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ANIME REVIEW

Katekyoushi Hitman REBORN

Tawsif Hasan
RATING: 9/10
RATING: 9/10

This action-adventure and comedy anime produced by hit shonen manga artist Akira Amano, was a treasure that came out as a manga in the weekly shonen jump magazine. Now with TV Tokyo and Animax in its network, this anime spans 203 episodes of laughter and suspense, and one OVA (original video animation).
The plot revolves around the life of a young boy named Tsunayoshi Sawada, who finds out that he is next in line to become the boss of the most powerful Mafia organisation, the Vongola Family. Thus the Vongola's most powerful hitman, a gun-toting infant named Reborn, is sent to “tutor” Tsuna on how to become a respectable boss.
Tsuna then unwillingly undergoes training from Reborn. Reborn's main method of teaching Tsuna is the “Deathperate Bullet”, which will make the person be “reborn” with a stronger self-intent on fulfilling his dying will. Through his experiences, the initially clumsy and underachieving Tsuna becomes stronger, more confident, and willing, which ultimately makes him better suited as the Vongola Family's boss despite his rejection of his Mafia inheritance. He also starts making friends with a strange group of people, like Ryohei Sasagawa (a school boxing pro and later Guardian of the Sun), Gokudera (his right hand man and later Guardian of Storm), Hibari (the captain of the discipline squad of his academy and later the Guardian of Cloud), Rokudo Mukuro (an enemy who becomes an ally and Guardian of Mist for Vongola), Chrome Dokuro (a girl who lives with imaginary organs illustrated by Mukuro with his power of illusions, and also the Guardian of Mist), Bianca (Gokudera's elder sister), 5-year-old I-pin and a cute but stubborn 5-year-old kid named Lambo (who has the ability to exchange himself with the 10 years older Lambo using his 10 years bazooka), who wears a cow outfit (rather a calf), and has a crush on Kyoko Sasagawa.
Eventually, these characters don't remain just friends of Tsuna, but become members of Vongola. Tsuna's skills are put to the test when Reborn goes missing into the future and Tsuna courageously goes ten years into the future in a world where Reborn and Tsuna are dead, and the world is in a dark age, where the Vongola has been destroyed, except for a few strong members. Tsuna eventually confronts his greatest enemy, the enemy that destroyed him in the future, the alliance of Millifioré family. This is all I can reveal without giving away spoilers!
The anime may not have finished covering the plot from the manga but they did manage to reach the most thrilling part of the story.

Tawsif Hasan is a 9th grade student of DPS STS School.

Published: 12:00 am Sunday, February 02, 2014

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