England (イギリス, Igirisu) is a main character in the anime and manga series Hetalia: Axis Powers. He represents both, the United Kingdom and England, and is part of the Allied Forces. The English dub refers to him as Britain, a shortened and often informal way to refer to the United Kingdom. In 2008, Himaruya gave out human names to some of the characters and he received the name Arthur Kirkland (アーサー・カークランド, Āsā Kākurando).
England has short blond hair, green eyes, and dresses in a green military uniform. His eyebrows are very thick and prominent, a trait that is shared by his younger brother Sealand, as well as Australia and Hong Kong.
England is an obstinate, former pirate, who used to torment Spain. In modern times, he claims to be a gentleman, yet, he is cynical, sharp-tongued, prone to rough speech, and yearns for the golden years. He is noted for being horrible at cooking, which has caused America, his former charge, to have "bad" taste in food. England is also, apparently, the "king of losing things", and can be described as "spacey" because of his strong belief in magic, spirits, fairies, and any other fantasy-related creature. He has the ability to communicate with supernatural beings and is not limited to creatures from his homeland, being able to interact with various youkai and spirits from Japanese folklore. Despite this, England often ridicules America's belief in aliens, as well as America's alien friend, Tony. According to the author's notes, England's interests include: embroidery, craftsmanship, literature, rock music, and giving scathing criticisms to America's movies.
He doesn't know how to express himself, and others often misunderstand him. He is also depicted as being self-deprecating or tsundere. Behind his cynical, realistic view on the world, he is a romanticist. When drunk, his personality will change from that of a gentlemen to a bitter and violent delinquent.
It has been mentioned that England has brothers, one representing Scotland, and the others presumably Wales and Northern Ireland, who hate him and used to drive him away with stones and arrows when he was a child, and even went as far as to mail him curses.
Also, according to his new character profile, every year when the Fourth of July comes around, his condition collapses.
Taken from Wiki
London MCM Expo May 2010 (Posted 11th August 2010)
I haven't written any of these. Bah.
It's a bit late (very late) but I thought I'd write about the Expo.
I went with DaniChan and we had a brilliant time! Everyone was so nice and we got so many compliments >///<. It was our first time out in cosplay to so it was a real booster. The Hetalia picnic was a lot of fun to. Thank you so much for inviting us!
So, I cannot wait until October!
As for the cosplay as a whole. I love it! Arthur is my favourite character and I love playing as him. I just hope I can carry on with this cosplay in the future. I have a feeling it will be my favourite for a long time to come ^ ^'.
That's all I have to say really. Took up some time ^ ^'.