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Character Outline

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.

Plot Overview

Daily Life Arc

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.

Kokuyo Arc

Due to the attacks on students of 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.

Varia Arc

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Hibari was made the Vongola Cloud Guardian but refused to be taught by 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.

Future Arc

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Future Hibari using his Cloud Tonfas

In the Future, Hibari saved Gokudera and Yamamoto and defeated 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. Along with the other Vongola Guardians, he was given a Vongola Box Weapon.

Arcobaleno Trials Arc

During Skull's Trial of Charisma, he 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.

Choice Arc

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.

Inheritance Succession Arc

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Ryohei and Hibari deemed worthy

After being sent back to the past to train, the Guardians met a projection of The First Vongola Boss, who reveals that they had yet to inherit the true power of the Vongola. Skull then became Hibari's tutor. A projection of Alaude (The First Generation Cloud Gurdian), later appeared from the Vongola Cloud Ring, claiming that Hibari's trial would not involve fighting, at which Hibari lost interest. The other Guardians tried to persuade Hibari to take the Trial, but he refused. Ryohei ended up following Hibari to the school roof where Skull appeared in an airship and attacked Hibari for not obeying him. During the battle the airship nearly crashed into the school, but Ryohei helped Hibari stop it and defeated Skulls forces. Hibari also saved Kyoko and Haru from Skulls attacks. Hibari later agreed to take his trial, in order to repay Ryohei for saving the school. The First Generation Sun Guardian granted Ryohei his inheritance for convincing Hibari to take the trial while Alaude gave Hibari his inheritance for protecting the family without resorting to socialising with them.

After Choice

Later, 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.

Relationships

Mukuro Rokudo

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.

Tsunayoshi Sawada

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.

Ryohei Sasagawa

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.

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

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Vongola Cloud Hedgehog

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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

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 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."

Trivia

  • 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
    • Horizon
    • Sakura Addiction (with Mukuro Rokudo)
  • Openings Featured In:


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