Sealand

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Sealand
シーランド
Sealand.png
Character Information
Name SealandFlag.png The Principality of Sealand
Human Name Peter Kirkland (ピーター・カークランド, Pītā Kākurando)[1]
Age 12[2]
Gender Male
Birthday September 2[3]
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Green (early illustration), Blue
Height 130 cm (4' 3.2")[4]
Debut Appearances
Volume Volume 1
Strip It's Sealand-kun!
Game Noto-sama 6
Drama CD Axis Powers Hetalia: The CD
Anime Episode 21
Voice Actors
Japanese Ai Orikasa
Kanae Kasuga (Flower Of Iris)
English Maxey Whitehead

Sealand (シーランド, Shīrando) is a supporting character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers. In 2008, Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters and he received the name Peter Kirkland (ピーター・カークランド, Pītā Kākurando).[1]

Contents

Attributes

A 'chibi' version of Sealand.

Appearance

He has blond hair, blue eyes, and thick eyebrows much like England's. He wears a white sailor shirt with a blue collar, a blue neck tie, a matching hat, and blue capri pants, as well as white knee-high socks and black Mary Jane shoes.

Originally, Sealand's eyebrows were drawn somewhat thinner, while his sailor necktie lacked its "tails", and he wore shorts instead of capris. His eyes were also originally colored green, giving him a further resemblance to a younger England.

In the game Noto-sama 6, his hair is colored a dark sandy blond, while his eyes are sea green.

Personality and Interests

Due to the fact that he isn't considered an actual nation, none of the others take him very seriously. However, Sealand is a rascal who believes that someday he will become a huge empire that even his brother will bow down to.

Like his fort, he is actually made of steel and concrete and can fire a "Rocket Punch" that he believes is super powerful (though he can only do so when dressed up in a kids' mecha costume). He also tends to end his sentences with "desu yo", which is meant to give him a very enthusiastic flair.

According to the Hetalia Desktop Buddies his hobbies include games and "comfortable internets" and training to be approved as a nation in the future. He has a pet "hamster." However, he said it was 130cm long, to which Latvia said it wasn't, as 130 cm is abnormally large for a hamster. Latvia claimed to wake up with a strange creature in his bed one day, which Sealand said was his pet, presumably the "hamster." Latvia said he'd never seen anything of the sort in an encyclopedia. He also showed interest in Broadway musicals, saying that he wanted to see one in New York one day. He claims to find historical facts boring; however, he's asked or mentioned plenty in the Mascots, such as wanting to befriend Friedrich III, singing a song about Rudolph I, and recalling that Austria once fought on a crumbling ship. He also shows interest in movies and mentioned wanting to travel the world. He finds Spongebob to be cute and seems to admire him, saying he wanted to become him.

Relationships

England

Main Article: England

Sealand declared himself an independent country when England didn't want the oil platform back after the end of the war.[5] The two always bicker because Sealand, who wants to be recognized as a nation, often sneaks into conferences the other countries attend (such as the G8, when Sealand pretended to be Canada).[6] Despite calling his brother "Jerk England" and promising that the older nation will bow to him someday, Sealand relies on England, although he doesn't admit it.[5]

Iceland

Main Article: Iceland

Sealand first met him when Iceland was attempting to auction himself off on Ebay, but Iceland didn't understand what he meant when he wanted to become his friend due to their similarities, (as well as Sealand wanting to be referred to as "senpai" by Iceland.)[7]

Latvia

Main Article: Latvia

The two are good friends, in part due to their similarities of being small nations that don't get the respect that they want (though Latvia is an actual recognized nation in comparison to Sealand being a micronation). However, while Latvia attempts to act as a big brother to Sealand, his own insecurities get in the way, most notably his fear of Russia.[5]

Seborga

Main Article: Seborga

Sealand was initially frightened by Seborga when they met in Wy's garden after Seborga fell out of a tree covered in ketchup. After attacking him Sealand seems to get over this fear and they appear to become friendly. It is implied that Seborga is the only other member of Sealand's micronation club until Wy finally decides to officially join out of boredom. Despite the physical age gap, they share a similar enthusiasm for making new friends who are also micronations, and Sealand commends his eagerness to recruit new members into their club.

