List of Hunter × Hunter characters
The Hunter × Hunter manga series features an extensive cast of characters created by Yoshihiro Togashi. It takes place in a fictional universe where licensed specialists known as Hunters travel the world taking on special jobs ranging from treasure hunting to assassinations. The story initially focuses on 11-year-old Gon Freecss and his quest to become a Hunter in order to find his father, Ging, who is himself a famous Hunter. On the way, Gon meets and becomes close friends with Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika and Leorio Paradinight, who all aim to become Hunters for their own reasons, and catches the attention of the murderous magician Hisoka.
After becoming licensed, they clash with a gang of thieves known as the Phantom Troupe, before Gon and Killua enter the video game Greed Island in search of clues to find Ging. The two then immediately get involved in stopping the man-eating Chimera Ants from taking over mankind. Kurapika, Leorio and the other Zodiacs, a group of high-ranking Hunters, then begin escorting the Kakin Royal Family and Beyond Netero on an expedition to the unexplored Dark Continent. However, the ship ride is the start of a deadly game of succession among the princes to determine who will be the next king of Kakin.
Although the characters are humans, most possess superhuman strength and/or supernatural abilities due to Nen, the ability to control one's own life energy or aura. The world of the series also includes fantastical beasts such as the Chimera Ants.
- 1 Protagonists
- 2 Antagonists
- 2.1 Hisoka Morow
- 2.2 Phantom Troupe
- 2.3 Genthru
- 2.4 Chimera Ants
- 3 Hunter Association
- 3.1 Isaac Netero
- 3.2 Zodiacs
- 3.3 Examiners
- 3.4 Examinees
- 3.5 Chimera Ant Exterminators
- 3.6 Others
- 4 Zoldyck Family
- 5 Greed Island players
- 6 Kakin
- 6.1 Royal Family
- 6.1.1 Nasubi Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.2 Benjamin Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.3 Camilla Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.4 Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.5 Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.6 Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.7 Tyson Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.8 Luzurus Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.9 Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.10 Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.11 Kacho Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.12 Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.13 Momoze Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.14 Marayam Hui Guo Rou
- 6.1.15 Woble Hui Guo Rou
- 6.2 Mafia
- 6.1 Royal Family
- 7 Other characters
- 8 References
- Voiced by: Rica Matsumoto (1998 film), Junko Takeuchi (1999 series, Japanese), Elinor Holt (1999 series, English), Megumi Han (2011 series, Japanese), Erica Mendez (2011 series, English)
Gon Freecss (Japanese: ゴン＝フリークス Hepburn: Gon Furīkusu) is the main protagonist of the series and an athletic, naïve, and friendly boy. Having spent a lot of time in the woods as a child, he gets along very well with animals and has inhuman senses such as heightened sense of smell and sight, as well as very keen taste. Raised by Mito, Gon wants to become a Hunter in order to find his father, Ging, who is one. During the Hunter Exam Gon befriends Killua Zoldyck, Kurapika and Leorio Paradinight. After successfully becoming a licensed Hunter, Gon and Killua learn about Nen from Wing and later train further under Biscuit Krueger.[ch. 47, 48, 137] After his trio becomes the first people to beat Greed Island and helping to stop the Chimera Ants, Gon meets his father.[ch. 335]
His flaws lie in his impulsive nature and stubbornness. Gon sometimes fails to think things through and such actions lead to him suffering. Though possessing talent far beyond the norm for his age, anytime his abilities are challenged he feels as if he has to prove his antagonist wrong. He continually strives to obtain greater power, often becoming exceptionally stronger in his anger. But Gon's anger also leads to extremely reckless tendencies. When his emotions are ignited, Gon becomes irrational and completely oblivious to anything else. Gon's Nen type is Enhancement, which gives him his great strength and recuperative abilities.[ch. 60] His Hatsu or specific use of Nen is called Ja Jan Ken (ジャジャン拳) a play on "Janken," the Japanese word for rock-paper-scissors.[ch. 207] When Gon throws out "Rock" it is an enhanced punch, "Scissors" transmutes a sword from his index and middle fingers for mid-ranged attacks, and "Paper" emits a ball of aura for long-ranged attacks.[ch. 145, 193, 209] During his fight with Neferpitou, it appears that Gon entered into a Nen Contract in order to have "all the power [he]'ll ever have" and grew to an older age.[ch. 305, 306, 324] After returning to normal thanks to Alluka Zoldyck's ability, Gon has lost the ability to use Nen.[ch. 333, 334, 345] Gon is a popular character with fans, coming in third place in the series' first two popularity polls.
- Voiced by: Kanako Mitsuhashi (1999 series, Japanese), Annika Odegard (1999 series, English), Mariya Ise (2011 series, Japanese), Cristina Vee (2011 series, English)
Killua Zoldyck (キルア＝ゾルディック Kirua Zorudikku) is initially introduced as a cheeky, cheerful kid full of mischievous ideas who befriends Gon during the Hunter Exam. However, his ruthlessness and aptitude in killing shows the other side of him — deadly, violent, and bloodthirsty. A member of the famous Zoldyck Family of assassins, Killua has been trained to be an assassin since birth and conditioned to possess extreme tolerance for poison, electricity and pain. Although Killua fails during his first Hunter Exam by killing an opponent, suspected to be due to his elder brother Illumi's influence, he attends the exam again the following year, earning his license by eliminating all other applicants in the very first trial.[ch. 36, 37, 148] Killua and Gon learn about Nen from Wing and later train further under Biscuit Krueger.[ch. 47, 48, 137] He becomes one of the first people to beat Greed Island, helps stop the Chimera Ants, and uses his sibling Alluka's special abilities to heal the nearly-dead Gon.
Conflicting with Killua's predisposition to kill is his unyielding loyalty to his new friends. Killua puts them before himself without being concerned about his own health or even his life and without a single complaint. Previously, Killua's greatest flaw was his fear of those seemingly more powerful than him.[ch. 210] Killua had been trained as an assassin by Illumi to be extremely cautious and only engage in combat if victory is absolutely certain. Showing great promise from birth, he possesses extraordinary agility and strength that makes Killua a one-man killing machine. Killua has already mastered many killing techniques at a tender age and is set to be one of the best assassins his family has ever produced. His Nen type is Transmutation, which allows him to change the properties of his aura into electricity.[ch. 60, 122] His Hatsu involves various uses of electricity to increase his physical capabilities, such as Godspeed (
- Voiced by: Noriko Hidaka (1998 film), Yuki Kaida (1999 series, Japanese), Cheryl McMaster (1999 series, English), Miyuki Sawashiro (2011 series, Japanese), Erika Harlacher (2011 series, English)
Kurapika (クラピカ) is the sole survivor of the Kurta (クルタ Kuruta) clan, a race with treasured irises that turn scarlet in times of anger or emotional agitation.[ch. 7] Four years before the series, the entire Kurta clan was eradicated by a band of thieves known as the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 2] The Troupe desecrated the bodies of his race by stealing their scarlet eyes following the genocide, thereafter selling them on the black market. He participates in the Hunter Exam alongside Gon, Leorio and Killua in order to become a Blacklist Hunter and gain the resources to take vengeance for his race and retrieve their eyes.[ch. 2, 7] Despite being a moralist, Kurapika is not above adjoining himself to society's underworld in order to accomplish his own desires — aligning himself with the Nostrade mafia family as soon as the opportunity presents itself. After becoming a licensed Hunter, he soon becomes head of Nostrade's bodyguards.[ch. 79] Normally intelligent, quick-thinking and levelheaded, when Kurapika sees a spider, the symbol of the Phantom Troupe, he becomes enraged.[ch. 18] He kills Uvogin, causes Pakunoda's death, and seals Chrollo Lucilfer's Nen. He is later invited to join the Zodiacs as the "Rat" at Leorio's recommendation and only accepts upon being told that Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou has the last batch of scarlet eyes that he needs to retrieve.[ch. 344, 345] This leads to his accompanying Woble Hui Guo Rou to the Dark Continent as her bodyguard.
Kurapika's Nen type is Conjuration, however, when his eyes turn scarlet, he becomes a Specialist.[ch. 83] He conjures a unique weapon — five chains, one extending from each finger on his right hand. His ring finger, Dowsing Chain: The Guiding Ring Finger (
- Voiced by: Nobutoshi Canna (1998 film), Hozumi Gōda (1999 series, Japanese), Jonathan Love (1999 series, English), Keiji Fujiwara (2011 series, Japanese), Matt Mercer (2011 series, English)
Leorio Paradinight (レオリオ＝パラディナイト Reorio Paradinaito) is a young adult who befriends Gon, Kurapika and Killua during the Hunter Exam. After losing a friend to a curable illness he could not afford the treatment for, Leorio dedicates himself to becoming a Hunter in order to pay for the costs of medical school, so he can become a doctor and treat the impoverished for free.[ch. 7] Though he is often outshone by the genius combat abilities of Gon and Killua, compared to the average man, Leorio is indeed talented. After becoming a licensed Hunter, Leorio assists his friends in their encounters with the Phantom Troupe from the sidelines. He reappears while Gon is hospitalized and enters the running to become the next Chairman of the Hunter Association, although he loses.[ch. 335] Leorio is later invited to become a member of the Zodiacs as the "Boar" and joins their expedition to the Dark Continent.[ch. 343] When the Black Whale finally sets sail, Leorio starts working at the medical care facility on the third deck under Cheadle Yorkshire. Killua suspects that Leorio's Nen type is Emission after seeing him teleport a punch across a room and out of a wormhole.[ch. 325, 326] Leorio is a popular character with fans, coming in fifth and sixth place in the series' first two popularity polls.
