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Holy Roman Empire and Chibitalia/Italy sharing their goodbye kiss.

Prussia is occupying my vital regions!

Hetalia: Axis Powers has a lot of Ho Yay between the Moe Anthropomorphisms of countries, though not as overwhelming or excessive as certain fans make it to be. There is relentless Ship Tease between almost everyone who interacts in canon, and even Hungary, who was canonically married to Austria, is portrayed as a fujoshi who enjoys seeing her husband get manhandled by other men.

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  • They've seen each other naked often, share a bed, and in one strip, Italy bursts into Germany's shower to ask him if he "likes" him and demands that Germany tell him he loves him. When Germany does, he shouts, "Yahoo! I love you too!" Then their friend Japan catches them both naked in the shower. Italy's reaction? He says "I did it, Japan! I got closer to Germany!" while naked and laying underneath an equally naked Germany. In another strip, when Italy busts in on Germany in the shower again, he sees Germany's and wonders what makes his different from Germany's. After Germany whispers to him what does (Italy has phimosis/houkei, due to the country having the second most cases), Italy runs out of Germany's house crying, with Germany yelling for Italy to not be so hasty, and some general encouraging words. Not to mention the hints that Germany is Holy Rome, Italy's long-lost childhood love. And they also have a tendency to blush around the other and have shirtless scenes together.
  • And then there's Italy's tendency to glomp Germany or sleep next to him in the same bed naked.
  • The ending of episode 3 features a heartwarming scene between the two where they become allies.
  • In episode 7 America states about Germany "I bet he's deeply in love with Italy. He's probably chasing after good artwork or Italy's butt. What's so great about his butt? Really, I'm at a loss."
    • Grandpa Rome comments about Germany's possible sexuality; this is after intruding on Germany while he is sleeping because Italy, unbeknownst to Germany, is sleeping in Germany's bed. This happens in Ep. 32 of APH
    Grandpa Rome: In any case, what a lonely guy you are. You can't even invite a girl to your bed?
    Germany: [blue faced & head in hand] Shut up!
    Grandpa Rome: [smiling, eyes closed] When I was around your age, I was surrounded by pretty women in bed. You have that experience too, right?
    Germany: I don't, you dirty old man!
    Granpa Rome: Oh? You like boys or older women? That was trendy in Neapolis at one time. Hmm, I should've experienced it at least once.

