The sixth season of Hetalia is coming this July, after not having a new episode since February of 2014.
Fans of the anime will be delighted to hear the same voice cast returning, along with the same gorgeous new art style used by the fifth season, The Beautiful World. Following along the style of naming, the sixth season is titled The World Twinkle. Along with a teaser, Hetalia has also teased us with the new theme song, Hetalia Jet.
Although we won’t know what all the episodes will be about just yet, the anime will be adapting from volumes 5 and 6 of the manga. Some of the comics involved include the Micronations, the Nordics, and Nekotalia – the gender-inverted alternate universe not unlike Adventure Time’s ‘Fionna & Cake.’
Hetalia began as a webmanga by Hidekaz Himaruya, and has grown into something of a phenomenon. There’s not much of a story to it – the countries of the world are anthropomorphized hot guys (and occasionally hot girls) who interact with each other in little snippets throughout the course of history. Although serious every once in a while, the series is a comedy and chooses to portray subject matter in the most light-hearted manner possible. The human countries are made to possess as many stereotypes as they can, from the cowardly Italy to ‘heroic’ America, to the lecherous wine-drinking France.
All previous seasons of Hetalia have been available on Funimation, so it only goes to assume that The World Twinkle will be as well. If you’ve not yet seen what all the fuss is about, check it out here! And take some advice: Funimation’s English dub of Hetalia is spot on. The accents, the dark humour, the great slogans like ‘Make Pasta, Not War’ makes it all worth a watch.
Have a look at the teaser below!