- Voiced by: Hiroki Takahashi (1999 series, Japanese), Brendan Hunter (1999 series, English), Daisuke Namikawa (2011 series, Japanese), Keith Silverstein (2011 series, English)
Hisoka Morow (ヒソカ＝モロウ Hisoka Morōu) is a magician and serial killer who combines his magic tricks with violence, and delights in battling those he considers strong to the point of sexual arousal.[ch. 5, 61] He is deceitful, playful, and narcissistic by nature; acting only in his own self-interest. In the manga, his sentences typically end with a suit symbol. Hisoka takes an interest in Gon and his friends after encountering them during the Hunter Exam, letting them live so that they grow into more worthy opponents.[ch. 28] Although he is initially positioned as an antagonist due to his affinity towards murder, he later acts as a comrade to Gon when it suits his own interests. Hisoka is revealed to be member number four of the Phantom Troupe, although he only joined in order to get a chance to fight their leader, Chrollo Lucilfer.[ch. 78] He leaves the group when Chrollo's Nen is sealed by Kurapika and sets out to find a way to break the seal.[ch. 119] Having been successful in this task, Hisoka dies after fighting Chrollo in Heavens Arena, but revives himself, and goes on a killing rampage against the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 357] Hisoka is currently believed to be onboard the Black Whale, where he is being hunted by the Phantom Troupe and the Xi-Yu and Cha-R mafia families.[ch. 378]
Hisoka's Nen type is Transmutation, allowing him to change the type or properties of his aura. He most often uses Elastic Love - Bungee Gum (
The Phantom Troupe (幻影旅団 Gen'ei Ryodan), also known as the Spiders (蜘蛛 Kumo), is the name for a gang of thieves with a 13 membership roster that changes, usually when a member is killed, to take their place in the organization or chosen by their leader Chrollo to replace one who has died, each member bearing a numbered tattoo of a 12-legged spider.[ch. 18] Chrollo and the other founding members of the Phantom Troupe all originated in the slum Meteor City (流星街 Ryūseigai), a place where the residents do not exist in any official records with many hired by various criminal organizations. Although they mainly steal and kill, they occasionally do philanthropic work.[ch. 78] Currently, after he murdered two of their members following his defeat by Chrollo, the Phantom Troupe are onboard the Black Whale hunting down Hisoka for revenge.[ch. 377]
- Voiced by: Yoshikazu Nagano (1999 series, Japanese), Richard Meen (1999 series, English), Mamoru Miyano (2011 series, Japanese), Robbie Daymond (2011 series, English)
Chrollo Lucilfer (クロロ＝ルシルフル Kuroro Rushirufuru) is the founder and leader of the Phantom Troupe, bearing the number 0, having formed the organization and considered by its members as irreplaceable despite putting the Troupe before himself. Chrollo led the genocide of the Kurta Clan, resulting in him being targeted by Kurapika who punishes him by both neutralizing his Nen and forcing him to make no contact with his subordinates.[ch. 117] But Hisoka aids in acquiring an exorcist to remove Kurapika's seal so he can fight Chrollo and is killed. Chrollo then boards the Black Whale.[ch. 366] His Nen type is Specialization and his ability Skill Hunter: Bandit's Secret (
Bonolenov Ndongo (ボノレノフ＝ンドンゴ Bonorenofu Ndongo) is covered in bandages and wears boxing gloves, and bears the number 10 in the Troupe. These bandages cover up a large number of holes throughout his body. During the Chimera Ant arc, he was seen fighting with the other members of the Phantom Troupe against the Chimera Ants. His physical power ranks eighth among the Troupe. Bonolenov is a descendant of the Gyudondond (ギュドンドンド), a small wild tribe that was chased out of their lands by development. When males of the Gyudondond tribe reach the age of three, they are circumcised and needles are inserted in various parts of their body. Over time, these needles are replaced with thicker and thicker sticks, and the holes are stabilized with bamboo stalks or stones. Using these holes, Gyudondond males are able to create a variety of sounds with the air flowing through. They are called "Bap" (バプ), the dancing warriors, and fulfill the role of shamans and performers in their tribe. Before combat, they use their bodies to play songs of battle. The Gyudondond believe that the more beautiful a sound that is played, the greater the spirit it can summon. Bonolenov possess this as his Conjuration Nen ability, titled War Anthem - Battle Cantabile (
- Voiced by: Akari Hibino (1999 series, Japanese), Meredith Taylor Parry (1999 series, English), Kappei Yamaguchi (2011 series, Japanese), Tom Bauer (2011 series, English)
Feitan Portor (フェイタン＝ポートオ Feitan Pōtoo) is one of the original members hailing from Meteor City and bears the number 2 in the Troupe. He is attired in what one would expect from a bandit—dark clothes partnered with a skullhead scarf that covers his mouth. He seldom speaks, but when he does, it is full of grammatical errors, giving the impression that he is not speaking in his native tongue. During the Phantom Troupe's fight with Chimera Ants, Feitan reverts to his native language, which is shown with Chinese characters. After Feitan's victory over Zazan in Meteor City, he is crowned temporary leader of the Phantom Troupe. Feitan's movements are incredibly fast, being able to leave afterimages of his body. He wields an umbrella that conceals both a sword and a gun that fires out of the tip. Following Chrollo's return, Feitan seems to have abandoned his position as interim leader of the Phantom Troupe. He later appears on the Black Whale with Phinks, Franklin, and Nobunaga.
His Nen type is Transmutation. His ability Unforgiven: Pain Packer (
- Voiced by: Yoshinobu Kaneko (1999 series Japanese), Steve Olson (1999 series, English), Kenji Nomura (G.I. OVA Series), Hidenobu Kiuchi (2011 series, Japanese), Edward Bosco (2011 series, English)
Franklin Bordeau (フランクリン＝ボルドー Furankurin Borudō) is very large, with multiple facial scars similar to that of Frankenstein's monster, and bears the number 7 in the Troupe. He ranks fourth in physical power among the Troupe and is among the original members hailing from Meteor City. Franklin, along with the rest of the Phantom Troupe, is aboard the Black Whale. Franklin's Nen type is Emission. His ability is called Dual Machine Gun (
- Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (1999 series, Japanese), Shinya Hamazoe (2011 series, Japanese), Tony Oliver (2011 series, English)
Kortopi (コルトピ Korutopi) is short in stature with a thick and messy mane of hair covering his entire head, obscuring everything except for an occasional glimpse of his left eyeball. He is the weakest in the Troupe in terms of raw physical power. In fact, his Conjuration Nen abilities so far suggest that he is not involved in combat at all, but rather theft and subterfuge. His Nen ability is called Gallery Fake: Divine Left Hand, Demonic Right Hand (
- Voiced by: Noriko Namiki (1999 series, Japanese), Marcy Lannan (1999 series, English), Takako Uemura (OVA, Japanese), Rena Maeda (2011 series, Japanese), Abby Trott (2011 series, English)
Machi Komacine (マチ＝コマチネ) is incredibly loyal to Chrollo and is one of the original Phantom Troupe members from Meteor City, bearing the number 3. Physically, she is the strongest woman in the Troupe and the sixth strongest overall. Hisoka seems to have an occasional interest in her, although it is hard to see whether it is genuine. She also has an extremely keen intuition (the other members of the Troupe say that she has never been wrong about her intuitions). Machi's Nen type is Transmutation. Her ability Nen Stitches (
- Voiced by: Takashi Matsuyama (1999 series, Japanese), John Knight (1999 series, English), Naoya Uchida (2011 series, Japanese), Joe J. Thomas (2011 series, English)
Nobunaga Hazama (ノブナガ＝ハザマ) has a similar appearance to ronin warriors in Edo period Japan, complete with a long katana that he uses with great finesse and skill, and bears the number 1 in the Troupe. Nobunaga specializes in combining nen with the use of his katana in executing enemies. His best friend is Uvogin, and the two bring out the best of each other during combat. Seeing some of Uvogin's personality in Gon, he expresses interest in having Gon join the Troupe, though Gon adamantly refuses. Nobunaga ranks ninth in physical power among the Troupe, and is one of the original members from Meteor City. Nobunaga is on the Black Whale with the rest of the Troupe, hunting for treasure and Hisoka. He, along with Feitan, Phinks, and Franklin, thrash three unruly passengers to gain seating in the cafeteria. Once the thugs submit to them, he asks them how they can get to the second floor. After learning about the facilitator, he suggests that they find the facilitator and use him to negotiate with the top. Nen type: Enhancement. Nobunaga came in 14th place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Yoshiko Iseki (1999 series, Japanese), Tracy Sutton (1999 series, English), Romi Park (2011 series, Japanese), Erica Lindbeck (2011 series, English)
Pakunoda (パクノダ) is an original member of the Phantom Troupe from Meteor City. She is fully loyal to Chrollo, even going against the Troupe in order to help him. She is killed by Kurapika's Judgement Chain in the climax of the Phantom Troupe arc by violating the restrictions placed upon her. Her body is buried in the Troupe's Yorknew hideout. Pakunoda's Nen type is Specialization. Her main ability is to read the memories of people she touches by asking specific questions, Psychometry.[ch. 103] Her secondary ability, Memory Bomb (
- Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (1999 series, Japanese), Lucas Gilbertson (1999 series, English), Kenn (2011 series, Japanese), David Vincent (2011 series, English)
Phinks Magcub (フィンクス＝マグカブ Finkusu Magukabu) uses his hands in battle, which has been shown to be extremely powerful. He is one of the original Phantom Troupe members from Meteor City, wears an Egyptian Pharaoh-like outfit in battle and bears the number 5. Phinks seems to get along best with Feitan, and is almost always seen partnered with him both in and out of combat. As with the rest of the Phantom Troupe, Phinks boards the Black Whale. Phinks, along with Feitan, Franklin, and Nobunaga, confront and thrash three unruly passengers. His Nen ability is called Kaiten - Ripper Cyclotron (
- Voiced by: Yasuhiro Takato (1999 series, Japanese), Jordan Schartner (1999 series, English), Noriko Hidaka (2011 series, Japanese), Griffin Burns (2011 series, English)
Shalnark (シャルナーク Sharunāku) is member number six of the Phantom Troupe, and from his appearance, he seems to be a normal boy. However, he is one of the most intelligent and quick-thinking members in the group, being highly adept at using computers and information gathering. Shalnark is also a licensed Hunter, so he has access to certain information that could be potentially useful to the Phantom Troupe. He ranks tenth in physical power among the Troupe. Shalnark is the second member killed by Hisoka after he decides to wipe out the entire Phantom Troupe following his defeat by Chrollo.[ch. 357] Shalnark's Nen type is Manipulation.
