Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 393 – The Will to Survive
It sure didn’t take long for Reborn to come around, did it? While his sudden change of heart did make sense, it was a little jarring in terms of how fast and easily it occurred I expected Reborn to put up a little more resistance, but I guess using the Vongola Primo is just that powerful an argument. Part of the issue is that Reborn’s thoughts just aren’t given as much depth and scope as Tsuna’s, where each thought process is so clearly explained that it doesn’t surprise anybody when the future Decimo reaches a conclusion or performs a decisive action. It’s not so much a problem for clear-cut characters like Gokudera or even Hibari, but for enigmatic characters like Reborn or Yamamoto, it can get a little confusing trying to work out their logic. I suppose it just comes with the territory of being secondary characters though, so I guess I shouldn’t complain too much.
Another thing that struck me this chapter is the actual power level of the Vindice – they are former Arcobaleno sure, but surely, surely the combined efforts of all the cast will be enough to beat Jager? I find it kind of hard to believe Reborn still sees it difficult, since characters like Xanxus and Byakuran are considered “overpowered” in their own right. It’s one of those things that’s going to need to be seen in order to be believed, but I’m hoping Jager and Bermuda aren’t so overpowered that it’s going to need one deus ex machina after another to defeat them.