Hetalia: World Series (season 2)

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Hetalia: World Series Season 2
HetaliaWorldSeries2BoxSet.jpg
Japanese Season 2 DVD box set cover art
No. of episodes 24 + 4 OVAs
Broadcast
Original channel Animate.TV
Original run September 10, 2010 – March 11, 2011
Season chronology
World Series Season 1 World Series Season 2 The Beautiful World

The second season of Hetalia: World Series, based on the webmanga Hetalia: Axis Powers by Hidekaz Himaruya, premiered on September 10, 2010 and concluded on March 11, 2011 on the website Animate.TV. It is also the fourth 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 complicated relationship between Hungary and Prussia, The early days of Lithuania, The beginning of Poland and Lithuania'a alliance, and the end of the Sakoku policy in Japan upon the arrival of the Black Ships, as well as fictionalized accounts about the nations' pet cats, the eating habits of the Axis Powers, England getting captured by the Italy brothers and trying to escape, and the Axis Powers and Allied Forces of World War II having a standoff while stranded on one of the islands of Seychelles.

Four DVD Volumes containing episodes from the fourth season were released in Japan between March 30, 2011 and September 21, 2011. 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 fourth season was released in one box set on December 26, 2012.[1] Three extra episodes broadcast intermittently after the end of the season were included in the World Series Fandisc which was released in Japan on February 22, 2012, and was later included on the English release of the fourth season. An additional episode based on the Hetalia Fantasia Drama CD was released as a special straight-to-DVD Animate exclusive on September 25, 2012, but hasn't been included in any English release. 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 fourth season was released on July 3, 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
25 01 "Episode 77" September 10, 2010
EP77.png Finishes the story of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy (part 2), as well as The Story of Italy's Big Brother: While Spain was able to rescue Romano in the past, he now finds himself unable to in the present (WWII). The Austrian Anschluss story is also concluded, with a visit from France.
26 02 "Episode 78" September 17, 2010
EP78.png Adapts Salted Salmon: Germany enforces a strict diet on the Axis, much to the frustration of Japan. In another story (If the World was All About Cats), Germany and Italy's cats interact.
27 03 "Episode 79" September 24, 2010
EP79.png The method behind the making of products in Northern Europe is showcased, with all of the Nordics (except Iceland) taking part. Meanwhile in a continuation of the Salted Salmon story, Germany has restricted himself from drinking beer.
28 04 "Episode 80" October 1, 2010
EP80.png Italy confronts Germany and Japan about their new diet in the conclusion of the Salted Salmon storyline. In another story (Chinese-style Mini Revolution) China is tired of acting as a servant to America, England, and France...especially France.
29 05 "Episode 81" October 8, 2010
EP81.png Adapts A Kind of Aristocratic Comic, as well more If the World was All About Cats.
30 06 "Episode 82" October 15, 2010
EP82.png The G8 discuss the possibility of new members. In a continuation of If the World was All About Cats, Japan's cat manages to successfully delay a ban on tuna.
31 07 "Episode 83" October 22, 2010
EP83.png China embarks on his "Age of Discovery", while Russia's cat attempts to make friends (in the final Catalia story).
32 08 "Episode 84" October 29, 2010
EP84.png Sealand attempts to befriend Iceland. In another story (Can't Escape From Italy), England winds up a hostage of the Italy brothers.
33 09 "Episode 85" November 5, 2010
EP85.png The continuation of Can't Escape from Italy.
34 10 "Episode 86" November 12, 2010
EP86.png Concludes Can't Escape from Italy.
35 11 "Episode 87" November 19, 2010
EP87.png Germany and Italy find that they've once more become shipwrecked on a mysterious island.
36 12 "Episode 88" November 26, 2010
EP88.png Chibitalia puts a ban on boats in the Venice canal. In another story, Switzerland turns out to be a lot different than Japan had thought.
37 13 "Episode 89" December 3, 2010
002.png The audience learns a bit more about the art of punchlines. Meanwhile, in the distant past, a young Lithuania meets a mysterious little boy...
38 14 "Episode 90" December 10, 2010
Episode90.png Prussia finds a wounded Hungary in a bush (The Awesome Frantic Me).
39 15 "Episode 91" December 17, 2010
Episode91.png Continues the second part of The Awesome Frantic Me.
40 16 "Episode 92" January 14, 2011
EP92.png A young Lithuania is given advice by Hungary in dealing with threats in Europe (Eastern Europe While Totally Being Pushed Around By Poland).
41 17 "Episode 93" January 21, 2011
EP93.png The younger England learns about France's new fashion trends (Medieval England's Clothes and Hair: The Revenge).
42 18 "Episode 94" January 28, 2011
EP94.png In more segments of Boss Spain and Chibiromano: Spain fights France in the Battle of Garigliano. Meanwhile, a young Romano becomes embarrassed and shy when Belgium comes to visit.
43 19 "Episode 95" February 4, 2011
EP95.png 15th Century Europe: Lithuania is brought to meet Poland, as their bosses decide to marry (The First Time the Poland Rule was Used).
44 20 "Episode 96" February 11, 2011
EP96.jpg Continuation of Lithuania and Poland's story.
45 21 "Episode 97" February 18, 2011
EP97.png The Allied Forces decide to track down the Axis Powers in United States of Hetalia 2.
46 22 "Episode 98" February 25, 2011
EP98.png America decides to make friends with whales, but must convince Japan to come out of isolation first (Black Ships Have Come!).
47 23 "Episode 99" March 4, 2011
EP99.png Continuation of Black Ships Have Come!
48 24 "Episode 100" March 11, 2011
EP100.png Seychelles wonders why other countries are fighting on one of her islands in the conclusion of United States of Hetalia 2.