His main ability, Black Voice: Mobile Fate Director (
- Voiced by: Atsuko Bungo (1999 series, Japanese), Emily Bachynski (1999 series, English), Miho Arakawa (2011 series, Japanese), Janice Roman Roku (2011 series, English)
Shizuku Murasaki (シズク＝ムラサキ) is extremely forgetful and can be an airhead at times which, along with her unassuming appearance, can cause opponents to underestimate her combat abilities.[ch. 91] She is left-handed,[ch. 72] and the 12th strongest physically out of the 13 members of the Troupe. Shizuku is member number eight, a replacement for the last member since the Troupe came together. Shizuku's Nen type is Conjuration. She conjures the Nen vacuum Blinky (デメちゃん Deme-chan), which is able to suck up anything that is not Nen created or that she considers living. It is also able to regurgitate the last thing sucked up. Shizuku came in 11th place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Eiji Takemoto (1999 series, Japanese), Mike Shepherd (1999 series, English), Akio Ōtsuka (2011 series, Japanese), Patrick Seitz (2011 series, English)
Uvogin (ウヴォーギン Uvōgin) is one of the original members of the Troupe from Meteor City. Out of all of the Phantom Troupe, he is the strongest in terms of raw physical power. Uvogin is so strong, that direct hits from bullets, sniper bullets, and even anti-tank rockets do not cause visible damage to him.[ch. 75] Like all of the Troupe, he never hesitates to kill, and particularly enjoys combat against skilled opponents. Although he prefers to fight alone, Uvogin becomes stronger when fighting with a partner, usually Nobunaga, because he fights better when there is someone else to protect (although he never admits this).[ch. 93] Seeking revenge on Kurapika for capturing him after his battle with the Shadow Beasts, Uvogin tracks him to the hotel where Neon Nostrade and the rest of her bodyguards are staying. They fight one-on-one in a small canyon on the outskirts of Yorknew City. Kurapika eventually captures Uvogin with his Chain Jail, and questions him about the location and abilities of the other Phantom Troupe members. Uvogin refuses to answer any questions, responding only to kill him. Kurapika then pierces Uvogin's chest with his Judgement Chain ability, giving Uvogin the condition that he must answer all questions truthfully. But Uvogin refuses to answer Kurapika's question on the whereabouts of the other Troupe members, instantly killed with his body buried by Kurapika soon after.[ch. 84] He is the 11th member of the Troupe and his Nen type is Enhancement. Uvogin came in 12th place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Yūko Maekawa (1999 series, Japanese), Mamiko Noto (2011 series, Japanese), Lauren Landa (2011 series, English)
Kalluto Zoldyck (カルト＝ゾルディック Karuto Zorudikku) is the youngest member of the Zoldyck Family, androgynous in appearance and wearing a feminine kimono. He is initially introduced accompanying his mother during Gon's retrieval of Killua from Kukuroo Mountain and later helps his family in the assassination of the Ten Mafia Dons who placed bounties on the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 41, 100] Kalluto joins the Phantom Troupe as Hisoka's replacement, bearing the number 4, during their entrance into Greed Island.[ch. 170] During the Phantom Troupe's assault on Zazan's palace in Meteor City, Kalluto reveals he joined them with the intention of retrieving his brother.[ch. 229] His Nen ability, Snake Dance (蛇咬の舞), uses a hand fan to control paper confetti that is sharp enough to cut metal.[ch. 226] Kalluto came in 14th place in the series' first popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Urara Takano (1999 series, Japanese), Victor Atelevich (1999 series, English), Masaya Matsukaze (2011 series, Japanese), Chris Hackney (2011 series, English)
Illumi Zoldyck (イルミ＝ゾルディック Irumi Zorudikku) is Killua's eldest brother, an experienced and expert assassin who played a part in Killua's training and upbringing. He and his father raised Killua to thrive on killing and to be incapable of friendship,[ch. 36] although Illumi planted a needle in Killua's brain to compel him to flee from unwinnable fights as his way of protecting him.[ch. 218] During the 287th Hunter Exam, using special pins to change his facial structure in disguising himself as Gittarackur (ギタラクル Gitarakuru),[ch. 35] Illumi becomes a licensed Hunter and is suspected of manipulating Killua into disqualifying himself.[ch. 37] After having learned of and removed Illumi's needle from his brain, Killua later acts against his brother by standing up to him when he attempts to kill their sibling Alluka for the good of their family. Illumi also has a complex friendship with Hisoka, being hired by him to join the Phantom Troupe as their number 11 and kill him.[ch. 377] Illumi came in sixth and eighth place in the series' first two popularity polls.
- Voiced by: Tsuyoshi Koyama (OVA, Japanese), Hiroyuki Yoshino (2011 series, Japanese), Todd Haberkorn (2011 series, English)
Genthru (ゲンスルー Gensurū) is a player of Greed Island and a member of a large group of other allied players in the game.[ch. 143] A founding member of the group, he has worked as an informer recruiting new members for the last five years.[ch. 142] His secret identity is that of the Greed Island Bomber (
Chimera Ants (キメラ＝アント Kimera Anto) are a species of insect, extremely dangerous and ranked first among those that should be quarantined in the Hunter × Hunter universe.[ch. 187] They have voracious appetites and can consume several times their own weight within a single day. Chimera Ant queens possess an entirely unique method of reproduction known as Phagogenesis (摂食交配 Sesshoku Kōhai): reproducing asexually while imbuing her offspring with the genetic traits of whatever she ate.[ch. 187] To take advantage of the genes of a particular species, a Chimera Ant queen has been known to feed until the fodder species is driven to extinction. One mutated Chimera Ant Queen in particular targets humans, leading to the creation of humanoid Chimera Ants who desire individualism and develop the ability to use Nen.[ch. 188] These human Chimera Ants also possess the genetic memories of their "past lives," some only having trace memories while others are their original selves reborn.[ch. 215] Following the death of the Queen, the colony disburses with a majority following the King Meruem while others attempt to create their own colonies.[ch. 214] Only a few of the humanoid Chimera Ants survive and are allowed to live among humans, classified as a new species of magical beast.[ch. 315]
Chimera Ant Queen
The Chimera Ant Queen (女王 Joō) is the first chimera ant to be seen in the series, having mysteriously mutated to about two meters tall instead of their typical height of ten centimeters.[ch. 187] She first appears having washed up injured on the shores of the autonomous region of Neo-Green Life (or simply NGL), a small insular nation located on an island known as the Mitene Union.[ch. 188] Driven by her reproductive instincts to give birth to a Chimera Ant King with ideal traits, the Queen immediately begins to feed on small mammals and aquatic life in order to give birth to soldier ants to bring her larger prey in greater amounts. When one brings her two human children to feed on, she notes them to be more nourishing then previous prey and becomes obsessed, sending her soldiers to concentrate on gathering more humans to feed on.[ch. 187] NGL's status as neo-Luddite enables the Queen's offspring to be unopposed before their activities are eventually learned by the outside world. The Queen is fatally injured when the Chimera Ant King forces his own premature birth, damaging her organs with massive blood loss.[ch. 213] Despite receiving treatment from Hunters, she dies while naming her son Meruem. But upon her death, the Queen is revealed to have birthed a twin sister to Meruem, who is later revealed to be Kite reborn as a Chimera Ant.[ch. 215, 316]
Meruem (メルエム Meruemu, alternatley "Meryem"[ch. 215]) is the Chimera Ant King (王 Ō) and the most powerful of the Queen's offspring. Forcing himself out the womb at the cost of the Queen's life, Meruem is arrogant with little sense of identity aside from his supposed destiny and preconceived notions of his kind's superiority over humans.[ch. 213] Meruem leaves N.G.L. with his Royal Guards in search of a place to establish his colony, taking over the Republic of East Gorteau. Pitou uses the corpse of its dictator Ming Jol-ik to order a mandatory gathering of the entire population for a national rally, so they can secretly sort to find Nen users who will be used as food.[ch. 223] They will also use Pitou's ability to manipulate the people, forming an army of soldiers under their control.[ch. 230] The Hunter Association mobilizes an extermination team to infiltrate the East Gorteau palace and assassinate Meruem, composed of a selected team of professional Hunters.
Meruem takes an interest in strategy games, defeating champion-level players by learning their battle tactics after disrupting the flow of their playing style.[ch. 244] However, he is unable to overcome the skill of a seemingly dimwitted blind girl named Komugi in Gungi, the local game she reigns over. As Meruem finds himself unable to beat her, he starts to show respect and care for Komugi while questioning his own violent methods as a way to rule.[ch. 255, 258] As such, the King wavers between his human emotions and animal instincts, ultimately deciding to compromise by taking over the planet for the Chimera Ants, but sparing humans and leaving them to live in reservations.[ch. 288, 297] Meruem's faltering leaves him vulnerable, experiencing fear for the first time when Netero detonates the bomb in his body as a last resort.[ch. 298] Near death, Meruem survives and regenerates by feeding on the cells of Pouf and Youpi, acquiring their abilities as well.[ch. 299, 312] The King suffers temporary memory loss before recovering his memories of Komugi.[ch. 301] However, Netero's suicide attack ultimately takes Meruem's life due to the poison the bomb leaves behind; he spends his final moments playing with Komugi before dying in her arms.[ch. 318]
The Royal Guards are a trio of elite Chimera Ants whose objective is protecting Ants of the royal caste. They originally serve the Queen, who personally named them, until the King is born, after which they switch loyalties and follow him to the Republic of East Gorteau.[ch. 213]
Neferpitou (ネフェルピトー Neferupitō), also known as "Pitou" (ピトー), is a cat-humanoid Chimera Ant and the firstborn of the Royal Guards. Androgynous in appearance, he is one of the first Chimera Ants to fully utilize Nen with enough skill to be recognized by even Netero as a superior combatant.[ch. 201] Pitou shows a knack for medical/surgical procedures, first seen when he prods Pokkle's brain in order to have the human divulge everything he knows about Nen to the Ants.[ch. 198] A Specialist-type of Nen user,[ch. 198] his ability Toy Repair: Doctor Blythe (
Shaiapouf (シャウアプフ Shauapufu), also known as "Pouf" (プフ), is a butterfly-humanoid Chimera Ant and one of the Royal Guards.[ch. 202] He is the most cunning of the three, though his temperament and love for Meruem causes him to covertly defy the King's orders in order to prevent his humanization. Having wholeheartedly devoted himself to protect Meruem while seeing humans as inferior, Pouf is grossly disturbed by the King's obsession with Komugi whom he views as a threat to their plans to the point of making attempts on the girl's life.[ch. 301] Pouf's Nen ability Bufferfly Scales Love Spring: Spiritual Message (
