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The Battle Begins

Chapter 243 Cover

Batoru Stāto!!
Arc Choice Arc
Chapter 243
Volume Choice Arrives!
Chapter Guide
Target Rule
Tsuna’s Box Weapon

The Battle Begins!! is the 243rd chapter of Akira Amano's Katekyō Hitman Reborn!


Before the game begins, Byakuran introduces the Cervello as the judges for Choice. Gokudera says that the match will be unfair because the Cervello are part of the Millefiore, but Shoichi reassures him, stating once again that Byakuran wouldn't cheat in Choice. Kikyo then reveals that Squalo is hiding in the Vongola's Base Unit and Byakuran notes that the Reborn there is a hologram. The Cervello members then tell the Vongola and Millefiore teams where to go and where the audience stalls are. They conclude with the fact that the game will begin in three minutes' time.

After three minutes of preparation, the game begins. The Millefiore team leaves Daisy, their target in the base as they hunt down the Vongola target, Shoichi and the Vongola members. Meanwhile at the Vongola Base Unit, Yamamoto forces his teammates to form a circle again to get them pumped up. Shoichi devises a plan to have Tsuna and Yamamoto on offense while Gokudera stays back for defense. Shoichi says he and Spanner will stay in their base to locate their foes. Tsuna agrees to the plan and the three of them head out on their motorbikes.

As Tsuna, Yamamoto and Gokudera go their separate ways, Shoichi and Spanner release some decoys that scatter, causing the Millefiore team to separate in order to eliminate the decoys one by one. With their plan a success, Shoichi and Spanner give instructions to the other three. With Shoichi's help, Tsuna is able to fool Torikabuto with a dummy and makes the first strike of Choice.


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