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Hibari Kyoya.PNG|Present
 
Hibari Kyoya.PNG|Present
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*Skylark
 
*Skylark
| age = 16{{cite}}
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| age = Unknown<!-- don't change this unless you have credible sources -->
| home = Japan<ref name=data77p56/>
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| home = Japan<ref name=data77p56>{{Refbook|vongola77|page=56}}</ref>
| birthday = May 5{{Ref|name=data77p56|artbook=77|page=56}}
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| birthday = May 5<ref name=data77p56/>
| sign = Taurus
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| sign = Taurus<ref name=data77p56/>
| status = Active
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| status = Active<ref>{{refmanga|chap=409}}</ref>
 
| gender = Male
 
| gender = Male
 
| height = 169 cm<ref name=data77p56/>
 
| height = 169 cm<ref name=data77p56/>
 
| weight = 58 kg<ref name=data77p56/>
 
| weight = 58 kg<ref name=data77p56/>
 
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| relatives = Fon<ref name=v31>{{Refmanga|vol=31|notes=Haru's HaruHaru Inteview 28, "I know everyone is curious about our relationship, but if I said what the relationship is, he might get angry. Let's change the subject." -Fon}}</ref>
 
| famiglia = [[Vongola Famiglia]]
 
| famiglia = [[Vongola Famiglia]]
| flame = [[Cloud Flame]] (predominant), [[Mist Flame]]
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| flame = [[Cloud Flame]] (predominant), [[Mist Flame]]<ref name="ep128">{{Refanime|128|notes="Hibari Kyoya posesses Mist Waves and can apparently use a Mist Ring, but he shouldn't be able to conjure an illusion to this degree." -[[Genkishi]]}}</ref>
 
| equipment =
 
| equipment =
*[[Cloud Tonfas]]
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* [[Cloud Tonfa]]s
*[[Alaude's Handcuffs]]
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* [[Vongola Ring|Cloud Vongola Ring]]
| box animal = [[Roll (Version X)|Roll]]
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| box animal = [[Porcospino Nuvola]]
 
| partner = [[Hibird]]
 
| partner = [[Hibird]]
 
| team =
 
| team =
*[[Namimori Middle Disciplinary Committee]]
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* [[Namimori Middle Disciplinary Committee]]
*[[Vongola Decimo & Guardians]]
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* [[Vongola Decimo & Guardians]]
*[[Foundation]] (future)
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* [[Foundation]] (future)
*[[Team Fon]] (former)
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* [[Team Fon]] (former)
*[[Allied Team]]
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* [[Allied Team]]
 
| seiyu = [[Takashi Kondō]]
 
| seiyu = [[Takashi Kondō]]
 
| anime debut = [[What!? I'm the Tenth Generation Mafia Boss!?|Episode 1]]
 
| anime debut = [[What!? I'm the Tenth Generation Mafia Boss!?|Episode 1]]
 
| manga debut = [[Kyoya Hibari (chapter)|Chapter 16]]
 
| manga debut = [[Kyoya Hibari (chapter)|Chapter 16]]
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| leitmotif = "[[:File:Leader of the Discipline Committee Hibari Kyoya.ogg|Leader of the Discipline Committee - Kyoya Hibari]]"
 
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'''Kyoya Hibari''', commonly referred to as '''Hibari''', is one of the major characters in the ''[[Katekyō Hitman Reborn!]]'' series. He is the leader of the [[Namimori Middle Disciplinary Committee]], a group of delinquents that are all loyal to him. He was nominated and accepted as the [[Vongola Decimo & Guardians|Tenth Generation Cloud Guardian]] of the [[Vongola Famiglia]]. He is often seen napping on the rooftop of [[Namimori|Namimori Middle School]], alongside [[Hibird]].
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{{Looking for|type=Chapter 016|Kyoya Hibari (chapter)}}
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'''Kyoya Hibari''', commonly referred to as '''Hibari''', is one of the major characters in the ''[[Katekyo Hitman Reborn!]]'' series. He is the leader of the [[Namimori Middle Disciplinary Committee]], a group of delinquents who are all loyal to him. He was nominated and accepted as the [[Vongola Decimo & Guardians|tenth generation Cloud Guardian]] of the [[Vongola Famiglia]]. He is often seen napping on the rooftop of [[Namimori Middle School]], alongside [[Hibird]].
   
