Based on a popular web-released manga series by Hidekazu Himaruya, this has been described as a "cynical gag" story set in Europe in the years between WW1 and WW2 (1915-1939), using exaggerated caricatures of the different nationalities as portrayed by a gaggle of bishōnen boys. For example, the Italia Veneziano character is into pasta and women. The Deutsche (German) bishi loves potatoes and sausages, and Nippon is an otaku boy. Installments of the manga have jumped back and forth in setting from the ancient times to modern-day geopolitics. The manga's title comes the Japanese words for "useless" (hetare) and Italy (Italia).Hetalia featuring Daisuke Namikawa and Hiroki Takahashi has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Hulu, free on Tubi, free on Crunchyroll, and 1 other. It's an animation and comedy show with 144 episodes over 6 seasons. Hetalia is no longer running and has no plans to air new episodes or seasons. It has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,246 votes).
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102 episodes (71%) are available to watch free online (Tubi & Crunchyroll).
27 episodes (19%) are available to stream on a popular subscription service (Hulu).
15 episodes (10%) are available to rent or buy from $1.99 on 1 service (Prime Video).
Not available to stream on a TV everywhere service.
Hetalia has a better than average IMDb audience rating of 7.4 (1,246 votes). The show is somewhat popular with Reelgood users lately.