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Hidekaz Himaruya (日丸屋 秀和 Himaruya Hidekaz, born May 8th, 1985, in Koriyama, Fukushima) is the creator of the series Hetalia: Axis Powers (originally titled Axis Powers Hetalia in the webcomic run). He is sometimes affectionately called Papa Hima, by Hetalia fans.Himaruya started the original Hetalia webcomic while he was attending Parsons School Of Design in New York City and continues the series in the present. He is currently an art design major and makes posts about his day-to-day life on his blog the Bamboo Thicket, along with the latest character designs and sketches.Besides Hetalia, his website Kitayume (which started on June 19th, 2003) showcases his other manga projects and artwork. His latest series, Chibi-san Date, currently runs in the magazine Comic Birz by Gentosha Comics (which also published the printed versions of the Hetalia manga).Himaruya lived in New York from late 2006 until some point in early 2009, when he moved back to Japan following the release of the Hetalia anime and his contract with Comic Birz.In the earlier days of the Kitayume site (2003-2007), he used the name Kazuyoshi Himaruya (日丸屋 和良 Himaruya Kazuyoshi), which most notably appears in the credits of the Gakuen Hetalia demo.Estonia's character design is based on his appearance, although his hair and eye color is different.On his blog and update logs from the archived versions of Kitayume, Himaruya mentions that he is a fan of South Park and Happy Tree Friends. In some instances, he has referenced the song Let's Fighting Love (from the South Park episode Good Times With Weapons) by using the phrase and replacing "Fighting" with another word of his choice, such as: "Let's Flying Pan-ing Love" and "Let's Englanding Love".He is also a fan of the horror visual novels Higurashi When They Cry and Umineko no Naku Koro ni by Ryukishi07, which coincidentally, both received animated adaptations by Studio DEEN.Himaruya's hobbies (mentioned on the bio page at Kitayume) include photography, architecture, and collecting postcards.The programs he uses to color and ink his artwork are: SAI Painter and Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.He allows the usage of images from his site, show, and blog as long as no profit is involved, and encourages fans to create their own original characters, fan videos (MADs), or cosplay inspired by his works, though he actively discourages fans from copying CDs. Selling any of the downloadable site games for profit is also prohibited.He's admitted to having a rather questionable naming sense, and encouraged the fans to call the gender flipped nations by whichever names they chose to.
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Hetalia - World Stars 04 book cover
Hetalia - World Stars 04
Hidekaz Himaruya - 2017-06-02
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ヘタリア Axis Powers Speciale 3 book cover
ヘタリア Axis Powers Speciale 3
Hidekaz Himaruya - 2014-12-24
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Third omnibus volume of Hetalia: Axis Powers (contains original manga volumes 5 and 6)....
ヘタリア Axis Powers Speciale 2 book cover
ヘタリア Axis Powers Speciale 2
Hidekazu Himaruya - 2014-10-24
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Second omnibus volume of Hetalia: Axis Powers (contains original manga volumes 3 and 4)....
ヘタリア Axis Powers Speciale 1 book cover
ヘタリア Axis Powers Speciale 1
Hidekazu Himaruya - 2014-08-23
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First omnibus volume of Hetalia: Axis Powers (contains original manga volumes 1 and 2)....
ヘタリア Axis Powers 4 book cover
ヘタリア Axis Powers 4
Hidekaz Himaruya - 2011-06-30
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This manga takes a unique approach to world history by presenting it through the relationships of characters who represent 40 different countries. The characters are incredibly well-developed and accurately represent the traits of their respective nations. Through humor and reflection, readers will gain a new perspective on global events that have occurred over the past two centuries.
Hetalia book cover
Axis Powers, Vol. 2
Hidekaz Himaruya - 2010-12-28 (first published in 2008)
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A clumsy, politically incorrect comedy of the relationships of the Axis and Allied powers during the World Wars....
Hetalia - Volume 6 book cover
Hetalia - Volume 6
Hidekaz Himaruya
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Explore the emotional relationships between countries in this original and hilarious take on world history. Hetalia delves into the curiosities and details that are often overlooked in traditional history books, examining everything from the Roman Empire to WWII. Volume 6 brings this beloved manga to a satisfying conclusion.
Hetalia by Hidekaz Himaruya
Hetalia by Hidekaz Himaruya
Hetalia Axis Powers Animation Official Guide (In Japanese) by Hidekaz Himaruya