This time, the secret of the Arcobaleno was revealed.
While the representative battle of the day ended, Tsuna and Reborn glimpsed into the past to discover the secret of the Arcobaleno and the Representative Wars. The cave paintings Akira Amano used was a nice change of pace for telling a story. Rather than actually use images of the characters going through these events of the fated day, the mural paintings did a fine job conveying the legacy of the entire cycle.
Through Reborn’s story, we received a review of how the Arcobaleno were chosen. New details from the story seemed to be the backstory of how Colonello was cursed and Lal Mirch’s partial curses, how the I Prescelti Sette rose to the top of the world through missions, and how this seemed to be a cycle that repeated through the years.
The secret was finally revealed when Bermuda stepped in. The representative war was set up to determine whom would next serve as the holders of the pacifiers. Since the Arcobaleno couldn’t hold on to them forever, as the curse begins to destroy their bodies, human sacrifices must be chosen to become the next bearers. The winner of the representative battles would be those that become the next ones. This was pretty deep and led to quite a bit of speculation. Would it mean Tsuna and his family would be the next ones to be Arcobaleno?
I thought his story was a bit difficult to believe as most of the characters seem way too young to become the next successors. The I Prescelti Sette were elites in their respective fields, while everyone present currently are nowhere near that level. Are they qualified?
This arc has finally shed much needed details on one of the manga’s best kept secrets. With Checkerface-sama now confirmed to be an antagonist and Reborn and Bermuda possibly teaming up, this arc has now become more than just battles. It has become one of the most compelling arcs in the series. This was good.
GO Rating: 3.5/5