News Hetalia Anime's 5th Series Promo Previews Opening Theme
posted on 2012-12-29 10:35 EST
The Animate.tv service began streaming a promotional video for Hetalia The Beautiful World, the fifth anime series inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia manga, on Saturday. The video features the opening theme song "Mawaru Chikyū Rondo" by Italy (as voiced by Daisuke Namikawa).
Namikawa, Hiroki Yasumoto (Germany), Hiroki Takahashi (Japan), Katsuyuki Konishi (America/Canada), Noriaki Sugiyama (United Kingdom), Masaya Onosaka (France), Yasuhiro Takato (Russia), Yuki Kaida (China), and others are reprising their roles in the latest season.
Hetalia The Beautiful World will begin streaming on Animate.tv on January 25, followed by Niconico on January 28.
Funimation has been releasing the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America. Tokyopop published the first two manga volumes, but it shut down its North American publishing operations last year. Right Stuf announced in May that it partnered with the Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics and Tokyopop to release the first three manga volumes, and Tokyopop founder Stu Levy said at Anime Expo that the next two volumes will also be released in English.