The WORST Episodes of Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 15, 2020
Network: TV Tokyo
Reborn! is about a boy, Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada, who is chosen to become a mob boss. Tsuna unwillingly undergoes training from Reborn, a hitman from Italy. Timoteo a.k.a. "Vongola IX," the head of the Vongola Family, sent Reborn to train Tsuna; the first Vongola boss moved to Japan, and Tsuna was his great-great-great grandson; the other candidates for the position of the head of the Vongola family died. Enrico, who was the leading candidate to become "Vongola X", died in a gun battle. Massimo, the second, "sleeps with the fishes." Federico, the favored son, was found as a pile of bones. For these reasons, Tsuna is the only remaining heir. Reborn's main instrument of choice in teaching Tsuna is the "Dying Will Bullet" ("Deathperation Shot" in the English versions), which will make the person be "reborn" with a stronger self intent on fulfilling his dying will.
#1 - The Family's Resolve
Season 8 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 19, 2010
Reborn recaps the events that took place in the past to Lal Mirch and the inheritance trials Tsuna and his family went through.
#2 - After the Battle
Season 7 - Episode 24 - Aired Mar 27, 2010
After Tsuna and his friends escape from Byakuran with the help of Mukuro Rokudo, Reborn visits Lal and updates her on the events happened so far about choice.
#3 - To the Next Battle
Season 7 - Episode 1 - Aired Oct 10, 2009
Reborn recaps the events occurring between of the Vongola's invasion of the Millefiore base to Tsuna's battle against Genkishi and the revelation of Shoichi Irie.
#4 - A Warm Place
Season 7 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 7, 2009
Kyoko and Haru become concerned that Chrome has not been eating, since she is not used to the kindness of others. Hoping to cheer her up, Tsuna attempts to find out more information on Mukuro's whereabouts from Irie, but to no avail.
#5 - Gaining Mobility
Season 7 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 21, 2009
Tsuna and his friends are assembled to listen to Shoichi's explanation about the upcoming battle which will be played like the game of Choice. He explains that in the game of Choice takes place in a large battle field where two teams attempt to invade the other's mobile bases to defeat their opponents.
#6 - Namimori Holiday
Season 7 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 31, 2009
Tsuna and his friends split up and explore the Namimori of the future. They all coincidentally meet in front of their school, Namimori Middle, and relax in their classroom. Tsuna realizes that to return to their own time, they must defeat Byakuran in the battle of choice. On the roof of Namimori Middle, Hibari encounters the future Dino who insists on training him.
#7 - For My Friends
Season 7 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 14, 2009
Gokudera brings a newspaper from the current time from which Yamamoto learns about Namimori Middle's baseball team's consecutive losing streak and how the baseball club may be canceled. He heads to Namimori middle and runs into three first year members of the baseball club and offers to train them for the upcoming game.
#8 - Boycott Declared
Season 7 - Episode 12 - Aired Dec 26, 2009
Kyoko and Haru confront Tsuna and company about what they heard. When Tsuna refuses to tell them anything, the girls start a boycott, refusing to do any housework until they tell them. The guys struggle to do the housework, as well as their training.
#9 - Final Block of Defense
Season 5 - Episode 31 - Aired May 9, 2009
Tsuna flies through Merone Base with a mission and that mission is to find Shoichi Irie and the white, round device in his laboratory. Irie tries to interfere with Tsuna's movements by moving Merone Base's blocks. With Spanner behind him, Tsuna cannot shake off a homing missile, but he is able to fend it off with chaff and flame shots that Spanner modified. He is later intercepted by the Phantom Knight, Genkishi.
#10 - Reunion
Season 6 - Episode 1 - Aired Jul 11, 2009
Filler Arc: Shoichi Irie tells Tsuna that in order to open the Vongola Box, the Seven Arcobaleno Seals are needed. In order to obtain the seals, Tsuna needs to overcome the Arcobaleno trials. To do so, Irie will momentarily send everyone who came from 10 years ago back home. Chrome Dokuro asks Irie on Mukuro Rokudo's status and Irie reveals that his death was not confirmed. Tsuna and the others return to the Vongola base where they are reunited with everyone else. At the base, Ryohei Sasagawa is filled in on the events that have occurred and Tsuna thinks how he should tell Kyoko and Haru about this and whether they could return to the peaceful days again.
#11 - Airbike
Season 7 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 28, 2009
Reborn tells Tsuna and his friends that they must master the airbikes before the Battle of Choice. While Tsuna's friends have quickly mastered the airbikes, Tsuna has yet to grasp the basic.
#12 - Aloof Cloud
Season 8 - Episode 6 - Aired May 8, 2010
Hibari's trial does not involve combat which causes Hibari to lose interest. Alaude, the First Cloud Guardian, tells Hibari he must demonstrate his worth as the Cloud Guardian to pass his trial and he has a day to complete it.
#13 - Sunny then Cloudy
Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired May 15, 2010
Ryohei manages to destroy the blimp before it crashes into the school. Skull, enraged by the two, continues his attack on the school but is soon defeated by Hibari.
#14 - The Arcobaleno Seals
Season 6 - Episode 4 - Aired Aug 1, 2009
Colonnello shows off his overwhelming strength. It is a tough fight even for Tsuna and his friends who had gotten stronger through training and fighting in the future. Colonello repeatedly strikes with his powerful punches, kicks, and his killer “Maximum Burst”! Barely able to catch his breath dodging the attacks, Tsuna can’t use his X Burner. However, Gokudera’s cleverness allows them a little bit of time to fire up the X Burner. Tsuna’s X Burner and Colonello’s Maximum Burst are used at the same time—which one will ultimately win….!?
