Viz Media Set to Stream Hit Comedy Action Anime Series "Reborn" on Vizanime.com

Jun 1st 2011
Gun-Toting Infant Mafia Hitman Grooms A Shy Middle School Student To Take Over An Organized Crime Syndicate In Animated Series Based On Popular Manga Comic

Viz Media has announced that it will begin streaming the animated comedy-action series REBORN starting today on VIZanime.com, the company's own premier website for free anime, as well as the streaming content provider HULU.

The series (rated TV-14) will be presented uncut and subtitled and will debut with the first five episodes available immediately. Five new installments will be uploaded each week. The REBORN anime series is licensed for U.S. distribution by Viz Media from TV Tokyo and AniTV.

REBORN's main protagonist is Tsuna, a timid junior high student who is failure at school, sports, and his social life. But everything around Tsuna completely changes when a fedora wearing, gun-toting baby named Reborn!, who claims to be an Italian hit man from Vongola family, shows up! Reborn! was sent to groom Tsuna for his future life as a mafia boss of the family!

Viz Media is the official North American publisher of the Reborn! manga (graphic novel) series, written and illustrated by Akira Amano. The series (rated ‘T+’ for Older Teens), which continues to be a top-seller in Japan, is published in North America by Viz Media under the company's Shonen Jump Advanced imprint.

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