Its was a good chapter, kind of short though.
Hibari = Awesome
Still want to know about the connection between D Spade and Shimon...
(Yeah, quite short chapter.)
4/5 also, just because of the shortness. Felt almost like it was missing a bigger splash page for Hibari's counterattack. An overwhelming attack, hopefully "not end the battle already" overwhelming.
Taking Tsuna's X-burner. Why do I get the feeling that if she's right later in the arc possibly when Sjimon and Vongola join to stop Spade, then that fact might become very important. Also get the feeling her clones can reform.
Is it me or do Hibari and Adelheid seem like college in age, (especially with the outfits)?
I agree, Hibari definitly looks older than the other Guardians. Adelhied reminds me of Byakugan for some reason. I would love it if Hibari wins, but if he wins its almost like a clean sweep for Vongola which would be boring. Either way you look at it, the only exciting outcome would be if Adelhied wins. She's the strongest Shimon. If she loses Shimon is all but over. Unless Spade is that much of a badass.
Spade might be a relative of Shimon. :))
Looking forward to the inevitable Shimon/Vongola vs. Vindice arc after this.
I like how thematic Amano is with her story-telling and character building, keeps everything neat and grounded despite the leaps and gaps in canon. While predictable to an extent, it lets you draw your own insight into the Shimon's personalities and agendas really well and vindicates you when you read them right. The contrast between the Shimon and their Vongola counterparts serves to highlight the main characters' development quite impressively as well.
Am surprised at the lack of Chrome vs. Tentacles thus far in the arc. I feel there's been some missed opportunities in that respect.