Racconti di Arcobaleno

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target 152

target 152 – A Boss’s Resolve

credit to EK (http://jumpercable.wordpress.com)
raws courtesy of AMZ

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summaries are dependent on Viz English translations

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After a whole lot of minutes of recapping what happened last week…

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_05.01_[2009.09.29_13.14.58]The girls have done a lot of shopping along with Nana and Fuuta. They have been shopping for clothes to bring back with them to the future. But they cannot tell Nana nor Fuuta. Nana happily chats about Tsuna’s younger days for a while (how he ruined a new shirt in third grade when he fell into a ditch). Gamma is still keeping an eye on them.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_06.24_[2009.09.29_13.17.01]He notes a hostile presence, and a poison cake comes hurtling at him. The present-day Poison Scorpion Bianchi doesn’t know why Giglio Nero is tailing the girls, but she will not have Gamma hurting them. With this Gamma finally links the girls to the mafia. Gamma explains that his boss ordered him to be their bodyguard. Bianchi knows Aria by reputation.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_07.36_[2009.09.29_13.19.31]As the girls reach the Sawada house, they both make sad promises to come back and visit some time soon. Nana smiles and says she will be waiting. The girls give that long farewell bow, and they walk off with sadness.
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[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_07.46_[2009.09.29_13.19.49] [A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_08.00_[2009.09.29_13.20.13]Meanwhile Bianchi and Gamma keep an eye on them behind the house’s cement fencing. Neither know what is going on or why they need protection.

Nana exclaims and Bianchi comes running. Nana finds the destroyed Pawn Rocket in the backyard. Fuuta notes: I-pin and Lambo are gone.

The aforementioned I-pin and Lambo are at the beach behind a rock, watching. Verde repeats: Hand over the Vongola rings.

Tsuna refuses. The boys back him up.

You don’t care what happens to them, the Arcobaleno, Verde asks? Yes, Tsuna cares, and he will save them. The boys and Chrome agree.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_09.53_[2009.09.29_13.22.58] [A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_10.16_[2009.09.29_13.23.42] [A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_10.54_[2009.09.29_13.25.26]
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Tsuna flies off and the illusion attacks begin again. The Vongola attack again. Hibari PROTECTS CHROME [what is the world coming to?!] by standing in front of her and whacking at several spinning starfish. Of course, His Coolness denies that he’s helping anybody. He just wants to eliminate whoever was disturbing Namimori. Anyway, the attacks and the defenses continue. Tsuna brings out Zero Point Breakthrough.

The Vongola take the stance: That all you got, Verde? Let the babies go!

But Verde already has a running stat meter on the boys. He will start using them as test subjects.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_11.05_[2009.09.29_13.25.46][Before I continue, here are some deductions based on Verde’s stats:
– Verde measured Shinuki Force (dying-will flames) in Fiamma Volts, total output and fiamma volts per second.
– Gokudera has large average flame output, but minimal flame output at any given moment. His flame works best as continual output, as in that cannon of his.
– Yamamoto has a weak average flame output, but a very strong flame output at any moment. His flame works best in bursts.
– Hibari’s flame output is balanced on average at any moment, but is weaker on the whole. He has to rely on his core strength more than Gokudera or Yamamoto.
– Tsuna’s flame output is the strongest on average (twice that of the others) and generally strong at any moment.]

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_11.17_[2009.09.29_13.27.12] [A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_11.33_[2009.09.29_13.27.36]Verde opens up two air vents, and they start to suck up the dying will flames and the ring flames of everyone who has them open (Tsuna, Yamamoto, Gokudera, Hibari). These boys lose their weapon flames and weaken.

Subarashii! (Magnificent!) It’s the just the right word, Verde says. The Vongola Rings are capable of such incredible dying-will flames. He will do what it takes to get them! He just wanted to find the best-fit flame, but with all the flames this pure…

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_13.02_[2009.09.29_13.32.43]He brings out the illusion lobsters again, this time armed with their individual dying-will and ring flames. (Yup, it’s a highly-intimidating sight.) And the boys have nothing against them. Chrome gasps and panics on behalf of the Cloud Guardian [What is going on in the world?! Why am I starting to ship 9618?!]

