|Air Date||December 25th, 2009|
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The forty-ninth episode of Hetalia: Axis Powers was broadcast on December 25th, 2009. It adapts some of Japan And The Footsteps Of Westernization, along with another strip of Fly, Canada-san, Fly!.
This episode follows the process of Japan's westernization. It begins with France visiting Japan. Japan is reluctant to meet France at first, and is only coaxed out of his room by the promise of a cute kitten to play with. After accepting westernization, however, Japan attempts to copy everything that France does, and is eventually tricked into saying that France is 'cool'.
Japan also tries to hone his clairvoyance senses in this episode, and perceives over-worked manga-ka stressing over deadlines.
Canada, in an attempt to distinguish himself from America, follows some advice given to him by Kumajirou and draws a maple leaf on his forehead. He goes to show America that he is now distinguishable from him, but is cut off mid-sentence by America slapping a sticker of the American flag over his maple leaf.
The episode ends with America visiting Japan and saying that he will be teaching Japan an American game.
- Japan: Hiroki Takahashi
- America, Canada: Katsuyuki Konishi
- France: Masaya Onosaka
- Kumajirou: Ai Iwamura
- This episode uses America's version of Marukaite Chikyuu for the ending credits.