The Reborn! anime, also known as Katekyō Hitman Reborn!, is an animated Japanese television series directed by Kenichi Imaizumi and produced and animated by Artland. It first began airing in Japan on the television network "TV Tokyo" on October 7, 2006 and ended on September 25, 2010, with a total of 203 episodes; each are referred to as a "Target'." The anime is an adaptation of Akira Amano's manga series of the same name, which was first serialized in Japan's Weekly Shonen Jump in 2004. The series centers around the life of Tsunayoshi "Tsuna" Sawada, a timid failure of a boy who learns he is the great-great-great-grandson of the founder of the Italian mafia The Vongola Family. Tsuna, who is the only living heir, must learn to become a proper Mafia Boss and is required to undergo training from the Vongola's number one Hitman, an infant named Reborn.