    Grandpa Rome: So tell me, what kind of a man does not have a woman in bed with him every night?
    Germany: [blue faced & head in hand] *muttering*
    Grandpa Rome: [smiling, eyes closed] When I was your age I had a plethora of lovely ladies around me. [Eyes open] Oh are you not into gir-
    Germany: [fist raised] I will punch you in ze throat!
    Grandpa Rome: Come on now, don't be so sensitive, no one here is judging you. There's nothing wrong with playing for another team and everyone likes to experiment a little, except me of course.
  • In episode 11 Italy tries to give a good morning hug to Germany but can't so Germany greets him by kissing him on both cheeks.
  • Episode 14: Italy patting Germany's butt. It's interesting to note that Germany didn't even try to stop Italy from touching his butt. Interestingly, the original has Italy saying Germany's butt is very hard, while the dub has him remarking on how soft it is, and that you should really feel for yourself.
  • Episode 27: The Allies get their hands on a valuable source of information that could reveal the inner-workings of the Axis gang: Germany's diary! And it's all about Italy. Seriously, like every page. Even if it's an observation diary that Germany write to try to understand how Italy works (after more than a month, he still doesn't), who cares? It's all about Italy.
  • Episode 33: Germany and Italy spend a night by the campfire, and when a shooting star flashes through the sky, Germany makes a wish. Actually he makes a lot of wishes, and they're all about Italy. Generally for Italy to be less pathetic/weak/whimpy/irresponsible/whiny/needy/awful at driving.
  • In one strip, Germany lets Italy sleep next to him while they're camping in the woods, and Italy cuddles up to him and says "Observation: Germany's huge muscles are warm!" Italy mentions Germany's muscles a lot.
  • Episode 37: Germany and Russia become friends so Italy becomes worried that Germany will forget about him. At one point he jumps on Germany in bed when scared by a nightmare he had of Japan and Germany ignoring him/deciding to attack him.
  • Episode 38: Germany addresses Italy's abandonment issues and offers his little friend a pinky swear to put him at ease.
  • Episode 41: Italy is afraid Germany hates him and Germany reassures him while blushing "Hmm...well...I don't...hate you...Yeah..."
    • In the dub, Germany actually says "I love you" to Italy. Of course, it's likely that Italy didn't understand, considering that Germany said it in German and all, but STILL...
  • Lampshaded in the Valentine's Day Strips when Germany, unable to distinguish if Italy's actions are a veiled way of expressing romantic feelings or just his own idiosyncrasy, consults Austria to clear his mind up.
    Germany: Hey Austria, what type of relationship do you call it when you see them everyday, and they hug and kiss you, and go in the bath with you, and sleep in the same bed with you (while they're naked)?
    Austria: [blushing] ...Don't say such vulgar things!
    Germany: [despaired] Vulgar....?!
    Austria: Oh, you meant him...
    • In that same strip Italy gives Germany some roses. In Germany you give Valentine's Day gifts to your significant other and giving roses is a confession of love. This leads Germany to think Italy is confessing to him, and instead of rejecting him he goes to get self help books on dating someone of the same sex.
    • "Come to think of it... Ever since I was born it's only been a cycle of hatred, warfare and suspicion. But now there's someone who trusts me and depends on me (even though he's often troublesome)."
    • "Is this what they call happiness?" While heading off to his date with Italy, whom he's about to propose to. Yes, he tries to ask Italy to marry him, and he's happy about the idea.
    • And Germany asks Italy on a date and wears his best suit. He also ends up getting miffed when he sees Italy flirting with girls. "I can't believe you! Flirting when you've got me!" Germany also gives Italy some flowers, not to mention giving Italy a ring in the shape of a tomato and hugging him when "proposing" to him.
    • Also, in the same strip, there is a panel that shows a chibi Italy shouting "I love you, Germany ~ Hug me!", while Germany thinks about Italy and his strange tendencies of always hugging and kissing him.
  • There is another panel where Germany remembers a moment in which Italy - while wearing an apron- feeds Germany in a similar way housewives feed their husbands and they're both blushing.
  • Episode 39 of World Series proves that the Ho Yay is just streaming. After Italy modifies the car to shoot him into the sky, Germany says this:
    Germany: It-it can't be... I can't believe he became one with the stars after being so trivial... [Goes on knees] He may have been a bit strange and useless... But he had his heart in the right place. If I knew this is going to happen, I would've treated him more gently... [starts sobbing] Italy... ITALLLYYYY!
    Italy: [hanging from a tree] G-Germany...
  • In the Hetalia movie Paint It White, Germany's final request before he gets turned into an alien is to see Italy smile. Granted, it was only because joy kind of freaked out the aliens, but still. The cuteness is there.
    • He also gazes at Italy a lot throughout the whole movie.
  • Also, at the end of this strip Germany tells England that he's gonna be spending next Christmas looking after Italy. It's interesting to note that he doesn't seem to mind that he's gonna be doing so showing that he doesn't find Italy that annoying and enjoys spending time with him.
  • And the end of this strip features a picture of Germany giving Italy a piggyback ride.
  • In the 2010 Christmas Special, Germany asks Italy to strip and he does it without question. Even though Romano protests that it must be for some peverted reason, Italy says "Even if that's true, it doesn't bother me at all!" Germany then inspects Italy's chest and butt, both of them blushing heavly the entire time. It Makes Sense in Context, but still.
    Germany: ...I'll save the sermon for later, Italy. I know it's sudden but I have something to ask of you.
    N. Italy: Ok! If it's within my means I'll do it!
    Germany: [blushing] Strip! Right now!
    N. Italy: What happend Germany!!?
    Germany: [Still blushing] Romano! Please strip as well!
    S. Italy: [Blushing] What the hell are you thinking?! You damn pervert!!
    N. Italy: I got it! I'll strip!
    Germany: Are you ok with it?
    S. Italy: Hold it right there!
    N. Italy: Germany's always telling me to wear clothes. If he's telling me to strip it must be something important!
    S. Italy: Don't be fooled stupid brother! It's that pervert's trap!
    N. Italy: Even if it was, that doesn't bother me at all. Brother please! Do as Germany says!
  • And then there's Hetaween 2011 where Italy states that Germany's halloween costume suits him very well. Considering it's a Roman gladiator costume...and then he asks if Germany's wearing anything underneath...
  • And in Hetalia Bloodbath 2011 Italy is shown sleeping with his head on Germany's lap.
  • And then there's the Holy Roman Empire who, as previously mentioned, is hinted to be Germany acting like a Stalker with a Crush towards Chibitalia and their childhood romance together. Later, as he leaves, he runs into Italy, and the two say their goodbyes as Italy gives HRE a token of his affection (his underwear in the webcomic version and his broom in the anime). The two share a goodbye kiss in episode 22 and HRE promises that he will return, despite the fact that he never does. But Himaruya has hinted that the two will have a happy ending.
    • In episode 9 HRE blushes and his heart beats when Chibitalia puts his hand over his when trying to show him how to paint.
      • Interestingly, Germany blushes and his heart beats the same way in episode 41, when Italy asks him if he hates him.
    • Episode 39: HRE has a dream of Chibitalia accepting his wish for him to become the Roman Empire together with him and of them almost kissing before waking up.
    • In one strip, where Germany asks Italy about having a girlfriend or past love, Italy says "I did have a first love...but it was another boy..." and it's obvious who he's talking about.
  • The dub is just ramping the Ho Yay up to eleven:
    Germany: Er, we don't have to kiss, do we?
    Italy: Nope! Unless you want to.
  • In the second episode of the World Series HRE and Chibitalia hug each other close and make adorable little nyaa-ing noises when dressed up as cats.
    • In the dub HRE says "Italia... what are you doing back there?" Italy was standing behind HRE, but the shot only showed them waist-up. So... what was he doing?
  • Episode 15: Italy makes Germany lunch, complete with a note from him saying he put in all of Germany's favorite foods and Germany can't bring himself to throw it away. Also, France goes into fanboy mode over Italy and Romano, saying that he "wants" them.
  • Episode 19: Germany wakes up to find Italy in bed with him. Italy says he wants to spend Christmas with Germany. Italy gives Germany a pair of red underwear from inside his underwear, saying he wants him to wear them so they'll bring him happiness. Italy makes drawings of his and Germany's named under an Umbrella of Togetherness.
    • For an added bonus, in some parts of the world, the story about the red underwear doesn't have so much to do with happiness, but rather, with a good sexual life.
  • Episode 35: Germany wrestling with a naked Italy.
    • Italy sleeping on Germany's lap.
  • Italy has apparently memorized how far around Germany's chest is.
  • The strip where Italy gets a request to "keep his eyes open longer than 10 minutes"
    Italy: Eh? But I'm handsome enough as I am now, or not?
    Germany: Think about how you'll be even more handsome and open them!
    Italy: Got it! *opens his eyes* Like this?
    [Italy sits there with big wide eyes. Germany looks disturbed, and ends up slapping his hand over Italy's face]
    Cuba: (laughing) What is it? Was his face so preposterous?
    Germany: to call this...maybe 'too limpid' would be fitting.
  • Let's put it this way: if one of them was female and nothing else in this series was changed, it would be a shoujo romance story and their getting together would be a foregone conclusion. Because one of them is male their relationship is meant to be... Power of Friendship, supposedly?
  • It's super hard.
  • When they're watching scary movies Italy does the Security Cling to Germany.
  • In episode 18 of Beautiful World Germany almost fondly watches Italy while he's being tucked into bed by Japan.
  • In episode 2 of World Sparkle he offers Italy some food when the latter says his own tastes bad.
  • In the Christmas Bloodbath Germany worries about Italy when the latter is in a snow storm and says he should've called him and worn more layers.
  • In the World Stars manga when Italy has slip ups or needs someone to help him Germany always agrees to help him even though he does chew him out for it.
    • Italy acts a bit concerned when Germany becomes fast friends with Greece which he reveals to Russia.
    • In chapter 173 Germany reveals his health concerns to Italy and says he didn't want to appear weak in front of Italy. Italy worries for him and offers him a good luck charm which is grabbing your privates while pointing at his privates. Germany complains that he's not touching Italy's junk and Italy blushes stammering that he didn't mean his he meant Germany should touch his own. Germany reprimands Italy for acting so shameless.

  • Russia might as well count as Stalker with a Crush for Lithuania, especially if you throw Belarus into the mix. As Lithuania is in love with Belarus, who is in love with Russia, Russia liking Lithuania completes the triangle.
  • There's a strip where Lithuania falls asleep on Russia's couch and wakes up to Russia who for once is in a mostly-sane mood and it shows that Russia is capable of kindness toward Lithuania. They talk about what they want in life, and Lithuania falls asleep again, only to wake up resting on the shoulder of a panda instead of Russia. It could have only been a dream Lithuania was having, but that would then mean that Lithuania was dreaming about Russia being kind to him, which is even more of a teasing interpretation.
  • Episode 43: Lithuania seems happy by how Russia can be nice and reasonably sane around his sisters and says even he has his "cute side".
  • In one strip Russia arrives at America's house to take Lithuania back home with him, picks him up, and puts his hand on his butt.
    • Prior to that Russia visited America's house to ask him how Lithuania was doing and telling America to take good care of him and then Russia looks at America with a crazy look in his eyes and refers to Lithuania as his "ex".
  • In the Bloody Sunday strip, Russia and Lithuania share a personal moment when Russia tears up over how he can't seem to make his people happy. Instead of fear, Lithuania looks at Russia with concern and he looks back at Lithuania with a tearful smile.
  • In one of the Drama CD Adaptations, Russia says how much he loves Lithuania's cooking and even winks at him.
  • In the strip Russia's Big and Little Sisters Belarus wonders whether Russia "likes that jerk that much", which theories speculated it to be Lithuania who is known to be the favorite of Russia, and also quite hated by Belarus.
  • Lithuania is once shown wearing a maid costume with Russia lashing him with a whip in the While You Were Gone strip.
    • And back when Russia was a child he meets young Lithuania and says he wants to be friends with him but only when he has more power. They also hold hands.
  • In the dub, when Russia found out Lithuania wasn't intending to go to Germany's house with him:
    Russia: What? You too. I need my little Lithuania to come with me to Germany.
  • In the 7th Birz episode, a moment where Lithuania tries to cheer up Russia about his friend issues results in Russia assuming Lithuania means they are friends. Lithuania's response is just "uh..." and then offscreen, Lithuania is screaming. It's implied Russia did something affectionate (and probably also painful) to him.

