Kyoya Hibari is the leader of the Namimori Middle Discipline Committee, a group of delinquents who all are loyal to Hibari. He is a violent delinquent who uses his status to harass other students; however, he prefers to be alone and cares little for his subordinates. He loves Namimori more than anyone ever could and will often say "I'll bite you to death," or "kamikorosu," to those that disturb Namimori Middle School. Hibari is very proud of his school and is apparently the only person who likes their school's anthem, even using it as his ringtone. In the Kokuyo Arc, he adopted one of the Kokuyo assassins, Birds' bird. The bird (subsequently nicknamed "Hibird" due to its connection to Hibari) becomes attached to Hibari. Hibird can also sing the school's anthem as Hibari loves it. Reborn piqued Hibari's curiosity early on in the series, and Hibari considers him a worthy opponent, having a strong urge to fight him. However, he has a goodness inside him, he has a soft spot for small animals and later to I-Pin after she gave him a Valentine's Day chocolate. If someone saves or helps him even though he states doesn't need it, he still feels like he owes them and will make sure to pay them back. However, after he pays them back, he would treat them like he did before, considering his debt paid.
Hibari beat up Tsuna, Gokudera, and Yamamoto for using his office as their new Base. Reborn saved them from him and as such Hibari gained interest in fighting him. Later, Dr. Shamal gave Hibari the Sakura-kura virus so that Tsuna's Family could view the Sakura in peace.Namimori Junior High, Hibari went to Kokuyo land to fight the gang's leader. He was later defeated by Mukuro, who took advantage of his Sakura-kura disease. He was later imprisoned within Kokuyo Land but was freed by Gokudera, who also gave him the cure for the disease. Hibari then fought Mukuro again, but fell unconscious due to his previous injuries. Dino unless he could beat him in battle. They fought in multiple environments so as to increase Hibari's experience. During the Cloud Ring Battle, he battled Gola Mosca for the ring and appeared to defeat it. He then attempted to battle with Xanxus. However, Gola Mosca once again became active and injured Hibari. During the Sky Ring Battle, he managed to resist the Death Heater venom but was injured by Belphegor. He retired after rescuing Gokudera and Yamamoto. Gamma. After their reunion, he agreed to train Tsuna. Hibari had previously been searching for information concerning Box Weapons by starting The Foundation. Hibari later defended the hideout against the Millefiore Raid. After this, he infiltrated the Melone Base and fought Genkishi. As Genkishi was about to land a finishing blow, Hibari was replaced by his Past self. Hibari was able to separate the group from Genkishi when his Hedgehog Box Weapon went into shock and expanded at great speed. Later, it was revealed that Irie Shoichi, Future Tsuna, and Future Hibari planned together secretly to fight against the Millefiore Family, and that was the reason he knew about the Raid. Later (along with the other Vongola Guardians) he was given a Vongola Box Weapon.
During his Trial of Charisma, Skull paid Viper to trick Mukuro and Hibari into beating up Tsuna. However the two became more focused in battling one another. Eventually Tsuna was able to convince the two to stop, thus demonstrating his charisma and passing the trial. Later, during Reborns Trial of Leadership, Hibari was defeated by Reborn (along with the rest of the Vongola Guardians). Hibari later destroyed the robot, sent by Verde to kill him, and joined the other Guardians and Arcobaleno in fighting Verde's army.
He later left the group and encountered the Future Dino, who began training him once again. After the Vongola lost the Choice battle, Hibari used his Vongola Box to slow down the Six Funeral Wreaths, in order to help the Vongola escaped.
After being sent back to the past to train, the Guardians meet Giotto, who reveals that the 10th Generation Guardians have yet to inherit the true power of the Vongola. After Giotto leaves, Reborn states that he knows the procedure and assigns tutors to all the Guardians. Skull becomes Hibari's tutor as they both possess the Cloud Flame. Later, Alaude appears before him. Hibari states to Alaude that he has no interest in being a Guardian and asks Alaude if he's strong or weak. Alaude replies that he's strong, but has no interest in facing a child, and leaves.
