Axis Powers Hetalia Character Popularity List

So for the past few months I’ve been selling pencil bags with characters from Axis Powers Hetalia, a webcomic and anime series. I have not actually watched any of the episodes yet but wikipedia describes it as: “an allegorical interpretation of political and historic events, particularly of the World War II era, in which the various countries are represented by anthropomorphic characters.”

The pencil bags I’ve been selling are designed to look like envelopes with each country’s flag as a stamp. The characters from the show are also on each bag. Some have sold much faster than others and I thought I would share my list here to see how it compares to those who’ve seen the show and have their own favorite characters.

Here is the list starting with most popular:

England/United Kingdom (this guy is by far the most popular)
Canada
Austria
America/USA
Italy
Norway
Germany
Japan
Sweden
Finland
Switzerland
Poland
China
Cuba

Don’t ask me what makes Cuba and China so unpopular. Perhaps they are not mentioned much on the show. Then again, these 14 must all have fans in their own right if they were the ones chosen to be on bags. Also, the most requested country which I do not have a bag of is Russia. I also had some phone straps and keychains with Hetalia characters as well. So far I am having trouble finding other Axis Powers Hetalia collectibles but I am trying.

I hear there is a movie now too so I definitely need to get started watching this show.

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This post was written by admin on October 7, 2010

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Cromartie High School

I just finished watching Sakigake! Cromartie High School. It was an amusing anime. It was a shame that there were only 26 episodes made. Especially since the episodes were less than 12 minutes each including the intro and ending songs.

Some of the jokes were dumb but others really had me laughing hard. For favorite character, I am torn between Takenouchi Yutaka and Mekazawa Shinichi. Much of the plot and the humor is absurd, so you have to suspend belief in reality to really appreciate the show. Of course that probably goes without saying if you are aware that one of the students is a gorilla and the other a robot.

I’ve got a Mechazawa plush toy available in my eBay store and he’s pretty sweet looking. My only beef is that they gave him his second button and on the series, he’s missing that button.

I also want to mention that I watched the show with English dubbing. I will very rarely do this because most of the time the voice actors are disappointing and the dialog is sometimes changed entirely. In the case of Cromartie High School, I found the voice actors did a fine job and the dialog was pretty close to the subtitles.

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This post was written by admin on October 3, 2010

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