== Character Outline ==
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== Appearance ==
=== Appearance ===
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[[File:Anime character sheet hibari.jpg|thumb|left|Hibari's character design.]]
Hibari is a young man with an average height and short black hair with a fringe that joins at the center of his face. He has narrow gray eyes, often intimidating those who see them. He bears a striking resemblance to the first generation Vongola Cloud Guardian, [[Alaude]], as well as the Storm [[Arcobaleno]], [[Fon]].
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Hibari is a young man with an average height and short black hair with a fringe that joins at the center of his face. He has narrow gray eyes, often intimidating those who see them. He bears a striking resemblance to the first generation Cloud Guardian, [[Alaudi]], as well as the [[Arcobaleno]], [[Fon]].
   
His most common outfit is his Disciplinary Committee uniform, a long-sleeved white shirt, with black belts with a brown belt, black shoes, and a black gakuran top worn on his shoulders, with the committee's armband pinned onto his left sleeve.
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Hibari's most common outfit is his Disciplinary Committee uniform. He wears a white long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a black ''gakuran'' top worn on his shoulders, with the committee's armband pinned on the top's left sleeve. He also wears the standard Namimori Middle School summer uniform, along with the armband. During the [[Varia Arc]], Hibari wears the winter uniform, also with the armband.
   
Occasionally, Hibari wears a dark blue sweater-vest and blue tie, mostly in the [[Varia Arc]].
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[[File:Hibari kyoya.PNG|thumb|left|Future Hibari's character design.]]
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After gaining the [[Vongola Ring|Cloud Vongola Ring]], Hibari wears it on his right middle finger. He wears the [[Bracelet of the Cloud Version X]] on his left wrist.
   
After gaining the Vongola Ring of Cloud, he wears it on his right hand. After gaining the Vongola Bracelet of the Clouds Version X.
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Ten-years-later Hibari has changed to wearing a simple black suit, with a purple shirt and black necktie. His hair is also shorter, having been cut to appear messier, and with hardly any fringe. When not training or fighting, he would wear a black ''kinagashi''.
   
Future Hibari has changed to wearing a black suit, with a purple shirt and black necktie. His hair is also shorter, having been cut to appear more messy, and with hardly any fringe.
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== Personality ==
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{{Quote|theme=cloud|The word “discipline” is something that I will never give up no matter what. But it’s not because it is my pride that I will not give it up. It’s because I cannot give it up. That is why it is my pride.|Kyoya Hibari|[[Chapter 322]]}}[[File:Dying-Will-Return.png|thumb|200px|Hibari's eagerness to fight.]]
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As stated by others, Hibari is a scary character with no care for the well-being of others, preferring to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He has full confidence in his own strength and power. This often leads to his opponents surprising him, as he doesn't think before attacking. As the head of Namimori Middle's Disciplinary Committee, Hibari uses authority to assault those that get on his nerves, including his own subordinates.
   
When not training or fighting, Future Hibari would wear a black kinagashi.
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He prefers to be alone and hates crowding. This leads him to beat anyone who he thinks is crowding around him too much. He is often seen taking a nap or observing students from the school's rooftop.
   
== Personality ==
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A rare trait about him is his love for small animals, ranging from birds to hedgehogs. He is also shown to have a soft spot for [[I-Pin]], having accepted her Valentine's Day chocolates with a smile and not taking money from [[Tsunayoshi Sawada|Tsuna]] at a festival upon seeing I-Pin worried.
As stated by others, Hibari is a scary character with no care for the well-being of others, preferring to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. This often leads to his opponents surprising him, as he doesn't think before attacking. As the head of Namimori Middle's Disciplinary Committee, Hibari uses authority to assault those that get on his nerves, including his own subordinates.
 
   
He prefers to be alone, and hates crowdings. This leads him to beat anyone who he thinks is crowding around him too much. He has full confidence in his own strength and power, and dislike to work together with anybody due to feeling bind and restrained, making him refuse or won't easily take suggestions from others into consideration.
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Hibari is fiercely loyal to his school and its rules, going so far as to punish others for breaking them even if they aren't students or at the school, such as [[Genkishi]].
   
A rare trait about him is his love for small animals, ranging from birds to hedgehogs. He is also fiercely loyal to his school and its rules, going so far as to punish others for breaking them even if they aren't students or at the school, such as [[Genkishi]].
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[[File:Helping Gokudera Because He Helped Hibari.PNG|thumb|Hibari's helpful side.]]
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Hibari dislikes working together with anybody due to feeling indebted and restrained. He strives to pay them back as soon as possible. He cannot stand being restrained and absolutely refuses to allow himself to be controlled.
   
