Episode 53

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Episode 53
Hetalia: World Series episode
Episode Information
Episode no. Season 3
Episode 1
Length 5:30
Original air date March 26th, 2010
Production Credits
Director Bob Shirohata
Hetalia Episode Chronology
Chibitalia Episode 53 Episode 53.5: The Diary of the Awesome Me, Part 2

The premiere episode of Hetalia: World Series was broadcast on March 26th, 2010. It is technically the fifty-third episode of the series overall, but is counted as a premiere episode by Studio DEEN, due to the decision to treat the third season as a separate series with the renaming.

This episode adapts from the Diary of The Awesome Me segments from the webcomic version of Liechtenstein's Journal of Swiss Dopiness, in addition to the strips Italy's Big Brother and Fly, Canada-san, Fly!.

Plot Summary

Memorial of Me

A frustrated Prussia walks through his garden, ranting about the anime staff have ignored him all this time and how he's been treated like a second-string character. He aims to get revenge on Austria and Hungary, deciding that they'll pay for it. He then enters his library to retrieve his "ultimate weapon", and instantly becomes more enthused. He reveals that his library contains all the diaries that he has written since he was young, which contain their "shameful" pasts.

Diary of The Awesome Me: Volume 128

A younger Prussia (as a Teutonic Knight) narrates about having been "cool", and that another boy named Hungary was being creepy.

A younger Hungary is shown, ordering Prussia not to let the Cumans take Burzenland. Though Hungary attempts to warn him of the Cumans' experience in fighting, Prussia runs off to go battle instantly. Hungary wonders if he'll be alright, but Prussia returns instantly as the victor and orders Hungary to praise him. He then announces that he has claimed all of Burzenland as his reward. Hungary responds by beating him up and angrily shooting him full of arrows.

An injured Prussia then warns a younger Poland to stay away from the "barbaric" Hungary.

Back in the present, the adult Prussia says how cute he was back then and now, while the chorus of children answer that he isn't cute at all.

Germany vs. Italy's Big Brother

Romano approaches Germany, ordering him to stay away from his younger brother and blaming him for why they're unable to get along (as Italy does nothing but talk about Germany). Romano then gloats that Germans have horrible physiology and that they're nothing but uncivilized country bumpkins.

Germany responds that he and Italy happen to share Germanic blood, which sends Romano into a rage. He attempts to charge at Germany, only to slip on a banana peel and fall on his face.

Italy later asks an injured Romano what happened, while applying a bandage to his skinned arm (Romano already sporting one on his forehead). Romano blames him for the embarrassment, though Italy remains clueless as to why.

Vengeful Big Brother

Romano returns for revenge on Germany, stating that he'll be sure to win today. A confused Germany bids him "good luck" with the plan.

Romano explains that he's prepared a special plan and that since he's angry, it will be Germany's downfall. He slowly pulls something out from his bag and throws it at Germany, hitting him in the head. Germany is confused at first, but then realizes that it's the pin of a grenade and that Romano (much like his brother before) has the "Red Devil" grenade itself planted in his mouth.

Germany screams that it's the "opposite", and finds it hard to believe that both Italy brothers would do the same foolish thing.

Playing Catch with America

America asks Canada if he'll play catch with him. Canada accepts and tells America to "do his worst" since he can catch the ball, but is instantly hit in the face by it, knocking him back a bit.

Canada tries to warn America that he's throwing too fast, but winds up hit in the face again before he can catch the next ball. The ball then hits him in the eye, followed by his mouth, his arm, and finally in the crotch.

Canada sinks to the ground in pain. He then becomes aggravated and asks America if he's ever thought of "taking things slowly" for a change, but America insists that Canada's just too slow. The two fight, with Canada being slow and sluggish at doing so.

A note reads that it's simply another average day with Canada.

Character Appearances

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast


  • In its mobile webcast, the episode ran an extra 30 seconds due to adverts for China's Hetalia Character CD, as well as the CD guide with the special edition single Ren・Ren・Renaissance♪. A later webcast ran 6 minutes and 20 seconds with the trailer for the theatrical adaptation, Paint it, White (along with the first ad).
  • When originally screened at the Hetalia special event a month earlier (along with the episode included on the Fan Disk), Teutonic Prussia was depicted wearing a blue tunic and a red cape, matching the text colors used for the title card for his diary entry. Due to fan outcry, DEEN corrected the colors to the proper white and black color scheme.
  • Originally, Prussia ranted about how Hungary and Austria got to spend time hanging around Italy while he couldn't. A scene that took place before it involving Italy, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein was not animated for this episode.
  • Starting with this episode, the opening was tweaked somewhat, with the 3D version of the logo being colored gold while the background changed from red to a mixture of blue and green (to resemble the Earth). The "Axis Powers" title was also replaced with "World Series".
  • More balls are depicted hitting Canada than what was shown in the original strip of Playing Catch with America. In the comic, only the balls that hit him in the face and in the crotch are directly shown.
  • This episode features the debut of a new eyecatch, featuring Prussia.
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 3 (World Series Season 1) Episode 53 · Episode 54 · Episode 55 · Episode 56 · Episode 57 · Episode 58 · Episode 59 · Episode 60 · Episode 61 · Episode 62 · Episode 63 · Episode 64 · Episode 65 · Episode 66 · Episode 67 · Episode 68 · Episode 69 · Episode 70 · Episode 71 · Episode 72 · Episode 73 · Episode 74 · Episode 75 · Episode 76
Season 4 (World Series Season 2) Episode 77 · Episode 78 · Episode 79 · Episode 80 · Episode 81 · Episode 82 · Episode 83 · Episode 84 · Episode 85 · Episode 86 · Episode 87 · Episode 88 · Episode 89 · Episode 90 · Episode 91 · Episode 92 · Episode 93 · Episode 94 · Episode 95 · Episode 96 · Episode 97 · Episode 98 · Episode 99 · Episode 100
Additional Episodes "My Awesome Diary Part 2· Extra Episode 1 · Extra Episode 2 · Extra Episode 3 · "Hetalia = Fantasia"
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