Afterwards, while Hibari was sleeping on the school's rooftop, Skull approaches him after finally finding him. He starts boasting about him being Hibari's tutor and there will be nothing he has to worry about. Although he is easily frightened by a demand Hibari made but once realizing that he was supposed to be the one giving out demands, he decided not to obey him. Annoyed by this, Hibari stood up and threatened to bite him to death, causing Skull to run away.After Yamamoto, Lambo and Gokudera had taken their trial, Alaude appears to give Hibari his trial. Hibari says that he had been waiting and prepares to fight. Alaude, however, tells Hibari that he has no interest in fighting Hibari as he is too weak. Upon hearing this, Hibari loses interest in taking the Trial and walks away. Alaude tells Hibari that he shall deem him worthy of his Inheritance if he demonstrates his value as the Cloud Guardian. He lets Hibari choose the method to prove himself, but warns him that he only has until the end of the day and disappears. Skull overhears the conversation and tells Reborn. Tsuna and the rest try to persuade Hibari to take the Trial, but he refuses. Reborn tricks Skull into taking action. Ryohei then tries to persuade Hibari and ends up annoying Hibari with his persistance, and the two prepare to fight. Skull arrives via an airship and interrupts the fight, and also he threatens Hibari with his airship's cannons, stating that if he refuses to take the test he'll fire. Hibari manages to annoy Skull into firing. Ryohei and Hibari are able to fend off the attacks until Hibari uses his Vongola Box Weapon to pierce the airship. With the ship losing its balance and control, and heading toward Namimori Middle High School. Even with the Airship out of control, Skull launches more attacks towards Hibari and Ryohei. Hibari defends anyone against the attacks, while Ryohei strikes the Airship with his Maximum Cannon, utterly destroying it. Skull manages to escape via a small airplane, and. still pissed off at Hibari, launches more attacks, with one of them heading towards Kyoko and Haru, but they were saved by Hibari's Vongola Cloud Hedgehog. Hibari, extremely pissed off, attacks Skull and sends him flying.
After all the commotion, the entire group meets downstairs, where Ryohei is adamant to persuade Hibari. Hibari responds that it is no longer necessary, and that he doesn't like to leave his debts unpaid, much to the relief of everyone present. At that moment, a Sun Flame appears, and Knuckle shows up and announces that Ryohei had already passed the Inheritance Trial. As everyone was confused, Knuckle explains that Ryohei had managed to convince Hibari to take the succession test (something no one else managed to do) and stood against adversity without any fear, and therefore was worthy of his inheritance. He also mentioned that Ryohei didn't need Knuckle to tell him that he would be watched at all times. As Ryohei celebrates, another Flame appears, this time it's Alaude that appears, and declares that Hibari too, has passed the test. He explains that Hibari was able to refrain from socializing with the family, and at the same time adapt to the situation and protect those that needed protection (Kyoko and Haru). As everyone celebrates, Knuckle mentions to Alaude that Hibari was just like him.
After ChoiceLater, back in the future, Hibari and Dino faced off against Daisy at Namimori High. Daisy opened his Hell Hole and defeated Dino. However, Hibari was able to defeat Daisy once he used his Cambio Forma and confiscated the Sun Mare Ring. He later appeared to be killed by Kikyo, it turned out to be an Illusion created by Mukuro. Later, Hibari had his Dying Will Flames drained by Ghost (along with everyone else present). After Tsuna defeated Byakuran and everyone returns to the past, Future Hibari was seen with the other Guardians waiting for Future Tsuna.
Inheritance Ceremony Arc
He was seen arguing with Adelheid about which committee will protect Namimori Middle School. The next day, they start fighting in the roofttop but they are stopped when Tsuna was kicked by Reborn in between Hibari and Adelheid's attack. Later he was grouped with Adelheid, Koyo, and Ryohei to patrol around Namimori Middle School third year to protect Tsuna.
Hibari displays bitter resentment and rivalry towards Mukuro Rokudo due to humiliation over his defeat. as such Hibari appears to have developed an obsession to defeat Mukuro and from this, a hate for all Illusionists. Reborn is even able to quell Hibari's rage by using the posibility of him fighting Mukuro again. Mukuro seems to have some interest in Hibari, after he was able to move with so many injuries. He even have his subordinates Ken, Chikusa, and Chrome to watch his match againts Gola Mosca. In the future, they still continue with this rivalry and not yet finish (Since Mukuro is still imprison). However, they seems at least, to have a respect toward each others, Mukuro even sent a map of Melone Base to Hibari when he disguised as Byakuran's subordinate.
In the Databook, he commented that he can't understand Tsuna since he's weak sometimes and strong sometimes (Dying Will Mode). At first, Tsuna didn't interest him, but in the Future, Tsuna already gained his respect. Hibari states the only two people that make him joyed to fight is Reborn and Future Tsuna. Together with Irie and Vongola Decimo (Future Tsuna), they planned to send Tsuna and the other Guardians from the Past to the Future. Tsuna also sees him as valuable comrade at fighting and thinks very highly of him. More often, though, Tsuna sees him as a scary person and doesn't want to incur his wrath.
