6th Hetalia Anime's 1st Video Unveils July Debut, Italy's Theme Song
posted on by Egan Loo
The official website for Hetalia The World Twinkle, the sixth anime season inspired by Hidekaz Himaruya's Hetalia manga, began streaming the first promotional video on Thursday. The video confirms that the series will begin streaming on the d Anime Store (Docomo Anime Store) and other services this July. It also features the theme song "Hetalia Jet" by Italy (as voiced by Daisuke Namikawa.)
Italy: Hey, hey, I hear our anime is starting again.
Text: Worldwide anthropomorphization comedy Hetalia's anticipated new anime series launches!!
Italy: The new Hetalia anime series: Hetalia The World Twinkle. Please look forward to it. Ciao!
Text: Starts distributing in d Anime Store and other services in July!
The manga takes the archetypal characteristics of countries and regions throughout the world, and anthropomorphizes them as (mostly) bishōnen characters. The previous anime season, Hetalia The Beautiful World, premiered in Japan on January 2013.
In addition to Namikawa, the rest of the cast and staff from Hetalia Beautiful World will return.
- Daisuke Namikawa as Italy
- Hiroki Yasumoto as Germany
- Hiroki Takahashi as Japan
- Katsuyuki Konishi as America
- Noriaki Sugiyama as England
- Masaya Onosaka as France
- Yasuhiro Takato as Russia
- Yuki Kaida as China
- Director: Hiroshi Watanabe
- Series Composition: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
- Character Design: Mariko Oka
- Animation Production: Studio Deen
The "Hetalia Jet" CD single will ship on July 24, and the new eight-volume character CD series will launch on June 24 with Italy and Japan.
Funimation has released all the previous anime seasons and the Hetalia Axis Powers: Paint it, White! film in North America. Right Stuf has been releasing the manga in North America in collaboration with its former English-language publisher, Tokyopop, and its Japanese publisher Gentosha Comics.