Hibaru Kokutenshi

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旭天子こくてんし ヒバル
Hibaru Kokutenshi
ko̞kɯᵝtẽ̞nɕi çiβa̠ɾ̠ɯᵝ
Hibaru Kokutenshi
Hibaru in Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle
Character Titles
Cheerful Debt Collector
Species Skylark youkai
Abilities Making a profit
Age Hundreds of years
Occupation Debt collector
Location Gappori
Music Themes
  • 二束三文マネービルダー (EMS)
  • 見切り千両、目玉万両 ~ MONEY GAME (BPoHC)

Hibaru Kokutenshi (旭天子 ヒバル, Kokutenshi Hibaru) is a skylark-youkai that works for Gappori, a financing company, as a debt collector. They are very good at their job, but they are a bird-brain and bad at pressuring people for money. They are the stage 4 boss of Earthen Miraculous Sword, the second game of the Len'en Project.

General Information[edit]

Years ago, when there was a sun in Mugenri, Hibaru lent the sun some money. Day by day, the loan accumulated interest, swelling to huge proportions, but before Hibaru realized it the sun had disappeared from Mugenri. Hibaru has never forgotten the loan, and in order to collect the debt, they fly high up into the sky everyday, chirping towards the sun.


A bird working as a debt collector, Hibaru is very professional at their job, but surprisingly, they're bad at lying and pressuring people. Perhaps due to living for a long time, Hibaru is rather old-fashioned. Also, it seems Hibaru is hated for their job and is considered to be a "rotten executive".


Making a profit

Background Information[edit]


Hibaru is based on several Japanese folktales involving the skylark, which all involve the skylark lending someone else, a fellow bird, the sun or the heavens, some money or food, which is never returned to them. Hibaru is largely based on the version in which the skylark lent the sun some money, which the sun never returns, so the skylark finds time to chirp at the sky every day, asking for the money back, this story is nearly identical to Hibaru's backstory shown in their EMS official profile.

The "four eyes of the sacred beasts" mentioned in Hibaru's profile are likely referring to the Four Symbols in Chinese mythology, who are the Azure Dragon, the Vermilion Bird, the White Tiger and the Black Tortoise, any relationship between them and Hibaru or their wings is yet unknown.


Their full name is Hibaru Kokutenshi (旭天子 ヒバル). Their given name Hibaru (ヒバル) means a "lark" or "skylark" (雲雀, Hibari, two types of birds), written in katakana. Their family name Kokutenshi (旭天子) literally means "morning sun emperor". It may be derived from koutenshi (告天子), an alternative word for skylark.

According to JynX, "Hibaru" is written as "雲雀流 (simplified: 云雀流)" in Chinese[1]. 雲雀 is Chinese for the "eurasian skylark", while means "river", "class (status-wise)" or "to flow".


Hibaru has neck-length brown hair and light brown eyes. They're dressed as a typical salaryperson, wearing a white dress shirt with a red tie, a navy suit jacket, beige pants, and brown loafers. Their wings have patterns of four eyes of the sacred beasts.


Earthen Miraculous Sword
Hibaru in EMS

In Earthen Miraculous Sword, Hibaru tries to advertise their company to the heroes and offers some loans, but they're rejected. They try to pressure them by challenging them, but they are defeated. In Kuroji Shitodo's scenario, Kuroji steals all of Hibaru's money.

Brilliant Pagoda or Haze Castle

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Tsurubami Senri and Tenkai Zuifeng

Hibaru mentions having a connection to Senri Shrine and Tsurubami. While the details of this relationship are unknown, Tenkai says they once attempted to kill Tsurubami.

Tsugumi Umatachi

Hibaru and Tsugumi knew each other in the past, possibly due to both of them having a connection to Senri Shrine. Tsugumi says Hibaru once tricked them and left them for dead.

Spell Cards[edit]

Spell Cards
Name Translated Comments Games Stage
Total: 11
応報「ビルドダメージ」 Retribution "Build Damage" EMS St. 4: E/N
果実「自爆方陣」 Fruit "Self-Destruct Formation" EMS St. 4: H
返済「システムイージス」 Repayment "System Aegis" EMS St. 4: U
受益「ピラミッドロンダー」 Receiving Benefits "Pyramid Launder" EMS
St. 4: E/N
St. 4: E/N
利得「有限連鎖講」 Profit "Finite Pyramid Scheme"[a] EMS
St. 4: H/U
St. 4: H/U
禊牌「マネーロンダリング」 Purification Card "Money Laundering" EMS
St. 4: E/N
St. 4: E/N
禊牌「決死返済」 Purification Card "Life or Death Repayment" EMS
St. 4: H/U
St. 4: H/U
包囲「取立て賛歌」 Encirclement "Debt Collection Eulogy" EMS
St. 4: E/N
St. 4: E/N
連盟「冥府への付き人」 Union "Members Going to Hell"[b] EMS
St. 4: H/U
St. 4: H/U
巨利「福利連鎖機構」 Huge Profit "Welfare Chain Organization"[c] EMS
St. 4: E/N
St. 4: E/N
暴利「ビルディングマネー」 Usury "Building Money" EMS
St. 4: H/U
St. 4: H/U


  1. Although this card references the concept of a pyramid scheme, the Japanese name is slightly different. Pyramid scheme is normally written mugenrensakou, literally "infinite chain association" but here it's spelled yuugenransakou, literally "finite chain association".
  2. This is a reference to the members of a pyramid scheme who end up in debt over joining the pyramid.
  3. Another slightly different version of the name for a pyramid scheme.

Additional Information[edit]

  • According to JynX, the Eyes of the Four Sacred Beasts each house the power of one of the beasts each.[2] They're also allergic to pollen.[3]
  • Hibaru is seemingly actually one of the strongest people in Mugenri. However, they haven't gotten serious in a fight for hundreds of years, so they just forgot how to.[3]


Official Sources[edit]

Official sources