|Name:||Kingdom Of Norway (Kongeriket Norge)|
|Eye Color:||Indigo (World Series), Violet (Beautiful World)|
|First Appearance (volume):||Volume 3|
|First Appearance (strip):||To Create Better Products In Northern Europe|
|First Appearance (anime):||Episode 79|
|Japanese VA:||Masami Iwasaki|
|English VA:||Alex Organ|
Norway (ノルウェー , Norūē) is a supporting character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers.
Main article: Uniform Guide: Norway
Norway has short, light blond hair and dull indigo eyes. He wears a brown belted, navy blue sailor top with a light blue collar, tie, and cuffs, with matching pants and sailor hat. He sports a Nordic Cross barrette in his hair, and has a detached hair-curl that floats independently beside his head (which often has a dot that floats independently beside it).
Of the five Nordics, he is the third tallest. He speaks in a Tsugaru dialect.
Personality and Interests
Norway is a mysterious man of few words and expressions, and is reclusive from the everyday world. He is often shown to have a troll or fairy with him, and has the ability to see and interact with various supernatural creatures. For this reason some fans think that he and England might possibly get along well.
He is described as curious but difficult to read. In Hetalia Fantasia 2, while questing with Denmark and crossing paths with Germany and Japan, it was stated that he is painfully shy around strangers as he resolved to leave upon seeing them, however moments after this suggestion Norway did a generous amount of speaking, complaining and whining to said pair, demonstrating the absence of his previously assigned social discomfort. This contradictory scene may have been constructed solely for comedic purposes, however it leaves the impression that Norway is the type to recruit himself sympathy at the expense of Denmark.
Mr. Puffin referred to him as a "snarky guy". He is shown to be hard-working, skilled at chess, and is a baker. His hobby includes fighting over mackerels with his little brother, Iceland and gently pokes Denmark.
- Main article: Denmark
They have known each other since childhood, but while Denmark considers the two of them to be very close and believes that Norway feels the same way he does, he is unaware of Norway's teasing.
- Main article: England
Norway and England had a long history. When Norway was still a viking, he invaded the British Isles. They both have a strong belief in magic, and every year, Norway sends England a Christmas Tree as a token of thanks for being his ally.
- Main artcile: Estonia
The two nations are said to share some sort of an acquaintanceship. In the volume 4 omake comic, Estonia writes that Norway is difficult to read but they talk on occasion. After the two nations are kidnapped by Parallel France (alongside with Finland and Sweden) in the 2010 Christmas event, Norway mentioned that Estonia's eagerness to join the Nordics frighten him sometimes
- Main article: Iceland
Norway feels strongly for Iceland, who he sees as a younger brother to him and as being very important. In return, it is said that Iceland considers Norway to be the home where his heart truly is. It was later revealed that Norway and Iceland are indeed "biological" brothers due to Iceland having been discovered by Norwegians, though Iceland became irritated at Norway's insistence to refer to him as a big brother ("onii-chan").
In The Anime
Norway made his anime debut in Episode 79, which adapts To Create Better Products in Northern Europe. He appears only to observe that while the dolls Finland and Sweden made were fine, the salesman (Denmark) was too loud and annoying. He is voiced by Masami Iwasaki.
He appears next in Extra Episode 01 where after learning about Iceland's DNA results, Norway tries to get him to fulfill his promise in calling him "Big Brother." In The Beautiful World, he makes a brief cameo in Episode 103: Gakuen Hetalia: Go Forth! Newspaper Club!! Second Half which adapts the strip of the same name in volume 5. In The World Twinkle, he makes appearances in the Nordic-centered episodes, Episode 124: The Nordic Five +α.
His appearance remains largely unchanged in both World Series and The Beautiful World from his manga appearance. However one scanned official anime picture featuring the Nordic 5 (in their uniforms) showed that the necktie of his sailor top had a slight extension to it. In addition, his new design in The Beautiful World moves the dot near his floating hair curl from above to below it.
Himaruya has listen in a blog post that Lukas Bondevik, Børre Thomassen, Bjørn, Kjetil, Knut, and Sigurd are names he liked for Norway. Bondevik and Thomassen for the surnames.
Regardless, fans are highly cautioned to avoid using Bondevik as it is related to a real-life Norwegian politician by the name of Kjell Magne Bondevik. This is to prevent confused fusion between reality and the fictional series.
Always With You... Nordic Five! (featured)
- It was rumored that Norway would appear in the first season of the Hetalia anime, and that he would be voiced by Miyuki Sawashiro. But the news "announcement," which also claimed that Denmark and Iceland would appear, turned out to be a hoax. Despite this, some websites still circulate the false seiyū information. Norway is now officially played by Masami Iwasaki in the second season (and fourth season overall) of Hetalia: World Series.
- Norway celebrates the day between his birthday and Iceland's birthday.
- Norway's floating curl is meant to represent the fjords off the Norwegian coast. Some fans speculate that the curl represents a group of islands, Svalbard, with the dot being the smaller island of Jan Mayen.
- Norway's Nordic Cross hairclip is actually a mobile phone when revealed about it in Episode 124: The Nordic Five +α of the World Twinkle series.