C.E. G's Reviews > Hetalia: Axis Powers, Vol. 1

Hetalia by Hidekaz Himaruya
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Jun 23, 2012

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Best manga I've read so far! But if you have Netflix, I definitely recommend watching Hetalia over reading the manga.

The premise for Hetalia is that all the European/Asian/North American countries involved in WWII are personified as little boys, and the history of Europe is told through the interactions between these incarnations.

It's really fascinating to see the different stereotypes from a Japanese perspective, and to see something like WWII stripped of the larger than life personalities like Adolf Hitler and Winston Churchill and Benito Mussolini.

Plus, this stuff is funny! It's annoying in the way that I find anime/manga to be annoying, but I actually laughed out loud a fair amount, especially in the anime show.


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