Reborn! (リボーン) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Akira Amano about an infant who is discovered in the mafia world of the Vongola crime family and eventually becomes a hitman for the Vongola boss when he grows up. Reborn! is known as Katekyo Hitman Reborn! (ケットキョウ ヒットマン REBORN!) in Japan, where it is serialized in Weekly Shōnen Jump since June 2, 2004. The story follows the life of an infant named Tsunayoshi Sawada who, after being adopted by the Sawada family, learns that he will become the heir to the Vongola Family, a powerful Mafia organization. When he is still a child, he meets Reborn, his new tutor and hitman for the Vongola. Reborn adopts the name of “Vongola Decimo”, which refers to his tenth generation status as leader of the Vongola Family.
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Reborn! centers around an infant named Tsunayoshi “Tsuna” Sawada who has no intention of becoming part of the mafia world or taking over as head of his family. However, he is suddenly attacked by an assassin named Xanxus and is nearly killed, but is saved by the hitman Reborn, who introduces himself as someone who will teach Tsuna how to become a proper mafia boss. With his friends at his side, including the intelligent and sharp-tongued Fuuta and the cheerful Lambo, they all face new challenges together to help Tsuna become reborn into greatness.
How popular is Reborn! ?
Reborn! has been a hit with critics and audiences alike. The manga has sold over 29 million copies as of January 2018. As of October 2017, it had 56 volumes in circulation worldwide. The series also won the Shōnen Jump Award in 2013 for best “shōnen” manga series that year (based on popularity polls on Shonen Jump website). It also won the top prize at the twelfth Japan Media Arts Festival Awards in 2013 for animation (TV category). As of September 2018, there are 489 chapters published in Japan with no signs of slowing down.
How Much Filler is in Reborn! ?
There are a total of 29 filler episodes in the Reborn! anime, which are episodes that do not take place in the manga. There are a total of 202 episodes in the series, which means that roughly 14% of the total episodes are filler.
Quick Filler & Canon Lists
Complete Filler List
|1||What!? I'm a Tenth-Generation Mafia Boss!?||Canon||10/07/2006|
|2||The End of the School?!||Canon||10/14/2006|
|3||Shocking! Cooking With Love and Horror!||Canon||10/21/2006|
|4||Eek! A Maiden's Heart Can Destroy!||Canon||10/28/2006|
|5||The Leader of the Disciplinary Committee Kills Time.||Canon||11/04/2006|
|6||Ni-Hao Gyoza Fist!||Canon||11/11/2006|
|7||To the Limit! Passionate Brother!||Canon||11/18/2006|
|8||The Senior Boss Cares About the Family.||Canon||11/25/2006|
|10||Gahaha! The Exploding Lunch Box!||Canon||12/09/2006|
|11||The Gyoza Buns of Love and Death!?||Canon||12/16/2006|
|12||Master's Training! Strengthening Program||Canon||12/23/2006|
|13||New Spring! The Hundred Million Yen Contest||Canon||01/06/2007|
|14||First Date!? Hell's Zoo||Canon||01/13/2007|
|15||Clash! Survival Snow Battle||Canon||01/20/2007|
|16||Escape From Death Mountain!||Canon||01/27/2007|
|17||Don't Make a Noise When You're Hospitalized||Canon||02/03/2007|
|18||Poisoned Love Chocolates||Canon||02/10/2007|
|19||100% Accuracy? Ranking Anything||Canon||02/17/2007|
|22||Unforeseen Evil Influence||Canon||03/10/2007|
|23||The Final Deathperation Shot||Canon||03/17/2007|
|24||Fighting Back in Different Ways||Canon||03/24/2007|
|25||I Want to Win! Moment of Awakening||Canon||03/31/2007|
|26||The End and From Then On||Canon||04/07/2007|
|27||Eat Sushi to Celebrate Moving Up a Grade||Canon||04/14/2007|
|28||No Way! I Killed Him?||Canon||04/21/2007|
|29||Her Lover is Broccoli?||Canon||04/28/2007|
|30||Hide and Seek on a Luxury Cruise||Canon||05/05/2007|
|31||Welcome to Mafia Land||Canon||05/12/2007|
|32||A Shark Showed Up in the Public Pool||Canon||05/19/2007|
|33||A Summer Filled With Debt?||Canon||05/26/2007|
|34||The Varia Arrive||Canon||06/02/2007|
|35||The Seven Vongola Rings||Canon||06/09/2007|
|36||Tutors on the Move||Canon||06/16/2007|
|37||Teacher and Student Together||Canon||06/23/2007|
|38||The Selfish Baby Cow Vanishes||Canon||06/30/2007|
