Who is Hikone in Bleach?

Who is Hikone in Bleach
Hikone in Bleach (Image via Bleach Brave Souls)

Hikone from Bleach is causing quite a buzz lately because he’s now a playable character in the Bleach Brave Souls video game. But who exactly is Hikone, and why does he matter in the Bleach story?

Hikone appears in Bleach: Can’t Fear Your World, a novel that picks up after the Great War in Tite Kubo’s Bleach.


Hikone isn’t just some random character. In this novel, he’s introduced as the potential replacement for the Soul King. But there’s more to Hikone than meets the eye.

This article will explain Hikone’s role in Bleach and why he’s a crucial part of this spin-off novel.


Hikone in Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World novel was introduced as an artificial hybrid soul

Hikone Ubuginu is a character introduced in the Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World novel, which continues the story after the Thousand Year Blood War arc in Bleach. In the novel, Hikone is portrayed as an androgynous artificial hybrid soul created by Seinosuke Yamada and Aura Michibine on the orders of Tokinada Tsunayashiro.

Hikone’s role in the novel goes beyond being a retainer for the Tsunayashiro family. Tokinada, an antagonist in the story, had a secret plan to use Hikone to become the new Soul King, the ruler of the Soul Society.

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To create Hikone, they combined soul fragments from various beings, including humans, Quincies, Fullbringers, Shinigamis, and Hollows. This mix of souls made Hikone incredibly powerful but also unstable.

To stabilize Hikone’s chaotic consciousness, Tokinada used Gremmy Thoumeaux’s brain as a core, which he had acquired from a previous battle. With this, Hikone became more controlled and less chaotic.


Tokinada intended to make Hikone the next Soul King, allowing him to rule over all realms. Hikone, who appeared childlike and cheerful, was extremely loyal to Tokinada.

Powers of Hikone in Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World

Despite appearing innocent and childlike, Hikone is a formidable fighter. He didn’t hesitate to follow Tokinada Tsunayashiro’s orders, even if it meant harming others. Tokinada gave Hikone a special Zanpakuto called Ikomikidomoe, which only hybrids or potential Soul King candidates could wield.

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In the light novel, it’s clear that Hikone is highly skilled in Zanjutsu, as he could hold his own against someone as powerful as Kenpachi Zaraki. He’s also incredibly agile, combining Sonido and Hirenkyaku techniques.

Tokinada and Hikone in Bleach Can't Fear Your Own World (Image via Bleach Brave Souls)
Tokinada and Hikone in Bleach Can’t Fear Your Own World (Image via Bleach Brave Souls)

Hikone has Hollow powers within him, allowing him to use abilities like Gran Rey Cero and enter a form similar to a resurrection. In the novel, when Hikone released his Zanpakuto, Ikomikidomoe Horaku Hakkei, his spiritual power surged dramatically, and he gained a form similar to resurrection.

Hikone is a significant character in Bleach: Can’t Fear Your Own World because he is the potential replacement for the Soul King. This role makes him a target for Tokinada and his enemies, who want to control the Soul Society.


Hikone’s powers and potential also make him a force to be reckoned with. He is one of the strongest characters in Bleach, and his Hollow powers give him a unique edge in battle.

It remains to be seen what role Hikone will play in the future of Bleach. However, his importance as the potential Soul King candidate is undeniable.

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