The first episode of the anime adaptation of Akira Amano’s Katekyo Hitman Reborn! first aired on October 7th, 2006. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the anime, thee new Blu-ray boxsets have been announced that will be featuring all the episodes and specials, perfect to catch up again with the 10th generation boss, Vongola Decimo.
Anime producer Pony Canon are offering three special Blu-ray boxsets of the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime for its 10th anniversary. Each of the boxset will contain approximately 70 episodes each, where the 2006 anime ran for a total of 203 episodes.
Each boxset will also contain:
- a special digipack drawn by the anime’s character designer Masayoshi Tanaka
- a booklet that explains the plot and backstory of each major arc
- drama CDs featuring various scenarios, which have been re-recorded for the boxset
- non credited Opening and Ending sequences
- Character songs CD
- a disk sleeve illustrated by Amano
The first boxset will release in Japan on April 19th and will contain episodes 1 -73. The second boxset will be out on May 17th with episodes 74 – 141. And the third and final boxset will contain episodes 142 – 203. All three boxsets will retail for ¥38,000 (~ US$326.70).
Early pre-orders of the boxsets will have a chance for an invitation to the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! 10th Anniversary event, which will feature the main cast. There will be three events in total, one for each of the Blu-ray boxsets: April 30, June 4 and July 9th.
A 15 second commercial was also released for the boxsets:
Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is an action comedy manga written and illustrated by Akira Amano. The series ran from 2004 – 2012 for a total of 42 volumes, being published by Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump. The manga has topped over 23 million sales as of 2012. An anime adaptation was produced in 2006 by Artland (Mushishi, Legend of the Galactic Heroes) and directed by Kenichi Imaizumi (Gokukoku no Brynhildr, Seitokai no Ichizon Lv. 2). It ran for a total of 203 episodes and ended in 2010.
Here is the synopsis of the series from MAL:
There is no putting it lightly—Tsunayoshi Sawada is just no good. He is clumsy, talentless, and desperately in love with the school idol Kyoko Sasagawa, a girl so completely out of his league. Dubbed “Loser Tsuna” by his classmates, he seems to be the very personification of failure in the guise of a middle-schooler.
Tsuna’s boring life takes an extraordinary twist when he encounters the mysterious Reborn, who happens to be a hitman… and shockingly, a baby! Sent from the strongest Mafia family in Italy, Reborn is assigned the daunting mission of preparing the dull middle schooler to succeed the ninth boss of the notorious Vongola family, who is on the brink of retirement. The dull boy has a grueling road ahead, but with the help of his new criminal affiliates and his peculiar home tutor, perhaps even Loser Tsuna can achieve greatness.
There will be a total of 3 Blu-ray boxsets for the 10th anniversary of the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime. The first boxset, containing episodes 1 – 73, will release on April 19th.
You can visit the 10th anniversary website here: http://v.ponycanyon.co.jp/reborn/
And follow Amano on Twitter: @amano_akira_
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