|Gokudera (Vongola GP Kuru!)|
|Manga Debut||Baby Coach Arrives!|
Gokudera is one of the main characters in Katekyo Hitman Reborn's spin-off manga, Vongola GP Kuru!
Gokudera is one of the only two racers of Team Vongola's, with Tsuna as the other one.
Like his original counterpart, Gokudera is devoted and loyal to Tsuna and proclaim himself as his right-hand man. He's brash and rude to anyone but Tsuna and Reborn. He has great faith and admiration towards Tsuna, believing in him that he would succeed Primo. Unlike his counterpart though, he's much more accepting of new recruits who joins Vongola and not as overprotective and reckless as the original.
Gokudera first appears when he is in the middle of a race with Tsuna. He throws dynamites towards his opponents behind and tells Tsuna to get the first place. Unfortunately, Tsuna is unable to see due to the smoke that Gokudera's dynamites have caused and makes him out of bond, disqualfying Team Vongola from the race. Afterwards, Gokudera notices that not many people support Vongola, which Tsuna confirms, saying that no one will support them again since they have lost 999 times. When Tsuna is about to invite Kyoko to watch his next racer, he is cornered by a gangster who blames him for making Vongola Town a laughing stock. Gokudera immediately defends Tsuna and scares them away with his dynamites. Shortly after, they meet a baby named Reborn who has been sent by Mr. Timo to train Tsuna into a great racer like his ancestor. He then immediately starts the training by making them run while being chased by a huge truck and continues that way until the day of the race.
On the day of the race, Gokudera is able to eliminate the other contestants, putting him in second place while Tsuna is in the first place until Enma passes through Tsuna. Adelheid attacks Gokudera and Tsuna, preoccupying them while Enma goes to the finish line. Gokudera protects Tsuna from Adelheid's attack, allowing Tsuna to proceed and win the race by swallowing Dying Will Ball. Gokudera congratulates Tsuna and the team rejoices for their first victory. However, their moment is short-lived since Tsuna pukes out blood due to the after-effect of Dying Will Ball.