Hetalia: World Series (season 1)

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Hetalia: World Series Season 1
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Japanese Season 1 DVD box set cover art
No. of episodes 24 + 1 OVA
Broadcast
Original channel Animate.TV
Original run March 26, 2010 – September 3, 2010
Season chronology
Axis Powers Season 2 World Series Season 1 World Series Season 2

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.[1] The entire third season was released in one box set on November 28, 2012.[1] 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[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 July 30, 2010 that they had licensed the World Series seasons of Hetalia[5]. The complete third season was released on January 17, 2012[6]. This release was distributed by Manga Entertainment in the United Kingdom[7] and by Madman Entertainment in Australia and New Zealand.[8]

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
01 01 "Episode 53" March 26, 2010
EP53.png 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
EP54.png 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
EP55.png The continuation of Greece and Japan's story, featuring the first anime appearance of Turkey.
04 04 "Episode 56" April 16, 2010
EP56.png 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
EP57.png The continuation of Poland and Lithuania's story, plus part of the strip England Catches A Cold.
06 06 "Episode 58" April 30, 2010
EP58.png 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
EP59.png 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
EP60.png 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
EP61.png 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
EP62.png 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
EP63.png 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
EP64.png The War of Austrian Succession starts.
13 13 "Episode 65" June 18, 2010
EP65.png The second part of the War of Austrian Succession.
14 14 "Episode 66" June 25, 2010
EP66.png Tony lands at Roswell.
15 15 "Episode 67" July 2, 2010
EP67.png Italy makes lunch for Germany and includes riceballs based off the three Axis.
16 16 "Episode 68" July 9, 2010
EP68.png Adapts more of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy.
17 17 "Episode 69" July 16, 2010
EP69.png 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
EP70.png Sweden and Finland meet up with Estonia and Latvia, who Sweden wants to join their family.
19 19 "Episode 71" July 30, 2010
EP71.png 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
EP72.png America and Japan celebrate Christmas and Italy makes a panicked run through Swiss Territory.
21 21 "Episode 73" August 13, 2010
EP73.png The story of the Anglo-Japanese Alliance is told.
22 22 "Episode 74" August 20, 2010
EP74.png The Anglo-Japanese Alliance story continues.
23 23 "Episode 75" August 27, 2010
EP75.png 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
EP76.png 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.

Extra Episodes

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date
00 "My Awesome Diary Part 2" May 25, 2010 (DVD Release)
EP53-5.png 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.

DVD Releases

Volume Releases
HetaliaWSDVD1.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 1
  • Episodes 01 - 06
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 35 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) June 25, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) April 18, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD2.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 2
  • Episodes 07 - 12
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 35 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) August 25, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) May 15, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD3.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 3
  • Episodes 13 - 18
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 35 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) October 22, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) June 16, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD4.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 4
  • Episodes 19 - 24
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 35 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese (Taiwan Only)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) December 22, 2010
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) July 18, 2011
Full Season Releases
HetaliaSeason3MuseDVDArt.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Volumes 1 - 4
  • Episodes 01 - 24
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 120 Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Subtitles:
    • Traditional Chinese
  • Vol. 1 - 4 Taiwan Edition Special Features
Release Date
Flag of Hong Kong.svg Hong Kong (Region 3) November 29, 2011
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) April 24, 2012
HetaliaSeason3FuniDVD.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series 1 (Season 03)
  • Episodes 01 - 24
  • 2-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 120 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) January 17, 2012
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom (Region 2) July 23, 2012
Flag of Australia.svg Australia and Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand (Region 4) March 21, 2012
HetaliaWorldSeries1BoxSet.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Special Price DVD-Box 1
  • Episodes 01 - 24
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • TBA Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Vol. 1 - 4 Standard Edition Special Features
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) November 28, 2012

Reception

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References

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"
Full Episode List