|39||The Unseen Enemies' Goal||Canon||07/07/2007|
|40||The Battle of the Rings Begins!||Canon||07/14/2007|
|41||The Guardian of the Sun Ring's Feelings||Canon||07/21/2007|
|42||The Power to Overcome Adversity||Canon||07/28/2007|
|43||Thunder Strike from Twenty Years Later||Canon||08/04/2007|
|44||The Stolen Sky Ring||Canon||08/11/2007|
|45||Raging Storm Battle||Canon||08/18/2007|
|46||Reason to Fight||Canon||08/25/2007|
|47||The Strongest, Invincible Style||Canon||09/01/2007|
|48||Flow of Battle||Canon||09/08/2007|
|50||The Guardian of the Mist Ring Arrives!?||Canon||09/22/2007|
|51||Illusion vs. Illusion||Canon||09/29/2007|
|52||The Truth About the Mist||Canon||10/06/2007|
|53||A Hint of Uneasiness||Canon||10/13/2007|
|54||The Cloud Guardian's Rampage||Canon||10/20/2007|
|57||The Sky Ring Battle Begins!||Canon||11/10/2007|
|58||Flame of Fury||Canon||11/17/2007|
|60||Deathperate Zero Point Breakthrough||Canon||12/01/2007|
|61||Zero Point Breakthrough Revised||Canon||12/08/2007|
|64||The Truth Behind The Rage||Canon||01/18/2008|
|67||Vongola-style Open House||Canon||01/26/2008|
|69||Crazy Criminal Brother Trio||Canon||02/09/2008|
|70||The Misfortune of Shoichi Irie||Canon||02/16/2008|
|71||Fighting Spirit! Absolute Evil Fist||Canon||02/23/2008|
|73||Mother's Day Vongola-style||Canon||03/08/2008|
|74||The World 10 Years Later||Canon||03/15/2008|
|76||Search for the Guardians||Canon||03/29/2008|
|77||Flame of Resolve||Canon||04/05/2008|
|78||Clues to The Past||Canon||04/12/2008|
|79||The First Trial||Canon||04/19/2008|
|82||The Strongest Guardian||Canon||05/10/2008|
|84||The Long Road Home||Canon||05/24/2008|
|85||Where's the Base?||Canon||05/31/2008|
|86||The Most Terrifying Tutor||Canon||06/07/2008|
|89||Piano of Sorrow||Canon||06/28/2008|
|90||Gufo di Pioggia||Canon||07/05/2008|
|91||What You Believe In||Canon||07/12/2008|
|93||Level D Security Alert||Canon||07/26/2008|
|97||The Great Chase||Filler||08/30/2008|
|98||Declaration of War||Canon||09/06/2008|
|99||The Final Trial||Canon||09/13/2008|
|100||The Night Before the Raid||Canon||09/20/2008|
|103||The First Barrier||Canon||10/11/2008|
|104||Magician of Fate||Canon||10/18/2008|
|106||The Student's Maturation||Canon||11/01/2008|
|108||A Man's Box Weapon||Canon||11/15/2008|
|110||The Secret of Merone Base||Canon||11/29/2008|
|111||The Enemy is Octopus Head||Canon||12/06/2008|
|113||Lightning Strikes Again||Canon||12/20/2008|
|114||The Storm Guardian, Stands||Canon||12/27/2008|
|116||Difference in Resolve||Canon||01/17/2009|
|117||Storm Fights Back||Canon||01/24/2009|
|118||The Princess's Conviction||Canon||01/31/2009|
|119||Interval Between Battles||Filler||02/07/2009|
|122||The Ultimate Swordsman||Canon||02/28/2009|
|123||Teachings of the Sword Emperor||Canon||03/07/2009|
|126||The Strongest versus The Strongest||Canon||03/28/2009|
|127||A Bewitching Flower||Canon||04/04/2009|
|128||The Head Prefect Comes||Canon||04/11/2009|
|130||Resolve and Irritation||Canon||04/25/2009|
|132||Final Block Of Defense||Canon||05/09/2009|
|133||A Game-Changing Move||Canon||05/16/2009|
|137||Main Battle in Italy||Canon||06/13/2009|
|142||The Strongest Seven||Filler||07/18/2009|
|144||The Arcobaleno Seals||Filler||08/01/2009|
|145||Guardian Showdown! Cloud and Mist||Filler||08/08/2009|
|146||Box Weapon Prototype||Filler||08/15/2009|
|147||Catch the Wind||Filler||08/22/2009|
|148||Two Successors of the Sky||Filler||08/29/2009|
|150||A Path is Closed Off||Filler||09/12/2009|
|151||Once the Rainbow is Complete||Filler||09/19/2009|
|152||A Boss' Resolve||Filler||09/26/2009|
|153||The Final Seal||Filler||10/03/2009|
|154||To the Next Battle||Filler||10/10/2009|
|155||The Real Six Funeral Wreaths||Mostly Canon||10/17/2009|
|158||A Warm Place||Canon||11/07/2009|
|159||For My Friends||Canon||11/14/2009|
|162||The Sky Vongola Box||Canon||12/05/2009|
|163||Terror! Turmoil on Base||Canon||12/12/2009|
|164||Vongola Box, Training Begins||Canon||12/19/2009|
|166||With the Same Heart||Canon||01/09/2010|
|167||Day of the Battle||Canon||01/16/2010|
|169||Sky Lion: Leone di Cielo ver. Vongola||Canon||01/30/2010|
|174||The Truth about the Future||Canon||03/06/2010|
|177||After the Battle||Filler||03/27/2010|
|178||The Primo Family Arrives!||Filler||04/03/2010|
