Finding Santa

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Finding Santa
ふぁいんでぃんぐ・サンタ
Hetalia: The Beautiful World episode
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Episode Information
Episode no. Season 5
Episode 13
Original air date April 19, 2013
Production Credits
Screenplay Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Storyboards Chiaki Kon
Director Shunji Yoshida
Key Animation Masaaki Sakurai
Ending theme "Mawaru Chikyuu Rondo" by Daisuke Namikawa
Hetalia Episode Chronology
Merry Halloween! Finding Santa Brother! We are...!!

Finding Santa (ふぁいんでぃんぐ・サンタ Faindingu Santa) is the thirteenth episode of Hetalia: The Beautiful World, and the one hundred and thirteenth overall in the anime series Hetalia. It was broadcast on April 19, 2013. It adapts the majority of the 2009 Christmas Backlog from the Kitayume website.

Plot Summary

Santa Claus as an American

The episode begins with America, dressing as Santa Claus, jumping through a window, thus breaking it. A child is happy when he sees him, asking why he jumped through and broke the window. America replies that he had just come back from Hollywood. The child then asks if Santa could give anything people wants and deliver it right away. America, with a injured, bleeding head, answers "Yeah! As long as it's from Amazon!"

Missing Santa

Finland tells England that 3 Santas had gone missing, which makes the former unable to finish delivering the presents. The other then suggests Finland asking his neighbor (Sweden) for assistance. Finland refuses, asking if England was trying to turn the Christmas into a traumatic event.

Canada is then shown speaking to England through phone, that the Santa Claus did not come there. He also wished he could helped England and Finland. Kumajiro speaks behind Canada that the latter was in a bind and the bear could help them. He runs to Canada, saying "I'll do it! I'll do it!" Canada smiles, stating that he had just received a Christmas present.

America is, again, shown breaking through a window, this time England's. While he brags that he could do the missing Santas' work, England yells about the broken window. Finland thanks America, who advertises about Amazon again and got his cheeks pinched by England.

Sealand-kun's Christmas

Sealand is running on snow, saying that since he is very cute, he bets all the Santas around the world are sending him presents. He then sings about Santa and wakes up his one and only guard, asking him for Christmas presents. The guard told Sealand that he forgot this year and will order one later. Sealand becomes depressed and yells at England on phone, who is totally confused at his younger brother's behavior.

With Christmas, Paris and Noises

France is gazing down at the streets of Paris and speaking of a tranquil time when his phone goes off. He angrily picks it up, requesting not to call him and asks the caller to call on the next day. Nevertheless, when he realises it was England asking about Santa, he calmed down. England informs France about the disappearance of some Santas and wonders if the other was getting rid of them. France denies that he doesn't do such things every year.

Help Iggy-Iggy

France offers his help to England, who refuses, saying that France would just go on a strike if he works in a bad condition. France then suggests having Hungary as a "sexy Santa," but England rebuffs that she won't come to France's home. Just as England says that he will do something, the other thinks of England either as a "wasted and buck-naked" Santa, or a murderous-looking pirate. England, confused, asks what was France thinking of him.

1000 Years of Christmas

In a Christmas long, long time ago, a little France stated to a little England that who called others idiot is a real idiot. Some time later, a teenage England insults France, who said that those insults were out of fashion in Paris. In a "a bit ago" Christmas, the two nations are fighting, with England ordering the other to surrender, who refused. Back to the present, they are shown arguing on the phone.

For Some Reasons, These Three as Santas

Italy, Germany and Japan are working as Santas, Germany claims that they passed the area on time as planned. Italy asks the other two what presents they put in, as he puts in pasta. Germany puts toys and stollens, while Japan puts games and smaller boxes inside. The boy is shown again. He is opening all of Japan's smaller boxes and claims that it was like the matryoshka doll.

Character Appearances

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast

Trivia

  • The episode omits three segments that were present in the original webcomic. The first shows Greece watching over a sleeping cat and yelling at Turkey when he walks by, only to wake the cat up himself. The second features the characters Yamato Nara and Homare Aizu from Barjona Bombers, with Yamato lamenting over the fact that he does not have a girlfriend and flirting with a tree. Additionally, a series of sketches illustrating a time in France where Santa was symbolically executed and subsequently resurrected.
  • In the original strip, America advertised Amazon.com. In the anime, he advertises "Anzoon.co.pj" that is the parody of Amazon.co.jp, the Japanese branch of the website.
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 05 (The Beautiful World) "Each Battlefield· "Gakuen Hetalia: Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! First Half· "Gakuen Hetalia: Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! Second Half· "Russia and Friends· "Though I May Depart, You Shall Remain· "Romano's Diary· "Things that Often Happen When Rooming with an American· "The Gentle Fight Between Russia and I· "At Netherlands'· "Turkey&!· "Our Failure· "Merry Halloween!· "Finding Santa· "Brother! We are...!!· "A bientôt! Until We Meet Again· "What Italy Forgot· "Hetalia of the Dead - First Part· "Hetalia of the Dead - Second Part· "Keep on moving!! March Forward, Sealand!· "It’s the First Anniversary! The Tripartite Pact"
Additional Episodes "Buon San Valentino - First Part· "Buon San Valentino - Second Part· "The Centennial Gift· "Liechtenstein and the Hedgehog country· "I Was Overwhelmed by Heroines"
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