He is shown to dislike being indebted to anyone and strives to pay them back as soon as possible. He cannot stand being restrained and absolutely refuses to allow himself to be controlled. Also, earlier in the series he is also shown to have a soft spot for [[I-Pin]], having accepted her Valentine's Day chocolates with a smile and not taking money from Tsuna at a festival upon seeing I-Pin worried.
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Future Hibari is shown to be more calm and observant about his opponents, and outwardly admits to hating illusionists because of his grudge towards [[Mukuro Rokudo]], the first person to have defeated him. His desire to be alone and attack people that annoy him still remains, though his actions are shown with more thought. Future Hibari is also seen being more respectful to Future Tsuna, showing that he has accepted him as his boss, seen in one of the flashbacks of [[Shoichi Irie]].
   
Future Hibari is shown to be more calm and observant about his opponents, and outwardly admits to hating illusionists because of his grudge towards [[Mukuro Rokudo]], the first person to have defeated him. His desire to be alone and attack people that annoy him still remains, though his actions are shown with more thought. Future Hibari is also seen being more respectful to Future Tsuna, showing that he has accepted him as his boss (as seen in one of the flashbacks of [[Irie Shoichi]]).
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== Abilities ==
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[[File:Hibari Reflexes.PNG|thumb|Hibari's fast reflexes.]]
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Hibari's reputation as a frightening individual definitely precedes him, earning the respect and fear of many people, both present and future. He is the strongest of the tenth generation Vongola Guardians and has hardly ever lost a fight in the series. In the times he faced against [[Hayato Gokudera|Gokudera]] and [[Takeshi Yamamoto|Yamamoto]], he easily defeated them in their first initial encounters, but afterward, they grew strong enough to give him a challenge, but not enough to excite him, as the only ones that could do that were [[Reborn]] and Future Tsuna.<ref>{{Refanime|87}}</ref><ref>{{Refmanga|chap=159}}</ref>
   
== Abilities and Weapons ==
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One of the most terrifying traits of Hibari is his immense resilience and endurance. He is still able to fight despite having several broken bones and even capable of resisting Death Heather poison that was capable of stopping elephants from moving. Later on, Hibari has become very adept at using [[Ring]]s although he usually shatters them after one use, due to the intensity of his flames. Hibari is capable of emitting massive Dying Will Flames with the Cloud [[Vongola Ring]]. The massive flame overloaded his Box Weapon and made the [[Porcospino Nuvola]] drunk from the flames, causing it to go out of control.
Hibari is a frightening individual that has earn the respect, and fear, of many people, both present and future. He is the strongest of the Guardians, and has hardly ever lost a fight in the series. In the times he faced against Gokudera and Yamamoto, he easily defeated them in their first initial encounters, but afterwards, they grew strong enough to give him a challenge, but not enough to excite him, as the only ones that could do that were Reborn and Future Tsuna.
 
   
One of the most terrifying traits of Hibari is his immense resilience and endurance. He is still able to fight despite having several broken bones and even capable of resisting Death Heather poison that was capable to stopping elephant from moving. Later on, Hibari has become very adept at using [[Rings]]; opening Cloud attribute Box weapon's with Cloud Rings, although he usually shatter's them after one use, due to the intensity of his flames. Hibari has also shown to be capable of emitting a massive Dying Will Flame with the Cloud [[Vongola Ring]]; The flame was so great in fact, that it overloaded his Box Weapon and made the Cloud Hedgehog drunk from the flames, which later caused it to go out of control.
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=== Techniques ===
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* '''[[Flame Radar|Cloud Flame Radar]]''': Hibari uses his Ring's Flames as a radar by thinly spreading the Flame over a wide area and using the vibrations to detect anything that enters the area. This allows him to counter illusions by using it to sense where the actual object is, as seen in his battle against Genkishi's [[Spettro Nudibranchi]].
   
=== Equipment ===
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== Equipment ==
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[[File:Hibari Back To Normal 2.PNG|thumb|Hibari's pair of tonfas.]]
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* '''[[Cloud Tonfas|Tonfas]]''': Hibari's main weapon for combat is a pair of tonfas. It is revealed that they hold hidden compartments. The ends of the tonfas can release flails and the sides contain spikes and hooks.
 
