Hetalia: Axis Powers (season 2)

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Hetalia: Axis Powers Season 2
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Japanese Season 2 DVD box set cover art
No. of episodes 26
Broadcast
Original channel Animate.TV
Original run July 24, 2009 – March 5, 2010
Season chronology
Axis Powers Season 1 Axis Powers Season 2 World Series Season 1

The second season of Hetalia: Axis Powers, based on the webmanga of the same name by Hidekaz Himaruya, premiered on July 24, 2009 and concluded on March 5, 2010 on the website Animate.TV. It follows the adventures of anthropomorphic countries as they live through historical events and interact with focus on differences in culture and positive and negative Japanese stereotypes of other countries.

Recurring storylines this season include the continued bonding of the Axis Powers prior to the outbreak of World War II, the complicated cultural and historical history surrounding the Allied Forces of World War II, Russia's life before and after the end of the Soviet Union, The cultural and historical interactions that Japan has with America and Europe, Early colonization of America, The close relations between Switzerland and Liechtenstein that began after World War I, and fictional stories referencing the similarities Canada shares with America.

Four DVD Volumes containing episodes from the second season were released in Japan between October 23, 2009 and March 25, 2010. Each volume was originally released as a limited edition package containing a special CD with two alternate versions of the Marukaite Chikyuu theme song sung by a different character.[1] The entire second season was released in one box set on October 24, 2012.[1] Two compilation episodes collecting segments from season one were included on the Axis Powers Fandisc, which was released in Japan on May 25, 2010,[1], and were later included on the English release of the fourth season. The Volume releases were distributed by Muse in Taiwan[2] and later repackaged into one box set,[3] released first in Hong Kong where it was distributed by Kam & Ronson.[4]

In the United States and Canada, Funimation Entertainment announced on January 8, 2010 that they had licensed the first two season of Hetalia[5], despite rumors that they had reportedly passed on the titled in 2009. The complete second season was released on October 26, 2010[6], and was later repackaged with the first season as a single release on March 6, 2012[7]. The first release was distributed by Manga Entertainment in the United Kingdom[8] and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.[9]

Cast and Characters

Starring Cast

Japanese

English

Recurring Cast

Japanese

English

Episodes

See also: List of Hetalia: Axis Powers episodes
No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date
27 01 "Episode 27" July 24, 2009
EP27.png The Allied Forces, in their ongoing fight against the Axis Powers, manage to get ahold of one of Germany's prized possessions: an observation diary dealing with Italy's strange behavior and uselessness in combat.
28 02 "Episode 28: :) In The World" July 31, 2009
EP28.png The Axis are ambushed by the Allies once more, but another strange visitor arrives to break up the fight, with Christmas presents in tow.
29 03 "Episode 29" August 7, 2009
EP29.png Russia decides to jump out of a plane without a parachute, and England and France comment on how he broke all his bones. Then, the audience is introduced to the Baltics, although Latvia has a tendency to say the wrong thing at times. After that, America injures himself when England offers him some ice cream.
30 04 "Episode 30: The Ghost Culture Of England And Japan" August 14, 2009
EP30.png After having formed an alliance, England visits Japan's home but finds mysterious creatures that even Japan himself is unable to see or believe in anymore.
31 05 "Episode 31: Academy Hetalia Christmas" August 21, 2009
EP31.png In a universe similar yet different from this one, three students at the Academy Of The World decide to survey the others on how they spend their winter holiday.
32 06 "Episode 32: With Grandpa Rome" August 28, 2009
EP32.png Germany wakes up to find himself visited by Italy's grandfather, the Roman Empire. But didn't he fall long ago? And is it a dream, or something stranger?
33 07 "Episode 33" September 4, 2009
EP33.PNG While camping out in the middle of a war front, Germany and Italy both make wishes on a shooting star, but which one will come true?
34 08 "Episode 34" September 11, 2009
EP34.png Adapts more of Hello World, Hello Italy!: Italy shows Japan his combat recordbook (which turns out to be impressive in a different way), Germany decides to go sightseeing in Italy and attempts to blend in, the Axis are given special bentou, and Japan invents nikujaga. In another story, America ponders the mystery of who draws the sketches of the Axis and Allies on the blackboard...
35 09 "Episode 35" September 18, 2009
EP35.png Canada arrives late to a G8 meeting, but his absence and identity are barely recognized by the other nations. In another story, France decides to celebrate the Olympics.
36 10 "Episode 36: Why Americans Love Spring" September 25, 2009
EP36.png America and Japan both prepare for the New Year and the coming of spring.
37 11 "Episode 37" October 2, 2009
EP37.png Russia and Germany form an alliance, while Italy fears that the other Axis Powers will eventually abandon him.
38 12 "Episode 38" October 9, 2009
EP38.png Continuation of The Pact Of Steel, along with more of Fly, Canada-san, Fly!
39 13 "Episode 39: The Battle For America, Part 1" October 16, 2009
EP39.png A baby America is discovered in the "New World", though this discovery also sets off a fight for ownership of him.
40 14 "Episode 40: The Battle For America, Part 2" October 23, 2009
EP40.png Continuation of The Battle For America: England and France continue their fight over the young America.
41 15 "Episode 41" October 30, 2009
EP41.png Adapts Big Brother France And The Information Manipulation Activities! and Reduce Your Opponents' Willpower, American-style!.
42 16 "Episode 42" November 6, 2009
EP42.png Russia tells the story of his sisters, Ukraine and Belarus.
43 17 "Episode 43" November 13, 2009
EP43.png Part two of the Russia's Big And Little Sisters story.
44 18 "Episode 44" November 20, 2009
EP44.png Switzerland tries to teach Liechtenstein self-defense. In other segments: Japan finds America's strange desserts photograph-worthy, while Canada (in more of Fly, Canada-san, Fly!) tries to tell America off but fails.
45 19 "Episode 45" November 27, 2009
EP45.png The origin of Liechtenstein is detailed.
46 20 "Episode 46: Medieval England's Clothes And Hair" December 4, 2009
EP46.png England is the perpetual bed-head, and we go back to the past to remember a time when France was at his most flamboyant and mischievous - teasing England by showing off his long hair, and then cutting England's hair when his own plan to grow his hair long doesn't go according to plan.
47 21 "Episode 47" December 11, 2009
EP47.png England and France visit Poland, who has recently bought a fleet of ponies to help him in the war. In other stories: Chibitalia feels sad over the departure of Holy Roman Empire, while England finds that America grows up too fast.
48 22 "Episode 48" December 18, 2009
EP48.png England's latest secret weapon to win the war is a failure. In another story, Chibitalia finally grows up, but one change is a shock to Austria.
49 23 "Episode 49" December 25, 2009
EP49.png Adapts from Japan And The Footsteps Of Westernization, along with a segment from Fly, Canada-san, Fly!.
50 24 "Episode 50" January 8, 2010
EP50.png More of Japan And The Footsteps Of Westernization'.
51 25 "Episode 51" February 26, 2010
EP51.png Adapts America's Situation With Ghosts.
52 26 "Episode 52" March 5, 2010
EP52.png Adapts more of Fly, Canada-san, Fly! and Holy Roman Empire's Playtime In The River.