  • Sweden calls Finland his "wife" (to Finland's horror) and Sealand is essentially their son.
  • He also sews his best old clothes when he gives them to Finland as soon as he remarks on their height difference, blushes more than once in his presence, and even when Fin doesn't like to be called "Su's wife", they live together almost as if they were. There's also an adopted child (Sealand) and a family pet (Hamatamago) involved, encouraging a Has Two Daddies interpretation of the relationship. Take from all of that what you will.
    • Actually, they do not live together anymore. It was said in one Christmas Strip that they are neighbors. Finland is independent today after all!
  • In the Christmas/New Years 2010 Special, Finland snapped when Sweden (who refers to him as "his wife") was hit with The Worf Effect and managed to put up a fight against his attacker. Too bad he got caught too.
  • Hidekaz Himaruya has said that Sweden is homosexual. The author also said that he only acts that way towards Finland.
  • The animators ramped up the Ho Yay quite a bit in the adaptation of "Runnin' away with Su". The mere beginning card was infamously shoujo-ish and sparkly, to start...
  • Episode 17: They sleep next to each other and Sweden puts his arm around Finland while they sleep.
  • Episode 18: Finland glomps Estonia. Sweden calls Finland his "wife". Estonia and Finland gleefully clasp hands.

  • Spain often coddled and cooed over Romano when he was one of his colonies and spent way too much money protecting him from the Ottoman Empire, as history tells us.
    • To be more exact - considering Hetalia canon as well - Spain bankrupt his own country trying to fight a war against a numerically superior enemy - an empire - who he really could not afford to anger over a comparatively insignificant colony, injuring himself magnificently in the process. Spain's own boss told him to get rid of Romano multiple times, and Spain still wouldn't give him up.
      • Although Hetalia is a bit misleading on this issue because Spain was still a powerful empire during this time too and beat the Ottomans quite a few times sometimes with the help of the HRE. So it wasn't so much that he was getting "beat up" by the Ottoman Empire itself, but rather that this was the beginning of the "wear and tear" for Spain who was not only fighting France and Ottoman Empire during the Italian Wars (said to be Spain's glory days as well) but he was also fighting the Aztec, Mayan, and Incan Empires in the New World, the Netherlands in the Eighty Years War, and later rebellions in Portugal (who spent 60 years under the same monarchy in the Iberian Union) and Catalonia and what finally did him in was the Thirty Years War where pretty much all of Europe ganged up on him. So...THAT'S why Spain looked so worn down. Not because of the Ottoman Empire but because of all the OTHER wars he was fighting at the same time.
  • On another monetary issue, Spain spent an inordinate amount of money financing and supplying South Italy, to the point where Romano's cities and infrastructure were in top repair, beautifully maintained, while Spain was broke. Spain, of course, never let Romano know about it and pretended everything was fine, leaving Romano in a tsundere fit when he found out 500 years after the fact.
  • Spain even proposed to Romano (and Romano didn't really say "no," either)! Granted, he proposed to Italy too, but he still seems to like Romano a great deal on his own.
    • To clarify: It's 2005, and Spain excitedly tells everyone that men can now marry each other in his country. Austria and Italy congratulate him and ask if he's planning to marry anyone. He then immediately turns to Romano and...
    Spain: Hey...Roma...umm...
    Romano: Minimum three free meals and a nap with pasta.
    • ...which isn't actually a rejection, but Spain seems to take it as such, seeing how as in the next panel he's complaining to France about not being popular anymore.
  • When Romano was a child Turkey kidnaps him. Spain goes Papa Wolf on Turkey. In return, Spain falls gravely sick in another strip and the adult South Italy searches for a "cure", even going through The Mafia to try and help him. Yes, Romano, one of the cowardly characters in the series, takes on the freakin' Mafia to save Spain.
  • Episode 25: Spain and Romano have a moment which has chibi!Romano deciding to sleep in Spain's bed and thanking him for saving him from Turkey and going into tsundere mode. He also thinks Romano would be cute if he was always this quiet (as in, in dere mode).
  • In this comic, Therapy for Spain, Spain wants Romano to listen to him, so he tugs on his curl. As Spain is talking, Romano thinks back to when France told him what teasing play was, and after he remembers that, he says (referring to Spain pulling his curl)"This is-!!!" before walking off in a huff, saying Spain is a pervert. Though it's hard not to notice that his curl has changed shape into a heart as he says this.
  • In Spain's character CD, he and chibi!Romano make churros together. At the end of the CD, Romano goes to Spain's house while Spain is sleeping and leaves him a bowl of churros that he made himself. (Of course, Spain ruins it by calling Romano and saying that the churro fairy must have left them, pissing him off to no end.)
    • In Fool's Bath 2011, Spain and Romano hang out while Spain is wearing a tiny apron and nothing else. And Spain was behind the plot to get everyone to dress up in silly outfits (even though France was the one doing the blackmailing), but he didn't make Romano do it for some reason. Maybe he didn't want to make Romano uncomfortable?
  • Halloween 2011: Spain thinks Grandma!Romano (who is cursing and holding A GIANT GUN) is cute, and says he "can't help wanting to protect him."
  • The Spain/Romano strip; Romano has some work he has to do, and Spain offers to give him his "cheerfulness for a charm", while Romano says he "doesn't want it"... then Spain crawls under the desk, there's a pause... then Spain does something and Romano snaps "I told you not to!". Fans were not shy at all about the dirty implications of all this, especially before the strip was translated.
    • Later, Spain gets dragged out pantsless... and Romano shows up with said missing pants.
  • In an episode of Beautiful World Romono is scared of Netherlands and does the Security Cling to Spain's leg.

