- First appearance: The Last Blade
- Other appearances: The Last Blade 2
- Related characters: Hyo Amano, Setsuna
Hibiki Takane is the 17-year-old daughter of Genzō Takane, a renowned swordsmith known throughout Japan during the Bakumatsu era. He had retired to an isolated area in the countryside with his daughter but continued his work with various swordsmen around the country. One fateful day, a silver-haired man approaches Genzō and requests that he forge a new sword (this was Setsuna). Though the man radiated an aura of pure, unfathomable evil, the master swordsmith finds himself unable to refuse the request. He spends a time of almost 3 months forging this sword. The labor renders him ill, however, and he is soon permanently bedridden. He tells his daughter that the silver-haired man was the reason for his condition, and that she should pursue him and the sword that he had forged. Hibiki is the only The Last Blade Character to appear in Capcom vs SNK 2.