Hibiki "Broken" Kurobu is the main character of the story (and EP) Diary of Broken. He is also seen in succeeding stories, Diary of Debug, Diary of Error and Truth and Unification. Today, he is part of the Mind Guardians group as the "Emotion Guardian".
In Diary of Broken, he is a graduating college student in Kaizen University, of BS Information Technology. He makes a dark deal with his best friend Muji "Null" Noritaka to make sure that his girlfriend, Mato "Format" Shimizu doesn't fall into the hands of the best friend who betrayed him. Broken dies horribly, with a stab on his heart, his right arm cut, his mouth peeled off, and a stab in his left eye ultimately killing him. It was all part of Null's secret plan, which is somewhat unexplained.
PersonalityHe is sensitive, kind, yet psychotic when it comes to some tragic things. He is also extremely emotional. Before he died, he was afraid of bloody things and sharp knives. But he had overcome that fear and became obsessed with killing and looking at his bloody face. However, from time to time, he feels guilty about what he does, as he is still a faithful Roman Catholic. He says that he just needs support from his friends.
About his Nationality
Broken and his sister Miki actually have a Polish father, who settled in Japan as an orphan and was adopted by a Japanese family. This is why both of them have blue eyes.
A Broken Echo
In the Colorless Being series, titled A Broken Echo, it is discovered that Broken had an identity crisis due to his past stories. Broken wanted to completely forget his past (his original DOB form and his "Resonamber" form) but he is subsequently haunted, but is helped by CB in the process.
Mind Guardians Group
The present incarnation of Broken / Hibiki Kurobu has a completely revamped character design.
- Position: Emotion Guardian
- Age: a year older than her (appearance)
- Education: BS Information Technology
- Family: Miki (sister), Hideki/Poko (adoptive brother)
- Birthday: July 21, 2003 (1990 in DSP)
- Birthplace: Japan
- Residence: Tokyo, Japan
- Hobbies: programming, drinking black coffee, crying, listening to music, sketching
- Hair Color: black
- Eye Color: blue
- Likes: being alone, OCs, programming, black coffee, sushi, sketching, PSP, horror movies, Poko/Hideki (adoptive little brother), music
- Dislikes: people who take advantage of others, liars
- Death: somewhere in 2010
His image song in The Mind Map is "averyBlack Hole.".
Profile (Diary of Broken/M-Series Era)Full Name: Hibiki Kurobu (黒部日比生)
Alias: Broken (ブロークン), Koware-sama (コワレさま) (sometimes by Poko), Hibiki Gwozdek (ヒビキ・グオズデック) (from his father’s original Polish surname)
Age: 28 (reality altered by Miki), 15 (actual reality/present form)
Birthday: July 21, 1990 (Miki’s reality), July 21, 2003 (actual reality) (Cancer)
Height: 5’7 ½” (28), 5’1” (15)
Course: BS Information Technology (Kaizen University)
Race: Zeryte, Semi Creator (Poko/Hideki is his IM)
Powers: ZSP, Data Space Hack, BK-Vision
Favorite Colors: Blue and Black, Sometimes Red
Special Features: Has a Data Hack Revert-EVS, in his revert form, his ‘brother’ Poko transforms into his black wings and forms a reality barrier
Other Talents: Great Sword Techniques
Hobbies: Looking at himself in the mirror (in zeryte form), Drawing & Sketching, Web Programming, Listening to music (Hardcore or acoustic), being with Poko, Playing PSP, Watching horror movies
Favorite Food: Black Coffee, Sushi
Past Reincarnation Information: Kohaku (琥珀), 8 years old, Three Goddess’ Era, Ancient Japan; Juan Miguel Gomez, 22 years old, Philippine-Spanish Era
Related Characters: Aji (in his past reincarnation, he was a wounded boy whom Aji took care of), Mato (girlfriend), Muji (best friend and killer), Miki (sister), Hideki/Poko (favorite black teddy bear turned into his brother via Miki’s powers), Kame (GS trainor)
Story: Diary of Broken, Diary of Debug, Diary of Error, Truth and Unification
Songs in which Broken sings
- Broken was based from a painting that Kazaki saw in an art exhibit at their university.
- Broken shares a birthday with Kazaki (July 12st).
- There was a completely different version of Broken's background story before this one. It was featured in "Resonamber", a remix of the DOB story.
- Broken is the first male character Kazaki has ever portrayed the voice of in a song/EP. His voice is described as "a middle-aged teenager with a sad yet kind voice, which can become violent when he's psychotic".
- He is also the first character by Kazaki to have an official Facebook page, which you can check out here.
- He also has a Shimeji (desktop buddy) which you can download here.
- He appears as Kedel in the Lost Utopia game.