Hetalia: Axis Powers Volume 5
| Hetalia: Axis Powers|
|Released||July 31, 2012|
The fifth volume of Hetalia: Axis Powers was released in Japan by the publisher Gentosha. It contains several strips from the original webcomic series and the serialization in Comic Birz, as well as new material.
- 1 Chapters
- 1.1 Hetalia of the Dead
- 1.2 African War Front! Part 1
- 1.3 African War Front! Part 2
- 1.4 It’s the First Anniversary! The Tripartite Pact
- 1.5 Let's Eat Military Rations!
- 1.6 Liberté, égalité, fraternité and...
- 1.7 Which Country is That?
- 1.8 Together with Russia
- 1.9 A Wise Man has No Specialty
- 1.10 Soldiers for a Short While
- 1.11 I, Like, Wanna be Free!
- 1.12 Gakuen Hetalia: Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! Second Half
- 1.13 Brother! We are...!
- 1.14 Back Then, You Used to Be...
- 1.15 Hetalia à la carte
- 1.16 Though I May Depart, You Shall Remain
- 1.17 Hetalia-like Column: Strange Laws from Around the World
- 2 Special Edition Booklet
- 3 Release
- 4 Notes
A joke is included in front of the book about the reactions of different people to the captains words when the luxury liner they are on begins to sink, and how they are convinced to jump overboard.
Hetalia of the Dead
France and America watch an American horror film, and France complains that the protagonists in America's horror films are always too strong. As more nations arrive with some of their horror films in tow, America reveals that he thought it would be fun to compare them. Italian horror movies are generally full of girls... and guts and entrails. China tries to play his movie, but it is a VCD and doesn't work in the machine, and his films are described as having a touch of comedy in them. Japanese horror films are described as dark and terrifying, but Japan admits that his monsters are dainty. Finland brings a film involving naked Santas, and England stops Spain from playing his film. England plays a movie he borrowed from India, which degenerates into a Bollywood dance sequence. Canada's films pay lots of attention to the science and setting only to throw it all away later, and England blames his tendency to kill off the protagonist on Germany, whose films tend to not be scary. They watch a particularly frightening movie before Russia admits that he put in a home movie by mistake. In the end they watch an American film, realizing in the end that everyone's films are weird.
African War Front! Part 1
A series of strips detailing some of Italy's relationship with Germany and England during World War II. Germany ponders the difficulties in being Italy's ally as he watches one of Italy's L3 tankettes break down. He finds himself acting as a babysitter of sorts, and fruitlessly attempts to consult a book written by his ancestors for advice. In Africa, England is gaining ground against Italy, and chases him when he appears at his camp dressed in an Elephant costume, but England is unable to match his speed. After getting away, Italy calls Germany, who shows up only to collapse from the heat due to his thick uniform.
African War Front! Part 2
England begins to calmly revels in his triumph over Italy before he is interrupted by the arrival of America. They immediately begin arguing over approach in strategy, leading to a soldier to remark how they don't look very much like siblings. After England's resulting outburst, America decides to go and greet everyone, and apparently become despondent when he receives a cold reception. England initially finds this funny, but then tries to comfort America, only to discover that he is fine and roasting a marshmallow. As America's antics increase, England becomes more stressed out and eventually wakes up, believing the preceding events to be a dream right before America calls for him.
It’s the First Anniversary! The Tripartite Pact
Germany and Italy go to Japan's house for a meeting, and Germany repeatedly tells Italy to calm down after the later becomes very excited. Japan greets them, and launches into a long, formal acknowledgement of the one year anniversary of the Tripartite Pact, and Italy tells him to talk to them like friends. After a short story where Italy talks about his impression of Japan, the two of them end up at a hot spring, where they talk about the significance of it in both of their cultures. Italy talks about his Samurai spirit, and ends up putting on a Samurai style ammunition vest used by the Italian army, confusing Germany when he arrives. Later, as they toast to their continued alliance, Italy remarks on how young Japan looks.
Let's Eat Military Rations!
The Axis Powers sit together and eat military rations. Germany asks Japan about his food, which the later states is actually very good. Italy remarks that he has something similar, but laments that it tastes bad. Later, Japan offers Germany some biscuits that he made based on what Germany taught him. Italy asks to try some, and when Japan admits that it may taste rather plan, Italy decides to add some Vegemite that Australia left behind. Germany is alarmed at first but the trio end up enjoying it. As Food on the battlefield was problematic for both the Axis and the Allies, America and England sample parties to try and figure out what would be ideal. After a series of failures, America proposes they try a one hundred year old Fruit cake, which ends up tasting surprisingly good. On the Battlefield, America eats a large portion of rations while England eats a modest amount, leading to an argument. Later, while England enjoyed his tea time he was surrounded by the British Army.
