Nordics à la Carte

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Nordics à la Carte
北欧アラカルト
Hetalia: The World Twinkle episode
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Episode Information
Episode no. Season 6
Episode 8
Original air date August 20, 2015 (US/Canada)
August 21, 2015 (Japan)
Production Credits
Ending theme "Hetalian☆Jet" by Daisuke Namikawa
Hetalia Episode Chronology
African War Front! Part 2 Nordics à la Carte It's a Pandora Box of Countries! - First Part

Nordics à la Carte (北欧アラカルト Hokuō arakaruto?) is the eighth episode of Hetalia: The World Twinkle, and the one hundred and twenty eighth overall in the anime series Hetalia. It was released early by Funimation to their subscribers in the United States and Canada on August 20, 2015, and was broadcast in Japan on August 21, 2015. Its adapts the fifth strip from the The Nordic Five +α chapter from Hetalia: Axis Powers Volume 6, as well as the majority of the Nordic Manga Summary story from the original webcomic.

Plot Summary

The Nordic Five +α

The episode opens with Finland explaining Norse mythology. He talks about Valhalla, a place of honor where the spirits of people go when they die in combat, and they can fight there as much as they wanted. Finland comments that determining whether Valhalla was heaven or hell depends on if saunas were there. Sweden lets out a grunt, to which Finland asks if that was a laugh. Denmark says if he were younger, he wouldn't mind going there.Norway ponders this as well, startling Finland, who tells him that he wasn't that old.

Nordics à la Carte

After the opening theme, the narrator explains how Denmark declared war on Sweden in 1657, sparking the Dano-Swedish War, adding that it was just one of many wars between them. Sweden did not have a navy as strong as Denmark's, so he couldn't use the sea and had to go by land through Germany. The scene then switches to a cold blizzard in 1658, at the height of the war, where Denmark and Norway stand on the edge of a town watching the sea. Denmark excitedly notices the sea is frozen, to which Norway detests. Denmark counters by saying that you don't see a cold wave like this very often, and Norway adds that catching a cold would be embarrassing. Denmark suggests that they go back to the station and play a game of chess (a graphic mentions that Denmark only has one win against Norway in the game), but Norway asks if it was right for him to be taking the cold so lightly in the middle of the war. Denmark tells Norway to stop worrying and he doesn't believe anyone would try to attack on a day as cold as this one.

Suddenly, Norway points out a figure approaching on the ice, and as it comes closer, they realize it is not an animal, but Sweden, who has walked across the frozen sea to initiate a surprise attack, which slightly impresses Norway. Denmark confidently declares he would take him on, but Norway warns him that they were defenseless and that he would probably lose. Denmark doesn't listen, declaring a good leader could be aided by their abilities, and jumps down to the sea to take Sweden on. He promptly loses, keeping his confidence and his ego as he falls. He asks Norway if he was watching how a great leader falls, but Norway only notices the dirt under his nails. A quick transition scene featuring Lithuania, Poland, Prussia, and Russia quickly says in text how the Treaty of Roskilde ended the war leaving Denmark under new and strict conditions.

A little while later, Denmark's boss laments that their expenses from the war were only amounting, and he asks Denmark to meet with Norway and request him to raise his taxes. Denmark arrives at Norway's house, but calls it a "total wreck," and he and his warrior companion wonder why he would be living in such a rundown house. Norway appears and angrily tells them not to say bad things about his house. Denmark, tries to apologize and explain why they were here, and Norway invites him inside. Denmark says it must be hard living like this, and how he could get him a new house, but Norway only hits him on the head and says there were more important things, such as them being attacked all the time. However, he does mention that Denmark was trying his best. Denmark is brought to tears and cries to Norway that he should not have had to do things for him and face things alone, but Norway only calls him noisy. Denmark's warrior companion mentions to Denmark to do what they came here for, but Denmark is too emotional to get to the point. He and the warrior eventually decide to just leave, without even fulfilling his boss' request. Even as the two report to the boss, Denmark was still crying over how he believed he was so horrible to Norway to have him suffer. The narrator then says that after Denmark realized Norway was only trying his best, the tax increase was held off for awhile, and the episode ends with Denmark still crying, but promising to grow stronger.

Character Appearances

Voice Cast

English Dub Cast

Trivia

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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