Reborn is the eponymous character and deuteragonist of the series of the same name. While seemingly appearing to be a baby, he actually holds the title of the world's strongest hitman and is well-known for his ties with the Vongola Famiglia. He was sent by the Vongola Ninth to train the next boss of the Vongola Family, Tsunayoshi Sawada.

Character outline


Adult Reborn bunko 21 cover

Reborn from Volume 21 of the bunko edition.

Reborn is a small infant. He is slightly tanned with black spiky hair and thin curly sideburns. His main outfit is an all black suit, with a red long-sleeved shirt and black necktie from underneath, and a black fedora with an orange stripe, his fedora seems to contain all of his hair. He is always seen with his pet chameleon Leon, on the brim of his hat, along with his Sun Arcobaleno Pacifier. After his curse is lifted Reborn loses his pacifier, however, he compensates with a replica pacifier since he could not be at ease without one.

While in his adult form, he wears a yellow long-sleeved shirt instead, and his blazer is changed to a waistcoat in some promotional images. 

Reborn has also worn many various costumes that vary in design and creativity, which are often very easily able to trick others into believing that he's a different person, except for Tsuna who can easily see through his costumes.


There's no time. Just do what he says for now. If he's lying, then we'll just blow his brains out.
Reborn about "Uncle Kawahira", Chapter 259
Even amongst the Arcobaleno, he is said to be the strongest. Reborn is also most likely to take up the leadership role, regardless of what is expected of the Sky Arcobaleno. Both Aria and Uni took their cues from him, and the other Arcobaleno have been shown to defer to his judgment while consulting his opinion. During the Arcobaleno Trials they've even been shown respecting his orders during times of emergency.

Reborn had a subtle deterministic side that was only hinted at through the series and it was not until the end that Reborn expressed the extent of his fatalistic thinking.[4] It was revealed in a flashback that Reborn initially showed great anger towards the Arcobaleno Curse. However, after a period of wandering, he came to accept it, and asked Shamal to erase his personal history.[1] Afterwards, he believed that dying as an Arcobaleno was inevitable, and was even resigned to becoming a member of the Vindice, until Tsuna convinced him to fight for otherwise.[4][5]

As an Arcobaleno, he remains confident and calm throughout any situation and always puts on a collected face. He's also rather sadistic and often teases his students, much to both Dino's and Tsuna's dismay. Reborn is mischievous, likes pulling pranks, and generally sowing chaos for his own amusement. He also enjoys cosplaying and dressing up for dramatic effect, especially to cause a reaction.

He did, however, admit to having snapped when Timoteo was revealed to be in Gola Moska during the Varia Arc, and was also shown to be enraged when he could only helplessly watch as Tsuna was being beaten up by Demon Spade. Reborn's temper is formidable and intimidating enough that even the normally impassive Cervello have expressed apprehension in response to it.

Weapons and Abilities

  • Reborn's costumes: Reborn likes to wear different costumes and adopt different identities for both pragmatic spying purposes, and for his own amusement.
  • Leon: A shape-shifting chameleon and Reborn's main Weapon, it is also his partner. Though not always seen in battle, he is so strong that he can handle Tsuna and his Guardians without any trouble. Reborn regularly uses Leon's transformation ability as props for his many costumes.
    • Gun: Reborn uses this to either shoot someone or somebody. He also uses this to shoot Tsuna with the Dying Will Bullet or the Criticism Shot.
      • Chaos Shot: While conducting his own Trial, Reborn with his partner Leon fires a set of Sun Flames that numbs all the body's organs and nearly shuts them down making the body act as if it were dead. It acts as a homing missile and can even split into two or more Chaos Shots at will.
    • Reverse One Ton Mallet: Although only shown in the anime for comedic purposes, in the manga, the One Ton Mallet has an ability that only Reborn can use. At will, Reborn can lift and swing this weapon around as if it were as light as a feather and if Reborn hits someone with it, their Dying Will Flames would be extinguished. It can also be used as a normal weapon. In the anime, Leon uses his shapeshifting abilities to become the mallet, but in the manga, the mallet is a separate entity.
  • Enhanced Strength


Leon Chameleon

Reborn's old chameleon

  • In the anime, Reborn's usual gun when Leon transforms is the CZ75 1ST.
  • Reborn can fire a bullet with accuracy within 0.05 seconds.
  • He had at least 4 girlfriends and the most recent one is Bianchi.
  • Reborn, along with Colonnello, often sleeps with his eyes open, as does his pet chameleon, Leon.
  • Reborn, before becoming an Arcobaleno, had a pet chameleon.[6]
  • In the most recent poll, Reborn ranked 13th in popularity and 3rd in strength.
  • He calls Dino and Tsuna his "No Good Students."
  • Reborn has a master's degree in mathematics.
  • Reborn's favorite drink is coffee espresso.[2]
  • Reborn's favorite food is vongole fettuccine and the food maman makes.[2]
  • Hobbies are napping,  tutoring Tsuna, and weapons maintanence.[2]
  • Reborn stars in his own interview, "Mr. Rebboku's Ciao Ciao Interview" on 3 special DVD sets.
  • Reborn is a member of the Italian bird society.
  • Reborn states that he can read minds. He is also shown to know what Tsuna and Lal are thinking about.
  • Reborn is a world-renowned interpreter in both insect and animal languages as he has various insects for henchmen.
  • Infant Reborn's seiyu, Neeko, currently hosts the third installment of Katekyo Hitman Reborn's ReboRaji Internet radio show.
  • Sometimes, Reborn's shadow is in the shape of his original adult form, such as when he first shows up to train Dino and when he trained Yamamoto during the Future Arc.
  • Reborn has really high "mafia hide-and-seek" rankings.
  • Of all the members of the Arcobaleno, Reborn is the only one known whose voice was changed to be an infantile voice since being cursed.
  • In the Filipino version of Reborn!, Ciaossu was changed to "Ciao Ciao."
  • In the manga, Reborn is 1 year old and his birthday is 1 day before Tsuna's.
  • He is both the very first character to appear at the start of the series as well as the last character shown towards the finale.
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