Hetalia: World Series (season 1)
|Hetalia: World Series Season 1|
|Japanese Season 1 DVD box set cover art|
|No. of episodes||24 + 1 OVA|
|Original run||March 26, 2010 – September 3, 2010|
The first season of Hetalia: World Series, based on the webmanga Hetalia: Axis Powers by Hidekaz Himaruya, premiered on March 26, 2010 and concluded on September 3, 2010 on the website Animate.TV. It is also the third season overall of the anime series Hetalia. 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 early relationship between Hungary and the Teutonic Knights, Japan's close relationships with Greece and Turkey, Preparations for the 1939 Invasion of Poland, Spain's rule of Southern Italy, The War of the Austrian Succession, Sweden and Finland's departure from the Kalmar Union, and the formation of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance.
Four DVD Volumes containing episodes from the third season were released in Japan between June 25, 2010 and December 22, 2010. Each volume was originally released as a limited edition package containing a special CD with two alternate versions of the Hatafutte Parade theme song sung by a different character. The entire third season was released in one box set on November 28, 2012. One extra episode depicting events between the first and second episode of the season was included on the Axis Powers Fandisc which was released in Japan on May 25, 2010, and was 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 July 30, 2010 that they had licensed the World Series seasons of Hetalia. The complete third season was released on January 17, 2012. This 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
|01||01||"Episode 53"||March 26, 2010|
|Features the story of Prussia, when he was a child as the Teutonic Knights. In other stories: Romano attempts yet again to stop Germany from being with his younger brother, while Canada and America wind up playing a game of "catch" that becomes chaotic.|
|02||02||"Episode 54"||April 2, 2010|
|Greece and Japan get to know each other more. In another story, Chibitalia and Holy Roman Empire celebrate the Cat Festival.|
|03||03||"Episode 55"||April 9, 2010|
|The continuation of Greece and Japan's story, featuring the first anime appearance of Turkey.|
|04||04||"Episode 56"||April 16, 2010|
|An episode featuring Poland and Lithuania, adapting part of Pact of Steel. Also features the strip France vs. Italy.|
|05||05||"Episode 57"||April 23, 2010|
|The continuation of Poland and Lithuania's story, plus part of the strip England Catches A Cold.|
|06||06||"Episode 58"||April 30, 2010|
|Continues the story of England's cold. In another story: China is tired of being pushed around by the other Allies.|
|07||07||"Episode 59"||May 7, 2010|
|Hungary hears a message from God telling her to hit France with a frying pan. In other stories: England attempts to become stronger, and Italy visits France.|
|08||08||"Episode 60"||May 14, 2010|
|Germany details another observation diary about Italy, while a glimpse at the relationship of their ancestors is provided. The story of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy also begins.|
|09||09||"Episode 61"||May 21, 2010|
|The story of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy continues, along with another story about Rome and Germania and one about Italy's reckless driving.|
|10||10||"Episode 62"||May 28, 2010|
|Adapts from the strips In Just Two Minutes, You Can Grasp the Exterior of the European Economy, as well as more of Boss Spain.|
|11||11||"Episode 63"||June 4, 2010|
|China gets help from Japan on bootlegging, while in other stories: The Italy brothers wind up captured by England, and Germany learns that the Italian behavior is infectious.|
|12||12||"Episode 64"||June 11, 2010|
|The War of Austrian Succession starts.|
|13||13||"Episode 65"||June 18, 2010|
|The second part of the War of Austrian Succession.|
|14||14||"Episode 66"||June 25, 2010|
|Tony lands at Roswell.|
|15||15||"Episode 67"||July 2, 2010|
|Italy makes lunch for Germany and includes riceballs based off the three Axis.|
|16||16||"Episode 68"||July 9, 2010|
|Adapts more of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy.|
|17||17||"Episode 69"||July 16, 2010|
|Japan finally manages to get angered in his contest with Greece. In another story, Sweden and Finland defect from Denmark's rule to live their own life.|
|18||18||"Episode 70"||July 23, 2010|
|Sweden and Finland meet up with Estonia and Latvia, who Sweden wants to join their family.|
|19||19||"Episode 71"||July 30, 2010|
|Italy gives Germany a very special Christmas present: underwear. In other segments: America forces everyone (except for Russia) to attend his Christmas party and Japan inspires Italy to create a special poster.|
|20||20||"Episode 72"||August 6, 2010|
|America and Japan celebrate Christmas and Italy makes a panicked run through Swiss Territory.|
|21||21||"Episode 73"||August 13, 2010|
|The story of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance is told.|
|22||22||"Episode 74"||August 20, 2010|
|The Anglo-Japanese Alliance story continues.|
|23||23||"Episode 75"||August 27, 2010|
|Austria winds up having to live with Germany in the story of The Austrian Anschluss. Meanwhile, in the continuation of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy, Romano winds up kidnapped by Turkey.|
|24||24||"Episode 76"||September 3, 2010|
|In more of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy, Spain sets out to rescue Romano from Turkey. Of course, the results are a bit different from what Spain had imagined.|
|00||—||"My Awesome Diary Part 2"||May 25, 2010 (DVD Release)|
|A special unaired episode included on the Hetalia Fan Disk. Continues the story of Prussia and Hungary as kids from the first episode of Hetalia: World Series.|
|Japan (Region 2)||June 25, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||April 18, 2011|
|Japan (Region 2)||August 25, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||May 15, 2011|
|Japan (Region 2)||October 22, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||June 16, 2011|
|Japan (Region 2)||December 22, 2010|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||July 18, 2011|
|Full Season Releases|
|Hong Kong (Region 3)||November 29, 2011|
|Taiwan (Region 3)||April 24, 2012|
|United States and Canada (Region 1)||January 17, 2012|
|United Kingdom (Region 2)||July 23, 2012|
|Australia and New Zealand (Region 4)||March 21, 2012|
|Japan (Region 2)||November 28, 2012|
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