What? Another manga? Why, yes dear readers – another Shounen Jump series is getting coverage, and it’s Katekyo Hitman Reborn. I love this series, and it’s about time it made its debut on Random Curiosity alongside the other SJ comics! So without further ado, let’s Jump straight in (har, har) with our dying wills!
A little comment about the arc itself before I start delving into this chapter specifically – the Rainbow Representative Arc comes riding the coattails of the Daemon Spade Arc, which was pretty much an adrenaline rush all the way through. I’m not a huge fan of Daemon, but the storyline itself was fast-paced and had the typical high-stakes seen in most of KHR‘s arcs so far. This one is no different and it looks like it’ll challenge Tsuna in a different way: without Reborn, what is Sawada Tsunayoshi?
It’s an interesting question to pose; while the little guy has been growing on his own, Reborn has always been there to guide him and encourage him. For the first time ever though, his tutor seems to have lost faith in him, and the fact Reborn’s so accepting of his impending doom frustrates Tsuna all the more. This time, defeating the enemy won’t fix anything – no matter what the outcome, it’s the end for Reborn and the rest of the Arcobaleno. The chapter drives home all of Tsuna’s frustrations and gosh, you bet I’m looking forward to the emotional roller coaster that’s in store for the next few chapters. The moping around will totally be worth it too, because if there’s anything Tsuna does exceptionally well, it’s bouncing back with gusto. It’s always been his best trait, and one that has always accompanied him throughout all the hardships he’s faced. I’m not entirely convinced Reborn’s lost faith in his pupil, either. While Reborn has some pretty scary – and questionable – methods of training Tsuna, one thing has always been crystal clear: he cares for Tsuna. Hence it’s entirely possible the master assassin is doing this in order to protect him. Conversely, this could be another test; one never knows with Reborn, really… while being the world’s greatest hitman, he’s also the world’s greatest troll. In any case… ganbatte, Juudaime!
Let me know what you think guys – I’d love to hear your feedback on what I can do to improve!