The following is a list of episodes for the Hetalia: Axis Powers anime. The anime first began on January 24, 2009 and was slated for only 26 episodes. On April 15, 2009, it was announced that the series would get a second season that would produce another 26 episodes, bringing the number to 52.
A third season was announced on December 10, 2009, but was later retitled Hetalia: World Series and was treated as a separate entity from the first two seasons. On July 30, 2010, a second season of World Series (fourth season overall) of 24 episodes was announced.
Most of the episodes did not have official titles given, unless they were stated in a next episode preview or in Comic Birz loglines.
It's the "Meeting Of The World", and all the nations must come together to solve whatever global problems they can. However, after America starts the conference off on a bizarre note, can the gathered nations even solve the problems they have with each other? After this, it's a leap back in time to WWI...
It's WWI, and Germany, in search of the heir to the legendary Roman Empire, discovers an abandoned tomato crate sitting in the middle of the woods. However, even Germany finds himself unprepared to deal with the strange descendant of Rome.
Italy is sent back home after annoying Germany, but Germany quickly finds that ditching the cowardly nation is a task easier said than done. Especially when WWII nears and Italy takes it upon himself to declare that he's now Germany's ally.
Meet Japan. He's the newest ally to Italy and Germany, and a powerful nation in his own right. But with having been isolated from the rest of the world for over 200 years, what he sees as his "normal" behavior comes off as extraordinary to others.
An endless blue sky, pure white clouds, and a shining sea. Normally it would be just your average trip to the beach. In the case of Germany, Italy, and Japan? They've been stranded on a mysterious island in the southern sea, their S.O.S message having gone ignored as the three of them make the most of their "vacation".
Germany reflects on times spent around Austria. Meanwhile, unbeknownst to the three stranded nations, they've got company on the island and are being watched from afar, even when they're roasting marshmallows at their campfire.
Italy introduces his older brother, Romano (who represents the southern half of their country), to Germany. But while Italy himself can't get enough of Germany, the foul-mouthed Romano will try anything to make sure that the "potato freak" stays away from his brother. Anything.
Some days, Italy just can't get a break. Especially when he winds up tricked and kidnapped, not once, but twice by the Allied Forces. But once Germany gets involved, it seems the third time may be the charm... though in whose favor, exactly?
The Allied Forces meet to discuss plans to take down the Axis, but despite their image as a "team" (America as the "hero" and everyone else acting as his backups), they find it difficult to get along and agree with each other.
In the climax to the Chibitalia sub-storyline, Holy Roman Empire gives the younger Italy the ultimatum: Will he become the new Roman Empire with him or not? Later on, in 1940, England finds that he still has friends outside of the Allies to count on to cheer him up...
"England, I have something to tell you." In a brief jump forward to 1956, a gloomy and war-torn France proposes to England, who quickly learns the "joke" is indeed on him... and he won't go down that easily. Back in 1940, the Axis Powers train to take on England, and Italy gets a quick and confusing lesson in "culture clash".
After being defeated by Germany, a frustrated England vows to get revenge with the strongest method known to man: Summoning the devil to lay a curse on him. Will he succeed in his ritual, or get something even WORSE than what he expected?
The Germans' attempt at training the Italian Army doesn't go as planned, as they soon find that the men are quicker at the art of escape, rather than combat. Later: It's just another day in the life of Germany, as he attempts to brave the wait and chaos in a never-ending line at the supermarket.
In a tale of times past, a younger China meets a strange small nation known as Japan. He takes it upon himself to try to raise Japan as his younger brother, but soon discovers that there's more to the growing youngster than he thought. And he may not be prepared to deal with the sudden changes...
The Allied Forces make their move and attempt to take down the Axis, but wind up constantly distracted by a "special guest" on the island, a supernatural stranger that Italy seems to know rather well...
The Allied Forces attempt to get back to business, despite China arriving late for their meeting. But little do they know, they have a surprise guest (or two) in their room, listening in on their "top secret" plans.
While out shopping, Switzerland and Liechtenstein run into Austria, much to Switzerland's displeasure. Meanwhile, the Axis Powers are still deserted on an island, but come across a most unusual sight in the middle of a forest.
In a past tale, England raises the young America and treats him to his own "special" brand of cooking. Meanwhile, as the Liechtenstein and Her Beloved Brother arc comes to a close, Switzerland finds himself reminded of his lapsed friendship with Austria.
America unveils a new plane, much to England's chagrin and lets out a secret. Later, England uses Busby's Chair to get revenge on America during an Allied summit, only for Russia to sit on the chair first and destroy it by out-evilling it. England reveals his drunk side when in a bar with America (who England is trying to coax information out of). Then Episode 18 is continued, with England attempting to use Busby's Chair once the Axis are surrounded, although Russia sits on it yet again...
The Allied Forces, in their ongoing fight against the Axis Powers, manage to get ahold of one of Germany's prized possessions: an observation diary dealing with Italy's strange behavior and uselessness in combat.
Russia decides to jump out of a plane without a parachute, and England and France comment on how he broke all his bones. Then, the audience is introduced to the Baltics, although Latvia has a tendency to say the wrong thing at times. After that, America injures himself when England offers him some ice cream.
Adapts more of Hello World, Hello Italy!: Italy shows Japan his combat recordbook (which turns out to be impressive in a different way), Germany decides to go sightseeing in Italy and attempts to blend in, the Axis are given special bentou, and Japan invents nikujaga. In another story, America ponders the mystery of who draws the sketches of the Axis and Allies on the blackboard...
Switzerland tries to teach Liechtenstein self-defense. In other segments: Japan finds America's strange desserts photograph-worthy, while Canada (in more of Fly, Canada-san, Fly!) tries to tell America off but fails.
England is the perpetual bed-head, and we go back to the past to remember a time when France was at his most flamboyant and mischievous - teasing England by showing off his long hair, and then cutting England's hair when his own plan to grow his hair long doesn't go according to plan.
England and France visit Poland, who has recently bought a fleet of ponies to help him in the war. In other stories: Chibitalia feels sad over the departure of Holy Roman Empire, while England finds that America grows up too fast.
Features the story of Prussia, when he was a child as the Teutonic Knights. In other stories: Romano attempts yet again to stop Germany from being with his younger brother, while Canada and America wind up playing a game of "catch" that becomes chaotic.
Italy gives Germany a very special Christmas present: underwear. In other segments: America forces everyone (except for Russia) to attend his Christmas party and Japan inspires Italy to create a special poster.
Finishes the story of Boss Spain's Control of Southern Italy (part 2), as well as The Story of Italy's Big Brother: While Spain was able to rescue Romano in the past, he now finds himself unable to in the present (WWII). The Austrian Anschluss story is also concluded, with a visit from France.
The method behind the making of products in Northern Europe is showcased, with all of the Nordics (except Iceland) taking part. Meanwhile in a continuation of the Salted Salmon story, Germany has restricted himself from drinking beer.
Italy confronts Germany and Japan about their new diet in the conclusion of the Salted Salmon storyline. In another story (Chinese-style Mini Revolution) China is tired of acting as a servant to America, England, and France...especially France.