Therefore: strong rings and flames are the keys to perfecting the Box weapons. He repeats: Hand over the Vongola Rings.

I-pin and Lambo charge in as well for Fon and Hibari, but the gyoza-ken do almost nothing and Lambo is thrown over by the wind updraft to Verde’s submarine (keep this in mind).

Tsuna asks Reborn in his head, what he should do. He remembers what Reborn said: You have to overcome this by yourselves. That is why it is a trial. You have clear these, to beat Byakuran in the future. Does you understand what holding the rings mean? You lack the resolve to fight for your comrades and the world.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_16.07_[2009.09.29_13.39.59]Tsuna sees everyone weakened now, and his resolve strengthens. He wants to protect them. He gets a new burst of dying-will flames. So do the others in turn. Tsuna flies and knocks out the non-trinisette radiation ball.

Verde detonates the Pawn Rockets with the Arcobaleno.

Hand over the rings. Or would you rather disappear from the world like them?

They’re probably grateful that he ended their meaningless lives, he says. Science and technology are the most important to the world. It is the future. The Arcobaleno served no purpose but to deny him his goal. He denied them their lives.

Tsuna angrily declares he will not forgive Verde for what he did.

Neither will they.

All six are on the beach, all fine. They appear from behind an illusion cloud on the beach.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_17.46_[2009.09.29_13.44.00]Viper created illusion versions of the six as soon as Viper saw the glitters falling. But they were still affected, and could not move until Tsuna knocked out the radiation ball. Reborn says it was weaker than the real thing he knows. All six (even Fon) go into battle mode.
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Lal and Colonello stay with Gokudera, firing Maximum Burst, Survival Blast, and Flame Arrow. Skull’s special is Armored Muscle Body, but the poor guy is fired at by the lobster and hits rock, lol, so Reborn (with Aria nearby) kicks him forward to decoy. Yamamoto finishes it off with Scontro di Rondine. Fon goes off with Hibari and fires Bakuren-ken. As Hibari goes on the I-didn’t-ask-for-help spiel, Fon apologizes respectfully (lol!).

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_19.59_[2009.09.29_13.50.03]Verde appears again from the submarine. (Lambo is still there!) They don’t understand the importance of his research. He can’t live a meaningless life, ignoring his desires. He goes into that notorious silly pose, and fires Elettrico Thunder.
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[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_20.04_[2009.09.29_13.50.17] [A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_20.11_[2009.09.29_13.52.58]It paralyzes everyone on the beach with the electric shocks, Vongola and Arcobaleno alike. But Lambo, being the Thunder ring holder, he just snaps awake, brings out his grenades and makes them explode, stopping the shocks.

[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_20.58_[2009.09.29_13.52.10]Tsuna is now ready and fully charged. Reborn fires Chaos Shot at the Pawn Rockets sent toward Tsuna. Tsuna thanks him with a nod. As Colonello fetches Lambo, Tsuna fires X Burner.

He fired at a robot.
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[A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_21.08_[2009.09.29_13.54.11] [A.M.Z.] Kateikyoushi Hitman Reborn!  152  [1280x720 x264 AAC].mp4_snapshot_21.24_[2009.09.29_13.54.39]Verde is still safely in his lab (he was never at the sub, I see that now), still collecting stats. He has now seen Tsuna’s hyper-intuition. (Tsuna wouldn’t have fired at the real Verde, especially with X-Burner.)
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————random ranting:

– 1896 fangirling, lol. ^^;;

– Hibari, I don’t know if you’re acting out of character or not. You’re doing it in both manga and anime right now.

– Bad outsourced animation is really obvious. (sigh)

– There are signs of being back in Shouichi’s territory in the preview clips, so all is well that ends well. We just need to find out how.

– Current plugs for the new season (starting October 10) have NOT given any character designs for the Funeral Wreaths, though. At the moment I have no idea what this means. But as I said, I will keep doing the summaries until the anime merges again with the manga.

3 Responses to “target 152”

  1. Caramel said

    I just about died when I saw both 1896 scenes in a row. *A*

    But even if it wasn’t Chrome. Gasp, Hibari helping somebody? The sheer thought!

  2. Shadow Neko said

    I’m a huge HibaChrome fan too! 😀 I love this ep!

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