Alysse's Reviews > Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol. 2

Hetalia by Hidekaz Himaruya
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Nov 22, 11

bookshelves: comedy, history, parody, manga

Hetalia Axis Powers, or APH for short, is a comidic parody of history, revolving around the personifications of countries. Orginally based off a webcomic by Hidekaz Himaruya. The story mainly follows the Axis and Allied powers of World War II, but often branches off to other events, time periods, or countries. Don't look for any cronological consitancy here, often jumping from ancient times to modern day and everything in between. It is a fairly entertaining read for those who enjoy history and are not easliy offended. One of the advantages to reading the manga version is that the artwork is much more finished than in the webcomic. Either way it is still quite cute following more antics of out beloved countries some how reflecting historical events in the process.

As far as the art is concerned, I am a fan of Himaryua's art style, and although a case of "only six faces" for some, I enjoy his wonderful colouring style and the sketchy feel of the lines. This becomes more apparent latter on though, so the earlier art may be cleaner and more angular.
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