|The Final Battle Begins|
|Air Date||July 24, 2010|
|Arc||Future Final Battle Arc|
|Opening Song||Listen to the Stereo|
Daemon Spade's Devil Lens
The Final Battle Begins (決戦開始) is the 194th episode of the Katekyō Hitman Reborn! anime series.
Iris, accompanied by two other Millefiore members arrive at the Vendicare Prison to release the final Funeral Wreath. After a moment of taking in their situation, they ask the Vendice to open the door.
The doors of this deadly prison open and standing behind them are three Vendice. Iris repeats Byakuran's orders to the Vendice, who reply that the exchange had already been completed.
The three members of the Millefiore seem perplexed, arguing that it was them that were supposed to have finalized the exchange. One of the Vendice proceed to use his ring to show the released prisoner. The released man was none other than Mukuro.
Ten kilometers away from the Vendicare Prison, Flan sneezes right on cue, wondering if someone was talking behind his back. In the room with him are M.M., Ken, Chikusa and Mukuro, who is resting. Ken and M.M. show delight at the fact that Mukuro is released, Chikusa, his usual quiet self, and Flan as usual, verbally attacks his companions. Mukuro was resting, due to being in a water tank for ten years. Chikusa states that as soon as Mukuro recovers, they'd be heading to Japan, to aid the other Guardians to protect Yuni.
In the forest, the Vongola group seem to have taken quite a few injuries during the latest attack, and are recuperating before the final battle.
Nosaru and Tazaru seem to be unhappy with the amount of kids in their group. The fact that Lambo was climbing onto Tazaru's bald patch did not help to calm them down.
Tazaru seems shocked that the Millefiore were being pushed around by a bunch of kids. He wastes no time in picking a fight with Irie, calling him the captain who betrayed Merone Base. Irie, defends himself and the two start an argument, which is instantly broken up by Yuni.
When questioned by Tsuna about her weakening power, she states that all things are born to die. Lal comments that the Sky Arcobaleno have traditionally lived short lives. This comment brings up memories of Luche and Aria. Gamma seems worried about Yuni. Yuni goes onto say that Byakuran, due to his current condition, will stop at nothing to capture her, and obtain the true power of the Tri-ni-set.
At the Millefiore mansion, Byakuran receives word of what happened at Vendicare. He states that he'll talk with the Vendice again, and with a deadly face, says to get Ghost out as soon as possible.
Back at the forest, the group continue their discussion, Yuni states that this time she won't run away. This statement worries the group, Tsuna goes as far as to tell her not to give up as they've come so far. Yuni then reveals a startling bit of information.
She reveals that she's know for a long time that the final battle will take place in the forest. Yuni reveals that the next day at dawn, the final showdown between the Millefiore and Vongola will begin.
As the group continue their discussion, Yuni reveals the secrets of Byakuran's power. She says that all though he's able to share thoughts with all the parallel worlds, there's only one reincarnation of him. In other words if Byakuran is killed in this world, the Byakurans of the other world's will cease to exist as well.
The group are over joyed at the thought of returning to a peaceful past, till Lal bursts their bubble by reminding them that it will only be possible if they win. Reborn agrees, saying that the Wreaths haven't begun to show their true power yet, and that a tough battle lies ahead.
Tsuna begins to panic when he realizes that they have very little time, and no plan to go by. A bit later, Tsuna asks Irie to help him come up with a plan.
Next on the agenda was sorting out the functioning box weapons. Gamma says that Basil's box weapon had the ability to communicate with other box animals due to its superior intelligence. He suggests using that ability to come up with deadly combo attacks.
Everyone who had Box Animals released them to test out this theory. As they were about to get started, Natsu hides behind Tsuna. Tsuna reveals that Natsu is a scardy cat outside battles. Uri attacks Natsu, and Tsuna too gets caught up in the cat fight.
The mood now considerably lighter, Lal hands Colonnello pacifier to Yuni who accepts it gratefully. Gamma sensing that Yuni was up to something, worries about her. Reborn appears before him and states that they needed to talk.
Zakuro heads towards the base, happy that he's the fastest out of the three. Suddenly he's attacked. A Cloud Centipede restrains him, Electric Foxes attack him, and finally a strong Storm Flame hits him. The trio who attack are Lal Mirch, Gamma and Gokudera. The three seem excited at their success, till Zakuro laughs, states that he isn't as weak as Daisy and Torikabuto. He opens his coat to reveal his Carnage Box. Zakuro opens it, and the final battle between the Millefiore and the Vongola is finally underway.
|Arc Episode Guide|
|Future Final Battle Arc Episodes|
|The Real 6 Funeral Wreaths Attack! • Open Carnage Box • Alaude's Handcuffs • Daemon Spade's Devil Lens • The Final Battle Begins • G's Archery • Lampo's Shield • Knuckle's Maximum Break • The Last Real Funeral Wreath • Ghost Awakens • Sky Full of Desire • Precious Moments in Time • Sea. Clam. Rainbow. • To a New Future|
|Daily Life Arc • Kokuyo Arc • Varia Arc • Future Arc • Arcobaleno Trials Arc (Filler) • Choice Arc • Inheritance Succession Arc (Filler) • Future Final Battle Arc • Inheritance Ceremony Arc • The Curse of the Rainbow Arc|