Reborn! (official US title), known as Katekyō Hitman Reborn! (家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!, Kateikyōshi Hittoman Ribōn!, lit. Home Tutor Hitman Reborn!) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Amano. The series was first serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump on May 31, 2004 in Japan, where it ended on November 12, 2012.

The series was published and licensed by Viz Media in the United States, where the first sixteen volumes were translated in English, until the serialization had come to an end.

The overall plot of the series centers around the primary protagonist, a teenage boy named Tsunayoshi Sawada, constantly known for being a loser meets an infant hitman known as Reborn, who acts as his home tutor in order to train him to become the Tenth Boss of a Mafia Famiglia known as Vongola.

Plot Summaries Edit

Daily Life Arc Edit

Daily Life Arc

A teenage boy named Tsuna, known for being a loser among his many classmates, comes home from school one day to meet a gun-toting infant named Reborn introducing himself as Tsuna's new home tutor who will train him to become the tenth generation boss of a mafia family known as Vongola.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 61 Number of Episodes 33

Kokuyo Arc Edit

Kokuyo Arc

Prisoners escape from a top-security Mafia prison and are on the loose in Namimori, attacking many of Tsuna's classmates and leaving them hospitalized. Meanwhile, Reborn receives orders from the Ninth Vongola Boss that Tsuna defeat this gang and their leader, Mukuro Rokudo.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 20 Number of Episodes 7

Varia Arc Edit

Varia Arc

A group of elite assassins in the Vongola, known as Varia, have come to Japan in order for it's leader, Xanxus, to claim the title of Vongola Decimo and inherit the seven Vongola Rings. In order to determine who receives the seven rings, seven battles are held against Tsuna and his allies, and the Varia.

Manga Anime
Number of Chapters 54 Number of Episodes 31

Future Arc Edit

Duration: Manga volumes 16-30, Episodes 74-203

In this Arc, Tsuna's Family is blasted 10 years into the future. They find out that the Millefiore Famiglia is trying to get rid of everyone with any ties to the Vongola Famiglia. Tsuna's Family at first gathers all of his core members, then they will launch an assault on the Millefiore's Merone Base, resulting in them picking up some new members. Tsuna and his Guardians are competing in an organized battle with Byakuran and his Six Funeral Wreaths, with the exception of Ghost, the Lightning Funeral Wreath. After the battle was over, with Tsuna's Family being the losers, Tsuna's Family runs, but are forced once again into a battle with Byakuran and his Six Funeral Wreaths. After some Funeral Wreaths were defeated, Ghost arrives, to the battle. Tsuna's Guardians battled Ghost, but Tsuna interrupted them, defeated Ghost, and then battled Byakuran and won. After Byakuran lost, Tsuna and the members of his Family who went to the future return to the past.

Inheritance Ceremony Arc Edit

Duration: Manga volumes 30-36

The Inheritance Ceremony Arc follows one month after the end of the Future Arc when Tsuna and his Family members who went to the future return to the past. After a while, Reborn receives a letter that announces that Tsuna's Family will inherit the reins of the Vongola Famiglia. They meet seven new transfer students from Shimon Middle School, who are part of a Mafia Famiglia called the Shimon Famiglia, who are invited to Tsuna's Inheritance Ceremony as guests. It later turned out that the Simon Famiglia hates the Vongola and only came to obtain the Vongola Sin to restore their powers. During the battle at the Inheritance Ceremony, Enma breaks their Original Vongola Rings and the Simon Famiglia leaves along with Chrome whom they taken as a hostage. Later, when the broken Rings had been fixed and upgraded into the Vongola Gear by Talbot, they soon find out that the Simon had their own island as a base. They go to the island, where they meet the Simon Famiglia; as well as an uninvited guest, the Vindice. The Vindice tells them that when one of the two Famiglia members loses, they will be locked up in the Vendicare Prison forever. During the battle, they found out that Daemon Spade, the first and second generation Vongola Mist Guardian, had manipulated the Simon Famiglia with his lies to remodel Vongola to his taste. After Daemon's defeat, they found out the true motive behind all of Daemon's actions, as well as a peek into the Vongola and Simon Primo's past. The Vindice, as a reward for defeating Daemon, released all of the Simon and Vongola members that were locked up in the Vendicare Prison.