Menthuthuyoupi (モントゥトゥユピー Montutuyupī), also known as "Youpi" (ユピー), is the third of the Chimera Ant Royal Guards. Youpi is the largest of the three and the only non-human hybrid among them, mixed with the genes of a magical beast instead.[ch. 266] He is the most straightforward of the Royal Guards and possesses a strength that comes from complete selflessness and devotion to the King. Youpi's body can metamorphosize, such as forming wings to fly or additional arms for combat.[ch. 266] After feeling extreme mental stress, he learns his Nen ability can billow large quantities of his aura into his body and release it in a destructive explosion.[ch. 278] Through his fights with the Hunters, Youpi comes to respect them and Nen to the point of letting them live.[ch. 290] Following the blast from Netero's bomb, Youpi runs to Meruem and allows him to feed on his own cells to save the King's life.[ch. 299] Youpi dies from the poison he was exposed to at ground zero of the bomb.[ch. 312]
- Voiced by: Hirofumi Nojima (Japanese), Chika Anzai (Kurt, Japanese), Zach Aguilar (English), Allegra Clark (Kurt, English)
Colt (コルト Koruto) is an eagle-humanoid Chimera Ant squadron leader with wings, talons, and a beak. He is among the first Chimera Ants to be born by the Queen following her change to an all-human diet, later revealed to be a reincarnation of her first human victim Kurt (クルト Kuruto) who died attempting to protect his younger sister Reina (レイナ) from Chimera Ants. Colt projects a loyal and formal attitude, being one of the few squad leaders who always gives all the humans they kill to the Queen as food. When the Queen is grievously injured as a result of Meruem's birth, Colt surrenders to the Hunters in order to secure medical attention for her and even offers his own organs to save her life.[ch. 213, 215] Soon after the Queen's death, Colt finds another offspring on her corpse. He vows to protect her and a tearful Morel promises to protect Colt and the infant from harm on the condition that they never eat humans.[ch. 215] After the battle, it is revealed that she is Kite reborn as a female Chimera Ant.[ch. 316]
Meleoron (メレオロン Mereoron) is a chameleon-humanoid Chimera Ant squadron leader and an eccentric pacifist who dislikes fighting or killing, admitting that his fighting strength is on par with a lowly soldier ant.[ch. 243] Leaving the colony following the death of Peggy by Meruem, Meleron gradually regained the memories of his past life as a human named Jail (ジェイル) and that Peggy was originally his foster father.[ch. 242] This motivates him to swear revenge on the King and he teams up with Gon, whom he deems an ideal ally for this purpose. Meleoron's Nen ability God's Alibi: Perfect Plan (
- Voiced by: Kenyuu Horiuchi (Japanese), Greg Chun (English)
Ikalgo (イカルゴ Ikarugo), having wished he was born a squid, is an octopus-based Chimera Ant. Although he attacked Killua first, Killua stops him from committing suicide as he could imagine them being friends, and in return Ikalgo later saves the boy's life.[ch. 238, 241] Ikalgo can turn two of his tentacles into an air gun, can manipulate corpses with his Nen ability Forbidden Games: Living Dead Dolls (
Welfin (ウェルフィン Werufin) is a Chimera Ant squadron leader resembling a humanoid wolf and possessing a powerful sense of smell.[ch. 261] In his previous life, Welfin was a childhood friend of NGL leader Gyro named Zaiqahal (ザイカハル Zaiqaharu), who was captured while defending Gyro's base and fed to the Queen.[ch. 296, 309] Welfin became a follower of Meruem with ulterior motives in improving his own status. His Nen ability is Egg on Your Face: Missile Man (
Leol (レオル Reoru) is a Chimera Ant squadron leader resembling an anthropomorphic lion, albeit with tiger-like stripes.[ch. 192] Originally named Hagya (ハギャ Hagya), he was a lion in a past life.[ch. 197] Leol is among the Chimera Ants who eat humans meant for the Queen, and later develops an interest in Nen users.[ch. 192] After the Queen's death, he sets out to form his own colony, but flees from Hunters back to the King's side.[ch. 216, 234] Leol's Nen ability is I.O.U. Dispenser: Rental Pod (
- Voiced by: Motoki Takagi (Japanese), Cedric L. Williams (English)
Cheetu (ヂートゥ Jītu) is a cheetah-like Chimera Ant squadron leader with unparalleled speed, allowing him to dodge bullets with ease and rapidly punch experienced Hunters before they can even move. He is among the Chimera Ants who eat humans meant for the Queen.[ch. 192] Compared to the other Chimera Ants, Cheetu is very simpleminded and egotistical with no agenda of his own while simply content with being the fastest. After the Queen's death, Cheetu leaves NGL and heads to the east before being impeded by Morel and Knuckle. Although he is tagged with Knuckle's A.P.R., Cheetu flees out of range, halting the interest-accruing.[ch. 221] The ordeal convinces Cheetu that he needs something other than pure speed and has A.P.R. exorcized by Hirin before getting a new Nen ability.[ch. 245] He confronts Morel again, with the new ability transporting them to a limited-sized area for a game of tag, but is defeated by being psychologically tricked.[ch. 247] Cheetu quickly develops another new Nen ability on the spot, a combined crossbow and claws, but is again tricked before fleeing.[ch. 248] He is later seen boasting about yet another new ability, but is crushed to death by Silva Zoldyck from above.[ch. 278]
Zazan (ザザン) is a scorpion-humanoid Chimera Ant squadron leader that resembles an extremely buxom, attractive woman with a scorpion's stinger tail, whose murderous subordinates include her doting right hand Pike (パイク Paiku).[ch. 190] While gathering humans for the Queen, Zazan captures Pokkle and brings him to the colony.[ch. 190] Following the Queen's death, Zazan leaves NGL to start her own colony in Meteor City and turns a large number of humans there into subservient minions with her Nen ability Sexy Stinger of Rebirth: Queen Shot (
- Voiced by: Shinya Hamazoe (Japanese), Tony Oliver (English)
Rammot (ラモット Ramotto) is an officer under Colt's command, a humanoid Chimera Ant with the genetic traits of a rabbit and a shrike.[ch. 191] Prone to acting on his own, Rammot attacks Gon and Killua to defend his food, and is losing before being saved by Colt while vowing brutal revenge on the two youths.[ch. 191] Being hit by the boys' attacks activates Rammot's aura, making him the first Chimera Ant able to utilize Nen.[ch. 194] This briefly goes to his head, until he meets Neferpitou, which humbles him and renews his loyalty to the colony.[ch. 197] He is then tasked with hitting the other Ants in order to awaken their Nen as well.[ch. 198] After the Queen's death, Rammot seeks revenge on Killua but is decapitated after the boy removes the needle Illumi implanted in his brain.[ch. 219]
The Hunter Association (ハンター協会 Hantā Kyōkai) is a non-governmental organization responsible for the testing and licensing of "Hunters" (ハンター Hantā)—a person that has proven themselves through rigorous examination to be an elite member of humanity and who specializes in finding rare creatures, secret treasures, and other individuals. With the passing of the examination, a Hunter is awarded a license which bestows a number of benefits on the licensee. This results in massive registration numbers for the annual licensing exam with an extremely high failure rate.
- Voiced by: Bunmei Tobayama (1999 series, Japanese), Paul Hudson (1999 series, English), Ichirō Nagai (2011 series, Episodes 6–114, Movie, Japanese), Banjō Ginga (2011 series, Episodes 122–126, Japanese), Ian Alden (2011 series, English)
Isaac Netero (アイザック＝ネテロ Aizakku Netero) is the Chairman of the Selection Committee for the Hunter Exam.[ch. 13] Presiding over it, he has final authority over every stage of the examination and is assisted by his secretary Beans (ビーンズ Bīnzu), who helps organize the Hunter Exam and presents the successful candidates with their license. Netero claims to have been the strongest Nen user in the world over 50 years ago.[ch. 202] Over 60 years ago, Netero spent four years rigorously training every day in order to express gratitude to the martial arts. He eventually attained enlightenment, giving him the ability to punch faster than the speed of sound and the power of the bodhisattva Guanyin.[ch. 265] Netero is also the Grand Master of the Shingen-Ryu (心源流) style of Kung fu.[ch. 60] Netero leads the team hired to exterminate the Chimera Ants, but after losing an arm and a leg and unable to inflict any significant damage on Meruem, he commits suicide by detonating The Poor Man's Rose (貧者の薔薇 Hinja no Bara) bomb implanted in his own body.[ch. 298] Survivors of the bomb's blast are eaten alive from the inside by poison, and can contaminate others.[ch. 311] Isaac Netero is the father of Beyond Netero, whose existence was kept secret until his death.
The Zodiacs (十二支ん Jūnishin) are the high council of the Hunter Association composed of 12 top Hunters personally selected by Chairman Netero.[ch. 319] They have a code name based on a sign of the Chinese zodiac, and are tasked to decide the nature of Netero's succession after his death. Out of loyalty to the Chairman, most alter their behavior, physical traits, and even their legal names based on the animal each represents.[ch. 319] With Beyond Netero and Kakin intent on an expedition to the Dark Continent, the Zodiacs travel with them as chaperones hired by the V5, a group of the five most powerful nations of the world. They also aim to explore it before Beyond, as asked by Chairman Netero.
- Voiced by: Hiroki Tōchi (1999 series, Japanese), Ben Jeffrey (1999 series, English), Urara Takano (child, 1999 series), Rikiya Koyama (2011 series, Japanese), Marc Diraison (2011 series, English)
Ging Freecss (ジン＝フリークス Jin Furīkusu) is a Double Star Ruins Hunter and Gon's father and motivation to become a Hunter.[ch. 326] He left Whale Island to become a Hunter before he turned 12 years old, only returning ten years later to ask his grandmother to take care of Gon for a while.[ch. 65] But Mito felt him unfit to parent and gained custody of Gon, and Ging never returned again.[ch. 65] He is the main creator of the Greed Island video game, and is also the one who captured and placed Razor in the game. A member of the Zodiacs, his code name is the "Boar" and he is one of the only two members who do not mimic their corresponding animal.[ch. 319] At the end of the Chairman election, Ging at last meets Gon. He tells Gon to apologize to Kite and about the meaning of adventure before they once again part ways. He then resigns from the Zodiacs and joins Beyond Netero's expedition to the Dark Continent, buying his way into second-in-command in name only.[ch. 340, 347]
Ging claims that he does not want to see Gon because he is too ashamed of himself for being absent in Gon's life due to his own selfishness, and challenges his son to find him.[ch. 66] Despite that he seems confident in Gon's abilities and knows him better than anyone; he knew Gon would become a Hunter and left a memory card for Greed Island and a recorded message with Mito to give to him once he did, and knew Gon would eventually recover from his hospitalization. All information about Ging is classified even in the official Hunter database.[ch. 38] He is Kite's teacher and also inspired Satotz to become a Hunter.[ch. 1, 35, 38] Chairman Netero once told Biscuit that Ging is one of the top five best Nen users in the world.[ch. 138] Ging tied with Silva for 15th place in the series' first popularity poll.
