Episode 36

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Why Americans Love Spring
Hetalia: Axis Powers episode
Episode Information
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 10
Length 5:00
Original air date September 25th, 2009
Production Credits
Director Bob Shirohata
Hetalia Episode Chronology
Episode 35 Episode 36: Why Americans Love Spring Episode 37

The thirty-sixth episode of Hetalia: Axis Powers was broadcast on September 25th, 2009. It adapts the story Why Americans Love Spring from volume 2 of the published manga (though it was originally an Extra Story).

Plot Summary

America and Japan walk in the snow together. Japan states that even if takes him time to pick out his winter clothes, his coat will conceal them anyway. America, who is shivering, replies that as long as one has a coat on, they'll look trendy enough.

Why Americans Love Spring

America sits bored, wondering how he'll get through the rest of winter after Christmas. Meanwhile, Japan decides to make preparations for the New Year. America decides that he'll go out to buy a video game, while Japan heads out to buy ingredients for New Years' dishes.

However, America is quickly confronted by a blizzard of snow when he opens his door to head outside. Japan enters a busy market, remarking on how lively it is at that time of the year. America walks in the freezing cold, stating that he feels like his ears are about to fall off (as Tony, an extraterrestrial, asks him about his ears).

Japan realizes that he bought more food than he planned, as an old woman offers him tea. America and Tony return home from the blizzard with the video game, covered in snow. At the same time, Japan experiences discomfort in his back from carrying all his grocery bags.

America finds his new video game difficult, while Japan prepares to pound mochi. America decides to call England up on the phone, to try and get someone to play the video game with. He quickly finds out that England is busy, as Tony tries to play the game. Japan's loud yelling and mochi pounding alerts the attention of a nearby civilian, who asks him if he's alright.

America declares that he won't be stepping outside until it's spring, while Japan sits comfortably in wait for New Year's. But America's situation takes another twist when his lightbulb burns out, causing him to panic and wonder if he's in a "comedy movie". At the same time, Japan realizes that he's forgotten the most important things to stay home with: manga and ice cream.

At America's house, Tony continues to play the video game in the darkness, America finding it hard to believe that he can do so (as a man is shown on the television screen with blood streaming from his eyes). Japan meanwhile, finishes buying his manga and ice cream, but spots a display of meat buns.

America walks out in the street, noting that he's spent an hour searching for a lightbulb though all the shops are closed. Japan walks home, eating his meat bun and remarking that he can never resist the temptation to buy one. Back at America's house, America curls up in defeat underneath his blankets (while Tony continues to play the video game). A footnote reads that America continued to lead a dissipated winter.

Japan watches TV as the New Year begins, and proceeds to do a "demon-banishing" ritual. He walks down the street past a woman and two young school boys, one remarking that they plan to get a girlfriend once they get to middle school.

America rouses from his sleep, realizing that sunlight has broken through and that spring has come at last. Japan walks with his dog, but stops in his tracks as something catches his eye. Meanwhile, America rushes outside in swimming trunks, but is quickly overcome by a cold breeze (and realizes that it was a false alarm). Japan marvels at how the cherry blossoms have started to bloom, and heads off to buy ingredients to make dumplings with.

Post-Credits Teaser

Japan calls America on the phone and asks if he would like to come flower-viewing with him. America asks if it's warm at his place. A note reads "To be continued"...

Character Appearances

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast


Changes in the English Dub

  • In the English adaptation, Tony's lines were not dubbed and he became a silent/mute character.
  • After America wakes up, a fart sound effect is added.
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
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