  • There's that strip and episode in which France asks England to marry him. Even if it was only for economic reasons and England wanted nothing to do with it, it doesn't change the fact that France asked England to marry him and tried to drag him off... somewhere to persuade him after failed attempts to force him to sign the contract.
    • It should be noted in the sub, England doesn't completely oppose the idea of marriage.
    England: I don't want to marry you for a reason like that!"
  • Episode 6 of World Series has England being cared for by France. His thoughts drift to the perverted side before America barges in.
    • While America is in the room, France defends England from his...idiocy.
  • Also, in episode 5 and 6 of World Series France takes care of an ill England and even says he would be cute if he could always be quiet.
  • England participates in a "masturbation marathon" with France, eventually backing out not for the impropriety but because he gets tired.
  • In both a strip and an episode, France thinks that the tales told to him by Greece of naked men fighting in the Olympics sounds awesome, so he starts the Olympics up again. He shows up naked, and England is appalled. France then forcibly tries to undress England but is stopped by Switzerland.
  • In Hetaween 2011 England is again molested by France.
  • The Funimation dub of Paint It White actually has the Lemony Narrator come right out and say that England and France love each other . . . sexually. They don't deny it.
    Narrator France is a long time acquaintance he's often found bickering with for bickering sake. However, in their of hearts they love each other ... sexually.
    • Later in the film, after everyone is dropped into the water near a desert island, France and England emerge from the jungle together. Given that England can't swim this led to speculation that France was responsible for getting England from the water to the island.
  • At the top of the April Fools 2011 event strip here we see France and England actually getting along with their arms thrown over each other's shoulders.
  • England and France have known each other since the very beginning of time, frequently argue and fight Like an Old Married Couple, and probably have a few romance tropes under their belt.
    • In fact, they frequently (England in particular) go out of their way to fight with each other. England is shown teaming up with Austria because "I just want to punch France in the balls, just once." When Austria starts losing, England bails. They even have their own island dedicated to their physical altercations. Based on France and England's historical relationship, this dynamic is Truth in Television.
    • However they don't let their arguing get in the way of a useful business relationship—in the middle of one of their fights, France comments on the cloth of England's coat, and England offers to sell him some at a discount.
  • England is shown to have looked up to stylish France growing up, and tried to emulate him (to little effect).
  • Everyone else knows they can't be in the same room together without making things personal.
  • They are shown several times in "The New World" together—fishing, riding in the same wagon, etc. They always seem to remember they're supposed to be fighting and bring up some petty topic to bicker about.
    • When Finland shows up trying to stake a claim on America, suddenly France and England are on the same team, arms flung around each other.
  • When England is complaining about the nurse dress he has to wear France says something to the effect of "That's our relationship."
  • There's a strip where England complains that France has been hitting on him a lot lately.
  • When they fight in one strip France comments to England "We can do other stuff if you'd like..."
  • Their insults are always of a very personal nature, suggesting they know each other well enough to know what hurts best.
  • When he tricks England into getting a ring he dropped in a mailbox and kicks him in so he gets stuck he proceeds to touch his butt a couple times (and plant a flag in it).
  • France comes across England while naked at the end of a Christmas strip while the latter is sleeping and is implied to do perverted things to him.
  • They are shown to have at least semi-regularly spent Christmas together throughout the centuries.
  • Approaching the year 1000, France and England both believed the apocalypse was nigh, and spent what they thought was their last few days on Earth together. England even agreed to let France "conquer" him.
  • Shortly after the start of WWII (implied to be after the evacuation at Dunkirk), France is shown briefly living at England's place.
  • During the French Revolution, some counterrevolutionaries supported English opposition to the war, and England appears overcome by the idea that some of France's people like him. He goes on to fantasize about France feeling the same.
    England, shivering: Could it be that these French people me...haha...ha...Could it be that France too actually...?!
    Imaginary France, blushing heavily: England, to be honest, I always...

  • Greece is shown to have a lot in common with Japan and is stated in the author's notes for their first strip together to like Japan. As to what kind of "like" that is...well, Greece's interactions with Japan include him learning how to speak Japanese, taking all of Japan's snacks after the other nations dismiss them, not wanting Japan to see him with messy hair (while they're under an Umbrella of Togetherness, no less) and getting upset by Japan's well-meaning but awkward-sounding reassurances until he begins wondering if Japan might actually be trying to do erotic humiliation with him. Oh, and he almost certainly had sex with Japan at least once (even if Japan denies it), and his new profile states that Japan is "right here". Take from that what you will.
  • In a strip, while holding a practice conversation in Japanese with Greece, Greece asks him who "Nekojiro" [aka the pretend name Japan assumes for himself in that conversation] gets along with. Japan replies, "His friend, Nekokichi-san." Greece smiles and asks if he's "Nekokichi-san", which causes Japan to blush and stammer for a bit before replying with "No comment." Take from that what you will.
  • And in another strip, Japan tells Greece his country adopted Spartan training. Greece then tells Japan that the Spartans used to hunt naked and undergo physical inspections once a week. He then asks Japan if he'd like to try it.
  • In another strip, Turkey and Greece fight over who gets to spend time with Japan. The author's notes even say "It's pretty much Greece —> Japan <— Turkey".
  • In the dub Greece (voiced by Vic Mignogna) is not even trying to be subtle about wanting to get in Japan's pants.

  • In one strip, included in the published manga and also making it into the animated adaption, a sick England confessed to America that he did not hate him and was on the verge of admitting something else before falling unconscious. America celebrated his apparent death.
    America: Dude! No way! Hang in there! Please! You can't just die! You still owe me a crap ton of money!
    Britain/England: America...listen to me. We've spent too much of our time fighting. And I want you to know...I don't hate you. I know it must have seemed that way. The truth is...I'm I--*grim reaper's hand cuts him off*
  • One would be where France yells at America and England to 'stop releasing sexual tensions.' And America and England's response? They don't even try to correct him.
  • England stated that someone broke his heart, and even though he doesn't say who, most people think that he's talking about America.
  • In episode 17 England shows concern for America's health. And going through some old things he flashbacks to times of memories he shared with England, both good and bad. The way he can't throw away old things that England gave him when he was a child shows a softer side to him.
  • In the Valentine Special, England blushed and was looking shy while he was about to give America chocolates.
    • And now in the PSP game Gauken Hetalia America gets himself in trouble almost drowning and England dives into the lake and saves him. Later that day, America thanks England and says that England will always be his hero.
    • It gets even better. In a blog post afterwards Himaruya says that America was just using the twitter thing as an excuse and he really just wanted to dress up with England.
    • Not just dressing up, dressing up as Batman and Robin. (England was Robin. Including the scaly green underoos of the first Robin, which is sort of Lampshaded when England mentions America's costume design is from the movie while his is from the comics.)
  • Reaches Everyone Can See It levels in one of the CD dramas, after everyone hears them arguing at night:
    Lithuania: R-Russia! Everyone was pretending not to hear anything!
    England: W-what? Everyone's awake, after all?
    France: That's because you were having a lover's quarrel here.
    Japan: Well, it's not like we were peeping and such...
  • Even Tony can see it in this mini-drama:
    England: That's why! The alien and friends over there, just shut up! You have been trying to irritate me since just now.
    America: Even if you said that, the truth is you just wanted to sleep together in the same room in the same way we did in the past, right?
    Tony: Love me bubu. Kiss me bubu.
    • It's worth mentioning that in the original comic strip they were talking about sleeping together in the same bed. The CD drama softened it to sleeping in the same room. Also worth mentioning America is likely referring to a time when he was a child, as England was responsible for raising him, which could negate any sexual implications.
  • In "Happy Birthday", England appears at America's birthday party. Though he is being his usual self, the two are a little bit less guarded. Mostly noticeable in the Drama CD, where England wishes America a happy birthday as he (not quite yet) leaves, and the last scene with the toast. In this scene, Austria has just said he'll perform a song on his piano for a present, when England comes back.
    America: What is it, England? Haven't you already left?
    England: N-no, Italy found me and dragged me back here. If you don't want me here, I'll leave.
    America: That's not true at all! Please stay.
    England: Well, I would like to hear Austria playing the piano.
  • England usually avoids America's birthday parties because America's rebellion hurt him so much that he gets physically ill around that time, so when he does manage to overcome that and show up it's pretty significant. He also came to America's bicentennial birthday celebration and brought him a really nice present (a new version of the Liberty Bell), which made America so happy he actually teared up a little.
  • In the past there's a scene (also a huge Tearjerker) where America tries to gain his independence from England and England was prepared to kill him to keep him from leaving him but ultimately breaks down into tears and lets him go.
  • In some of the more recent comics (both the ones exclusive to Hima's website and World Stars), the two have been getting quite a lot of ship tease. Such as America flying over to spend the New Year's 'at England's place' and the fact they apparently have movie nights together.