|180||The Duty of the Rain Guardian||Filler||04/17/2010|
|181||Furious Bolt of Lightning||Filler||04/24/2010|
|184||Sunny then Cloudy||Filler||05/15/2010|
|185||The Trap is Set||Filler||05/22/2010|
|187||Memories of Betrayal||Filler||06/05/2010|
|189||The Family's Resolve||Filler||06/19/2010|
|190||The Real Six Funeral Wreaths Attack!||Mostly Canon||06/26/2010|
|191||Open Carnage Box||Canon||07/03/2010|
|193||Daemon Spade's Devil Lens||Canon||07/17/2010|
|194||The Final Battle Begins||Canon||07/24/2010|
|197||Knuckle's Maximum Break||Canon||08/14/2010|
|198||The Last Real Funeral Wreath||Canon||08/21/2010|
|200||Sky Full of Desire||Canon||09/04/2010|
|201||Sea. Clam. Rainbow.||Canon||09/18/2010|
|202||To a New Future||Canon||09/25/2010|
List of Filler episodes for Reborn! in chronological order – Learn if it is worth watching
Episode 56: Gokudera’s Story
In this episode, we learn about the events of Gokudera’s past battles. We also learn that Lambo is still sick and can’t fight yet. In this episode, Gokudera is trying to talk to Lambo about the events of the Varia battles so far, but he can’t understand that since his mind is too young for him to understand. This episode is important because it shows how much Lambo has grown as an Arcobaleno and a person. It also shows how much Gokudera has changed as a character after being defeated by Squalo, and later on in the future, by Levi. It also shows how much Lambo cares for Gokudera, since he was feeding him takoyaki and trying to cheer him up. This episode is a filler episode because the series was going too fast and needed to slow down. In the filler, they talk about the events that happened before this episode.
Episode 97: The Great Chase
Tsunayoshi wakes up to find that his teammates have gone off without him. He goes out to find them and finds them outside a museum, where they are debating on whether or not they should go in. Tsuna is bored with this until he notices a sign about the legend of the Storm Cat Box Weapon.
The first part of the episode, Tsuna and his friends are at an amusement park, walking around and enjoying themselves. The second part of the episode is basically a flashback involving Tsuna’s father, mother, Lambo, I-Pin and Hayato coming to Italy. The third part of the episode involves Reborn giving Tsuna tips on how to defeat forms that he has never seen before (which has been shown in previous episodes). The fourth part involves Tsuna and his friends inside the museum, being told the legend of the Storm Cat Box Weapon by a man. The man tells them that a long time ago, there were four box weapons that came to be called The Four Winds. Each of them were made by Carnevale’s own hands and was given to his four students: The Storm Cat, The Rain Tiger, The Thunder Hawk, and the Lightning Bolt. They all wanted to become the strongest box weapon so they fought each other.
The Storm Cat was able to defeat The Rain Tiger, but then it went after the Thunder Hawk. As it was about to attack The Thunder Hawk with its claw attack, it faltered and was hit by the Thunder Hawk’s attack, the Lightning Bolt. The Storm Cat retreated and The Thunder Hawk became the strongest box weapon. The man finishes telling his story and Tsuna, Gokudera, Yamamoto, and Ryohei leave the museum.
Tsuna is thinking about what he just heard while on the train home with his friends. Tsuna is wondering how he can become stronger when he gets home. He notices that Reborn has appeared in front of him, and Reborn tells him that he should use his instincts to figure it out. Tsuna goes to sleep and later wakes up at night with an idea about how to defeat a form that he has never seen before…
This episode is a recap episode that shows the battle between The Storm Cat and The Rain Tiger, as well as the battle between The Thunder Hawk and The Storm Cat. It is a filler episode that is meant to help the viewers understand the story better.
Episode 119: Interval Between Battles
This episode is a filler episode that was released to help the anime’s viewers understand the story better, as well as to fill in the gap between the Millefiore incident and Tsuna’s arrival at the Vongola Base, which takes place in the anime during Episode 120: The Uninvited One.