[[File:Vongola Cloud Hedgehog2.PNG|thumb|Vongola Cloud Hedgehog]]
 
[[File:Vongola Cloud Hedgehog2.PNG|thumb|Vongola Cloud Hedgehog]]
* '''[[Cloud Tonfas|Tonfas]]''': Hibari's tonfas seem to be his main weapon for combat. Later it is revealed that they hold hidden compartments. The ends of the tonfas can release flails and the sides contain spikes and hooks.
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* '''[[Porcospino Nuvola]]''': Hibari's [[Box Weapon]], nicknamed as '''Roll'''. It is a small purple hedgehog with silver spikes. Hibari uses his hedgehogs when he fights opponents he deems as weak. With Cloud Flame's [[Propagation]] characteristic, Roll is able to multiply in number and grow to large proportions.
* '''[[Cloud Hedgehog]]''': In the future, Hibari's Box Weapon is a Cloud Hedgehog. When released, the hedgehog can multiply in number. He often will use his hedgehogs when he fights opponents he deems as weak. When facing stronger enemies, he then will instead use his Cloud Tonfas. Due to the Cloud Flame's [[Propagation]] ability, he can increase the size of his Hedgehogs to large proportions when they take in his flames.
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** '''[[Porcospino Nuvola ver. Vongola]]''': Hibari's original Cloud Hedgehog Roll is later integrated into his Vongola Box. It now appears as a Hedgehog with larger, but fewer, spikes than the other Cloud Hedgehogs.
* '''[[Vongola Cloud Hedgehog]]''': Hibari's original Cloud Hedgehog Roll is later integrated into his Vongola Box. It now appears as a Hedgehog with larger, but fewer, spikes than the other Cloud Hedgehogs.
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*** '''[[Porcospino Nuvola ver. Vongola#Cambio Forma|Alaudi's Handcuffs]]''': Roll's [[Cambio Forma]] takes the form of a pair of spiked black handcuffs. He can multiply the number of handcuffs by using the Cloud Flame's Propagation characteristic.
* '''[[Roll (Version X)]]''': Roll takes his initial appearance (as he appeared before as a Cloud Hedgehog), although with jewels on both his forehead and chest. He is now capable of merging directly with Hibari for his Cambio Forma.
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* '''[[Vongola Ring|Cloud Vongola Ring]]''': Won after the [[Vongola Ring Conflict]] against the [[Varia]]. Hibari wears the [[Ring]] on his right hand. He is able to open [[Cloud Flame|Cloud-attribute]] [[Box Weapon]]s.
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** '''[[Bracelet of the Cloud Version X]]''': The upgraded Vongola Cloud Ring, combined with Hibari's Vongola Box animal Roll. In battle, Roll now has jewels on both his forehead and chest. He is now capable of merging directly with Hibari for his Cambio Forma.
[[File:Hibari Cambio Forma.PNG|thumb|250px|Hibari's Cambio Forma]]
 
* '''''[[Cambio Forma]]: [[Alaude's Handcuffs]]''''': Hibari's Cambio Forma takes the form of a pair of spiked black handcuffs. He can multiply the number of handcuffs by using the Cloud Flame's Propagation attribute. These handcuffs can be used to envelop and restrain an opponent. Hibari can then dramatically decrease the size of the restraints, crushing his opponent on all sides of their body. In its [[Hibari's Cambio Forma Version Vongola Gear|Version X form]] the [[Cambio Forma Version X|Cambio Forma]] allows Hibari to gain a pair of modified tonfas on each arm and a trench coat.
 
* '''[[Bracelet of the Clouds Version X]]''': The upgraded Vongola Cloud Ring, combined with Hibari's Vongola Box animal Roll.
 
 
=== Techniques ===
 
* '''[[Flame Radar|Cloud Flame Radar]]''': He uses his Ring's Flames as a radar by thinly spreading the Flame over a wide area and using the vibrations to detect anything that enters the area. This allows him to counter illusions by using it to sense where the actual object is, as seen in his battle against Genkishi's Spettrale Nudibranchia.
 
