Hetalia is comic book that is featured online from Japan. The setting of the plot is in World War II mainly with the Axis Powers of Italy, Germany and Japan and the Allied Powers including American, England, China and France. Each character is portrayed by a country in either the Axis Powers or the Allied Forces. The first release of the manga and anime online comic book was in mid-2008. The last release was in late 2013. Since the popularity of this online comic, there have been movies, video games and musicals pertaining to this comic book. This was published by Gentosha.