Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 399 – This is (Not) an Illusion
With how many limbs Xanxus is losing, I’m surprised he’s still breathing. It’s looking less likely that this battle is an elaborate illusion, which… does not give me much hope, frankly. This one-sided loss is meant to drive home the fact Jager is nearly unbeatable, and the latest chapter completely succeeded in hammering the figurative last nail into the coffin – now I firmly believe that without divine intervention of some kind (or some really strong plot armor) the good guys are pretty much dead. I imagine Verde, and maybe Mukuro and Dino, will be able to hold Jager off until Tsuna arrives, but they probably won’t escape without some heavy damages.
One thing did get me thinking though; if Bermuda were to be separated from Jager, what would happen? The defeated Vindice’s words were very specific, and there’s obviously something bigger at play. Perhaps with that knowledge, Tsuna can finally turn the tide on this battle because by my count, Xanxus only has one limb left to lose.
I still find it odd that Mukuro and Dino are left unscratched – whether or not this is just a plot hole or something that was intended is still not that clear, but Amano obviously hasn’t forgot about them since they are making appearances in the chapters, however brief they may be. Whatever the case, I’m content watching the brains of the Vongola take a crack at fighting Jager for now.
Note: Just a reminder that my posts will be a little irregular for the next two weeks due to moving. Sorry about that!