Compilation Episodes

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date
"America's Cleaning Of The Storage: Director's Cut" March 12, 2010
AmericasStorageRoomCleaning.png A re-edited version of America's Cleaning Of The Storage, done as a full episode. First aired as a special between seasons 2 and 3, and later included on the Hetalia Fan Disk.
"Chibitalia" May 25, 2010 (DVD Release)
ChibitaliaTitleCard.png A re-edited version of the Chibitalia segments from the first season done as a full episode. Included on the Hetalia Fan Disk.

DVD Releases

Volume Releases
HetaliaDVD5.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Vol. 5
  • Episodes 27 - 33
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 38 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) October 23, 2009
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) April 15, 2010
HetaliaDVD6.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Vol. 6
  • Episodes 34 - 39
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 33 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) December 22, 2009
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) May 17, 2010
HetaliaDVD7.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Vol. 7
  • Episodes 40 - 45
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 33 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) February 25, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) July 10, 2010
HetaliaDVD8.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Vol. 8
  • Episodes 46 - 52
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 37 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) March 25, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) August 18, 2010
HetaliaDVD9.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Fan Disc
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) May 25, 2010
Full Season Releases
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Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Season 02
  • Episodes 27 - 52
  • 2-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 130 Mins
  • Languages:
    • English 5.1 Dolby Surround Sound
    • Japanese Stereo
  • Subtitles:
    • English
Release Date
Flag of the United States.svg United States and Flag of Canada.svg Canada (Region 1) October 26, 2010
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom (Region 2) April 11, 2011
Flag of Australia.svg Australia and Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand (Region 4) December 15, 2010
HetaliaSeason2KamAndRonsonDVD.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Volumes 5 - 8
  • Episodes 27 - 52
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 129 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese
  • Vol. 5 - 8 Taiwan Edition Special Features
Release Date
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong (Region 3) November 9, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) January 24, 2011
HetaliaAxisPowers2BoxSet.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: Axis Powers Special Price DVD-Box 2
  • Episodes 27 - 52
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 104 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Video Commentary:
    • Director Bob Shirohata talks with Atsushi Kousaka
    • Atsushi Kousaka Commemorates the Announcement of the Hetalia Movie
    • Director Bob Shirohata talks with Aki Kanada
    • Director Bob Shirohata talks with Daisuke Namikawa
  • Vol. 5 - 8 Standard Edition Special Features
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) October 24, 2012

Reception

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References

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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