  • Poland/Lithuania, anyone? And I quote, "Even if you, like, hate me... It totally doesn't change that I like you!" (It must be noted that the "I like you" part of the quote can translated to love instead of like.) Not to mention Poland waiting for (naked) Liet in a very... provocative outfit in one of the Christmas strips!
    • Their ending songs add even more tease. The last three verses of both of their songs are about each other, and what they say made many shippers incredibly happy. "Fooling around" indeed.
    • Also, Poland might be flighty and childlike, but he genuinely cares for Lithuania and has tried to defend him from Russia when he's in Psychopathic Manchild mode.
    • Volume three of the manga has quite a bit more of their common story... including the creation of the Polish-Lithuanian alliance through the marriage of their bosses (Grand Duke Wladislaw II, for Lithuania; Queen Jadwiga, for Poland). And to quote Poland on that: "Like, Show me your penis and junk!" Whether or not Lithuania actually showed him is up to interpretation.
  • Austria and Spain were once married and so were Poland and Lithuania (one of the first things Poland did was ask Lithuania to show him his penis). Lithuania and Poland also shared a house for a couple hundred years.
  • Also how loyal Lithuania still is to Poland and tries to warn Poland of Russia's plans for invasion even at great personal risk despite mostly being used by Poland all those years ago and not even sticking up for him when Russia carried him off. But although Poland might be pretty...well no, VERY dense... Lithuania has another flashback about Poland where he says, "It totally doesn't change that I like you...even if you like, hate me and dreams of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth Flag. Finally, Lithuania realizes protecting his friend from Russia is worth it.

