Ranked #148

Katekyo Hitman Reborn!

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!, Home Tutor Hitman Reborn!
Japanese: 家庭教師ヒットマンREBORN!


Type: TV
Episodes: 203
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2006 to Sep 25, 2010
Premiered: Fall 2006
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.411 (scored by 93,117 users)
Ranked: #1482
Popularity: #112
Members: 202,610
Favorites: 10,830
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There is no putting it lightly—Tsunayoshi Sawada is just no good. He is clumsy, talentless, and desperately in love with the school idol Kyoko Sasagawa, a girl so completely out of his league. Dubbed "Loser Tsuna" by his classmates, he seems to be the very personification of failure in the guise of a middle-schooler.

Tsuna's boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the mysterious Reborn, who happens to be a hitman... and shockingly, a baby! Sent from the strongest Mafia family in Italy, Reborn is assigned the daunting mission of preparing the dull middle schooler to succeed the ninth boss of the notorious Vongola family, who is on the brink of retirement. The dull boy has a grueling road ahead, but with the help of his new criminal affiliates and his peculiar home tutor, perhaps even Loser Tsuna can achieve greatness.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hibari, Kyouya
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Kondou, Takashi
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Sawada, Tsunayoshi
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Kokubun, Yukari
Kokubun, Yukari
Gokudera, Hayato
Gokudera, Hayato
Ichinose, Hidekazu
Ichinose, Hidekazu
Yoshida, Asako
Yoshida, Asako
Rokudo, Mukuro
Rokudo, Mukuro
Iida, Toshinobu
Iida, Toshinobu


Imaizumi, Kenichi
Imaizumi, Kenichi
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard, Animation Director
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Hiramitsu, Takuya
Sound Director
Tanaka, Masayoshi
Tanaka, Masayoshi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Character Design, Key Animation
Nakano, Hideaki
Nakano, Hideaki
Episode Director, Storyboard

More episodes Episodes(203/203)

# Episode Title Aired
1 What? I'm a Tenth Generation Mafia Boss?!
Eh! Ore ga Mafia no Juudaime!? (えぇ!? 俺がマフィアの10代目!?)
Oct 7, 2006
2 The End of School!?
The End of Gakkou!? (ジ·エンド·オブ学校!?)
Oct 14, 2006
3 Shocking! Cooking with Love and Horror!
Dengeki! Ai to Kyoufu no Cooking! (電撃!愛と恐怖のクッキング!)
Oct 21, 2006
4 Hahii! Destroy Girl's Hearts!
Hahi! Otome Kokoro wa Destroy (家庭教師ヒットマン)
Oct 28, 2006
5 The Director of the Discipline Committee's Avoidance of Boredom
Fuuki Iinchou no Taikutsu Shinogi (風紀委員長の退屈しのぎ)
Nov 4, 2006

Opening Theme

#01: "Drawing Days" by SPLAY (eps 1-26)
#02: "BOYS & GIRLS" by LM.C (eps 27-51)
#03: "Dive To World" by CHERRYBLOSSOM (eps 52-73)
#04: "88" by LM.C (eps 74-101)
#05: "Last Cross" by Masami Mitsuoka (eps 102-126)
#06: "EASY GO" by Kasuki Kato (eps 127-153)
#07: "Funny Sunny Day" by SxOxU (eps 154-177)
#08: "Listen to the Stereo" by Going Under Ground (eps 178-203)

Ending Theme

#01: "Michishirube" by Keita Tachibana (eps 1-12)
#02: "ONE NIGHT STAR" by the ARROWS (eps 13-29)
#03: "Echo again" by SPLAY (eps 30-38)
#04: "Friend" by Idoling!!! (eps 39-51)
#05: "Sakura Addiction" by Takashi Kondo & Toshinobu Iida (eps 52-62)
#06: "Friend" by Sasagawa Kyouko vs. Miura Haru (ep 63)
#07: "STAND UP!" by Lead (eps 64-76)
#08: "AMEato" by w-inds. (eps 77-89)
#09: "CYCLE" by CHERRYBLOSSOM (eps 90-101)
#10: "Suberidai" / "Slide" by Mori Tsubasa (eps 102-114)
#11: "Sakura Rock" by CHERRYBLOSSOM (eps 115-126)
#12: "Smile" by Aya Ueto (eps 127-139)
#13: "Aoi Yume" by Mori Tsubasa (eps 140-153)
#14: "Yume no Manual" by CHERRYBLOSSOM (eps 154-165)
#15: "Gr8 Story" by SuG (ep 166-177)
#16: "Famiglia" by D-51 (eps 178-190)
#17: "Canvas" by +Plus (eps 191-203)

