Katekyo Hitman Reborn! is finally becoming legally available in several non-English-speaking countries.
On Monday, Crunchyroll announced that the classic Shōnen Jump anime Katekyo Hitman Reborn!, typically translated as just REBORN!, would become available in several new countries. REBORN! was previously only available in English-speaking countries, but now Crunchyroll will stream the anime to the Americas, Australia, New Zealand, Europe (excluding French-speaking countries), the Middle East and North Africa. Crunchyroll will translate REBORN! into the respective languages for each of these new territories and will begin airing the series over the next few months.
Praised as one of the all-time classic shōnen manga, the REBORN! manga ran from 2004-2012 and sold over 30 million copies. REBORN!'s creative and comedic story follows the hapless Tsunayoshi Sawada, nicknamed "Loser Tsuna" by his classmates, who discovers he is related to the Vongolas, a powerful mafia family who have decided Tsuna will become their next boss. To ready him for the role, the Vongolas' strongest hitman Reborn, a gun-wielding and fedora-wearing infant, arrives to teach Tsuna all he needs to know in order to become a mafia boss.
REBORN!'s unfinished 200-episode anime adaptation was produced by Artland, the studio behind classic anime like the philosophical Mushishi, the space opera Legend of the Galactic Heroes and the confusingly localized mecha anime Macross: Do You Remember Love? Akira Amano, the original creator of the REBORN! manga, would later go on to work on other popular anime like Psycho-Pass and ēlDLIVE .