Plotting and scheming—the next Vongola boss shows his new skills!
With new determination in his step—thanks in part to his desire to save Reborn as well as the other Arcobaleno—Tsuna immediately puts his plan into action. Meeting with each team, he ignites a fire in their hearts to get them to ally with him.
The participants seem to prefer a minimalist strategy of brute force; such as the force of Tsuna and Byakuran to take out Bermuda, who stands in the way of Tsuna’s ultimate plan against Checkerface sama. Unfortunately, that strategy cannot work. If Tsuna can’t defeat Jagger, then Tsuna and Byakuran, whom Tsuna already defeated once before, can’t defeat him. Therefore, it’s necessary for more people to be involved. Although Tsuna’s words seem hesitant, the look on his face and his manner of speaking makes me feel confident that he can do it. Surprisingly, all of the other characters also have confidence in him, and are even willing to lend him a hand after all.
Tsuna’s growth over 300 chapters has been the highlight of this entire arc and these chapters definitely show just how far he has progressed. With the plan at the ready, he now needs to convince Reborn that he is willing to do it. Using the lines of Vongola Primo, as well as his powerful dying will, he manages to not only nearly blow Reborn away, but show Reborn that he was willing—at all costs—to not let his trusted companion die.
These chapters are good to amazing and I love every bit. The ultimate payoff in any longer running series is seeing characters evolve mentally, while still retaining some of the aspects that made them charming in chapter one. Tsuna’s growth and subtle confidence is a perfect example. And as always, he puts his friends first.
GO Rating: 4/5