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Nov 12, 2008
Hitman Reborn was initially recommended to me by my friend. However the story looked dull and uninteresting to me, and I was also not sure if I would like it (I watch anime like Bleach, DGrayMan etc.) Thus I started off with the manga. The first thing I thought when I read the manga was "WTH is with that stupid looking baby? The main character is also so badly drawn!" However, after reading a few chapters, I got hooked and finished 100+ chapters in a day. I decided to give the anime a try, as I wanted to see how well the characters could be read more
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Oct 25, 2015
Since Reborn! aired a while back, I doubt anyone will look at this review, but I shall write it anyway. I watched this the beginning of this year, but I never got the guts to submit a review, he he. ;')
Here we have Sawada Tsunayoshi, a middle school student, who by not much luck, is nicknamed 'Loser Tsuna' by all his classmates, assumed to be a failure due to the fact that he's not good at anything. Now, all that may change when he meets the obscure, mafia hitman, Reborn!
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Jul 24, 2015
Reborn is a generic shonen people may tell you it’s more than that but really it isn't the story is pretty interesting for a shonen a mafia story sounds cool right? Sadly we have a terrible protagonist which whines a lot characters like shinji and kamille do this a lot as well but their reasons are justified in their series. As they do have actually mental issues tsuna does not show this yes you can say it’s a fucking shonen but hunter x hunter had a psychologically distraught protagonist as well.

Tsuna is a generic high school teenager which has the hots read more
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May 20, 2009
Katekyo Hitman Reborn is an outstandingly well made anime. I definitely recommend that you watch it if comedy and action applies to your genre of choice.

At first glance, Katekyo Hitman Reborn may seem boring. The major flaw of the anime is that it absolutely misleads you, and it completely deceives you into either a) dropping the anime or b) thinking the anime is lame, when it isn't!
The first 20 episodes may mislead you to drop the anime, just like it misled me, because of its fillerlike episodes. You will most likely tell yourself "Wow, this is really lame. What's the point of all this?" read more
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Both series seem to have a similar type of the main character: a good-natured boy who used to be a loser and then, through difficult training, he starts getting stronger and gets new friends on the way. In both animes the main character and his friends go through series of battles, increasingly more difficult, and their defeated rivals later become their allies and come to help. 
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Both main characters have look very similar and have very similar personalities in addition both anime shows are very hilarious while having their serious moments. The supporting casts for both shows also contribute similarly to their respective anime. 
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Anime: Nurarihyon no Mago
- Both heirs to their respective families, Nura Rikuo and Sawada Tsunayoshi are expected to take up the mantle as their next respective heads, and both are trying to evade their fate.
- Both have their respective cool transformations (Yoru Rikuo and HDWM Tsuna, respectively)
- Both have their own entourage (Nura Clan and Vongola Family)

- Tsuna's still denying it, while Rikuo accepted his role with a bang after the first few episodes
- Tsuna only found out about being boss at the first episode, while Rikuo lived with yokai all his life
- Tsuna seems detached from his HDWM, and  read more 
reportRecommended by hao-sama
Anime: Fairy Tail
Tsuna's glove and Natsu's Magic has Both Flame on their Hand
doesnt that remind you of both anime?;P 
reportRecommended by Mihiko
Anime: Naruto
Hokage Is the Boss.
The main charactar start to be a lonely week drop-out, No-good, but as times flow they start to grow, and become stronger, Naruto Wants to become hokage, while Tsuna which is the main charactar in Reborn, is forced to become the Boss of the strongest mafia, Vongola.

To become a Boss Is like becoming the Hokage, The Boss's responsibility is to protect his "family" and the hokages responsibility is to protect the village.

Comedy is a big part in Naruto, and In Hitman Reborn too, 
reportRecommended by narutebayo
Anime: One Piece
Both of them are long shounen series with the major themes of growth, friendship, teamwork, and loyalty. The main characters seem to be immature and irresponsible at first, but when the right time comes, they turn out to be badass. While one of them aspires to be the pirate king and collects crew mates, the other heads toward being a leader in an infamous branch of the mafia and increases the size of his "family." As more episodes go by, the series and characters grow to become more mature and serious; the series start off kind of slow and overly immature, but once they get  read more 
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