The life of Tsunayoshi "No-Good Tsuna" Sawada is a complete wreck. Terrible grades, horrible fitness, and a non-existent social life means he has no reason to attend school, especially after discovering that his crush, Kyouko Sasagawa, is already seeing someone. Unbeknownst to him however, the blood of Giotto, the great Vongola the First, runs through his veins.
Enter home tutor Reborn, an infant who claims to be the world's greatest hitman. Under orders from Vongola the Ninth, Reborn has come to train Tsuna to become a worthy successor to the famous Vongola Famiglia name. Tsuna, however, refuses, and claims that he will never become a mafia boss. How will the world's greatest hitman react to such opposition? Will he force Tsuna to adhere? Or will he use this unwillingness to his advantage? This is a story of a reluctant successor as he takes on the responsibilities of becoming the underworld's next ruling mafia leader, with the help of his friends and a one-of-a-kind home tutor.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! was published in English as Reborn! by VIZ Media under the Shonen Jump Advanced imprint. 16 volumes were published from October 3, 2006 to July 6, 2010 before release was discontinued. It was also published in Brazilian Portuguese by Panini Comics/Planet Manga since February 2013.
I was introduced to the franchise through the anime. When I realized the anime was cancelled, I finished the anime and then moved on to the manga. Every time I finished a chapter, the next one just got even better. I honestly enjoyed every moment of reading this.
Story is flawless, ofc. The archetypes in the manga are just as perfect.
The art is amazing. You can see she put her heart and soul into her drawings (esp in the Simon Arc and her drawings of Daemon Spade completely revived).
Overall, I enjoyed this manga a lot. Hopefully, Akira will make another
I have to say Reborn is one of the mangas I've liked the most out of the many I've read. What I liked the most, and the reason why I even started reading it is because of the genre shift that made Reborn so famous, and it's something really amazing. It really shows you how the story grows and changes from the original lighthearted and quirky gag manga to a darker and more action based version with great characters and developtment.
Tsuna is one of my favorite characters in all of manga because of his growth from a shy, insecure and cowardly boy into
a....braver version of himself, he's still pretty shy at the end but he's more open about speaking his opinion and isn't as much of a coward as he was before.
The fights were great, though they started to pile up. This relates to the plot. For example, in the Kokuyo arc after the shift the fights are in a realistic level with some few points that sound too weird to be true as more supernatural stuff are added into the mix.
What I liked most about that arc is how everything in the gag portion seemed to come together to the final fight against Mukuro which showed just how much Tsuna had really grown.
As the story went on and the arcs came out Reborn began to escalate and create its own little plot, and this is both good and bad. While the fights start off with few things that are out of this world it eventually gets even more complex as the story unfolds, it's not like it was bad but there came a point where you just didn't know where it was going to go.
This was more evident in the last few arcs, with each of the arcs starting out as the most amazing thing that would happen and ending up in a sort of rushed conclusion or as a dragged out fight, of course that's probably due to the fact that reading it week to week caused the fights to grow old even if they were pretty good.
What I think the problem was is that Reborn tried to bite a lot more than it could chew and when it was finally time to close all the ties it didn't know how to. I also didn't like how it ended very much because it felt like the author just wanted to go back to gag because she didn't know how to end th emanga properly, so in the end we came full circle, except that Tsuna seemed to have forgotten everything he learned.
Katekyo Hitman Reborn is a shounen about Tsuna, a no good loser from japan. Until he is visited by Reborn, a hitman home tutor from the vongola family. Together with Reborn tsuna must train to become the next mafia boss of the vongola.
Hitman Reborn has a fairly slow start but once the second arc begins you wont be able to stop watching.
The characters unfortunately is where the show falls down. All the characters are predictable with one or two exceptions and some characters become useless and annoying towards the later parts of the manga.
The artwork is quite good, the the attacks look awesome and emotional
moments draw you in.
Overall I would recommend this manga to any shounen lovers and generally manga readers.
This manga is definitely worth a shot if you have enough patience- or you do have a liking for gag manga aside from action shounen manga. For the first 65 chapters or so it is mostly composed of one chapter stories that display the somewhat comedic daily life of main character Tsuna, and many of the main characters are introduced during these chapters- my advice is, don't let these chapters fool you into thinking that Reborn! is a boring manga that is filled with filler-like blank plots, it really isn't and that is because after these chapters, the series gets very, very good- sort
of like how Darker Than Black is, if you are familiar with that anime you probably know that it took it's time to amaze it's viewers. After the aformentioned daily life arc, the series mood shifts (literally) and shocks it's readers with the serious development of plot AND the characters given that you mostly see them fooling around in the first arc. From then on, the seriousness is continued and the gag-style plots are dropped, leaving it's place to a great action shounen manga- so getting to those chapters is basically like finding a hidden treasure. It is a shame that people drop this manga because they couldn't bear with the first arc. Another good feature of Reborn! is that it has a great art style which develops throughout the whole series- a feast to the eye!
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