Racconti di Arcobaleno

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target 179

Target 179 – Inheritance Begins

credit to EK
summaries are dependent on Crunchyroll translations

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Reborn repeats how the Arcobaleno are paired with the Vongola guardians. Tsuna’s tutor is Uni.

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The first scene is the Primo standing in front of the Vongola, all in various states of being defeated. Primo is damn strong, Yamamoto complains. Even Hibari went down on one knee. If that is the extent of their resolve, Giotto says, they are not worthy of the inheritance. He disappears as a sky flame. Tsuna calls out to him.

All this is a dream in Tsuna’s head though. But what if it really happens?

Yamamoto is out jogging early, the image of Daisy reviving still in his head. He is fired at by Colonello. Even if he manages to deflect with the sword, Colonello says Yamamoto’s pace is falling. He is disappointed that Yamamoto could be distracted. He is however impressed that 80 seems to be breathing and conversing normally even after jogging ten kilometers. He does the general inspection thing and says there are no problems with 80’s stamina. So Colonello will focus on improving strength, which will help no matter what gets thrown at him. He warns that his training will be tougher than Reborn’s, but Yamamoto takes it like the sportsman he is.

At Tsuna’s house Uni is helping with breakfast, saying she never got the chance to do the same with her own mother. [I seriously suspect some backstory coming our way about this eventually….] Reborn had already left to go to Ryohei’s house. Reborn had breakfast at the Sasagawa house.

Fon tails Gokudera while he walks around but does nothing. 59 finally snaps and asks why Fon keeps following. Fon calmly says that he’s the tutor, that’s why. So teach me something! 59 demands. Fon, still speaking calmly, says he needs to know 59 better as a person, then he will decide what to teach. Angry, and anxious not to be defeated again, 59 stomps off saying he’ll go training alone.

Skull marches up to Hibari, chilling at the school roofdeck, announcing himself as the tutor and all that. Hibari, being Hibari, stands and tells Skull to shut up. Skull, being Skull and used to Reborn and Colonello, quickly cowers and runs off. [LOL! LOL! How any training is going to get done this way remains to be seen!]

Tsuna goes off to school. Uni has nothing planned at the moment, so Tsuna’s mother is taking her when she goes shopping.

The guardians meet up at the intersection. None of them have been informed about a succession test, but Yamamoto tells them all not to worry.

At the school roof the Arcobaleno also take stock. None of them actually know what the tests would be like, so they have to play it by ear and do the best they can for each guardian to be worthy. After some conversation about Viper and Chrome (Viper is warned not to take Chrome/Mukuro’s win over Varia personally) and that Verde is still AWOL, Colonello asks Reborn how did Yamamoto gets so insanely strong. Fon notes that Gokudera is impatient, and Colonello does remember that Yamamoto has defeats on his mind.

Ryohei and Gokudera are indeed restless. Yamamoto probably is, too, but is telling the others to keep calm. But indeed, a ring flame says, they should not be kept waiting long.

Asari Ugetsu appears. The Rain guardian will hold his test that evening at the year of the dog (8pm) at the Namimori Shrine.

Yamamoto puts on a brave face, but Colonello notices that it’s just a brave face.

Colonello meets with Yamamoto at the dojo while he practices his kendo to calm down. Colonello directly but kindly acts if something is on 80’s mind. He denies it, but adds that he already had given his answer, that his easygoing nature had created problems for everyone, that the test is his chance to make up for it. He cannot fail, will not make the same mistake, will not have regrets.

Colonello tells him: the resolve is appreciated, but ‘you can end up dragging yourself down if your resolve is too firm’. Yamamoto does not answer and walks off.

The guardians who are Yamamoto’s friends are at the shrine when he gets there, as well as Reborn, Fon, and Colonello. Asari appears and apologizes for the short wait. Introductions before battle are made.

But Yamamoto says he forgot something and turns to his friends. He forgot that usual thing: that circle cheer thing they do. So it is done. And he is happier for it.
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Asari brings out a katana and three short blades. As he sees the blades, Yamamoto suddenly is in angry battle mode and brings out his own katana, short blades, Jirou, and Kojirou. Yamamoto’s setup is actually more intimidating than Asari’s. Asari is surprised, first that Yamamoto is hell-bent to fight, then that their weapons are similar. Yamamoto explained that he got his information about Asari from Squalo (back in that excursion in the woods they did).

Yamamoto charges in with the first and third offensive stances, saying with desperation that he will defeat Asari, something Asari wonders about immediately.
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Asari blocks Yamamoto quite easily. Is that your resolve, he asks? He brings out Frozen Rain [I leave the others to tell me what that was in Japanese, sorry], an attack with hardened rain flames. Yamamoto dodged.
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Asari notes that Tsuna, as the boss, is worried about 80. 80 takes this as a reason to finish the battle quickly. Asari muses that 80 still does not understand and unleashes a dragon-based rain-flame attack [Kuzuryu Riverfall] next. Yamamoto intercepts but goes down.

He keeps telling himself that he will not make the same mistake as in the Choice battle, that he has to stop being so easygoing. He attacks again, aiming for Asari’s back.

Tsuna is starting to understand the problem: Yamamoto is looking too pained about the defeat.

Yamamoto desperately charges straight for Asari, but Colonello flies in and goes between them, telling him to stop. Asari disappears, and Colonello wonders if he was too late.
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It looks like a win to the boys, but to Tsuna it does not feel like a win. Asari re-appears and says that Yamamoto failed the test. He cannot inherit the power in his current state. Asari tells Tsuna that as the tenth boss he would probably understand why.

Non-serious summary with screencaps at Headshotted here.

————————-random ranting:

– I feel very sorry for Yamamoto, of course, but this plot development is actually good, and must indeed be addressed. The story continues in the ep next week, poor chap.

– Kaibutsu Tsugai Tsuna is back, yay!

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