Sweden

Main Article: Sweden

After being auctioned off online, Sealand became his property and adoptive child (as Sweden was the only one that bid). The two appear to have a close relationship, though Sweden came up with the strange idea of a "Dambolis" in an attempt to make the TV-obsessed Sealand pay attention to him more.[8]

Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Main Article: Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus

Sealand attempts to make friends with TRNC and points out that they are both in similar situations, but TRNC blows him off and points out that while he is recognized by Turkey, Sealand is recognized by no one. Sealand begins to cry, and he later attacks TRNC in a fit of rage. After Sealand becomes friends with Wy and Seborga, TRNC is seen watching them from a distance as the three began talking about football (soccer).

Wy

Main Article: Wy

Sealand has tried to make friends with the Australian micronation of Wy, based on perceived similarities. Wy quickly pointed out that unlike Sealand, she is recognized, as Wy's declaration of independence was accepted by the mayor of the surrounding township in 2004. Despite this, the two appear to become friends.

Appearances

Anime

Sealand in What Italy Forgot.
Sealand in Episode 21.

Sealand first appears in Episode 21, which adapts It's Sealand-kun! (reprinted as Recommend! Sealand! in Hetalia: Axis Powers volume 1). He attempts to attend a world meeting with the other nations, though his presence winds up going ignored. Sealand manages to get Lithuania to notice him, and is given advice on how to become an actual nation (though Lithuania just tells Sealand that it is too hard for someone the size of Sealand to ever become a nation).

In the anime, his eyebrows are drawn thinner and his earlier character design is used, with the exception of his eyes being colored blue (as in his later design). In The Beautiful World, his design remains unchanged, aside from the use of a darker blue on his uniform to match current artwork.

Trivia

An earlier design.
  • His birthday corresponds to the date of Sealand's founding, on September 2nd, 1967.[3]
  • The plotline of Sealand's adoption was loosely based on a real-life occurrence when the actual Sealand was being put up for auction on Ebay. The Pirate Bay, a Swedish BitTorrent website, considered buying Sealand, but did not purchase it in the end.
  • Sealand has a fondness for chocolate bars, and likes to browse the internet and play games as a hobby, as revealed by the "desktop mascots" from the official blog.
  • His version of Marukaite Chikuyuu was released on a special CD offered to fans who purchased all eight DVD releases of the first two seasons.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Himaruya, Hidekaz (March 25, 2008). "ナンタケットの小さなおうち". Archived from the original on June 8, 2013. http://bamboothicket2.livejournal.com/223961.html. Retrieved June 13, 2013. 
  2. Himaruya, Hidekaz. "Character Notes". http://www.geocities.jp/himaruya/matome_heta.html. Retrieved September 14, 2012. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Himaruya, Hidekaz (2008). ヘタリア Axis Powers 2 [Hetalia: Axis Powers 2]. Gentosha. p. 22. ISBN 978-4-3448-1514-8. 
  4. Himaruya, Hidekaz. "Height chart from around 2008. (Deleted from Himaruya's blog)". http://i.imgur.com/hoUTq.gif. Retrieved June 22, 2012. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Himaruya, Hidekaz. "シーランド君です! [It's Sealand-kun!]". http://www.geocities.jp/himaruya/ea.html. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  6. Himaruya, Hidekaz. "飛び越せ!カナダさん [Fly, Canada-san, fly!]". http://www.geocities.jp/himaruya/cnd.html. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  7. Himaruya, Hidekaz (2008). "シーランドくんとアイスランドくんの出会い". http://www.geocities.jp/himaruya/sld.html. Retrieved September 21, 2012. 
  8. Himaruya, Hidekaz. "ダンボリスの作り方まとめ [The Creation of Dambolis]". http://www.geocities.jp/himaruya/seakun.html. Retrieved February 8, 2012. 
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