   
 
== Character Reception ==
 
== Character Reception ==
On November 7, 2007, a character CD entitled "Sakura Addiction," featuring Mukuro and Hibari, was released, and became the most successful ''Reborn!'' character CD, debuting in ninth place in the Oricon charts. The single reached its peak at seventh place, but remained in the chart's Top 40 until mid-January 2008. It contains duets and individual songs sung by both voice actors: Toshinobu Iida and Takashi Kondō. There are two available covers; both show one character as the main feature, with the other shown in the background with his back turned. The song "[[Sakura Addiction]]," which was a duet sung by both voice actors, was used as the fifth ending theme for the series.
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On November 7, 2007, a character CD entitled "Sakura Addiction," featuring Mukuro and Hibari, was released, and became the most successful ''Reborn!'' character CD, debuting in ninth place in the Oricon charts. The single reached its peak at seventh place, but remained in the chart's Top 40 until mid-January 2008. It contains duets and individual songs sung by both voice actors: Toshinobu Iida and Takashi Kondō. There are two available covers; both show one character as the main feature, with the other shown in the background with his back turned. The song "[[Sakura addiction]]," which was a duet sung by both voice actors, was used as the fifth ending theme for the series.
   
 
For the second annual Seiyū Awards, Toshinobu Iida and Takashi Kondō each received a nomination for "Best Musical Performance," for "Sakura Addiction."
 
For the second annual Seiyū Awards, Toshinobu Iida and Takashi Kondō each received a nomination for "Best Musical Performance," for "Sakura Addiction."
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== Character Songs ==
 
== Character Songs ==
 
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Yakusoku_no_Basho_e.jpg|[[Yakusoku no Basho e]]<br>with the [[Vongola Family]]|link=Yakusoku no Basho e
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Yakusoku_no_Basho_e.jpg|[[Family]]<br />with the [[Vongola Famiglia]]|link=Yakusoku no Basho e
Yakusoku_no_Basho_e.jpg|[[Yakusoku no Basho e - vs. Millefiore]]<br>with the [[Vongola Family]], including [[Varia]]|link=Yakusoku no Basho e - vs. Millefiore
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Yakusoku_no_Basho_e.jpg|[[Family]] (vs. Millefiore)<br />with the [[Vongola Famiglia]], including [[Varia]]|link=Yakusoku no Basho e - vs. Millefiore
Reborn_II_Album_Art.jpg|[[Mirai no Oozora e]]<br>With [[Vongola Family]].|link=Mirai no Oozora e
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Reborn_II_Album_Art.jpg|[[Mirai no Oozora e]]<br />With [[Vongola Famiglia]].|link=Mirai no Oozora e
Hitoribocchi_no_Sadame1.png|[[Hitoribocchi no Sadame]]<br>|link=Hitoribocchi no Sadame
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Hitoribocchi_no_Sadame1.png|[[Hitoribocchi no Sadame]]<br />|link=Hitoribocchi no Sadame
Albumcover-hibari.jpg|[[Kokou no Pride]]<br>|link=Kokou no Pride
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Albumcover-hibari.jpg|[[Kokou no Pride]]<br />|link=Kokou no Pride
Horizon.png|[[Horizon]]<br>|link=Horizon
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Horizon.png|[[Horizon]]<br />|link=Horizon
Akashi.png|[[Akashi]]<br>|link=Akashi
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Akashi.png|[[Akashi]]<br />|link=Akashi
Completecharasongcdboxcover.jpg|[[ONE NIGHT STAR]]<br>Duet with [[Mukuro Rokudo]]|link=ONE NIGHT STAR
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Completecharasongcdboxcover.jpg|[[ONE NIGHT STAR]]<br />Duet with [[Mukuro Rokudo]]|link=ONE NIGHT STAR
 
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* His favorite food is traditonal japanese food and hamburger steak.{{Ref|name=data77p56}} The latter which he shares with Tsuna.{{ref|name=ep19|ep=19}}
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{{See also|List of Futa's rankings#Hibari|t1=Futa's rankings on Hibari|Reborn! Polls|t2=Popularity polls}}
* His favorite phrase is "Kamikorosu" ({{Japanese|咬み殺す|kami korosu|I'll bite you to death}}) and "Wao" ({{Japanese|ワオ|Wao}}).{{Ref|name=data77p56}}
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* "Hibari" can be translated as "skylark", a species of perching birds.
* "Hibari" can be translated into ''skylark'', a kind of bird.
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* The first kanji in his name translates to means "cloud", reflecting his flame attribute and role as Cloud Guardian.
* Hibari's first kanji in his name literally means "cloud" in Japanese, which reflecting his flame attribute and role as Cloud Guardian.
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* A common [[Fanon:Shorthands|shorthand]] of his name is "18", a combination of ({{Japanese|一|hi|one}}) and ({{Japanese|八|ha or ba|eight}}).
* In the most recent poll, Hibari ranked first for popularity and second for strength.
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* His favorite food is traditional Japanese food and hamburger steak. <ref name=data77p56/> The latter which he shares with Tsuna.<ref>{{refanime|19}}</ref>
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* His favorite phrase is "Kamikorosu" ({{Japanese|咬み殺す|kami korosu|I'll bite you to death}}) and "Wao" ({{Japanese|ワオ|Wao}}).<ref name=data77p56/>
 
