Katekyo Hitman Reborn (KHR) is a shounen anime that was aired from 2006 to 2010, with a total of 203 episodes. While the manga has been completed back in 2012, the series has yet to animate the remaining two final arcs.
This has caused the series to go under the radar for a few years, only to resurface in 2018 as a stage production called Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The Stage. So far, it has successfully completed three stage plays in Japan.
To celebrate the DVD/Blu-ray release of the 3rd KHR stage play, VS Varia Part II, and the upcoming adaptation of Secret Bullet as the 4th KHR stage play, Marvelous Inc. has something great in store for us!
On the 23rd and 24th of May, the first and second KHR stage plays will be on Youtube for everyone to watch! Reportedly, it will be on their channel for 24 hours.
There will also be an event happening on Twitter at the same time as the release. The hashtags # おうちでリボステ (RebornTheStageAtHome) and #StayHome will be used on Twitter live along with the staff and cast of the stage production.
Details of the event are as follows:
“Let’s watch Reborn! The Stage together at home!”, a Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The Stage Series Streaming Event
The following stage plays will be free to watch on Marvelous’ Youtube Channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/MarvelousAVCH) for 24 hours:
- Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The Stage (2018): May 23, 2020 (Sat) 7:00p.m. – May 24, 2020 (Sun), 6:59pm JST [Malaysian time: May 23, 6:00p.m. – May 24, 5.59pm]
- Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The Stage: VS Varia Part I: May 24, 2020 (Sun) 7p.m. – May 25, 2020 (Mon), 6:59pm JST [Malaysian time: May 24, 6:00p.m. – May 25, 5.59pm]
“Let’s watch Reborn! The Stage together at home!” Twitter Collaborative Event
If you would like to tweet about the stage play on Twitter, you can do so with the cast and staff! Neeko, Reborn’s actor (and also the voice actor from the anime) will be one of them.
Don’t forget to put your hashtags #おうちでリボステ and #StayHome!
- Start watching Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The Stage (2018) on May 23, 2020 (Sat) at 7p.m. until 9:40p.m JST [Malaysian time 6:00p.m. until 8.40p.m.]
- Start watching Katekyo Hitman Reborn! The Stage: VS Varia Part I on May 24, 2020 (Sun) at 7 p.m. until 9:40 p.m JST [Malaysian time 6:00p.m. until 8.40p.m.]
Please be reminded that you are advised not to include screenshots, photographs, or video recordings in your tweets.
With the rebirth of old animes like Bleach and Inuyasha on the horizon, one has to wonder if KHR will be reborn too? Hopefully, with the success of their stage plays, this best-selling Weekly Shounen Jump series can be resurrected and have its last two manga arcs animated.
So, to any KHR fans out there, let’s support and do our part in reigniting our Dying Will!