4.259 out of 5 from 643 votes
In a time filled with wars, environmental concerns and issues, there lives a gaggle of beautiful boys that are the personification of the world's countries. Japan, England, France, Finland, Germany and the rest of the boys attend the World Conference and tackle issues like global warming with a heavy dose of fun. Through multiple world wars the gang will traverse deserts, build mecha U-boats and solve the world's problems together!
Afuganisu-tan is a small girl who is always being picked on by her elders. Whether it’s Pakisu-tan playing pranks on her every chance she gets, or her “friends” treating her like a servant poor Afuganisu-tan doesn’t have an easy life. Nonetheless, the young girl still continues to try her hardest, but with her clumsy nature making even simple farming tasks into a dangerous venture, will she ever be able to live an independant and happy life, or even make a true friend?
these manga run off the same theme of using actual history (usually political) as...well, the actual plot! the character represent the counties involved with the historical events and are even named after the countries. it is presented in a comical way by poking fun at racial stereotypes, politial strife, and warefare which is reduced to arguements between the characters, despite the fact of the countless of deaths in actual history! in the end, don't take any of this to heart, just enjoy the load of controversial fun.
Both of these are 4-koma slice of life manga that personify the countries of the world. While Hetalia is generally more comic and deals with a wider variety of countries, if you like the antics of one of these, you'll surely enjoy the other.