     Other Ho Yay 
  • Romano and Italy.
    • Romano and Italy get their hair curls/erogenous zones tangled together...while naked in bed. Then Germany answers Italy's distress call and untangles them. They got into the situation when Romano got angry about Italy having slept naked in bed with Japan and Germany, and started choking him and hitting Italy's head against his own.
    • The phone call he makes to Germany: "Romano's in bed! It won't come out! Ow ow! Take it out!"
    • In the 7th episode there's how Romano gets jealous when Italy says nice things about Germany and wouldn't say nice things about him and Italy giving Romano a hug. ("Would you stop it with your hug therapy already?!")
    • And in the first episode of the World Series Romano says to Germany about Italy: "My brother and I were finally able to reunite recently but because of you things have become a mess again. And he keeps saying "Germany...! Germany...!" So I don't want you hanging around with him ever again."
    • In the Christmas Bloodbath strip when the two are wandering in the cold Italy worries about Romano catching a cold.
  • Korea enjoys groping both China and Japan; the things he says to China often suggests his love for his aniki is much more than a normal sibling relationship, too. Not to mention the strip in which he asks China if he likes him; no matter which option the latter chooses, it 'will' end with sex.
    • In one strip China gives Korea a gift and Korea is shown thinking while blushing "That frugal aniki is giving me presents without any charge. As I thought, aniki loves me to the point it can't be helped."
  • Netherlands and Japan.
    • The Netherlands was Japan’s [[Only Friend]] during the latter’s isolationist era, and has been shown bringing flowers to Japan’s house. He was considerably patient with Japan and was also noticeably troubled when Japan formed an alliance with America, possibly because he doesn’t like Japan getting close to other countries.
  • Russia and Other Characters
    • Russia has this with China, much to the latter's horror. Russia has been seen sitting with China at the Allies Forces meetings, stalking China in a panda suit, and defends China against France and England at one moment then prompts him to live with him the next.
    • Episode 38 of the anime has Russia insisting that China has to be the G8 member missing from their meeting (note that China is definitely not part of the G8) and England snaps back, "No, you just want him to be here!"
    • The one notable instance of tease for this pairing in the webcomic follows the strip concerning China's history with Japan. In this strip, Russia and China are in a bar with China drowning his sorrows over his bad relationship with Japan and Russia being surprisingly sweet and supportive... until he makes his infamous comment about all becoming one with Russia. Still, up until that point, it's a rather touching moment for the pair.
    • They have another one in the July Birz issue, with Russia getting a cold and China checking his condition, along with recommending him some medicine. Russia seems pretty happy with the attention and winks at him, going all "Oh, stop it, you!"
    • China and India fighting over who is closer to Russia, who looks really happy for the attention.
    • Then it turns out to be a dream of Lithuania's, who wonders "Why am I even dreaming of a really happy-looking Russia in the first place?"
    • Russia also has something for Japan. Belarus refers to Japan as "the one Big Brother wants" and that he has said "I want him, I want him" in Russia's CD single mini-drama, and Russia says to Japan that "you're bottom" and "under my power".
    • In Hetalia Bloodbath 2011 Russia says he wants to build a tunnel connecting his house to Japan's because he wants to become better friends with Japan (said with a Slasher Smile).
    • And in the new June Birz comic, Russia literally sends Japan a heart from across his country, which Japan subsequently subdues.
    • Episode 43: Russia tries to kiss Germany as a greeting. Germany rejects him, but when Russia says this makes him sad, Germany says Russia can greet him any other way. Russia then offers to blow him a kiss instead.
    • And although Germany freaks out when Russia tries to kiss him, he had no problem kissing Italy that one time...
    • When Russia tries to become friends with Italy and Romano he releases a heart mark while doing so.
      • More Italy/Russia can be had when Italy comments that even Russia has his cute side while blushing. Russia also teases Italy.
    • Estonia finds all his websites hacked with each site displaying a drawing of Chibirussia. When Estonia accuses Russia of the deed he calls the picture "cute" with Russia feeding him. When Estonia is accusing Russia of it he tells him "You're the only one I can think of!" which just sounds suggestive out of context.
      • In the same episode Russia comes up behind Estonia and touches his shoulders from behind. Russia then says he's glad the situation was resolved amicably while sparkling at Estonia who whispers "Mr. Russia..." and sparkles in return with both gazing into each other's eyes with a bubbly pink background. Russia then says "As if" and they playfully chase each other.
  • France and... everyone
    • With America
      • In episode 38 America states to England that he's hungry and in response France releases flowers and sparkles while saying he'll make lunch for him making it seem like he's flirting with him which pisses England off.
      • In the CD drama Fantasia 2 he comes to the conclusion that America likes him and his culture a lot and this makes him very happy.
    • With Germany
      • France texts Germany with the ominous invitation "I have to talk to you in secret, so I'll be waiting in a dark secluded place." When they meet France asks Germany if he thinks uniforms are awesome. He then places his hands on Germany's shoulders while both blush and says "You are the only one who I can share such complex aesthetics with" to which Germany protests. He also asks Germany if he thinks he'd look good in a nurse uniform. He models for Germany by unbuttoning his shirt and tying the bottom under the chest and asks if he looks sexy. Germany miserably ponders "Why am I having something like this shown to me in a seculded place?"
      • France and Germany also have been shown to vacation together in canon, and bond over the EU.
    • With Russia
      • There's a scene where France says Russia is cute.
      • He also tries to grope Russia in one Christmas bloodbath. He wisely stops after Russia says that he's not much of a sexual type.
      • In the deleted aftermath, Russia writes in his diary that France did some "interesting stuff" to him and that he "wondered how he should return it next year".
      • France praises Russia in episode 13 of World Sparkle while releasing heart marks.
    • With Austria
      • New sneak peeks into the third season of the dub gives us France's "I want to lick his face!" in reference to Austria's beauty.
      • In episode 7 France is seen outside Austria's window, ranting about how much he desires him, and talking about how good looking and talented Austria is. And he's also shown rubbing Italy's head and holding him and stating that he wants him.
      • Episode 29: France, after getting captured by Germany and Austria, claims that England wanted him to spy on the two, but a soldier comes to bring France his newly-developed pictures, which are all of Austria in various embarassing positions, like in his boxers or with bird in his hair.
    • With China
      • Episode 28: In his sleep France talks about how cute he thinks China is.
      • In addition to calling China cute France has told him "You can always come to me for help. Since if I get even just a little piece of you I'll be satisfied."
      • In episode 13 of World Sparkle he praises China telling him "You're cool."
    • With the Italy brothers
      • France has groped Italy once and mentioned that "The more you resist the hotter I burn for you."
      • There's a strip where a young Italy asks France what intercourse means and France responds "It's something you do with someone you like. *beat* So Italy...DO YOU LIKE ME?" In the episode adaption, France goes into explicit detail about how two people go about having intercourse instead, the names of body parts and actions replaced by noises of a ...sexual nature.
      • In episode 8 Italy tells Germany over the phone "There was a pretty girl so I hit on her. But then, it was France in disguise!"
      • Episode 41: France acts protective of Italy and prevents England from spreading bad rumors about him.
      • France mutters while petting Italy about how he wants him.
      • France has called Romano cute and stated that he wants him. It was mentioned that France had tried to steal Romano from Spain at least four times, causing Spain to beat him up. Then he called on the Ottoman Empire...
    • With Canada
      • France can recognize Canada and not mistake him for America because Canada has his "sexy/silky French hair".
      • He also intends to defeat England and make Canada his little brother.
    • With Spain
      • He has groped Spain before as well as kissed him repeatedly.
      • The Christmas Bloodbath features Parallel Spain and France accusing the other of cheating on them with Sealand calling it a lover's spat.
    • With Japan
      • In a Christmas strip Parallel France goes nuts and strips Japan while leaning over him.
    • With Finland
      • Parallel France is shown saying "I'll also take boys! Boys are the best!" while cuddling with a nude Finland with an expression of bliss on his face.
      • In the Christmas Bloodbath strip there's a scene where Parallel France is talking to Parallel Spain on the phone when he is enjoying tea with Sealand. He tells Parallel Spain that he's trying to charm a cute kid (Sealand) so he should be quick with talking to him. Sealand also feeds Parallel France and generally gets along with him.
  • In the published manga, Italy declares Japan to be cute when they meet for the first time, and there's a strip on the Volume 3 back cover about Italy trying his best to get Japan to smile (though he fails hilariously). Not to mention that early webcomic strip where Japan demanded that Italy "take responsibility" for hugging and kissing him on the cheek; of course, nothing ultimately came out of it, but still...
    • And then there's how in Hetaween 2011 Italy cuddles with/hugs Japan close. And Japan says Italy's costume is cute.
    • And in this strip Italy gives Japan flowers for his birthday present.
    • In episode 18 of Beautiful World Japan tucks Italy in bed.
      • In episode 20 when greeting Japan at his house Italy glomps him and nuzzles his face with his cheek affectionately.
      • He hugs Japan again telling him not to be so formal and both are making noises while moving making it looks like they're having sex.
      • In episode 21 Italy gets close to Japan while both are naked in a bath.
      • In World Sparkle ending there's a shot of Japan wearing the outfit he wore when he mistook Italy for proposing to him and told him "Take Responsibility". He's offering Italy some dango who winks and takes some while both are standing very close. Another part had him joking around by putting a towel on Japan's head and rubbing it.
    • In episode 2 of World Sparkle he shares with Italy several of his food items he brought for lunch when Italy complains about his own food.
  • There's actually some teasing at Germany/Austria in one pre-WWII strip where Austria willingly concedes his sovereignty to Germany without a fight despite Hungary and Italy's objections, and is later shown to either live with Germany or be his neighbor. Plus, in one anime episode, he acts like a nagging housewife towards Germany, complaining about his dirty underwear.
    • Not to mention that in the Valentine's Day strip, Germany wants to 'practice' with Austria, since he doesn't know what to do with a guy and Austria willingly takes his pants off. Of course, they end up arguing instead of going through with it and the whole thing arose out of Germany freaking out about Italy being a man, but still...
    • Austria tricking Germany into being his chair; one of the incidents that spawned Couchtalia.
  • Norway and Denmark have this too, despite only being in a number of strips, they almost always appear together. In canon, Norway insults Denmark more than he talks to anyone, but Denmark, due to him being Denmark, he doesn't understand the harsh undertone. Plus, one strip/episode has Norway strangling Denmark with his own tie. In Hetalia Fantasia, he similarily is seen choking Denmark when the latter suggests that him trying to get away from Germany and Japan is because he wants to be alone with Denmark.
    • In a later drama CD, Finland talks about how close the two are and how much time they spend together. Sweden even comments that he think's it's similar to his and Finland's relationship.