#15 - The Boss Resolution
Season 6 - Episode 12 - Aired Sep 26, 2009
Verde takes Reborn and the Arcobaleno hostage and demands Tsuna to hand over the Vongola Ring. But the future depends on the Vongola Ring. Tsuna and his friends refuse to hand it over, and they head for the unfinished box weapon in order to save Reborn and the Arcobaleno. While watching them struggle against the weapon, Verde is more than ever captivated by the power of the Deathperation Flame. Verde summons forth a new device and activates it. At that instant, Tsuna, Gokudera, Yamamoto, and Hibari feel a kind of magnetic force. However, the other guardians don’t feel a thing. What in the world is this device for…?
#16 - Vongola Box, Training Begins
Season 7 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 19, 2009
Dino gives each of the Vongola guardians individual training regimes for their Vongola Boxes. Unbeknownst to them however, Haru and Kyoko had eavesdropped on their conversation.
#17 - Rampage
Season 5 - Episode 30 - Aired May 2, 2009
When Hibari starts to open the hedgehog box weapon, the hedgehog starts to act drunk from the flame from the amount of Dying Will Flame given to it. After accidentally poking Hibari's hand, the hedgehog becomes mentally shocked and goes out of control. It rapidly starts to grow, endangering all those around it. Meanwhile, Tsuna is heading towards the others when a plant box weapon blocks his path. He quickly defeats it.
#18 - Box Weapon Prototype
Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired Aug 16, 2009
A fog-draped morning, Tsuna is called out to Nami Junior High (?) by a mysterious phone call. On the way there, he runs into Yamamoto, Ryohei, and Gokudera. It turns out that Gokudera had come looking for Tsuna, but Yamamoto and Ryohei had been called out by the same kind of mysterious phone call. Is this one of the Arcobaleno’s tests…? They await suspiciously, and before them, Mammon—or Viper—of the Arcobaleno appears. Mammon says he has taken Kyoko hostage. Regardless of Tsuna and the others’ distraught faces, Mammom coldly kicks off a new mystery-solving game.
#19 - Catching the Wind
Season 6 - Episode 7 - Aired Aug 22, 2009
Tsuna receives a letter. Inside the letter, there is a photo of someone wearing sunglasses and a note that reads “Try and catch me.” I-Pin sees the photo and is in shock. Reborn says that the person in the photo is I-Pin’s master, Fon, the holder of the red pacifier of the Arcobaleno. I-Pin wants to help Tsuna, but cannot help but is clearly hesitant to capture someone to whom he pledged his loyalty. Perceiving that I-Pin felt that way, Tsuna takes off by himself for the test. The test with Fon is a game of tag. Will Tsuna be able to catch the swift Bushido master?
#20 - Closed Path
Season 6 - Episode 10 - Aired Sep 12, 2009
Tsuna and his friends are told that they did not pass Reborn’s test. If they don’t collect all seven seals of the Arcobaleno, they can’t open the Vongola box. Without the Vongola box, they would lose all means of fighting Byakuran. Will they be given a second chance? Or has the future been closed off to them? Tsuna and his friends are upset, but they somehow muster up the energy to ask Reborn for a second shot. Reborn goes silent upon being asked. But just then, weapons fire and explosives detonate. The last Arcobaleno, Verde appears!
#21 - When a Rainbow Forms
Season 6 - Episode 11 - Aired Sep 19, 2009
Verde attacks Tsuna and his friends with a weapon of his own invention. They fight back with all their might, but their wounds from Reborn’s test are still fresh, and they are not as powerful as usual. Verde’s intention was to attack Tsuna and his friends while they were weak so that he could steal the Vongola Ring. And this wasn’t just a test. Tsuna and his friends fight back desperately, and Reborn says he and the rest of the Arcobaleno will join in on the fight. As though to add insult to injury, Verde comes after them with a still unfinished box weapon. He even goes after Hibari and Lambo who have returned to Namimori. The Arcobaleno makes a move to help Tsuna and his friends….!
#22 - Inspiring Allies
Season 7 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 24, 2009
After a long discussion, it is decided Tsuna and his friends rest for the first few days before commencing training for the battle of Choice in ten days time. At the Vongola base, a ring signature was caught on radar and Tsuna and his friends investigate.
#23 - The Sky Vongola Box
Season 7 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 5, 2009
After they finished practicing on the airbikes, Reborn tells Tsuna and his friends they shall train tomorrow on opening their respective Vongola Boxes. Tsuna's box weapon shakes violently that evening and Tsuna opens it and releases his box weapon.
#24 - With The Same Heart
Season 7 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 9, 2010
Tsuna tells everything he told Kyoko to Haru, who is a bit shocked at the scale of everything, but holds in her sadness until Tsuna leaves. Byakuran hacks into the communications system, giving them the date and location of Choice, and informing them that they will need to bring everyone who came from the past, including Kyoko and Haru.
#25 - The Primo Family Arrives!
Season 8 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 3, 2010
Realizing that Tsuna and his friends need to become stronger before facing Byakuran, Reborn arranges for Spanner to send them, along with Yuni, back to the past. As they arrive, the day after they completed the Arcobaleno trials, they are met by the other Arcobaleno, who Reborn has called together to train Tsuna and co. Yuni uses her powers to activate Tsuna's Vongola ring, bringing forth the image of the Vongola First.