News Hetalia Anime Seen by 200,000 on Web, 60,000 on Phones
posted on 2009-02-07 00:20 EST
The blog for The Television entertainment news magazine from Kadokawa Shoten reported on Friday that the Hetalia - Axis Powers television anime has been seen by 200,000 viewers on the Animate.TV website, and 60,000 more on mobile devices, in one week. The Kids Station television channel had planned to run this anime adaptation of Hidekaz Himaruya's web manga, but announced two weeks before its scheduled premiere that it had canceled its plans due to various circumstances. Due to the overwhelming demand, the Animate.TV website had to apologize for its overburdened video servers and temporarily suspend registration of new users. The Television blog spoke with the anime's main voice actor, Daisuke Namikawa (Italy), and director, Bob Shirohata.