crossed, being punched in the side by England on his right and poked in the cheek by Russia on his left. Italy asks Germany if he's all right while France asks the Allies what they're doing. England and Russia keep punching and poking, despite Italy's cries for them to stop. Japan then shows up, looking frustrated, and America and China emerge from a nearby bush and laugh at the spectacle.
From a ways away, a teenaged girl with ribbons in her pony-tailed hair wonders what the Allies and Axis are doing on her island acting so childishly. A male native wonders how they could have so much time on their hands. A close-up is shown of the girl and a caption shows her to be Seychelles, making her first appearance in the anime.
Kick-Off of the Battlefield
In the fields of Belgium during World War I, Germany is in a snow-covered foxhole, drinking his rationed beer. He feels alone because he's on a battlefield at Christmastime. Suddenly, England's voice is heard from the snow, saying he is unarmed and approaching. Germany grabs his gun, but England - who is approaching with a soccer ball - says he wants to stop fighting just for today. He informs Germany that it's Christmas, even on the battlefield, and he offers to play some soccer with him. Germany is a little apprehensive at first, but he feels it's sad to have a gunfight on Christmas. He decides to go along with it. Just as he says this aloud, England kicks the ball right into Germany's face, laughing as he does about a "long-standing grudge". Germany then returns the favor.
Sometime later, Germany and England are panting in the snow after a long kick-around of the soccer ball. England can't believe Germany beat him, but Germany explains that England keeps trying to win with one shot. England then wonders what kind of "stupid things" he and Germany will be doing next Christmas. Germany ponders this...and looks up at the stars through the drifting snow to see Italy's face calling his name and saying that he can't tie his shoes. With a smile, he says, "I'll be looking after Italy!"
- France, Pierre No. 2: Masaya Onosaka
- Germany: Hiroki Yasumoto
- England/UK: Noriaki Sugiyama
- Russia: Yasuhiro Takato
- America: Katsuyuki Konishi
- China: Yuki Kaida
- Seychelles: Megumi Takamoto
English Dub Cast
- France: J. Michael Tatum
- Germany: Patrick Seitz
- Britain: Scott Freeman
- Russia: Jerry Jewell
- America: Eric Vale
- China: Clarine Harp
- Seychelles: Cassandra Hodges
- Narrator: Josh Grelle
- The ending sequence for this episode features a group shot of the Allies along with a close-up shot of France.
- "Kick-Off of the Battlefield" was based on real events during World War I, when British and German soldiers put down their guns and played some informal games of soccer, sometimes with as many as 50 men on a side.
- The series came full circle with the end of this episode, as Germany's proclamation that he would be "taking care of Italy" the following Christmas is a premonition of Germany first finding Italy in Episode 01.
- This is the first appearance of Seychelles in the anime (with her own Eyecatch at the end of the scene).