* In the 2007 and 2008 popularity poll for "the character I want as a groom", Hibari ranked first.
 
* In the 2007 and 2008 popularity poll for "the character I want as a groom", Hibari ranked first.
* His pride is Namimori Middle&apos;s Disciplinary Committee and the iron hammer for those who are against its order.
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* His pride is Namimori Middle's Disciplinary Committee and the iron hammer for those who are against its order.
 
* Hibari seems to think that the Dying Will Flames are fueled by irritation instead of resolve, due to him thinking that both were the same thing.
 
* Hibari seems to think that the Dying Will Flames are fueled by irritation instead of resolve, due to him thinking that both were the same thing.
* Hibari shares the same seiyu, Takashi Kondo, with Alaude and Fon. Coincidentally, these three are all similar in appearance.
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* Hibari shares the same seiyuu, [[Takashi Kondō]], as Alaudi and Fon.
* According to Kusakabe, Hibari cannot stand drinking alcohol.
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* According to Kusakabe, Hibari cannot stand drinking alcohol.{{cite}}
* Even though he is still in Namimori Middle School, Hibari apparently owns and rides a motorcycle.
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[[File:Hibari motorcycle bike.png|thumb|Hibari's bike.]]
* Hibari was featured on the cover of the eighteenth volume, the volume number being the same as his shorthand.
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* Even though he is still in Namimori Middle School, Hibari apparently owns and rides a motorcycle.<ref name="ch19">{{Refmanga|chap=19}}</ref>
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* Hibari was featured on the cover of the eighteenth volume, the volume number is the same as his shorthand.
 
* Due to a previous infection with the sakura-kura disease (which was later cured), he feels uneasy whenever around cherry blossoms and loses his will to fight and even refuses to even talk about it when Haru bring it up as a subject in Haru-Haru Interview.
 
* Due to a previous infection with the sakura-kura disease (which was later cured), he feels uneasy whenever around cherry blossoms and loses his will to fight and even refuses to even talk about it when Haru bring it up as a subject in Haru-Haru Interview.
 
* He lives in a large traditional Japanese house with the same style as the one the Foundation built in the future.
 
* He lives in a large traditional Japanese house with the same style as the one the Foundation built in the future.
* According to Fuuta&apos;s ranking in the fanbook, he is ranked 1st in the Mafia to be able to protect his village even if a monster appears.
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* Fon inferred that he and Hibari were related, but changed the subject saying that Hibari would get angry if Fon explained the relationship.<ref name=v31/>
* In the Haru Haru Interview in the 31st manga volume, Fon said that he and Hibari were related, but changed the subject knowing that Hibari would get angry if Fon said it out.
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* In Everyone's One Day Activities, he made a new room in Nami-Middle for all Hibirds that he owns.
* In Everyone's One Day Activities, he made a new room in Nami-Middle specially for all Hibirds that he owns.
 
* According to Fuuta's ranking databook in volume 36, Hibari ranked 2nd as "the most wanted mafia member."
 
   
 
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Kyoya Hibari, commonly referred to as Hibari, is one of the major characters in the Katekyo Hitman Reborn! series. He is the leader of the Namimori Middle Disciplinary Committee, a group of delinquents who are all loyal to him. He was nominated and accepted as the tenth generation Cloud Guardian of the Vongola Famiglia. He is often seen napping on the rooftop of Namimori Middle School, alongside Hibird.

Appearance Edit

Anime character sheet hibari

Hibari's character design.

Hibari is a young man with an average height and short black hair with a fringe that joins at the center of his face. He has narrow gray eyes, often intimidating those who see them. He bears a striking resemblance to the first generation Cloud Guardian, Alaudi, as well as the ArcobalenoFon.