Pariston Hill (パリストン＝ヒル Parisuton Hiru) is a Triple Star Hunter and Vice Chairman of the Hunter Association.[ch. 326] A member of the Zodiacs, his code name is the "Rat", and like Ging, he does not alter his physical appearance to match his animal.[ch. 319] Pariston was personally chosen by Netero to be Vice Chairman because he is difficult to work with and not a yes man.[ch. 321] Similar to Netero and Ging, he wants to have fun above all else, and throughout the Chairman election suggests and agrees to terms that put him at a disadvantage as he neither wants to win nor lose.[ch. 331] Pariston claims to feel happiness when people hate him and that he is compelled to hurt the things he holds dear.[ch. 343] Within the Zodiacs, he is the sole extreme left patriot.[ch. 348] He has the support of Temp Hunters, a pejorative term for Hunters who work government jobs subcontracted through the Association, via suspected kickbacks.[ch. 319, 331] Pariston is the eventual winner of the 13th Hunter Chairman Election. However, he immediately appoints Cheadle his Vice Chairman and resigns from his new position.[ch. 335] He then leaves the Zodiacs and joins Beyond Netero's expedition to the Dark Continent, although Ging also joins and buys him out of his position as second-in-command.[ch. 340, 343]
Cheadle Yorkshire (チードル＝ヨークシャー Chīdoru Yōkushā) is a woman from the Zodiacs code named the "Dog".[ch. 319] She is a Triple Star Hunter, a doctor, and jurist known as the Disease Hunter.[ch. 326, 346] She is generally shown as an intelligent person. In the Chairman election, Cheadle repeatedly comes in second or third place, until she asks her supporters to vote for Leorio instead in order to prevent Pariston from winning.[ch. 332] Pariston wins but gives his position to her because he only wanted to have fun.[ch. 335] After she officially becomes Chairman, Cheadle accepts the resignations of Ging and Pariston and the Zodiacs chaperone Beyond Netero's trip to the Dark Continent. On the expedition, she is a part of the science team and directs the center medical care facility on the third deck.[ch. 346, 359]
Mizaistom Nana (ミザイストム＝ナナ), code named the "Ox",[ch. 319] is a Double Star Crime Hunter and said to be a man with common sense.[ch. 326, 346] He is also a lawyer and manages a private security company.[ch. 346] Within the Zodiacs, he, Cheadle, Botobai and Ginta constitute the moderate conservative faction and often work together.[ch. 348] At the end of the Chairman election, Mizaistom asks his supporters to vote for Cheadle in order to prevent Pariston from winning.[ch. 332] On the expedition, he is a part of the intelligence team and devotes his attention to decks three and four, where the crime rate is much higher than expected.[ch. 346, 358] His ability Closed Courtroom: Cross Game (
Botobai Gigante (ボドバイ＝ギガンテ), code named the "Dragon",[ch. 319] is a Triple Star Hunter.[ch. 326] He is the most senior member of the Zodiacs and was close to Netero. He is a public prosecutor, military analyst, and Terrorist Hunter.[ch. 346] Within the Zodiacs, he, Cheadle, Mizaistom and Ginta constitute the moderate conservative faction and often work together.[ch. 348] On the expedition, he is a part of the defense team.[ch. 346] He and Mizaistom help the royal troops and private security to maintain order and handle the criminal issues on the Black Whale, with Botobai also acting as a court official.[ch. 358, 359]
Kanzai (カンザイ), code named the "Tiger",[ch. 319] is a hot-tempered bodyguard and Treasure Hunter.[ch. 346] He has a short temper as shown when he easily gets mad when Pariston and Hisoka tease him. Within the Zodiacs, he, Gel and Saccho constitute the liberal/apolitical faction and often work together.[ch. 348] On the expedition, he is a part of the defense team and stands guard over Beyond's cell with Saccho and Saiyu.[ch. 346, 359]
Pyon (ピヨン Piyon), code named the "Rabbit",[ch. 319] is a linguist, interpreter and Paleograph Hunter.[ch. 346] She appears to be proficient in technology, as she is often seen on her phone or a laptop. Within the Zodiacs, she, Cluck and Saiyu constitute the reform faction and often work together.[ch. 348] During the later rounds of the Chairman election, Pyon acts as master of ceremonies.[ch. 331] On the expedition, she is a part of the intelligence team and makes software to recognize any ancient languages they might encounter on the Dark Continent.[ch. 346]
Gel (ゲル Geru), code named the "Snake",[ch. 319] is a woman with a calm attitude. She has the ability to change her arms into a snake which she uses to briefly threaten Pariston when he suggests the Zodiacs to make him the Chairman without election. Within the Zodiacs, she, Kanzai and Saccho constitute the liberal/apolitical faction and often work together.[ch. 348] She is a coroner, pharmacist and Poison Hunter.[ch. 346] On the expedition, she is a part of the science team.[ch. 346]
Cluck (クルック Kurukku), code named the "Chicken",[ch. 319] is one of the most short-tempered members in the Zodiacs. She appears to have the power to manipulate birds, as shown when she delivers all Hunters ballots for the election.[ch. 320] Within the Zodiacs, she, Pyon and Saiyu constitute the reform faction and often work together.[ch. 348] She is a musician, dancer, and Botanical Hunter.[ch. 346] On the expedition, she is a part of the flora/fauna team and plans to collect intelligence and plants after landing.[ch. 346]
Saccho Kobayakawa (サッチョウ＝コバヤカワ Satchō Kobayakawa), code named the "Horse",[ch. 319] is a Double Star Problem Hunter.[ch. 326] He appears to be very strict about the rules, and is known as the "Worry Hunter". He is a detective and handyman.[ch. 346] Within the Zodiacs, he, Kanzai and Gel constitute the liberal/apolitical faction and often work together.[ch. 348] On the expedition, he is a part of the intelligence team and stands guard over Beyond's cell with Kanzai and Saiyu.[ch. 346, 359]
Ginta (ギンタ), code named the "Sheep",[ch. 319] is a ranger and Poacher Hunter.[ch. 346] He seems to be very sensitive when it comes to Netero's death, but he gets very mad when Pariston suggests himself to be Chairman without an election. Within the Zodiacs, he, Cheadle, Mizaistom and Botobai constitute the moderate conservative faction and often work together.[ch. 348] On the expedition, he is a part of the flora/fauna team.[ch. 346]
Saiyu (サイユウ Saiyū), code named the "Monkey",[ch. 319] is a man whose appearance is reminiscent of the Monkey King. A Bounty Hunter and martial artist,[ch. 346] he also has a staff as his weapon. His ability consists of three Nen Monkeys; See No Evil robs an opponent of their sight if the attack connects, Hear No Evil robs them of their hearing, and Speak No Evil robs them of their speech.[ch. 349] Within the Zodiacs, he, Pyon and Cluck constitute the reform faction and often work together.[ch. 348] He is Pariston's informant within the Zodiacs.[ch. 348] On the expedition, he is a part of the defense team and stands guard over Beyond's cell with Kanzai and Saccho.[ch. 346, 359]
The Hunter Exam is divided into several stages, each one overseen by an experienced hunter. In the first shown exam in the series, the first examiner is Satotz (サトツ Satotsu), who tests the candidates' stamina by leading them on a marathon of unknown length through a tunnel and a swampland filled with uniquely dangerous creatures.[ch. 6, 8] The second stage of the exam is administered by two Gourmet Hunters, Buhara (ブハラ) and Menchi (メンチ). Although Menchi fails all of the candidates due to her stubbornness, Netero pressures her into giving the candidates an alternative test.[ch. 12] The third stage is overseen by Bounty Hunter and prison warden Lippo (リッポー Rippō),[ch. 17] testing the candidates in different aspects of group dynamics, both in a communal and individual front. Chairman Netero organizes the final stage as a one-on-one fighting tournament, where the winner must get his opponent to admit defeat. In a twist, contestants pass the exam after winning only one fight with the loser advancing to the next round, meaning only one examinee will fail.[ch. 33] Satotz came in seventh and 22nd place in the series' first two popularity polls.
The examinees that took part in the 287th annual Hunter Exam, the year the series' main characters took the exam.
- Voiced by: Yoshiaki Matsumoto (1999 series, Japanese), Lucas Gilbertson (1999 series, English), Daisuke Kishio (2011 series, Japanese), Ray Chase (2011 series, English)
Hanzo (ハンゾー Hanzō) is an 18-year-old shinobi who has trained in the art of ninjutsu since he was born.[ch. 34, 38] He decided to become a Hunter in order to find the elusive Hermit's Scroll.[ch. 6] In the second test of the exam, featuring cooking, he is the only one to know what sushi is, as it is a dish from his home country, Japan.[ch. 11] In the final test of the Hunter Exam, Hanzo is put against Gon in a fight where your opponent must admit defeat.[ch. 33] Despite his speed, strength, and battle experience easily exceeding that of Gon, Gon refuses even after Hanzo breaks his arm. Noting the lack of hate in Gon's eyes after this act, Hanzo realizes he actually has come to like him. He willingly bows out of the battle, giving Gon the victory needed for him to pass the exam.[ch. 33] Hanzo wins and passes the exam himself when he threatens the same to Pokkle in his next match, becoming a licensed Hunter.[ch. 35] It is later stated by Wing that Hanzo learned Nen after the Hunter Exam.[ch. 60] Hanzo later reappears in the Dark Continent arc as part of Kurapika's party and becomes a bodyguard of prince Momoze.[ch. 350] Ordered by her mother to protect Marayam instead of Momoze, a furious Hanzo blames himself when Momoze is killed and vows to make the murderer pay.[ch. 368] Hanzo came in eighth and 16th place in the series' first two popularity polls.
- Voiced by: Kohei Kowada (1999 series, Japanese), Gerald Matthews (1999 series, English), Toshiharu Sakurai (2011 series, Japanese), Michael Sorich (2011 series, English)
Tonpa (トンパ Tonpa) is nicknamed the "Rookie Crusher" by candidates with more experience taking the exam. He has taken the exam for 35 consecutive terms,[ch. 5] never managing to pass. He often brags of his experience to those taking the exam for the first time and then offers them a helping hand. This is merely subterfuge as he takes a perverse pleasure in sabotaging their attempts to get the license.[ch. 17] This time around, he trails Gon, Killua, Kurapika, and Leorio while attempting various means to foil their advancement. In order to do this, he uses methods like spiking drinks with a strong laxative and being contradictory simply to delay progress in a time-sensitive arena, where he is teamed up with them.[ch. 5, 16] He also attends the following Hunter Exam, where he, along with everyone else, is defeated by Killua.[ch. 148]
- Voiced by: Yukiko Tamaki (1999 series, Japanese), Graden Gant (1999 series, English), Yukitoshi Tokumoto (2011 series, Japanese), Bobby Thong (2011 series, English)
Pokkle (ポックル Pokkuru) is an accomplished archer that carries a bow and quiver of arrows wherever he goes. The arrows are tipped with a potent tranquilizer that, even with a small nick, induces paralysis for any person for up to a week.[ch. 24] Pokkle's aim is to become a successful hunter of undocumented fantastic beasts.[ch. 38] He passes the exam and becomes a licensed Hunter. Pokkle is then seen in N.G.L. with Ponzu and several others before their group is attacked by Chimera Ants.[ch. 190] Pokkle is poisoned by Zazan and brought to the colony to be fed to the Queen, but using a hidden antidote is able to restore some movement and hide before the Chimera Ants start searching for him for his knowledge on Nen.[ch. 197] However, the newly born Neferpitou senses Pokkle hiding and he is subjected to his brain being prodded by the Royal Guard to divulge everything he knows about Nen before being killed.[ch. 198] Pokkle's Nen ability, Seven Spectrum Array: Rainbow (
- Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (1999 series, Japanese), Leda Davies (1999 series, English), Haruka Kudō (2011 series, Japanese), Reba Buhr (2011 series, English)
Ponzu (ポンズ) is one of the 24 that managed to enter the fourth stage of the Hunter Exam.[ch. 23] She fights using chemical weapons, a wide variety of toxins, and prefers to set traps instead of fighting head on.[ch. 25] Her secret weapon lies within her round cap, carrying neurotoxic bees under the surface that emerge and attack her enemies when she is threatened.[ch. 31] During this stage, her bees instinctively end up killing Bourbon after she falls into his trap. Ponzu is rescued by Gon, but her badge is taken when she is unconscious so Leorio can pass, causing her to fail the exam.[ch. 31] She also attends the following Hunter Exam, where she, along with everyone else, is defeated by Killua.[ch. 148] Ponzu is then seen in N.G.L. with Pokkle and several others before their group is attacked by Chimera Ants.[ch. 190] The group is killed by Zazan's squad, but she is able to escape long enough to send one of her bees with a message to the strongest Hunter nearby, who happens to be Kite. She is shot and eaten moments later by a Chimera Ant.[ch. 190] Ponzu came in ninth place in the series' first popularity poll.
