A character that represents Northern Italy during the second World War. He usually sings the ending song in the anime.
The two countries got along well when they were younger; France would often defend Italy from Holy Roman
Empire's bullying. However, after Italy
returned from traveling with Ancient Rome, France only
cared about making him part of French territory. They are still friendly
towards each other, as Italy
addresses him as "big brother France" and visits him, while France never
intentionally hurts him. The latter being demonstrated when England wants to start nasty rumors about Italy, and France protests strongly saying,
"Why would you do that?! Italy
is a good guy! He did nothing wrong!"
found hiding in a tomato crate by Germany in WW1. Italy begged for his life while Germany
pondered whether this really was a descendant of Ancient Rome, the country that
was his hero. Germany took Italy as a
prisoner, and then an ally. Italy
is very affectionate towards Germany,
and often irritates him. He is always trying his best for Germany as a
soldier, but he usually fails because of mass producing white flags and
throwing the pin instead of the grenade. Despite the two being extremely
different; they are actually very close.
Another character that had mistaken Italy for a girl when he was younger, Holy Roman
Empire had a huge crush on Italy
and would always chase him around. He usually did this because he demanded that
Italy become part of the Holy Roman Empire. However, Italy refused. It was later
revealed that Italy
refused because, "Grandfather Rome was a big empire too! He always fought,
had these scars on his back, and looked so sad! I don't want what happened to
him to happen to you too!" Holy Roman Empire's heart breaks, and he leaves
for war after he kisses Italy
and promises that he'll return.
often bothers Japan
with his public nudity and other "shameless" aspects of his behavior.
Especially when Italy greets
him by hugging and kissing him, Japan
orders him to "take responsibility" and marry him. They share a
mutual respect for each others' artwork and history, and are actually good
friends. Because of Italy's
horrifying driving skills, Japan
was inspired to invent safer cars while trembling in terror after Italy finally
parked the car.
It was revealed that the two knew each other when they were younger in the While You Were Gone Webcomic Strip. Both countries were partitioned at the time and talked about their dreams to become independent. Lithuania even notes that while Poland is usually very shy, he becomes very warm and friendly almost instantly around Italy. Poland even suggests that Italy make an ejectable seat in Germany's Kübelwagen because he had designed something similar before (ejectable seat in an airplane, which, by the way, backfires on him).
They both grew up never seeing each other in person, but knowing that the other existed. He was left behind when Italy went off to travel with their grandfather. South Italy bullied him when he eventually came back. They become separated again when Austria seizes their territory in the Italian war, and South Italy was sent to live with Spain because he was too troublesome. In present time, South Italy couldn't care less about Italy, even though his younger brother is very excited to see him again. It is later revealed that when they were younger, South Italy was jealous of Italy because his younger brother was skillful in both art and cleaning, traits he may have inherited from their grandfather, while he is not skillful in either. Despite his obvious dislike of Italy, he also appears to have some subconscious caring for him, but it disappears as soon as Italy irritates him (which happens often). To avoid confusion, South Italy addresses North Italy as "Veneziano" and everyone else addresses South Italy as "Romano".