‘Sealand (, Shrando) is a character in the popular manga and anime series, Hetalia: Axis Powers. In 2008, Himaruya gave human names to some of the characters and he received the name P’eter Kirkland(, Pt Kkurando).
He has blond hair, blue eyes, and thick eyebrows much likeEngland’s. He wears a white sailor shirt with a blue collar, a blue neck tie, a matching hat, and blue capri pants, as well as white knee-high socks and black Mary Jane shoes.
Originally, Sealand’s eyebrows were drawn somewhat thinner, while his sailor necktie lacked its “tails”, and he wore shorts instead of capris. His eyes were also originally colored green, giving him a further resemblance to a younger England.
In the gameNoto-sama 6, his hair is colored a dark sandy blond, while his eyes are sea green.
Due to the fact that he isn’t considered an actual nation, none of the others take him very seriously. However, Sealand believes that someday he will become a huge empire that even his brother will bow down to.
Like his fort, he is actually made of steel and can fire a “Rocket Punch” that he believes is super powerful (though in actuality he can only do so when dressed up in a kids’ mecha costume). He also tends to end his sentences with “desu yo”, which is meant to give him a very enthusiastic flare.
Sealand declared himself an independent country when England didn’t want it back after the end of the war. The two always bicker because Sealand, who wants to be recognized as a nation, often sneaks into conferences the other countries attend (such as the G8, when Sealand pretended to be Canada). Despite calling his brother “Jerk England” and promising that the older nation will bow to him someday, Sealand relies on England.
Sealand first met him when Iceland was attempting to auction himself off on Ebay, but Iceland didn’t understand what he meant when he wanted to become his friend due to their similarities, (as well as Sealand wanting to be referred to as “senpai” by Iceland.)
The two are good friends, in part due to their similarities of being small nations that don’t get the respect that they want (though Latvia is an actual recognized nation in comparison to Sealand being a micronation). However, while Latvia attempts to act as a big brother to Sealand, his own insecurities get in the way, most notably his fear of Russia.
After being auctioned off online, Sealand became his property and adoptive child (as Sweden was the only one that bid). The two appear to have a close relationship, though Sweden came up with the strange idea of a “Dambolis” in an attempt to make the TV-obsessed Sealand pay attention to him more.
Sealand attempts to make friends with TRNC and points out that they are both micronations, but TRNC blows him off and points out that while he is recognized by Turkey, Sealand is recognized by no one. Sealand begins to cry, and he later attacks TRNC in a fit of rage. After Sealand becomes friends with Wy and Seborga, TRNC is seen watching them from a distance.
Sealand has tried to make friends with the Australian micronation of Wy, based on percieved similarities. Wy quickly pointed out that unlike Sealand, she is recognized, as Wy’s declaration of independence was accepted by the mayor of the surrounding township in 2004.
Sealand first appears in Episode 21, which adapts It’s Sealand-kun! (reprinted as Recommend! Sealand! in Hetalia:Axis Powers volume 1). He attempts to attend a world meeting with the other nations, though his presence winds up going ignored. Sealand managed to get Japan to notice and nod his head toward him (Japan
Sealand’s appearance in Episode 21
then turned around and continued walking in the direction he was heading), but it was seen that Japan looked rather uncomfortable and England stared at Japan with a harsh look. Sealand manages to get Lithuania to notice him, and is given advice on how to become an actual nation.
In the anime, his eyebrows are drawn thinner and earlier character design is used, with the exception of his eyes being colored blue as in his later design.
While the exact origin of his human name is unknown, ‘P’eter means “rock” and could possibly be a reference to the fact that the actual Sealand is simply a “rock” itself, or more accurately, a small concrete military fort. Another common assumption is that his name is referencing Peter Pan, due to his inability to grow up, and he shares his surname with his older brother, England.
Marukaite Chikyuu (Sealand)
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