In this episode, the students are separated into two groups: one group is to stay at school and train and the other group is to be sent out to complete missions. Tsuna is a part of the latter group, and he was given a mission by Reborn to collect 100 X-Burner Phials from Millefiore members. The rest of the group consists of Gokudera, Yamamoto, Lambo, I-Pin, Kyoko, Chikusa, Basil, Ryohei, Chrome and Haru.
After Tsuna’s team leaves the school grounds on I-Pin’s broomsticks (except for Yamamoto who was riding Lal Mirch), they are confronted by Gamma who wants to fight Tsuna for Gokudera’s Cloud Ring. Tsuna accepts the fight, and Gokudera confronts his brother for abandoning him and their family. The group watches as Gokudera fights Gamma, but Tsuna notices that Gamma is being controlled by someone else, so he tells Gokudera to concentrate on the one controlling him instead. After defeating the one controlling Gamma, it is revealed that the one controlling him is none other than Bianchi who had been hiding in her Noise Canceller since she was defeated in Episode 118: The Battle Over a Name. After defeating Bianchi, Gamma finally dies from his injuries which causes Tsuna’s Cloud Ring to fully evolve into a Cloud Hyper Ring.
After defeating Bianchi and Gamma, Tsuna’s team returns to the school to train with the other students. Later, Reborn informs Tsuna that he is going to be sending him out on another mission where he will be fighting against a Millefiore member along with Ryohei and Basil.
Episode 142: The Strongest Seven
The Arcobaleno Trials are beginning and Tsuna is visiting Reborn. Reborn explains that the rules are that each Guardian has to fight an Arcobaleno in order to pass. The Arcobaleno will not use any of their special abilities. However, if the guardians fail, they will lose their lives. The first fight is between Gokudera and Shamal; it is a race to Namimori Shrine. The second fight is between Yamamoto and Colonnello; it is a cooking contest using tomato sauce. The third fight involves Belphegor’s trial: he orders them to find the hidden treasure inside Namimori Shrine in one hour (using only their hands). As soon as they enter the shrine, it begins collapsing. The only thing they can do is dig with their hands to find the treasure.
When Tsuna is about to leave for the hospital, he sees a young girl who asks him if he could give her some medicine for her father. The girl’s father, Sherry, is a mafia member (who has not been killed by Byakuran), but he left the mafia after getting married and has been hiding in fear of being killed. Tsuna promises to protect him. The next day, as Tsuna and Gokudera are walking home from school together, Gokudera explains that he knows that Tsuna is going to be a great boss someday and how everyone would listen to his orders without hesitation. He then requests that Tsuna become the boss of their family, but Tsuna explains that he doesn’t want to be the boss because he wants to live a normal life. When they arrive home, they find a coffin in front of their house with a note from Belphegor. The note tells them that Tsuna must be buried alive should he lose the fight against him.
This episode is a filler because the actual fight with Belphegor happens in Beylphegor’s Shocking Swimming Test, which is part of the main story.
Episode 143: Trial #1
The episode focuses on the first trial, which is a battle of endurance. The three combatants are Colonnello, Tsuna and Gokudera. Colonnello has to be defeated by the two. He has an infinite amount of energy and stamina, so this will test how long they can fight without getting tired out.
Tsuna and Gokudera are running from Colonnello and his special attacks, but are not being able to land a hit on him. After trying many times to get close to him, they end up at an open area where Colonnello tries to crush them with his sand attacks. However, Tsuna uses his flame ring attack, which was taught to him by Reborn, to repel the sand and land a hit on Colonnello. Afterwards, he uses his Vongola Box Weapon, the Lightning Vongola Box Weapon, to defeat Colonnello.
After defeating Colonnello, Tsuna’s group receives the first key as well as the lightning rings. Later on, they all decide to go eat at a fast food restaurant. While switching seats with Tsuna when he is stuck in line, Haru realizes that it is because Gokudera has no money with him. She goes back to her house and gives Gokudera 100 yen and tells him about how when they were little she would give him money from her piggy bank when he didn’t have any. Gokudera is touched by this and gives her his money, but when she refuses to take it he ends up keeping it. She tells him that she is glad he is Tsuna’s Guardian and that he will become a great man one day.
In the credits, Tsuna asks Reborn if he had to attend school in the future. Reborn responds by saying what a boring question that was. Tsuna then says that he wants to go back in time so he can become stronger, but Reborn replies by telling him not to say something so stupid and that if he does something like that then the present won’t exist anymore. Tsuna then thinks about how the future’s future is not the same as his own, and then gets depressed.
This episode is a filler because it is not directly tied to the anime’s plot. The anime’s plot will resume later when it gets to the Arcobaleno trials. The only reason this episode was produced is to show what happens after Tsuna defeats the Varia and during his training with Reborn.