Liberté, égalité, fraternité and...
France addresses the reader, explaining that they must have been exhausted waiting for him to show up and begins to praise himself while simultaneously insulting England. England jumps in frame and kicks him, telling him not to insult him in his own house. Elsewhere, after being defeated by Germany once more, France vows to beat him next time. Sometime after, he is informed that Germany is getting closer to their border. Panicking, France proposes peace and establishes the Maginot Line, though it doesn't extend through a nearby forest, giving Germany a way through. At a meeting of the Allies, France interrupts England to announce that he's defeated Italy before declaring the end of his working hours and falling asleep. France and England continue to fight in the meeting, and America offers to moderate between them and choose whose opinion is correct.
Which Country is That?
Together with Russia
A Wise Man has No Specialty
Soldiers for a Short While
I, Like, Wanna be Free!
Gakuen Hetalia: Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! Second Half
The continuation of the first part back in Volume 4. Germany, Italy (Veneziano), and Japan continue researching the clubs in the school. Veneziano mentions having a merenda (Italian Snack Time) but Germany disagrees. They meet up with the Nordic Club which consists of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Denmark mentions that the club creates furniture designs, but then lies when he says that the furniture turns into a robot, until Sweden chokeholds him for his nuisance. They then meet the Going Home After School club which consists of ONLY Switzerland. Next is the Canada club which consists of Canada and he talks about the club which is mostly about appreciating Canada. Then theres the Elephant Apprecitation club, then the Going Home After School Club #2 (which Romano created but regerets). Then the Swimming club in which Germany though was the ONLY serious club so far. until Australia came in to get Japan into a 10 kilometer swim. The Music club consists of Prussia and Austria. But Prussia is seen pretending to play guitar with a broom. Austria despises that then Germany mentions that he'll talk with Prussia later. The We-Want-to-Join-W-Academy club is pretty obvious. Germany then admits that the school is entirely weird. Japan then notices a certain room as they walk and mentions that 27 clubs in total made the room their club room. Arriving in the room, Germany and Japan notice the room is empty until Veneziano scampers to the table and says aloud proudly that he is president of all those 27 clubs. Germany then gets mad at Veneziano accusing him of all the "weird" clubs in the school. A footnote then reads, "After that, the school newspaper put together it's next issue and published it without further incident."
Brother! We are...!
Back Then, You Used to Be...
Hetalia à la carte
Though I May Depart, You Shall Remain
Hetalia-like Column: Strange Laws from Around the World
Special Edition Booklet
The fifth volume was released by Gentosha on July 31, 2012.
Japanese Special Edition (Gentosha)
Released on July 31, 2012
Polish Edition (Studio JG)
Released on February 28, 2013
German Edition (Tokyopop Germany)
Released on June 17, 2013
German Special Edition (Tokyopop Germany)
Released on June 17, 2013
Italian Edition (J-POP)
Released on November 22, 2013
Russian Edition (Comics Factory)
Released in December 5, 2013
North American Edition (Tokyopop)
Released December 10, 2013
Thai Edition (Siam Inter Comic)
Released June 14, 2014
Chinese Edition (Tong Li)
Released on August 11, 2014
Chinese Edition (Tong Li)
Released on August 26, 2014
- African War Front! Part 1 was originally published in the November 2011 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 1: The Serialization Finally Begins!.
- African War Front! Part 2 was originally published in the December 2011 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 2: Serialization! Part 2!.
- Our One Year Anniversary! The Triple Alliance was originally published in the January 2012 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 3: The Axis Assembles!!
- Let's Eat Military Rations! was originally published in the February 2012 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 4: Captain! I can't fight with an empty stomach!
- Liberté, égalité, fraternité and... was originally published in the April 2012 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 5: Sorry for the wait! The continuation!!
- Which Country is That? was originally published in the May 2012 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 6: We're delivering this month's with additional pages!
- Together with Russia was originally published in the June 2012 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 7: Things that often happen when the Allies assemble...
- A Wise Man has No Specialty was originally published in the July 2012 edition of Comic Birz under the title Episode 8: New Volume 5 on sale from the 31st of July!
- Soldiers for a Short While was originally published in the August 2010 edition of Comic Birz under the title Thanks for Topping 1.4 Million Copies!