Extra Episodes

No. in
series
No. in
season
Title Air Date
49 "Extra Episode 1" March 25, 2011
ExtraEp1.png The first special episode broadcast after the finale of the second season of World Series featuring the Nordics. (Chatty Nordics) Iceland has a DNA scan done and is revealed to be the other Nordics' youngest brother, as he had suspected. This leads Norway to request that Iceland start calling him "big brother" like he used to as a younger country.
50 "Extra Episode 2" July 22, 2011
ExtraEp2.png The second special episode broadcast after the finale of the second season of World Series. The nations of the world celebrate Halloween, and Germany and Italy look back on days gone by.
51 "Extra Episode 3" September 16, 2011
ExtraEp3.png The third special episode broadcast after the finale of the second season of World Series. China is worried the other countries will try and invade his in order to get to his opium. In another plot, America Mapquests how to get to Germany, and Russia has a slight problem with a polar bear. Also features adaptation of "Previously in Hetalia."
52 "Hetalia = Fantasia" September 25, 2012
FantasiaEp.png A Special Direct-to-DVD episode based on "Hetalia Fantasia."

DVD Releases

Volume Releases
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Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 5
  • Episodes 25 - 30
  • 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) March 30, 2011
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) August 17, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD6.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 6
  • Episodes 31 - 36
  • 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) May 25, 2011
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) September 19, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD7.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 7
  • Episodes 37 - 42
  • 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) July 27, 2011
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) October 17, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD8.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Vol. 8
  • Episodes 43 - 48
  • 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) September 21, 2011
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) November 16, 2011
HetaliaWSDVD9.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Fan Disc
  • Extra Episodes 1 - 3
  • 2-Disc Set (Limited Edition), 1-Disc Set (Standard Edition)
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • N/A Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) February 22, 2012
Full Season Releases
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Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Volumes 5 - 8
  • Episodes 25 - 48
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 120 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) February 28, 2012
Flag of the Republic of China.svg Taiwan (Region 3) April 24, 2012
HetaliaSeason4FuniDVD.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series 2 (Season 04)
  • Episodes 25 - 48, Extra Episodes 1 - 3, Unaired Episode "My Awesome Diary"
  • 2-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • 140 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) July 3, 2012
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom (Region 2) December 10, 2012
Flag of Australia.svg Australia and Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand (Region 4) October 24, 2012
HetaliaWorldSeries2BoxSet.jpg
Set details
Special features
Hetalia: World Series Special Price DVD-Box 2
  • Episodes 25 - 48
  • 4-Disc Set
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • TBA Mins
  • Languages:
    • Japanese (Linear PCM)
  • Vol. 5 - 8 Standard Edition Special Features
Release Date
Flag of Japan.svg Japan (Region 2) December 26, 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