The Curse of the Rainbow Arc Edit

Duration: Manga volumes 36-42
During this arc, it briefly details the Varia's quest to recruit Flan, who was a Varia member in the future. Meanwhile, the Arcobaleno all participate in Representative Battle of the Rainbow, said to be a battle that will remove a single Arcobaleno's curse by the battle royale's organizer, Checker Face, but he has a more sinister goal in mind. A team of Vindice also force their way into the battle, revealing many secrets regarding the Arcobaleno, Vindice, Checker Face, and the Tri-ni-set. After defeating Bermuda and his team and knowing the truth behind the Tri-ni-set, the Vindice agreed to protect the Tri-ni-set using their flames so there will be no more people to be turned into Arcobaleno, and Checker Face, revealed to be Kawahira, removed the curse from the current Arcobaleno in return. Afterwards, Tsuna must face with the decision whether to become the Vongola Decimo or not, which he immediately refused, causing Reborn to leave since his duty is done. A week after Reborn's departure, Tsuna found out that he is still continuing his "No Good" life. However, he was surprised by Reborn's sudden return who declared that he will make him into Neo Vongola Primo, which is actually no different from being Vongola Decimo. At this time, Tsuna understands that even if it's not much, he did change into a better person since now he has friends that he could rely on when necessary and it was all thanks to Reborn's arrival.

Characters Edit

Main Characters Edit

The main protagonists of the series (sans Reborn) are the seven guardians of the Tenth Generation of the Vongola Famiglia. Although they are introduced as the main characters (sans Mukuro and Chrome) early on in the series, they weren't established as guardians until the Varia Arc.

Supporting Characters Edit

The supporting characters of the series, these character usually don't participate in any of the major occurs, however, they do continue to support the Vongola Famiglia. Some of these characters previously held major roles in the series prior to the Varia Arc.

Varia Edit

The independent assassination squad of the Vongola Famiglia. They serve as the central antagonists of the Varia Arc.

Anime Edit

KHR DVD Cover.

Cover of the first Reborn DVD volume.

An anime adaptation of the manga was started in the October 7, 2006 and ended on September 25, 2010, the series was broacasted on TV Tokyo with 203 episodes, the anime was produced by the Japanese animation studio, Artland , and was directed by Kenichi Imaizumi.

The DVD volumes in Japan were distributed by Marvelous Entertainment .

The series mostly followed the story of the manga series that it was adapting, though made some changes to the story, such as censoring out some of the more mature themes such as cigarettes and the use of blood, which had previously existed in the manga. Due to the series ending, animated adaptations of the Inheritance Ceremony Arc and The Curse of the Rainbow Arc were never created, in addition the anime had created two new fillers arcs, the Arcobaleno Trials Arc and the Inheritance Succession Arc, which both took place in between the Future Arc, and revolved around Tsuna and his friends temporarily returning back to the present.

While production for the series had already came to an end in 2010, six years later, in 2016, a short was shown at the Akira Amano Illustrations Exhibition known as Katekyo Hitman Reborn! x ēlDLIVE Special, the short had animated scenes from the artbook REBO to DLIVE

Cast Edit

Main Characters Edit

  • Yukari Kokubun as Tsunayoshi Sawada
  • Neeko as Reborn
  • Hidekazu Ichinose as Hayato Gokudera
  • Suguru Inoue as Takeshi Yamamoto
  • Hidenobu Kiuchi as Ryohei Sasagawa
  • Junko Takeuchi as Lambo
  • Takashi Kondō as Kyoya Hibari
  • Toshinobu Iida as Mukuro Rokudo
  • Satomi Akeska as Chrome Dokuro