    • A more recent example would be Hetaween 2013, as they are seen together again, and after (Denmark) asking Sweden and Finland if they felt lonely, Norway demands for him to ask if he felt lonely as well. Denmark replies that since they're always together, he would know if he felt lonely, and thus didn't need to ask.
    • There was also this picture featuring a teenage Denmark and Norway holding hands, with a child Iceland. Of course, it wouldn't be Norway if he wasn't pinching Denmark's cheek.
    • In episode 8 of World Sparkle Denmark worries about Norway's living conditions and tries to hug him with Norway holding him back.
      • Also a rare tender moment from Norway, with he trying to ease Denmarks worry about him by saying he is doing his best
    • This sketch of Denmark winking at Norway with Himaruya stating he likes the development of Denmark and Norway after they’ve been separated "by force"
  • China With Other Characters
    • China has an obvious affection for Japan, one that most fans see as more than familial. In the Asian and Western festivals comic, China invites Japan over to help make a New Year's feast. Japan obediently goes, but soon wants to leave thanks to China's very Asian parent-like remarks about his posture, etc. Japan tells China that he wants to give him a gift. China blushes bright red, says he wants the gift because it's from Japan, and swoons on his feet. Japan sticks a paper that says "This person is bugyou (i.e. magistrate)" on China's back, calling him out for his nitpickyness, and decides to spend the rest of New Year's with Italy and Germany. There's also China Drowning His Sorrows at a bar during WWII about his bad relationship with Japan, which is strikingly similar to England's tendency to rant about America while drunk. (Actually, many fans have dubbed them as "The Asian USUK.") The strip's title happened to be "Beautiful Memories Are Forever." Take that as you will...
    • China's second character song, "Aiyaa Yonsennen" is pretty much entirely about Japan. And China only has three character songs.
    'China': Even if our countries are different, if our words are different, if our characters are different, I always want to...gaze at the same moon as you.
    • Read: I'll always love you. The only problem is determining what type of love it is. It's noteworthy, though, that in the same song China also implies that he's willing to forgive Japan for the betrayal-"Regardless of the injury, the day it will heal will come."
    • Though, on Japan's part, there is the line in his character song, "Country From Where The Sun Rises, Zipangu" that refers to China-"Beneath the god who illuminates the sky, our history, let us weave it for another thousand years"
    • In Comic Diary 5 China dresses up as Shinatty-chan and asks Japan if it's cute. In response Japan blushes and calls him pathetic.
    • Just listen to the end of China and Japan's "Sleeping By Counting Sheep." (Part 1)
    Japan: As China pulls at his hand..."China, where are you going?"
    China: "A bedroom! If you're going to act this way, then I'll...just have to...get you too relax today!"
    Japan: "Please wait China! Please let go of my hand.I-I have to..."
    China: "Just follow me, and no complaining now!"
    Japan then makes suspicious moaning/panting sounds...
    • And even in context, this has caused plenty of raised eyebrows...
    • The skit that came with the aforementioned character single, "Asian and Western Festivals" has even more shiptease. China is ambivalent towards Christmas because it is a Western holiday, but when he receives an advent calendar from Japan, he is very pleased because of who the gift-giver is, and says "Of course I don’t mind! Since Japan gave it to me, I’ll treasure it forever!" treasure it forever...
    • Actually, before he received the gift he threatened to beat up Finland (who was delivering the gift) because he was in such a bad mood from Japan walking out on him. Of course, after he got the present his mood cleared up right away.
    • He beats up England when upset at him for how his influence changed Hong Kong into a delinquent.
    • In a Hetaween strip Hong Kong calls China "master", while blushing and releasing heart marks.
  • England holds Hong Kong's hand at one point and lets him live at his house.
  • Prussia/Italy
    • There is some teasing for them on Prussia's April Fools blog and drama CD, with a bit of Germany/Italy thrown in for good measure.
    • Prussia is shown to like Italy very much, only referring to him as 'Italy-chan', considering him 'cute' and even going as far as to ask him on a date in the drama adaptation of his blog event, only for Italy to be oblivious to his question, having been fixated on Prussia's bird.
    • In Prussia’s version of Hattafutte Parade—which by the way IS the most similar to Italy’s own Hattafutte Parade out of all of the versions—Prussia actually says “lieb’ dich” when referring to Italy. And liebe dich is the German phrase for romantic love...
    • In Prussia's Cleaning game, choosing to go to Italy's house to clean resulted in it being stated that he had clear ulterior motives. Upon arrival he found him sleeping (something he said he would obviously doing at the time), and began to stroke his head, saying that he was reminded of the Risorgimento as he did so, happily dreaming about him and Italy on a gondola in Venice.
  • Prussia/Austria
    • Prussia takes pleasure in annoying and humiliating Austria in whatever way he can and has a habit of stalking him.
    • The blog also shows some hints, judging by Austria's comment when he thought Prussia had died from eating England's food. There's also the part where Prussia went to Austria's house to tease him, and Austria pretty much lets him, with a blush on his face, until Hungary comes and gives Prussia some frying pan love. In the drama cd, Austria sounds concerned when Prussia fainted, and even asks if he's alright.
  • America/Lithuania. There is some teasing for these two.
    • First there are the Outsourcing Strips, including the one where America and Lithuania sleep in the same bed (even if that one's also a tease for England/America and Poland/Lithuania)
    • A bonus strip for Christmas has America complimenting Lithuania on his stripping skills and then carrying him bridal style to Poland's house.
  • America/Japan
    • They have just a little in modern strips (with Japan inviting America to his house to see the first Cherry Blossoms), but Himaruya's notes on Nyotalia suggest that Female Japan has a "complicated yearning for America". The Nyotalia characters are stated to be totally different from their male counterparts, but the fact still remains.
    • On episode 51 America does the Security Cling to Japan while he's watching a scary movie.
    • Episode 20: America acts upset that Japan doesn't want to go to his Christmas party and goes into cute dere mode which makes Japan change his mind.
    • In episode 7 of Beautiful World America and England room together and at one point America suggests they take a bath together in the same tub because the water bill has gotten too high.
    • In episode 11 America grabs Japan's hands in his when inviting him to a Halloween party and getes close to his face.
  • In episode 33 Spain tells a male customer who he gave a T-Shirt to put on to: "You look so cool that if I were a girl I'd definitely want to go out on a date with you." Unfortunately for the customer, his girlfriend just broke up with him.
  • Episode 9: Spain hugs Austria when trying to convince him to swap Romano with Italy.
  • Switzerland is hinted to be in love with his Forgotten Childhood Friend Austria. A flashback of their childhood shows him blushing around him when giving him a piggyback ride after he got beat up by Hungary, yelling at Austria for yet again being weak and making him save him again. He also tends to act like a Tsundere around him.
    • He also dreams about Austria, and blushes when asked how he slept.
  • Episode 21: England tries to become friends with Germany and gives him flowers but Germany rejects him. England then becomes friends with Japan.
    • Episode 22: England and Japan have a heartwarming moment that goes like this:
    Japan: "I want to form an alliance with YOU at all costs, Mr. England."
    England: "What...? Japan...Is that true? I-I see...I want that too."
    Japan: "*breathlessly* Mr. England..."
    Then zooming in on their soft, sweet smiles, wind blowing through their hair...
    And then England switches over into classic "tsundere mode"...
  • In one strip Austria straightens Italy's tie and Italy whispers "Austria..." while blushing with roses in the background.
  • And now, thanks to Hetalia Bloodbath 2010, we have TurkeyxIceland. It's your new OTP.
    • In a related blog post, Iceland has a dream about Turkey. Who is wearing nothing but a santa hat, collar and shorts.
  • Also, Iceland getting distracted by Germany's muscles.
  • Japan once had an Imagine Spot of dancing and singing together with a cross-dressing Switzerland. He even calls Switzerland "my pretty one". See it here. Oh, and notice how he smiles and does a peace sign. And earlier in the episode, when Italy was trying to make him smile, he said something like "You want me to smile? Like a reception? Can I do a peace sign instead?" Although I still don't know what he meant by reception... But it freaked Italy right out, so...
  • In the "Thank You" postcard featuring the Nordics that came with volume 4, it's mentioned that "right now, Norway is aiming for [Denmark's] flank." In the same strip, Denmark is seen trying to get closer to Germany:
    Denmark: Whoa ho! What an awesome coincidence, meeting you in a place like this, eh, Germany?! I mean, it's like... Like there's a string connecting us or somethin'! Is that what you'd call it? Well, let's get along from now on, ok?!
  • Cuba and Canada.
    • Even though Cuba does frequently mistake Canada for his despised brother America, he does his best to apologize for it with a present of ice cream and invites him to see his country too. They also get a lot of interaction during Hetalia Bloodbath 2010, even finding time to do yoga together in the midst of nations being kidnapped, and Canada is the first person Cuba calls when he hears about the disappearances.
    • And don't forget The Movie with both of them working together and Cuba hugging Canada with a big smile on his face.
  • Possibly a stretch, but India and Prussia's dance scene (as well as their tweets to each other) during Hetaween pleased many fans. It doesn't hurt that India genuinely seems to like him and he and Prussia seemed pretty friendly with each other.
  • Hetalia Bloodbath 2011 has a lot. For example, Chibi!Prussia demands Chibi!Poland let him touch his balls. Poland disagrees.
    • Following the Hetaween 2011 strips, The 2011 Bloodbath also provided fuel for the Romania/Bulgaria pairing...
      Bulgaria: Nah, it's such a strange taste...
      Romania: You still don't know much of my tastes~
  • This trivia under one of the strips:
    There are writings left behind by some of Rome's distinguished people praising blond hair like Mr. Germania has.
    Romans with black hair, dark skin, and black eyes regarded the blond appearances as mysterious.
    • P*nis. Swords.
  • Thailand has interest in Netherland? Hmm..
  • And now Russia/America fans finally have a basis for their pairing. In the new Birz comic, in response to France's flattering, America accuses Russia of being the bad guy considering his good relations with Germany and his tradition of kissing people as a greeting. Russia then scoots over to America, flashes a Slasher Smile, and offers to make his gums bleed (therefore implying that he just offered to roughly kiss him). America doesn't get it. Later on, while England complains about America's provocative attitude, Russia says that he thinks it's one of his better points, before adding that provocative people are fun to snap in half.
    • And then there's the dub, which takes it one step further in Season 5 Episode 2 of the anime, when Russia's Scarf of Asskicking decided to wrap itself around America:
      America: The Cold War’s over dude cut it out! Perestorika! PERESTORIKA! OH MAN! I THOUGHT THAT WAS THE SAFE WORD!
      • Now, to figure out why those two have a Safe Word in the first place...
  • The Grimm Brothers, Jacob and Wilhelm. Jacob says when they were apart he would be shaking for 22 hours and they would send mail about how they missed each other and wanted to see one another. Wilhelm reminds him that they did do everything together. Jacob then states that they will always be together before Wilhelm comments that he was thinking of getting married which greatly upsets Jacob who comments "You're abandoning your big brother!? How dare you!" The ending of the story as read by Prussia states that Jacob ended up living with his brother Wilhelm after he got married. It states "The Brothers Grimm, together even when married!"

