With the curse “broken” and everyone completely intact, it would seem everything is back on track for the cast of KHR!. The crazy antics were amusing to behold and definitely missed – Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is at its best when dealing with screwball comedy rather than a complex plot that requires a different set of storytelling skills. This is as good a place as any to stop the story, but since there’s no indication of such a thing, I suppose it’s just a matter of waiting to see what Amano Akira has in store for the next arc. Personally I’m hoping the series does a full circle and go back to something similar to the Daily Life Arc, where there were some great moments that made me laugh out loud. It’s what distinguished KHR! from its shounen cousins and truly showcased its strengths. With a much larger cast than the beginning, a redux of the Daily Life Arc would be pretty entertaining to see.
One thing I do want to point out is how the miraculous recovery of all the characters doesn’t come across as much of a copout as it should have been. Shounen series have never really had the balls to kill off characters and make them stay dead, which is somewhat frustrating, but it’s a trope that has come to be accepted as the norm. Perhaps it’s the lackadaisical atmosphere Katekyo Hitman Reborn! has, but I find with this series, most of the typical shounen clichés tend to be less offensive.
In any case, let’s see what the new arc has in store next week!
- Does the half-broken curse mean I have to throw my Colonello/Lal OTP out the window…?