Both of them were the two oldest Guardians. Ryohei acknowledges Hibari's power and had already visited his house several times to challenge him but was always beaten by him (according to the artbook). On the other hand, Hibari only sees him as a "noisy animal" and treats him like the others. However, in the Future, they seem to already have a respect toward each other. Ryohei even invited him to drink together at some event which Hibari refused, and sometimes their thoughts clash with each other and create an argument, which ends up with Ryohei challenging him to fight. In the Inheritance Succession Arc (anime only), Ryohei is the only one who managed to convince Hibari to take the trial. This makes Ryohei the second person to be able to convice Hibari on something, after Dino.
He is Hibari's home-tutor during the Ring Conflict. But Hibari doesn't see him as his teacher and doesn't care about it, only wanting to bite him to death. Dino sees him as his student and acknowledges his skills when he trains him, but also finds it hard to train him since Hibari has no interest in listening to him. Moreover, Dino seems to be the only one who can convince Hibari to stop fighting, though at first, it was very hard to do so. However in the Future, he is able to convince him more easily and always accompanies him if he "runs off" because of his dislike of crowds. They are not on good terms or close to each other, but Dino thinks of him as a reliable Guardian for Tsuna. Hibari doesn't seem to hate him, although he is sometimes irritated by him.
Abilities and Weapons
In the Future, Hibari has become adept at using Rings. His Flame has become so intense that, he shatters normal Rings when he uses them. The younger Hibari is also capable of emitting a massive Dying Will Flame with the Vongola Ring. His capacity to create a powerful Dying Will Flame is due to his resolve; his "irritation" for others.
- Tonfas - Hibari's Tonfas have also been shown to have hidden compartments containing other weapons. In the Future, he has a pair that emit Cloud Flames.
- Cloud Hedgehog - When used, a hedgehog is shot towards the target. Due to the Cloud's Ability, Propagation, the hedgehog can become bigger when it takes in Dying Will Flames. His Hedgehog can forms a huge airtight sphere that encloses a target called Globe of Needles Form. It can also create space where only people are allowed inside called Needle Sphere Form: Reversed. The use of Box Weapons is stopped so Hibari and his opponent have to fight directly.
- Vongola Cloud Hedgehog - It appears as a Hedgehog with larger, but fewer, spikes than the Cloud Hedgehog. Hibari named it "Roll."
- Cambio Forma: Alaude's Handcuffs - Hibari's Cambio Forma takes the form of a pair of Handcuffs with spikes on one end. Hibari can multiply it using the Cloud Attribute's Ability propagation by absorbing his enemy's Flames or using his own. These Handcuffs can also increase in size and envelope the enemy in a cocoon of Cuffs. Hibari can then shrink the Handcuffs, crushing his opponent.
Win Loss Battle Record
- vs Gokudera - Won
- vs Yamamoto - Won
- vs Tsuna - Undetermined
- vs Reborn - Lost
- vs Mukuro - Lost
- vs Ken - Won
- vs Chikusa - Won
- vs Mukuro - Lost
- vs Gola Mosca - Faked Win
- vs Xanxus - Undetermined
- vs Belphegor - Undetermined
- (Future self) vs Gamma - Won
- (Future self) vs Genkishi - Undetermined
- vs Genkishi - Undetermined
- + Dino vs Daisy - Won
- vs Adelheid - Undetermined
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 till mid-January of 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 their music theme "Sakura Addiction."
- He is referred to as 18 in the Reborn! Fandom as "1" in the old Japanese counting system is "hi" and "8" is "ba" hence, Hiba(ri).
- "Hibari" can be translated into Skylark, a type of bird.
- His catchphrase is "kamikorosu" (I'll bite you to death).
- Kusakabe had a name for Roll, "Barinezumi" which is a portmanteau of Hibari's "bari" plus Harinezumi's (Hedgehog) "nezumi", according to the extra of the manga.
- In a recent popularity poll, Hibari ranked second, with 14,017 votes.
- He loves Namimori Middle School so much that his cellphone ringtone is its School Anthem.
- Hibari shares the same Seiyu, Takashi Kondo, with Alaude and Fon. Coincidentally, these three are all similar in appearance.
- Even though he is still in Namimori Middle School, Hibari apparently owns and rides a Motorcycle.
- Due to a previous infection with the Sakura-kura disease (which was later cured), he seems to feel uneasy around cherry blossoms, and loses his will to fight.
- Hibari's bird, Hibird, was named by Haru, who saw it once sitting on Hibari's shoulder.
- Even though Hibari has already graduated, he still attends Namimori Middle School, proof of his affection for it.
- In the 2007 and 2008 popularity poll for "The Character I want as a Groom", Hibari ranked first.
- Character Songs Featured In:
- Hitoribocchi no Sadame
- Kokou no Pride
- Sakura Addiction (with Mukuro Rokudo)
- Openings Featured In: