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makeste ([personal profile] makeste) wrote2011-10-12 12:03 am

KHR 354

But first, thanks for all the links in the last post! My tumblr is now off to a nice tumbling start. If anyone else has tumblrs please don't hesitate to add me and I will add you back and THE TUMBLING CIRCLE WILL BE COMPLETE. I just like saying the word tumblr and variations thereof, and will continue to make excuses to do so at any opportunity.

SUMMARY OF THIS CHAPTER:

We open with a cover page featuring the Kokuyou gang, whom literally all of you reading this are familiar with or else why are you even here, so let's move on. Tsuna, Yamamoto, and Gokudera ask (presumably in unison) whether Mukuro is really going to be Verde's representative, and Verde and Mukuro respond by insulting each other and then basically saying, "YES." They explain that the cause that unites them both is an overwhelming urge (SUCH AN URGE, MAN. YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW BIG THIS URGE IS) to destroy Tsuna, Reborn, and the Vongola family. Mukuro needed Verde's brainpower, and Verde needed Mukuro's... charisma. Together, they're unstoppable.



DREAM TEAM, BITCHES.

After explaining all this, they stand around in awkward silence for a moment before deciding to leave. Tsuna asks Mukuro what he's planning to do about Chrome. Mukuro says Tsuna can keep her because he "detests the current Chrome", wow. (2012 Dick Olympics is just on the horizon!) We then cut to CEDEF, where Basil and Oregano are grilling Lal Mirch about her decision to represent Colonnello in the upcoming battle. Apparently there is little to no profit in de-babyfying a random guy even if he is a former student of one of CEDEF's best. However, unbeknownst to Lal, Colonnello is secretly scheming to have her debabyfied instead if he wins. Iemitsu agrees to this because everyone hearts Lal. Aww, that's sweet. <3

BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHAT'S THIS, IT SEEMS "THAT MAN" HAS RECENTLY GONE ROGUE?! As Iemitsu and Colonnello speculate whether this has anything to do with the upcoming Arcobattle (IT DOES!), we cut to Italy, where a shiny car pulls up in front of an expensive-looking house, and a well-dressed man and his two lackeys step out and OH MY GOD IT'S GAMMA. Gamma, Nosaru, and Tazaru are all standing around and staring at a pacifier that starts glowing all of a sudden, which is strange because the pacifier's owner is presumed dead! But someone should have told Gamma that NO ONE EVER DIES IN REBORN, and just in case we needed any more proof of that, "THAT MAN" appears with THESE DUDES. You see, because Amano loves me, Byakuran is actually going to be FIGHTING ALONGSIDE GAMMA AND CO. AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE ARCOBALENO OF THE SKY. WHICH IS TO SAY, UNI. THAT ONE. THAT ARCOBALENO.

Like I said, no one ever dies in Reborn. B)


THINGS OF NOTE:

  • It's a good thing I already know all about the Kokuyou gang, because the translation on this cover page wasn't helpful in the least. "IN ORDER STAND UP TO OPPRESSION FROM ADULTS, THEY STOOD UP AND DESTROYED AGAINST AND DESTROYED THE ORGANIZATION." There are just so many things wrong with that sentence nfffggg... *wrings hands*
  • "It sounds like all you're doing is insulting each other..." Damn you, Tsuna, I was going to make that observation! The trio's responses to this are all priceless, though. Gokudera actually looks legitimately concerned that Mukuro and Verde are going to have problems with their teamwork. Oh this crazy world.
  • Seriously, I just changed my mind about Enma and Skull being my favorite Arcoteam because Mukuro and Verde are like NONSTOP COMEDY HOUR. It's like, why are they not starring in their own BUDDY VILLAIN movie. "THE ONLY THING THEY HATE MORE THAN EACH OTHER... IS EVERYTHING ELSE." I would watch that.
  • Also, now that Mukuro's said he wishes Verde were just a brain, I have this nagging question in the back of my mind of "what would it be like if he was?" and it's basically EXACTLY THE SAME except instead of Verde there's just a floating brain. And let me tell you, it is a weird, weird image.
  • The "charisma" outfit... what. What do I even say to that.
  • LOOK AT M.M.'S FACE IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN MUKURO SAYS HE DETESTS CHROME. OH MY GOD I AM GOING TO PUNCH HER RIGHT IN THE FACE AS SOON AS I STOP LAUGHING.
  • Colonnello's gesture is sweet and romantic and all, but given that we already have confirmation that Lal's curse will wear off anyway after a certain amount of time, it also seems like kind of a waste. Just... the prize could be put to better use, you know? XD
  • I love that for once, the readers got to be in the know about all the "THAT MAN!!" nonsense. Also, I feel I should note that when I read the words THAT MAN and I saw the picture of who THAT MAN was referring to, I basically did a backflip in my own chair because OH MY GOD HOORAAAAAAAY.
  • Kawahira: Check! (PRESUMABLY!) Finally learning Reborn's ARCOSECRET that that bastard Yamamoto was keeping from us: Check! BYAKURAN REAPPEARANCE IN THE MANGA: MOTHERFUCKING CHECK. Oh my God if this was taking place in Italy it would basically be the perfect arc. !!!
  • THERE ARE ONLY FIVE FUNERAL WREATHS, GAMMA. FUCKING COUNT AGAIN. GHOST WAS A FREAK OF NATURE WHO DOES NOT EXIST IN THE CURRENT UNIVERSE AND THEREFORE DOES NOT COUNT. Hell, Torikabuto barely counts either. Didn't he turn out to be like a mummy or something?
  • "Are you planning on destroying our family again?!" Interesting if dangerous question there, Gamma. I can't help but wonder what he would have done if Byakuran had said, "Yep! ♪" XD
  • Uni looks... exactly the same as she did ten years in the future. Where IIRC she was supposed to be about the same age as Tsuna? So is Amano ever going to explain to us why a four-year-old girl somehow looks to be about fourteen in the current timeline, or are we all just going to shrug our shoulders and accept it? (Because I'm okay with that. She brought back Byakuran, okay. I can take a fractured timeline or two in exchange.)

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