Hibari's most common outfit is his Disciplinary Committee uniform. He wears a white long-sleeved shirt, black pants, black shoes, and a black gakuran top worn on his shoulders, with the committee's armband pinned on the top's left sleeve. He also wears the standard Namimori Middle School summer uniform, along with the armband. During the Varia Arc, Hibari wears the winter uniform, also with the armband.

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Future Hibari's character design.

After gaining the Cloud Vongola Ring, Hibari wears it on his right middle finger. He wears the Bracelet of the Cloud Version X on his left wrist.

Ten-years-later Hibari has changed to wearing a simple black suit, with a purple shirt and black necktie. His hair is also shorter, having been cut to appear messier, and with hardly any fringe. When not training or fighting, he would wear a black kinagashi.

Personality Edit

The word “discipline” is something that I will never give up no matter what. But it’s not because it is my pride that I will not give it up. It’s because I cannot give it up. That is why it is my pride.
Kyoya Hibari, Chapter 322
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Hibari's eagerness to fight.

As stated by others, Hibari is a scary character with no care for the well-being of others, preferring to do whatever it takes to get what he wants. He has full confidence in his own strength and power. This often leads to his opponents surprising him, as he doesn't think before attacking. As the head of Namimori Middle's Disciplinary Committee, Hibari uses authority to assault those that get on his nerves, including his own subordinates.

He prefers to be alone and hates crowding. This leads him to beat anyone who he thinks is crowding around him too much. He is often seen taking a nap or observing students from the school's rooftop.

A rare trait about him is his love for small animals, ranging from birds to hedgehogs. He is also shown to have a soft spot for I-Pin, having accepted her Valentine's Day chocolates with a smile and not taking money from Tsuna at a festival upon seeing I-Pin worried.

Hibari is fiercely loyal to his school and its rules, going so far as to punish others for breaking them even if they aren't students or at the school, such as Genkishi.

Helping Gokudera Because He Helped Hibari

Hibari's helpful side.

Hibari dislikes working together with anybody due to feeling indebted and restrained. He strives to pay them back as soon as possible. He cannot stand being restrained and absolutely refuses to allow himself to be controlled.

Future Hibari is shown to be more calm and observant about his opponents, and outwardly admits to hating illusionists because of his grudge towards Mukuro Rokudo, the first person to have defeated him. His desire to be alone and attack people that annoy him still remains, though his actions are shown with more thought. Future Hibari is also seen being more respectful to Future Tsuna, showing that he has accepted him as his boss, seen in one of the flashbacks of Shoichi Irie.

Abilities Edit

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Hibari's fast reflexes.

Hibari's reputation as a frightening individual definitely precedes him, earning the respect and fear of many people, both present and future. He is the strongest of the tenth generation Vongola Guardians and has hardly ever lost a fight in the series. In the times he faced against Gokudera and Yamamoto, he easily defeated them in their first initial encounters, but afterward, they grew strong enough to give him a challenge, but not enough to excite him, as the only ones that could do that were Reborn and Future Tsuna.[5][6]

One of the most terrifying traits of Hibari is his immense resilience and endurance. He is still able to fight despite having several broken bones and even capable of resisting Death Heather poison that was capable of stopping elephants from moving. Later on, Hibari has become very adept at using Rings although he usually shatters them after one use, due to the intensity of his flames. Hibari is capable of emitting massive Dying Will Flames with the Cloud Vongola Ring. The massive flame overloaded his Box Weapon and made the Porcospino Nuvola drunk from the flames, causing it to go out of control.

Techniques Edit

  • Cloud Flame Radar: Hibari uses his Ring's Flames as a radar by thinly spreading the Flame over a wide area and using the vibrations to detect anything that enters the area. This allows him to counter illusions by using it to sense where the actual object is, as seen in his battle against Genkishi's Spettro Nudibranchi.

Equipment Edit

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Hibari's pair of tonfas.

