|Human Name:||Vladimir Popescu|
|Hair Color:||Strawberry Blond (blog, anime) Brown (manga)|
|First Appearance (volume):||Volume 4|
|First Appearance (strip):||Go Forth! Newspaper Club! First Half|
|First Appearance (anime):||Episode 102|
|Japanese VA:||Takuya Kodama|
|English VA:||Chad Cline|
Romania (ルーマニア, Rūmania) is a supporting character in the series Hetalia: Axis Powers.
Full Article: Uniform Guide: Romania
Romania has shaggy shoulder-length strawberry blond hair and pale skin, reddish-pink eyes, and is often portrayed having a pair of vampire fangs. His military uniform consists of a woolen overcoat, dark breeches, tall laced boots, and a small bowler hat with ribbons attached to it. The exact color scheme has yet to be decided, as Himaruya has stated that he had trouble deciding the color of Romania's uniform.
Personality and Interests
He loves black magic and folktales (referencing stereotypes of Romanian vampires and demons), and comes off as a very eccentric character. In reality, he is a friendly and mischievous person who is said to be very good friends with Bulgaria and often quarrels with Hungary. He has the appearance of a jokester, when he is actually a hard worker who reads the atmosphere well. He is nearly as infatuated with Roman culture as Germany; this may be why he desperately tries to prove his descendancy from Rome, to no avail.
Full Article: Bulgaria
Romania and Bulgaria are shown to be best friends who often push each other around jokingly. The two are often grouped together (along with Hungary) in the European Union, and together make an appearance in the Halloween 2013 Event.
Full Article: Hungary
Hungary and Romania's relationship is described as a "cat-and-dog" relationship, in which they constantly fight. Hungary is said to name all of her dogs after famous Romanians, and dislikes being grouped with him and Bulgaria in the EU.
Full Article: Moldova
Romania is Moldova's doting older brother, and cares for him immensely as seen in the Halloween 2013 Event. However, Romania is shocked at how Moldova's carefree and childish personality is quickly replaced by a very adult-like demeanor.
In the Anime
Romania makes his official debut in Episode 102 of the anime, in which he is part of the Black Magic Club, called the Hellfire Club in the English dub. He is interviewed by the Newspaper Club, and tells them about the Black Magic Club's activities, much to England's chagrin.
- It is implied that Romania is based on stereotypes of Vlad Draculea III, a Romanian ruler who was the inspiration for Dracula.
- Romania is briefly mentioned in Volume 3 along with the unknown characters Wallachia and Moldavia; however, it is not known if Romania is Wallachia (and by extension, if Moldova is Moldavia).
- Romania is a member of the Black Magic Club of the W Academy, as seen in Volume 4.