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Hetalia The Beautiful World's English-Subtitled Trailer Posted

posted on 2013-01-19 23:00 EST
Funimation to begin streaming anime this month

Funimation began streaming an English-subtitled trailer for Hetalia The Beautiful World on Friday. The trailer features the opening theme song "Mawaru Chikyū Rondo" by Daisuke Namikawa (Italy); it first began streaming in Japanese last month. Funimation will start streaming the series itself near the end of the month.

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.

This fifth anime season will premiere in Japan on January 25.

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 in 2011. Right Stuf announced last 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 last year that the next two volumes will also be released in English.


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