Axis Powers Hetalia/Trivia

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  • Axis Powers Hetalia is a series about people who are countries. Doesn't sound too strange until you realize that the series manages to be educational and gay. The best part? The author is male.
    • And don't forget that one of the girls who does appear is a total yaoi fangirl, to the point that she doesn't mind seeing her husband being molested by other nations.
    • As an additional sidenote, said author was living in New York when he came up with the idea, which probably explains why it seems as though it's not quite expectedly Japanese.
  • Each of the countries' quirks is based on what the country is famous for.
  • Switzerland and Lichtenstein are depicted as brother and sister, with Switzerland being extremely protective of her. In Japanese, they are voiced by Romi Park and Rie Kugimiya, respectively, similar to the relationship between their characters in Fullmetal Alchemist (Park as Edward Elric and Kugimiya as Alphonse Elric)
    • There's also Truth in Television, in that the two countries do view each other as "siblings" (wir sind bruder).
  • Italy is a nihilistic Batman, aka the 4th Espada
  • Estonia's character design was based on Himaruya's own looks. Not the hair and eye colors, though.
    • He also jokingly has called the character "the best character in the series"
  • For America's Maru Kaite Chikyuu they used the "Awesome" and "Music" straight from Lady Gaga's "Just Dance".
    • In the ending song from the movie, you can also hear him yell Yes We Can! at one point.
      • He explicitly says "Yes we can" in "WDC World Dancing", one of his character songs, too.
  • Banned in South Korea, for various reasons.



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