Created by Hidekaz Himaruya and produced by Studio Deen, Hetalia Axis Power is an anime series mixing history and comedy and count 6 seasons.
What if nations were people? What traits would they have? What would this mean for historical events?
Hetalia Axis Powers takes these questions and runs with them, personifying countries into characters. The show takes a comedic and light approach to politics and historical events while educating the viewer.
Taking place primarily during the events of World War I and World War II, the story focuses on the Axis Powers and occasionally throws the spotlight onto the tumultuous relationship between the Allied Forces. The Axis Powers feature the titular character North Italy, who is clumsy, carefree and loves pasta; Germany, who is very serious but easily flustered; and Japan, who is stoic but has bizarre interests.
Based on Hidekaz Himaruya’s widely popular webcomic turned print manga, Hetalia Axis Powers is a historical comedy that pokes lightly at culture, examines the relationships between nations and breathes fun into history.
The first time I watched Hetalia, was years ago, I was part of an anime community and all the picture/ fanart post in the gallery by the other member got me really interested since I love History. Therefore I decide to give it a look and I didn’t regretted it at all this series is hilarious.
One thing I love about this series is the fact you could watch any episode without being completely lost plus it give historical fact.
An other thing that I appreciate was the way the portrayed each country. it’s caricatural, but kind of close of how they are seen by the other, that probably why I feel kind of bad at laughing at Canada, my own country. My favorite character is most probably Felicianos Vargas (North Italy).
If you are not into comedy and/or none sense stuff, you would probably not like it, but if you are looking for an anime that will make you laugh this one if for you.