Hetalia: Axis Powers (season 2)
- "Season 2" redirects here. For the second season of World Series, see Hetalia: World Series (season 2).
|Hetalia: Axis Powers Season 2|
|Japanese Season 2 DVD box set cover art|
|No. of episodes||26|
|Original run||July 24, 2009 – March 5, 2010|
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. The entire second season was released in one box set on October 24, 2012. Two compilation episodes collecting segments from season one were included on the Axis Powers Fandisc, which was released in Japan on May 25, 2010,, and were later included on the English release of the fourth season. The Volume releases were distributed by Muse in Taiwan and later repackaged into one box set, released first in Hong Kong where it was distributed by Kam & Ronson.
In the United States and Canada, Funimation Entertainment announced on January 8, 2010 that they had licensed the first two season of Hetalia, despite rumors that they had reportedly passed on the titled in 2009. The complete second season was released on October 26, 2010, and was later repackaged with the first season as a single release on March 6, 2012. The first release was distributed by Manga Entertainment in the United Kingdom and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.
Cast and Characters
- See also: List of Hetalia: Axis Powers episodes
|27||01||"Episode 27"||July 24, 2009|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|America and Japan both prepare for the New Year and the coming of spring.|
|37||11||"Episode 37"||October 2, 2009|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Continuation of The Battle For America: England and France continue their fight over the young America.|
|41||15||"Episode 41"||October 30, 2009|
|Adapts Big Brother France And The Information Manipulation Activities! and Reduce Your Opponents' Willpower, American-style!.|
|42||16||"Episode 42"||November 6, 2009|
|Russia tells the story of his sisters, Ukraine and Belarus.|
|43||17||"Episode 43"||November 13, 2009|
|Part two of the Russia's Big And Little Sisters story.|
|44||18||"Episode 44"||November 20, 2009|
|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|
|The origin of Liechtenstein is detailed.|
|46||20||"Episode 46: Medieval England's Clothes And Hair"||December 4, 2009|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Adapts from Japan And The Footsteps Of Westernization, along with a segment from Fly, Canada-san, Fly!.|
|50||24||"Episode 50"||January 8, 2010|
|More of Japan And The Footsteps Of Westernization'.|
|51||25||"Episode 51"||February 26, 2010|
|Adapts America's Situation With Ghosts.|
|52||26||"Episode 52"||March 5, 2010|
|Adapts more of Fly, Canada-san, Fly! and Holy Roman Empire's Playtime In The River.|
|—||—||"America's Cleaning Of The Storage: Director's Cut"||March 12, 2010|
|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)|
|A re-edited version of the Chibitalia segments from the first season done as a full episode. Included on the Hetalia Fan Disk.|
|Japan (Region 2)||October 23, 2009|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||April 15, 2010|
|Japan (Region 2)||December 22, 2009|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||May 17, 2010|
|Japan (Region 2)||February 25, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||July 10, 2010|
|Japan (Region 2)||March 25, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||August 18, 2010|
|Japan (Region 2)||May 25, 2010|
|Full Season Releases|
|United States and Canada (Region 1)||October 26, 2010|
|United Kingdom (Region 2)||April 11, 2011|
|Australia and New Zealand (Region 4)||December 15, 2010|
|Hong Kong (Region 3)||November 9, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||January 24, 2011|
|Japan (Region 2)||October 24, 2012|
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