Canada and America

  • In the Axis Powers season two English dub, Cuba refers to Canada as "America's whipping boy". Although it's important to note that this usually refers to a person who takes the heat for another person's mistakes, read into it what you will.
    • In chapter 177 of Hetalia World Stars America tells Canada (who is trying to stand out by dressing outrageously) "You're fine just the way you are don't you think? That kind of behavior doesn't suit you at all!" while winking at him.
    • Canada says in chapter 178 that although they've known each other since they were born and he thinks he and America are more than brothers. He also admits that unlike him, America is good looking.
    • In chapter 179 the text reads "Canada is immensely interested in America". He tells him a lot of American facts and America comments that he knows so much about him that he feels Canada can see right through him.
    • In chapter 180 Canada worries that America has absolutely no interest in him and thinks about how they used to be closer as children. Canada tells America he must have it good being grown up. America responds "You think so? I should be the one envious of you, you're so retro, it's so cute!" When Canada comments later that he doesn't want to declare independence from England but also states that he wants to be America's ally too America gets huffy and complains that Canada sure likes England a lot.
Canada and England
  • Canada states he doesn't want to declare independence from England as he has always been good to him and America gets miffed and comments "You sure do like England a lot! I wish you two a happy future together!"
  • There's the tiniest hint of Germany/Japan in the new season five, when Japan called Germany "the most handsome man in the EU."
  • In episode ten of The Beautiful World, Greece relates to Cyprus one of the few times that he and Turkey have ever behaved amicably towards each other, when Turkey invited him to spend the day at a Turkish bathhouse. The flashback shows Turkey showing off the various relaxation techniques used in the baths, which Greece is thoroughly enjoying. For clarification, this involves Turkey scrubbing Greece down with soaps and herbs and stretching out his back, and Turkey is being weirdly arrogant and aggressive throughout the whole process. Fortunately, the clip speaks for itself. The fact that they're both only wearing ModestyTowels is just icing on the cake.
    • In episode 11 Turkey and Greece fight by clasping hands and sporting Intertwined Fingers.
    • Turkey is fanboyed over by Italy for stopping him from being pickpocketed.
  • Japan fanboying Estonia for how "cool" he is.
  • Denmark/Iceland. In episode 3 of World Sparkle Denmark gives Iceland some flowers and throws him a surprise birthday party.
  • Iceland/Finland: Finland calls Iceland's outfit cute in episode 3 of World Sparkle.
  • Estonia/Iceland in episode 3 with Estonia winking and sparkling to Iceland.
  • Denmark seems to have a daydream of Iceland and Norway calling him "cool" and "good-looking" in episode 3.
  • Sealand says to Ladonia "I like you because you're interesting" and requests Ladonia to join his group who agrees. They also hang out a lot with Ladonia being particularly Tsundere.
  • In one strip Emperor Nero mentions "a cute boy wouldn't be bad all all" when talking about Roman woman lovers being scary before leaning towards Anicetus who pushes him away.
  • Italy gets some with Switzerland. In one strip he asks Switzerland to be friends with him and in the Christmas strip Switzerland is usually Tsundere but when Italy says he'd like to eat Switzerland's cookies Switzerland responds "Very well. Since you asked, I shall make you some." He also fanboys over Switzerland and calls him "cool".
  • It seems like Romania is always hugging Moldova and wants him to live with him, but Moldova is like “there’s Russia to consider too”.
  • Greece and Germany get closer in the World Stars manga with Germany helping Greece out which seems to worry Italy for some reason.
  • All three of the Baltics sleep in the same bed, and are specifically noted to not be related (though in this fandom that might be a point against the ship...)

     Les Yay 
  • Even the girls get some subtext. Ukraine is very popular with a large portion of the female fanbase. This actually appears in-comic when Liechtenstein ends up blushing while admiring Ukraine's traditional clothing and Hungary teases her, telling her to wear an incredibly Stripperiffic dress.
    • This is played up in the anime, where it goes to Liechtenstein's point of view... and immediately pans to and zooms in on Ukraine's breasts.
    • The three also have cute nicknames for each other...
      • During the 2013 Halloween event, the three end up hanging around each other (especially Hungary and Ukraine) and Liechtenstein ends up making a few comments about the chest area of Ukraine's costume. While blushing.
    • Not to mention a few sketches Himaruya has done on request of Belarus clinging to Liechtenstein (although she did admittedly look terrified), as well as a picture of Hungary dressed in princely clothing escorting Liechtenstein.
  • During the 2011 Bloodbath, the girls have a year-end meeting, and Taiwan can't concentrate because of the Western girls' cleavage.
  • In the Nyotalia versions of the male characters, Himaruya notes that female Japan has a complicated yearning for female America
  • While not overtly romantic, Hungary and Liechtenstein both have "paths" in the Gakuen games... and the playable character is Seychelles. The fact that Hungary's outfit for the party accentuates her Bifauxnen nature does not help the Ship Tease.
  • The fact that Ukraine and Belarus' duet character song, "Carrot and Stick", is very reminiscent of t.A.T.u. as well as had some rather heavy Incest Subtext was not ignored by fanartists who carry the Yuri theme into pictures of those two, even if the song references affections to Russia, rather than each other.
    • In the Sealand and Latvia desktop program, one of Belarus' diary entries mentions that she once spent three hours massaging Ukraine's breasts or stretching out her headband.
      • There are also implications that Belarus has stalkerish behavior towards Ukraine, doing things like going through her garbage bags and filling her mailbox with something censored.
    • In the fourth episode of Beautiful World, a flashback to when the siblings were younger, Ukraine tells Russia a "spell" to get along with others... which is "to show them [his] boobs" ...this then cuts to a little Belarus building and groping two round mounds of snow...
  • In volume four, Taiwan is very adamant in insisting that she finds Vietnam cute, despite the latter's protests and practically drags her to get a photo taken with her. This is further elaborated on in Taiwan's character song, when it seems that she is referencing the event.
    "Let's go to a photo studio, put on some make up
    Wear qipao and choose a pose together
    When you don't have any confidence
    Make those worries go poi poi poi
    Look, you're cuter now! (You're sparkling!)"
  • YMMV, but Monaco is implied to have been a Hero-Worshipper towards her Grand Duchess, even to the point of growing out her hair to imitate her.
  • In a 2013 Halloween request, Belgium worries about being too plain and not standing out. Ukraine cheerfully suggests that she show everyone her breasts.
    • Though do notice that it's a reference to FEMEN, so make of that what you will.

Alternative Title(s): Axis Powers Hetalia