It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - First Part

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It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - First Part
Hetalia: The World Twinkle episode
Episode Information
Episode no. Season 6
Episode 9
Original air date August 27, 2015 (US/Canada)
August 28, 2015 (Japan)
Production Credits
Ending theme "Hetalian☆Jet" by Daisuke Namikawa
Hetalia Episode Chronology
Nordics à la Carte It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - First Part It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - Second Part

It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - First Part (国の玉手箱やぁ!前編 Kuni no Tamatebako yaa! Zenpen?) is the ninth episode of Hetalia: The World Twinkle, and the one hundred and twenty ninth overall in the anime series Hetalia. It was released early by Funimation to their subscribers in the United States and Canada on August 27, 2015, and was broadcast in Japan on August 28, 2015. It adapts the first half of the It's a Pandora Box of Countries chapter from Hetalia: Axis Powers Volume 6.

Plot Summary

The episode opens with Sealand excitedly commencing a meeting with Wy and Seborga. He announces that they would begin a search for a new micronation to join their group, and thanks Wy in particular for coming. Wy scoffs and says the only reason she came was to waste time, since she had nothing to do. Seborga's attitude is the opposite and he is very excited to possibly welcome a new member to their group. Sealand asks Wy if she had an opinion on adding new members, and she grudgingly says that perhaps she would welcome one, if they were somewhat normal. Sealand is overjoyed and together the trio set off to look for new members, with Sealand hoping for the best success. The narrator announces the beginning of the micronations' adventures, a mysterious and shadowy figure appears to be hiding behind a tree, and following them.

After the opening sequence, the Magical Strike Fairy (France) appears on Austria's television. The micronations have come to see Austria so they could find the micronation that resides in his house. Sealand gets frustrated and Seborga tries to explain their plan while Sealand spews out words, asking Austria to tell them where the other micronation was and to recognize him as a country. Wy tells him to try to at least make some sense when he was speaking. Austria points them in the direction of the micronation, and Seborga thanks him. Austria tells them to take good care of the micronation, since he is quite "eccentric." Sealand dashes quickly and confidently away, and Wy calls for him to calm down. Seborga notices that Sealand is in a good mood, and asks him why. Sealand cites that he is excited to make new friends, but ominously mentions that perhaps they were smaller than them in land area.

They eventually find Kugelmugel sitting on a bench, contemplating if things like Baumkauchen and revolution were art. He suddenly hits a realization when thinking of a declaration of independence, loses his cool while screaming "It's art!" He soon falls on to the ground. The micronations watch him and are slightly deterred by his personality, and Sealand loses the courage to even approach him. Seborga suggests to leave Kugelmugel be and to go their separate ways.

The scene shifts to the desert of Nevada, to the micronation of Molossia, who is calmly working in the garden with his strange dog. Molossia comments that it was close to lunch, but when he turns his head he is shocked to see the trio of micronations watching him nearby. Quickly Molossia changes his appearance and personality to act tough, with his hair combed over and wearing a pair of sunglasses. He flips the three off, cursing at them, and asking angrily why they had came. Wy is alarmed and tells him he's trying too hard. When Molossia accuses them of trespassing, the three hold up "Molossian passports," proving him they had got into the country "legally." Molossia tells them to forget his previous appearance, and tells them to hurry up so he could show them around. Sealand quickly stops him, and tells him that they weren't here to sightsee, but rather to join their group of micronations. Molossia blatantly refuses and flips them off again, threatening to beat them off. Wy is suddenly scared by the strange motion by which Molossia moved around. The micronations quickly leave, but when Molossia sees that, he panics and runs after them.

The trio, now joined by Molossia, are seen sailing across the sea by individual boats, while still being pursued by the strange person seen earlier in the episode. Wy complains how weird everyone is. Sealand announces that they would push their search on to another country, to search for some other Micronations that live there, to which Seborga is excited about. The view pans to the sky, and a chibi version of Sealand spins, and tells the viewer that the episode would be continued next week.

Character Appearances

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast


  • In the credits for this episode, Molossia's pet is credited as a "Llama" ("Ryama" in the Dub credits) though it's fairly obvious that it's not a dog.
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 06 (The World Twinkle) "Nekotalia Once Again· "Let's Eat Military Rations!· "Meeting of the Nordic· "The Nordic Five +α· "The Life of the Great Man, the Awesome Me· "African War Front! Part 1· "African War Front! Part 2· "Nordics à la Carte· "It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - First Part· "It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - Second Part· "Davie· "Liberté, égalité, fraternité and...· "Together with Russia· "Canada and His Neighbors· "In those days, Chibi-chan was..."
Additional Episodes "Germany and Cohabitation· "Netherlands and Isolationist Japan· "The Ruler of Scandinavia and The King of Eastern Europe· "Surprise Halloween!"
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