Yun (left) and Hyoku (right)
|Novel||Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit|
Hyoku is a Hunter and a descendant of one of the Eight Warriors who aided the hero who founded New Yogo after he defeated a water demon. His real name is Suyo Rakusuran. "Hyoku" is an alias meaning "six".
Hyoku is one of two Hunters sent to assassinate shaman Torogai, though his name is not given in the novel. She incapacitates Hyoku and Rai using a poisoned mud doll. While Hyoku is unconscious, Torogai writes a message to the Master Star Reader and to Shuga on the inside of his coat. She also takes his money pouch, citing it as payment for her not killing him.
In the gaiden comic published by Square Enix, Hyoku is shown to have been a brash, violent, bad-mannered teenager. He was a friend of Jin's younger brother, Toji, and reacts to Toji's death by bullying Jin, whom he says several times he wished had died instead. However, after witnessing the death of Jin's betrothed, Mayuna, Hyoku helps him kill the men responsible for her death, and the two resolve their differences. At the time of the anime, Hyoku is about 19 or 20 years old.
The official fan guide for the anime reveals that, at the time of the show, Hyoku is married and has three children, implied to be triplets.
In the anime, Hyoku is the only Hunters who does not carry a traditional Yogo sword. Instead, he has two "Song Swords", matched short swords worn on either hip . He also does not wear sleeves on his uniform. He is the only Hunter with light hair; his own father, however, has dark hair and an eyepatch.