April 21st is a shared birthday for two voice actors, Katsuyuki Konishi and Hiro Shimono! Konishi visited the US a few times and some of you may have met him at conventions. Shimono is famous for his love of Karaage, Japanese fried chicken, other than his acting. Come celebrate their birthdays after the jump!
A new Hetalia: Axis Powers app has been released by Frontier Works Inc. on March 1st in Japan. This free app can tell you which Hetalia character's personality you closely resemble. Details after the jump!
FUNimation has announced that Hetalia: The Beautiful World, the statecraft spoof's fifth outing, will be joining their winter streaming lineup. The series kicks of on January 25th, with FUNimation saying that they'll be debuting it at the end of the month. Check out the preview after the jump.
While manga publisher and former anime distributor Tokyopop closed its LA office in 2011, the enterprise was never entirely shuttered. In the intervening years, they've made some waves with print on demand offerings of titles like Hetalia. And, now, they've relaunched their website, with a pretty qualified plan for reentry into the book business. Get the details after the jump.
Statecraft spoof anime Hetalia is returning this month for a fifth outing, with "The Beautiful World" slated to hit hetalia.com on January 25th. Get an early look after the jump.
Statecraft spoof anime Hetalia now has a scheduled return date. The fifth outing, "The Beautiful World" will hit hetalia.com on January 25th. More after the jump.
The extremely popular history-based multi-media title signs up for its 5th anime season. Proof after the break.
Looking for a cake to celebrate your favorite character's birthday? Japanese otaku have discovered that the place to go is Torte Homemade Sweets in Gunma Prefecture. The pastry shop in the city of Takasaki advertises its ability to do character cakes and even does mail order. Get a look at their work after the jump.
Yesterday, Japanese art community Pixiv took a break from declaring Kuroko's Basketball fanart the greatest thing ever and voted a number of tributes to American Independence Day into its daily top illustration rankings. Well, really, all those vote-getters were actually "Happy Birthday Meri-tan 2012" Hetalia pictures. Get a look at the selections after the jump.
Kotobukiya has scheduled the next two releases in its line of Hetalia mochi rice cake inspired pillows, featuring the comedy's anthropomorphic countries' faces and catch phrases. Following the recently produced America ("it's ok!!") and Italy ("pasta <3"), England ("rubbish") and Canada ("eh!") are due in July. Get a look after the jump.
In honor of the July Japanese release of volume five of anthromorphic countries comedy Hetalia, Ikebukuro's Animate cafe will be offering a special "CollaBo Menu" of national dishes and drinks. Get a look after the jump.
Hetalia Academy, an alternate universe version of the historical comedy in which the anthropomorphized countries are teenagers attending a private high school, will be released for the Nintendo DS in Japan on March 8th. Check out the opening and preview after the jump.
It's time for another mid-week video look into the future of FUNimation anime releases. Beyond your regular dose of Hetalia, FUNimation has provided previews of upcoming comedy B Gata H Kei and the second series of Sengoku Basara: Samurai Kings 2. Check it all out after the jump.