Hyōrinmaru's spirit takes the form of a gigantic, ice blue, serpentine ice dragon with large wings and an echoing voice.
When Hitsugaya's soul was partially Hollowfied by a Shin'eiyaku pill, Hyōrinmaru's appearance changed drastically to that of an enormous Western ice dragon with large wings, thick legs, a dark and muscular stomach, an arching neck with spiked plates running down the back, and a rugged face with teeth overlapping his mouth.
Hyōrinmaru frequently appeared in Tōshirō Hitsugaya's dreams when the latter was a child, and attempted to tell him his name each time, though Hitsugaya could not hear him say it. Eventually, Hitsugaya gained the resolve necessary to master Hyōrinmaru and told him his name.
Thousand-Year Blood War arc
After losing his Bankai to Cang Du's Medallion, Hitsugaya does not feel anything within his Zanpakutō and attempts to communicate with Hyōrinmaru, who does not answer. Later, when Hitsugaya regains his Bankai, he wonders if Cang Du is serious about Bankai not having minds of their own, prompting Hyōrinmaru to confirm this as Hitsugaya welcomes him back.
Appearances in Other Media
|Video Game Appearances|
- Hyōrinmaru is a prominent character in the anime's Zanpakutō Rebellion arc, where they receive a substantial redesign.
- Hyōrinmaru also appears in second volume of the fifth season of Bleach "B" Station.
- Bleach manga; Chapter -16, pages 16-17
- Bleach anime; Episode 239
- Bleach manga; Chapter 553, page 14
- Bleach manga; Chapter -16, pages 16-18
- Bleach manga; Chapter 497, pages 3-4
- Bleach manga; Chapter 553, pages 13-14
|Manga Spirits||Hasuka Hashihara • Hyōrinmaru • Katen Kyōkotsu • Mera Hiuchigashima • Nonomi Nomino • Nozarashi • Tokie Tonokawa • Tsumiko Tsuchimiya • Zabimaru • Zangetsu (Quincy Powers) • Zangetsu (Zanpakutō spirit)|
|Anime Spirits||Ashisogi Jizō • Gegetsuburi • Gonryōmaru • Haineko • Hisagomaru • Hōzukimaru • Hyōrinmaru • Katen Kyōkotsu • Kazeshini • Minazuki • Muramasa • Ruri'iro Kujaku • Ryūjin Jakka • Senbonzakura • Sode no Shirayuki • Sōgyo no Kotowari • Suzumebachi • Tenken • Tobiume • Wabisuke • Zabimaru|