Hetalia at Otakon 2011!

Hetalia fans will be pleased to know that Otakonwill have several Hetalia guests from the U.S. and Japan as well as Hetalia events during the convention.

Special guests will include:

Bob Shirohara – Director (and also director of Gravitation)
Akira Sasanuma – seiyuu for Austria (and also the voice of Link in Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess, Super Smash Bros. Series)
Scott Sager – ADR Director, and voice of Egypt (also the director of Strike Witches)
Scott Freeman – voice of Britain
J. Michael Tatum – voice of France
Patrick Seitz – voice of Germany

Panel information for Hetalia events:

Friday Events:

Hetalia Model United Nations Session II Presented by American Cosplay Paradise and FUNimation Entertainment

Back for a second round at Otakon, HetaMUN (Hetalia Model United Nations) combines the hilarious personalities and quirks of the popular Hetalia franchise with the academic phenomenon of United Nations role-play: Model United Nations.

The topics may be out of this world but the simulation is authentic and the debate is real. Come participate by supporting your favorite Nations or just sit and watch the Edutainment unfold!

Panelists: American Cosplay Paradise

Hetalia Fan/ Cosplay gathering : 5:00 PM, outdoor fountains area

Saturday Events:

Hetalia World Series Premiere and East Meets West Q & A Session Presented by FUNimation Entertainment

Last year’s event was amazing and FUNimation’s back to bring the rainbow once again. Join members of Hetalia’s staff and cast from both sides of the Pacific as we show select episodes fromHetalia World Series for the first time EVER before its release this Winter. Want to ask your favorite nation a question or wonder what goes into bringing Hetalia to you? Following the premiere will be an exciting question and answer session followed by a sneak peek at the feature film releasing this Winter, Hetalia- Paint it. WHITE!. There will be other Hetalia goodies, surprises and perhaps some prizes as well. You won’t want to miss it!

Panelists: Mr. Akira Sasamuna (Austria), Mr. Bob Shirohata (Original series director) Mr. J. Michael Tatum (France), Mr. Scott Freeman (Britain), Mr. Scott Sager (ADR Director, Egypt). Mr. Patrick Seitz (Germany), Moderated by Charlene Ingram (Funimation Hetalia Brand Manager)

Autograph sessions with US and Japan staff and cast – TBD. Check your Otakon program guide for more details.

Individual Autograph sessions – TBD. Check your Otakon program guide for more details.

Individual guests focus panels – TBD. Check your Otakon program guide for more details.


We will also be offering brand new, FREE, 12’ X 18” premium matte card stock posters and 5” X 7” art cards for attendees of Otakon to have signed by the Hetalia guests that weekend. Be sure to stop by the FUNimation booth early and often to get yours before they run out!

For more information about Hetalia, please visit our website at www.funimation.com/hetalia.