  • Tonfas: Hibari's main weapon for combat is a pair of tonfas. It is revealed that they hold hidden compartments. The ends of the tonfas can release flails and the sides contain spikes and hooks.
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Vongola Cloud Hedgehog

  • Porcospino Nuvola: Hibari's Box Weapon, nicknamed as Roll. It is a small purple hedgehog with silver spikes. Hibari uses his hedgehogs when he fights opponents he deems as weak. With Cloud Flame's Propagation characteristic, Roll is able to multiply in number and grow to large proportions.
    • Porcospino Nuvola ver. Vongola: Hibari's original Cloud Hedgehog Roll is later integrated into his Vongola Box. It now appears as a Hedgehog with larger, but fewer, spikes than the other Cloud Hedgehogs.
      • Alaudi's Handcuffs: Roll's Cambio Forma takes the form of a pair of spiked black handcuffs. He can multiply the number of handcuffs by using the Cloud Flame's Propagation characteristic.
  • Cloud Vongola Ring: Won after the Vongola Ring Conflict against the Varia. Hibari wears the Ring on his right hand. He is able to open Cloud-attribute Box Weapons.
    • Bracelet of the Cloud Version X: The upgraded Vongola Cloud Ring, combined with Hibari's Vongola Box animal Roll. In battle, Roll now has jewels on both his forehead and chest. He is now capable of merging directly with Hibari for his Cambio Forma.

Character Reception Edit

On November 7, 2007, a character CD entitled "Sakura Addiction," featuring Mukuro and Hibari, was released, and became the most successful Reborn! character CD, debuting in ninth place in the Oricon charts. The single reached its peak at seventh place, but remained in the chart's Top 40 until mid-January 2008. It contains duets and individual songs sung by both voice actors: Toshinobu Iida and Takashi Kondō. There are two available covers; both show one character as the main feature, with the other shown in the background with his back turned. The song "Sakura addiction," which was a duet sung by both voice actors, was used as the fifth ending theme for the series.

For the second annual Seiyū Awards, Toshinobu Iida and Takashi Kondō each received a nomination for "Best Musical Performance," for "Sakura Addiction."

Character Songs Edit

Trivia Edit

  • "Hibari" can be translated as "skylark", a species of perching birds.
  • The first kanji in his name translates to means "cloud", reflecting his flame attribute and role as Cloud Guardian.
  • A common shorthand of his name is "18", a combination of (, hi?, lit. "one") and (, ha or ba?, lit. "eight").
  • His favorite food is traditional Japanese food and hamburger steak. [1] The latter which he shares with Tsuna.[7]
  • His favorite phrase is "Kamikorosu" (咬み殺す, kami korosu?, lit. "I'll bite you to death") and "Wao" (ワオ, Wao?).[1]
  • In the 2007 and 2008 popularity poll for "the character I want as a groom", Hibari ranked first.
  • His pride is Namimori Middle's Disciplinary Committee and the iron hammer for those who are against its order.
  • Hibari seems to think that the Dying Will Flames are fueled by irritation instead of resolve, due to him thinking that both were the same thing.
  • Hibari shares the same seiyuu, Takashi Kondō, as Alaudi and Fon.
  • According to Kusakabe, Hibari cannot stand drinking alcohol.[citation needed]
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Hibari's bike.

  • Even though he is still in Namimori Middle School, Hibari apparently owns and rides a motorcycle.[8]
  • Hibari was featured on the cover of the eighteenth volume, the volume number is the same as his shorthand.
  • Due to a previous infection with the sakura-kura disease (which was later cured), he feels uneasy whenever around cherry blossoms and loses his will to fight and even refuses to even talk about it when Haru bring it up as a subject in Haru-Haru Interview.
  • He lives in a large traditional Japanese house with the same style as the one the Foundation built in the future.
  • Fon inferred that he and Hibari were related, but changed the subject saying that Hibari would get angry if Fon explained the relationship.[3]
  • In Everyone's One Day Activities, he made a new room in Nami-Middle for all Hibirds that he owns.

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 Amano, Akira. Katekyō Hitman Reborn! Vongola 77. Tokyo: Shueisha. 2007. Print. p.56
  2. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 42: Chapter 409
  3. 3.0 3.1 Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 31, Haru's HaruHaru Inteview 28, "I know everyone is curious about our relationship, but if I said what the relationship is, he might get angry. Let's change the subject." -Fon
  4. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime: Episode 128, "Hibari Kyoya posesses Mist Waves and can apparently use a Mist Ring, but he shouldn't be able to conjure an illusion to this degree." -Genkishi
  5. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime: Episode 087
  6. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 18: Chapter 159
  7. Katekyo Hitman Reborn! anime: Episode 019
  8. Amano, Akira. Katekyo Hitman Reborn!. Tokyo: Shueisha, 2004–2012. Print. Vol. 03: Chapter 019

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