Chimera Ant Exterminators
With the infestation of man-sized Chimera Ants within N.G.L., the Hunter Association sends an official team to investigate and contain the threat. The extermination team is led by none other than Chairman Netero himself. Netero handpicks those who are to accompany him, causing significant political bickering within the Hunter Association.
Morel Mackernasey (モラウ＝マッカーナーシ Morau Makkānāshi) is a Hunter and member of the team tasked with exterminating the Chimera Ants.[ch. 199] A tough yet very compassionate man with long hair and sunglasses, he is Knuckle Bine and Shoot McMahon's master, and acknowledged by Netero to be about equal to himself.[ch. 200, 202] He uses a giant smoking pipe and the smoke produced by it as his weapons. With his Nen ability Smoke Troopers: Deep Purple (
Knov (ノヴ Novu) is a Hunter and member of the team tasked with exterminating the Chimera Ants.[ch. 199] An intelligent man dressed in glasses and a suit, he is Palm's master and a target of her affections, and acknowledged by Netero to be about equal to himself.[ch. 200, 202] Knov's Nen ability Fourth-Dimensional Mansion: Hide and Seek (
Knuckle Bine (ナックル＝バイン Nakkuru Bain) is a Beast Hunter and Morel's pupil.[ch. 200, 201] Despite appearing to be an aggressive man, Knuckle is very compassionate and easily moved to tears. He also gets along well with animals, having the habit of taking care of abandoned pets.[ch. 206] Knuckle's Nen ability is Hakoware: Bankruptcy, Chapter Seven (
Shoot McMahon (シュート＝マクマホン Shūto Makumahon) is an Unidentified Beast Hunter with one arm and Morel's pupil.[ch. 200, 205] Shoot's Nen ability is Dark Inn: Hotel Rafflesia (
Palm Siberia (パーム＝シベリア Pāmu Shiberia) is the pupil of Knov, for whom she has affections for.[ch. 200] In order for her to accompany Knov on the extermination, Gon and Killua must defeat Knuckle and Shoot within one month, so Palm contacts Biscuit to train them further.[ch. 200, 201] On most occasions, she appears disheveled and stressed, exuding a frightening aura. However, she is depicted as quite beautiful when dressed up.[ch. 218] She develops a crush on Gon, but is unable to further their relationship. Palm can see the location of anyone she has seen with her own eyes by using a small mermaid crystal ball relic fed by her blood.[ch. 220] Palm is sent into the Chimera Ant King's palace undercover as a secretary to Director Bizeff, the man who actually ran East Gorteau behind the scenes, in order to lay eyes on the King and Royal Guards so she can track them.[ch. 250, 252] She is captured and transformed into a Chimera Ant-hybrid, with the Nen ability Fury of Shadows: Black Widow (
- Voiced by: Shigeru Nakahara (1998 film), Yūji Kishi (1999 series, Japanese), Adam Hunter (1999 series, English), Shūichi Ikeda (2011 series, Japanese), Uki Satake (Chimera Ant, Japanese), Chris Smith (2011 series, English), Laura Stahl (Chimera Ant, English)
Kite (カイト Kaito) is the very first Hunter introduced in the story. A student of Ging Freecss, Gon's father, he traveled to Whale Island three years prior to the start of the series looking for leads in order to pass his final test, find Ging.[ch. 1] After saving Gon from a foxbear, Kite revealed to him that his father is alive and the best Hunter there is, inspiring Gon to follow in his father's footsteps and become a Hunter.[ch. 1] After completing Greed Island Gon runs into Kite again, who, after finding Ging, is in the middle of a biological survey searching for new species in the country of Kakin.[ch. 186] He is leading a team of young would-be Hunters named Banana Kavaro, Lin Koshi, Monta Yuras, Podungo Lapoy, Spinner Clow, and Stick Dinner. His Nen ability is Mad Clown: Crazy Slots (
Kite is killed by Neferpitou and his body rebuilt into a manipulated puppet to train the Chimera Ants.[ch. 222] He is captured by Knuckle and Shoot, with Gon vowing to put him right and get revenge; although this never happens. It is later revealed that Meruem's twin sister found on the Queen's corpse is Kite reborn as a female Chimera Ant.[ch. 316] Ging claims that Crazy Slots has a number that only comes up when Kite "really doesn't want to die" and suspects this is the reason he is "alive."[ch. 335] While named Reina by Colt, Kite quickly matured while regaining the memories and personality of her former human male self and helps snap Gon out of his depression. Kite also forces Koala (コアラ Koara), the koala-humanoid Chimera Ant hitman, to become her subordinate as penitence for the death of a girl whose physical appearance Kite has assumed as a Chimera Ant.[ch. 337] Kite came in tenth place in the series' first popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Kazuki Yao (1999 series, Japanese, episode 45), Tsuyoshi Koyama (1999 series, Japanese, episode 56), Masaki Aizawa (2011 series, Japanese), Imari Williams (2011 series, English)
Izunavi (イズナビ Izunabi), named Mizuken (ミズケン) in the 2011 anime, is a Hunter and Kurapika's Nen teacher. Izunavi teaches him about Nen and informs him of the ability to make Contracts that strengthen your abilities based on how strict the limitation you place.[ch. 83] He reappears in the Dark Continent arc as part of Kurapika's party, becoming a bodyguard of prince Tyson.[ch. 350] Izunavi came in 24th place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Tarako Isono (1999 series, Japanese), Miina Tominaga (2011 series, Japanese), Dorothy Fahn (2011 series, English)
Melody (センリツ Senritsu) is a Music Hunter and is the kind and understanding member of Neon's bodyguards.[ch. 73] She is always ready to listen to anyone's confessions and has the gift to make people open up to her. As Leorio notes, she is one of the very few characters who has made Kurapika open up to her. Melody's physical appearance is in short contrast to her kind soul. Due to effects of the "Sonata of Darkness", a musical piece said to have been written by Satan himself and that whomever listens to it will be greatly cursed, her body is short and her right arm disfigured.[ch. 73] One night, Melody and her friend were drunk, and her friend played the Sonata. Its power was so great, that upon hearing only the first movement of the flute solo, Melody was disfigured. Her friend was not so lucky; his entire body was disfigured like Melody's arm and he died after playing it. Melody gained her Nen abilities in exchange. Melody's goal is to find the Sonata of Darkness and destroy it.[ch. 73] Melody has the ability to Emit her aura to people to soothe fatigue when she plays an instrument. Melody also has a very sharp sense of hearing and can tell a person's psychological state just by listening to their heartbeat.[ch. 121] For example, she knows when people are lying or when someone has completely lost his/her temper. Melody reappears in the Dark Continent arc as part of Kurapika's party, becoming a bodyguard of prince Kacho.[ch. 350] Melody was inspired by Nausicaä and Yupa in Hayao Miyazaki's Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind, or possibly Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke instead of Yupa. Melody came in 20th place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Hidenobu Kiuchi (1999 series, Japanese), Toru Nakane (2011 series, Japanese), Jake Eberle (2011 series, English)
Basho (バショウ Bashō) is one of Neon Nostrade's new bodyguards, hired along with Kurapika. When he is first introduced he is quick to underestimate Kurapika, but after Kurapika's display of his Dowsing Chain, he grows respect for him. Basho returns in the Dark Continent storyline as part of Kurapika's infiltration party, becoming a bodyguard of prince Luzurus.[ch. 350] His Nen ability is called The Wandering Haiku Poet (
- Voiced by: Tadashi Miyazawa (1999 series, Japanese), Hiroshi Ohtake (2011 series, Japanese), Sam Mann (2011 series, English)
Zeno Zoldyck (ゼノ＝ゾルディック Zeno Zorudikku) is Killua's grandfather and Silva's father. A witty old man, his advancing age has not dampened his quick thinking and speed in battle. Zeno wears alternating signs on his garb that say either "A Kill a Day" or "Never Retire."[ch. 95] He appears to be on good terms with Chairman Netero, who hires Zeno for the initial assault on the palace in East Gorteau in order to catch the Chimera Ants off guard.[ch. 263] He noticeably hesitates in the battle when he realizes the King has come to care for the safety of a human prisoner. Zeno favors Killua more than his other grandchildren. Zeno came in ninth place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Kouji Ishii (1999 series, Japanese), Kouichi Yamadera (2011 series, Japanese), Chris Tergliafera (2011 series, English)
Silva Zoldyck (シルバ＝ゾルディック Shiruba Zorudikku) is Killua's father. A silent, pensive figure, Killua's interaction with him seems limited. He allows Killua to go along with Gon on their journey to find his father, but only because he sees it as a crucial step in his development as the head assassin of the Zoldyck Family.[ch. 42] During the auction in Yorknew City, Silva and Zeno are both hired by the Ten Dons to assassinate the Phantom Troupe, but withdraw from the job when their clients are killed due to a job taken by Illumi, Maha, and Kalluto.[ch. 100] This was Silva's second time fighting Chrollo Lucilfer,[ch. 99] and according to Killua, he previously killed an unknown member of the Phantom Troupe.[ch. 80] Silva later appears amid the assault on the Palace in East Gorteau, killing Cheetu on the way to pick up his father. Silva tied with Ging for 15th place in the series' first popularity poll, and placed 13th in the second.
- Voiced by: Rena Yukie (1999 series, Japanese), Junko Iwao (2011 series, Japanese), Michelle Ruff (2011 series, English)
Kikyo Zoldyck (キキョウ＝ゾルディック Kikyō Zorudikku) is Killua's mother. She was injured attempting to prevent Killua from running away from home to take the Hunter Exam, although she is proud of Killua for doing so.[ch. 36] She seems to be slightly paranoid and is cautious of Killua's friends. Kikyo is looking forward to Killua excelling in assassination and anticipates that one day, he will continue on with the family business. According to Illumi, Killua is her favorite son. Kikyo came in 13th place in the series' first popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Katashi Ishizuka (1999 series, Japanese), Kimiko Saito (2011 series, Japanese), Laila Berzins (2011 series, English)
Milluki Zoldyck (ミルキ＝ゾルディック Miruki Zorudikku) is Killua's second eldest brother and an obese figure who possesses a strong aversion to performing any kind of physical activity. He seems to be a sort of otaku, since his room is covered with figurines from various anime, manga and video games.[ch. 69] Milluki is talented in hacking computer systems, as Killua asks him to hack a memory card from Ging. He was also injured during Killua's escape.[ch. 36] Milluki is in charge of torturing Killua as punishment, but does not have the drive to carry it out very long as he becomes physically exhausted.[ch. 42] After being tipped off by Killua on the whereabouts of a Greed Island cartridge, Milluki's excitement results in one of the rarer moments in which he makes an outside expedition in search of the game, he himself states that he had not left the mansion in eight years. However, he is unable to win a copy and leaves in frustration.
Alluka Zoldyck (アルカ＝ゾルディック Aruka Zorudikku) is the second youngest sibling of Killua. While the other members of the Zoldyck family refer to Alluka as male or as an object, Killua, who is the closest to Alluka, states that Alluka is female.[ch. 320, 321, 324] Alluka is a dark child with the ability to grant wishes and a second personality, named Nanika (ナニカ, "Something") by Killua.[ch. 323] Once a person grants three requests made by Alluka, Nanika grants their wish.[ch. 322] The bigger the wish, the bigger Alluka's demands will be for the next person.[ch. 322] If four of Alluka's demands are refused in a row, at least two people, the refusee and their closest friend/love, will die.[ch. 322] A larger wish requires more deaths in the next round when the demands are refused; dying in the order of the amount of time they have spent with the refusee.[ch. 322, 323] Once people die in refusal, the demands "reset" to the lowest difficulty level.[ch. 324] Because Alluka's power is considered too dangerous, Alluka is locked up alone in a room full of toys. Fearing that Killua will ask Alluka's help to save Gon's life, Illumi asks for Hisoka's help in searching for and killing Alluka, as Alluka poses a grave danger to the entire Zoldyck family in the case of Killua getting killed by Alluka's power.[ch. 323] Killua eventually has Alluka cure Gon without consequence, this is because Killua can make demands of Nanika without paying a price.[ch. 333, 336] After Gon is healed, Killua demands Nanika not grant anyone else's wishes and starts traveling together with Alluka.[ch. 336, 338] The caption to a standalone illustration of Alluka in Volume 33 of Hunter × Hunter reads "Ai. I'm from the Dark Continent.," possibly suggesting that Alluka's power is due to the Gaseous Life-form: Ai (アイ) that humans brought back from the Dark Continent.[ch. 341]
Greed Island players
Greed Island (グリードアイランド) is a video game created by Ging Freecss and ten of his friends for the "Joystation" video game console in 1987, exclusively for Hunters who know Nen.[ch. 69, 184] Only 100 copies were made that sold for 5.8 billion jenny (the currency of Hunter × Hunter), the highest ever for a video game.[ch. 69] The game seemingly transports its players' physical bodies into "the world" of Greed Island (though it is actually an isolated island that exists in the real world),[ch. 134] only releasing them when they die (at which point they die in real life too), when they win, or when they use a special card in the game that lets them out.
- Voiced by: Chieko Higuchi (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Akiko Kimura (GI Final OVA, child form, Japanese), Takashi Hagino (GI Final OVA, adult form, Japanese), Chisa Yokoyama (2011 series, Japanese), Tara Sands (2011 series, English)
Biscuit Krueger (ビスケット クルーガー Bisuketto Kurūgā) is a Double Star Stone Hunter who Gon and Killua team up with in Greed Island.[ch. 137, 326] Although she appears to be a little girl, her true form is actually that of a massive and extremely muscular 57-year-old woman several times the size.[ch. 137, 177] Biscuit stays in this young girl form because she hates her actual appearance, but receives a tremendous power boost when she transforms back to her real appearance.[ch. 177] Her goal in Greed Island is to obtain a gem found only in the game, Blue Planet.[ch. 138] She becomes Gon and Killua's second teacher, and is also the teacher of Wing, the man who first teaches Nen to Gon and Killua.[ch. 137] After the events of Greed Island, Biscuit later helps Gon and Killua train for their battles against Knuckle and Shoot during the Chimera Ant arc.[ch. 201] She later joins Kurapika's party at Killua's request during the Dark Continent arc, becoming a guard of prince Marayam.[ch. 350]
- Voiced by: Ryūji Mizuki (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Kiyoyuki Yanada (2011 series, Japanese), Jay Allen White (2011 series, English)
Tsezguerra (ツェズゲラ Tsezugera) is an experienced Single Star Jackpot Hunter.[ch. 125] He is hired by multibillionaire Battera (バッテラ) to beat Greed Island and to test the people who want to enter the game in order to earn the 50-billion-jenny prize money offered by Battera.[ch. 125] He and his team ally with Gon, Killua, Biscuit, Hisoka and Goreinu to take part in the dodgeball game against Razor.[ch. 160] He and his team later engage Genthru's in a game of chase in order to buy time for Gon to train against Genthru and for Killua to heal his injuries.[ch. 170]
- Voiced by: Daisuke Hirakawa (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Eiji Hanawa (2011 series, Japanese), Jalen K. Cassell (2011 series, English)
Abengane (アベンガネ) is an exorcist; a Nen user with the ability to remove Nen "curses" or attacks placed onto himself or others.[ch. 120, 147] The Nen Beasts he summons to eat the Nen curses placed on himself, attach themselves onto him until he fulfills the original condition for removing the curse or the original caster dies.[ch. 147] As one of the players hired by Battera to complete Greed Island, the Phantom Troupe and Hisoka find Abengane in the game and hire him to remove the curse placed on Chrollo by Kurapika.[ch. 183]
- Voiced by: Kōsuke Toriumi (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Hidetaka Tenjin (2011 series, Japanese), Edward Bosco (2011 series, English)
Goreinu (ゴレイヌ Goreinu) is a Greed Island player who allies with Gon's party in the dodgeball game against Razor.[ch. 154] His Nen ability is to form two gorillas out of Nen.[ch. 161] He seems to control the gorillas and can quickly swap the position of them with his own or also with someone other, friend or foe. He later joins Tsezguerra's team and is the one who gives Gon, Killua, and Biscuit the remaining cards needed to win Greed Island.[ch. 169, 182]
- Voiced by: Tōru Furusawa (Greed Island OVA, Japanese), Takaya Kuroda (2011 series, Japanese), George C. Cole (2011 series, English)
Razor (レイザー Reizā) is one of the Game Masters and a creator of Greed Island.[ch. 145] Razor was told by Gon's father not to hold back against his son should he ever come to Greed Island.[ch. 161] Razor is a key person in getting one of the hardest cards in the game; the challengers must confront Razor and his 14 devils in a group of 15 people, and defeat them in different sporting events. It is learned that the 14 devils were not his allies, but Razor's own ability to emit 14 Nen creatures at will.[ch. 161] He is defeated in a dodgeball game by Gon's allied party (consisting of Gon, Killua, Biscuit, Hisoka, and several other players hired by Battera). Razor reveals to Gon that he is a death row convict captured by Ging and brought to the island.[ch. 169]
Kakin (カキン) is a kingdom located in the middle of the Azian Continent that experienced quick economic growth after shifting from social imperialism to a parliamentary democracy 30 years ago in what was called the "Most Silent Revolution in History".[ch. 340] Since then it has sought to expand its influence internationally and after announcing an expedition to the Dark Continent, the V5 offer Kakin a seat among them, extending the council to six countries and renaming it the V6, in order to gain control over the expedition and its spoils, as well as to prevent possible predicaments.[ch. 346] All of the ruler's legitimate children receive the official title of "prince", regardless of sex, and are ranked according to their order of birth, although the ranks grant few special privileges toward each other and act mostly as a mean to address them.[ch. 349] The illegitimate children, on the other hand, are forbidden from appearing in public or taking part in the kingdom's politics and have their faces slashed with razors twice, as proof of their lower status.[ch. 378] To choose its next ruler, a deadly game among the princes is being held to decide the rightful successor on board the giant Dark Continent transport ship titled the Black Whale No.1, a fact that is hidden from the public.[ch. 348] The princes each acquire a Guardian Spirit Beast (守護霊獣), a parasitic Nen Beast that feeds on their aura and metamorphoses into a form and ability based on their disposition, that they can not see or control in the Seed Urn Ceremony before boarding the ship.[ch. 349, 360] Guardian Spirit Beasts created from the same "vessel" do not kill each other and do not directly attack other hosts.[ch. 362]
Nasubi Hui Guo Rou
Nasubi Hui Guo Rou (ナスビ＝ホイコーロ Nasubi Hoikōro) is the ruler and king of Kakin and sponsor of Beyond Netero's expedition to the Dark Continent. A charismatic and enthusiastic man on the outside, Nasubi hides a cold and ruthless side from the public as he shows no remorse in having his own children killed in the succession game. He has eight wives and 14 legitimate children.[ch. 349]
Benjamin Hui Guo Rou
Benjamin Hui Guo Rou (ベンジャミン＝ホイコーロ Benjamin Hoikōro) is the first prince of Kakin and Nasubi's eldest son with his first wife, Unma (ウンマ).[ch. 349] Although a very strong and aggressive man, when reasoned with using relevant information he is flexible but stern, and always makes sound judgements.[ch. 363] He has no qualms about killing his own siblings and seems to have a rivalry with Tserriednich, his sibling from the same mother.[ch. 348] As Deputy Military Adviser of the Kakin Royal Army, Benjamin is able to order some of his personal guards to protect the other princes while tasking to learning of people's Nen abilities with authorization to kill in self-defense if they feel threatened.[ch. 363] He was already a Nen user before the succession game began.[ch. 363] His ability "Those Who Inherit the Stars": Benjamin Baton (
Camilla Hui Guo Rou
Camilla Hui Guo Rou (カミｰラ＝ホイコーロ Kamīra Hoikōro) is the second prince of Kakin, Nasubi's eldest daughter and first child with his second wife, Duazul (ドゥアズル). While charming, she is sadistic and answers to no one but her father. She orders her mother to get close to and kill Halkenburg.[ch. 366] Her Nen ability, "The Cat Who Lived a Million Times": Cat's Name (
Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou
Zhang Lei Hui Guo Rou (チョウライ＝ホイコーロ Chōrai Hoikōro) is the third prince of Kakin and Nasubi's only son with his third wife, Tang Zhao Li (トウチョウレイ).[ch. 349] While a diplomatic pacifist who takes pleasure in luxury, he allied himself with the Xi-Yu crime family as he believes a true king should make use of both the light and the dark sides of society. By his own admission he has a tendency to worry more about what happens after he becomes king than about the hurdles to reach the crown. His Guardian Spirit Beast is a Conjurer that produces a coin on a daily basis, has multiple abilities activated by multiple conditions.[ch. 376] The possessor of a coin can gain various abilities after fulfilling certain conditions.[ch. 376] Zhang Lei estimates that handing out the coins would manifest their power once he is king, making him ironclad when it happens yet apparently useless to the holder until then.
Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou
Tserriednich Hui Guo Rou (ツェリードニヒ＝ホイコーロ Tserīdonihi Hoikōro) is the fourth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second son with Unma.[ch. 349] A rather erudite and placid man on the outside, Tserriednich is actually a sociopath who indulges himself with grotesque acts of cruelty and murder and possesses a vast collection of human body parts, including several scarlet eyes from the Kurta clan.[ch. 345, 349] He sends two guards to attend Kurapika's Nen lessons, telling them to kill everyone should they fail to learn Nen in two weeks.[ch. 369] Theta (テータ Tēta), one of his private guards, is ordered by Tserriednich to teach him Nen, and although she tries to drag it out as long as possible fearing what an evil man like him could do with it, he is revealed to be an extremely fast learner.[ch. 362, 368] A Specialist, Tserriednich's Nen ability allows him to see ten seconds into the future allowing events to play out as an illusion to all nearby while acting independently then.[ch. 387] His Guardian Spirit Beast resembles a horse with feminine facial features, a long extendable neck, four fingered hands, and high heel shoes.[ch. 362] The beast hides another face inside its mouth and has the ability to curse anyone who lies to him by creating wounds on their face, which develop into a rash should that person lie to him again.[ch. 374, 385] Additionally, Tserriednich develops his own Nen Beast separate from his Guardian Spirit Beast.[ch. 384]
Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou
Tubeppa Hui Guo Rou (ツベッパ＝ホイコーロ Tsubeppa Hoikōro) is the fifth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second daughter with Duazul.[ch. 349] Tomboyish compared to her sisters, she values modesty and is analytical of her competition as she intends to kill off her older siblings while reprieving her younger siblings once gaining the throne. Tubeppa offers to form a truce with Woble if Kurapika will tell her guard captain Maor (マオール Maōru) everything about Nen.[ch. 365] Her Guardian Spirit Beast is a giant frog with wheels that can synthesize any drug within its body while possessing a collaborative type ability that requires a research partner.[ch. 375]
Tyson Hui Guo Rou
Tyson Hui Guo Rou (タイソン＝ホイコーロ Taison Hoikōro) is the sixth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's only child with his fourth wife, Katrono (カットローン).[ch. 349] Izunavi is selected as her bodyguard.[ch. 350] A stout and plump woman, she prefers handsome men as her bodyguards and encourages them to read her Book of Tyson, which reflects her ideals of world peace and which she treats as scripture.[ch. 366] Her Guardian Spirit Beast, a giant heart with four wings and a single eye, is an Emitter with a diffusive levy type ability where it produces smaller Nen Beasts called Eye-wogs (目玉ジャクシ Medama Jakushi) that attach themselves to whomever receives her book, collecting aura from them and bestowing happiness in return.[ch. 375] The degree of happiness received depends on how thoroughly one has read the Book of Tyson with consequences to whoever breaks the one and only taboo of Tyson's teachings.[ch. 375]
Luzurus Hui Guo Rou
Luzurus Hui Guo Rou (ルズｰルス＝ホイコーロ Ruzūrusu Hoikōro) is the seventh prince of Kakin and Nasubi's third child with Duazul.[ch. 349] He made a failed attempt for some of his bodyguards to take part in the Hunter Exam before the ship's departure.[ch. 348] Basho is selected as his bodyguard and the two bond over smoking drugs.[ch. 350, 366] His centipede-like Guardian Spirit Beast is a Conjurer that applies pseudo-coercive Manipulation in setting traps by materializing whatever the target desires as bait.[ch. 375]
Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou
Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou (サレサレ＝ホイコーロ Saresare Hoikōro) is the eighth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's only child with his fifth wife Swinko-swinko (スィンコスィンコ).[ch. 349] He seems to be a womanizer and a wild hedonist to the point proudly disregarding the Succession War, holding a party to his mother's dismay. He is the second prince to die when assassinated by Benjamin's followers Rian and Yushohi who infiltrated his detail during guard rotation, Rian using his Predator to remove Salé-salé's Spirit Beast so Yushohi can secretly kill off the prince.[ch. 382] Salé-salé's Guardian Spirit Beast, resembling a floating ball with several faces, a Manipulator whose ability is tied to his libido that spews a gas that causes whoever inhaled it to have a increased sense of faith in Salé-salé.[ch. 374] A target that inhaled a certain amount of the gas becomes a carrier with a clone of Salé-salé's Guardian Spirit Beast above them, hinting Salé-salé could potentially subjugate a nation if given time.[ch. 374]
Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou
Halkenburg Hui Guo Rou (ハルケンブルグ＝ホイコーロ Harukenburugu Hoikōro) is the ninth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's fourth child with Duazul.[ch. 349] A prodigy student who entered university at age 15, he is considered the most gifted of the heirs and by many the most suited to become the next ruler. However, he openly criticizes the royal family.[ch. 349] Unlike his siblings, Halkenburg has no intention on continuing with the succession battle and tells his father he will not participate.[ch. 361] In his second confrontation with his father, he learns the harsh truth, that the only way for him to end the succession war is by winning. His Guardian Spirit Beast, a feathered ogre-like Enhancer that implants pinions to boost his followers' physical abilities, awaken his Nen ability to transmit the aura of a follower into another person to place them in a trance-like state until that follower is killed.[ch. 382]
Kacho Hui Guo Rou
Kacho Hui Guo Rou (カチョウ＝ホイコーロ Kachō Hoikōro) is the tenth prince of Kakin and Nasubi's first daughter with his sixth wife, Seiko (セイコ).[ch. 349] Melody is selected as her bodyguard.[ch. 350] Appearing rude and selfish on the outside, this is actually an act to appear tough and to ensure that her bodyguards side with her twin sister Fugetsu if forced to choose between them.[ch. 377] She cares about Fugetsu and convinces her that they should work together to win the succession game, enlisting Melody's help to orchestrate an escape plan.[ch. 359, 377] But the plan fails as Kacho is killed by a mysterious force preventing any princes from leaving. Her Guardian Spirit Beast awakens upon her death, assuming Kacho's form per it ability Without You (２人セゾン(キミガイナイ), Season of Two), which would had also be triggered by the death of her sister, to protect Fugetsu until she dies.
Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou
Fugetsu Hui Guo Rou (フウゲツ＝ホイコーロ Fūgetsu Hoikōro) is the 11th prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second daughter with Seiko, making her Kacho's twin sister.[ch. 349] Unlike her sister, she is shy and has a kind attitude. Her Guardian Spirit Beast creates doors that act as portals allowing her to travel instantly between two points.[ch. 376] She attempts to escape along with Kacho, but is forced to use her portal to retreat as a mysterious force prevents her from leaving while later joined by her twin's Guardian Spirit Beast.[ch. 383]
Momoze Hui Guo Rou
Momoze Hui Guo Rou (モモゼ＝ホイコーロ Momoze Hoikōro) is the 12th prince of Kakin and Nasubi's first child with his seventh wife, Sevanti (セヴァンチ).[ch. 349] Hanzo is selected as her bodyguard.[ch. 350] Her Guardian Spirit Beast is mouse-like and was one of the Beasts to attack Woble's bodyguards.[ch. 368] After Sevanti orders some of Momoze's bodyguards to protect Marayam instead, including Hanzo, Momoze is strangled to death in her sleep by one of her remaining guards, making her the first prince to die in the succession war.[ch. 361, 368] King Nasubi's has her body composed and placed in a grave inside a mysterious room where 13 more empty graves are arranged in a circle.[ch. 371]
Marayam Hui Guo Rou
Marayam Hui Guo Rou (マラヤｰム＝ホイコーロ Marayāmu Hoikōro) is the 13th prince of Kakin and Nasubi's second child with Sevanti.[ch. 349] Biscuit is selected as his bodyguard.[ch. 350] Sevanti orders some of Momoze's bodyguards to protect Marayam instead, claiming he is scared and more important.[ch. 361]
Woble Hui Guo Rou
Woble Hui Guo Rou (ワブル＝ホイコーロ Waburu Hoikōro) is the 14th prince of Kakin, Nasubi's youngest child and only child with his eighth wife, Oito (オイト).[ch. 349] She is forced to participate in the succession game despite being a newborn baby. Oito hires Kurapika to protect her and her daughter during the succession game.[ch. 350] Two hours in and all of their initial bodyguards are killed by Guardian Spirit Beasts except Kurapika and Bill (ビル Biru), a Hunter hired by Pariston to search the Dark Continent with Beyond.[ch. 361] Like the other princes they are then given a royal armed guard by Benjamin, but are additionally given two more guards from Zhang Lei.[ch. 366] Kurapika temporarily gives Oito the Nen ability Rear Window: Little Eye (
The Xi-Yu (シュウ＝ウ一家) mafia family is run by its boss Onior Longbao (オニオール＝ロンポウ Oniōro Ronpou), Nasubi Hui Guo Rou's illegitimate half-brother.[ch. 378] Hinrigh Biganduffno (ヒンリギ゠ビガンダフノ Hinrigi Bigandafuno) is the underboss of the family.[ch. 378] Based on level four of the Black Whale, their benefactor is Zhang Lei and they control human trafficking and goods distribution.[ch. 378] The Xi-Yu are trying to find Hisoka before the Phantom Troupe, in order to prevent a large scale incident onboard.
The Cha-R (シャ＝ア一家) mafia family is run by its boss Brocco Li (ブロッコ＝リー Burokko Rī), Nasubi Hui Guo Rou's illegitimate half-brother.[ch. 378] Ken'i Wang (オウ＝ケンイ Ou Ken'i) is the underboss of the family.[ch. 378] Based on level five of the Black Whale, their benefactor is Luzurus and they control all commodities.[ch. 378] The Cha-R are trying to find Hisoka before the Phantom Troupe, in order to prevent a large scale incident onboard.
The Heil-Ly (エイ＝イ一家) mafia family is run by its boss Morena Prudo (モレナ＝プルード Morena Purūdo), Nasubi Hui Guo Rou's illegitimate daughter with a mistress.[ch. 378] Based on level three of the Black Whale, their benefactor is Tserriednich and they intermediate between the wealthy and the black market.[ch. 378] Morena's Nen ability "Contagion": With Etude of Love (
- Voiced by: Akemi Okamura (1998 film), Akiko Kimura (1999 series), Keiko Han (2011 series) (Japanese); Rachael McCabe (2011 series) (English)
Mito (ミト) is the woman who raised Gon and does not want him to become a Hunter.[ch. 1] Despite being Ging's cousin, Gon refers to her as his aunt and considers her his "real mom."[ch. 64, 65] Although Mito never told Gon that Ging was a Hunter, he grew up believing both his parents died in a car accident, the boy learned about it from Kite three years prior to the series.[ch. 64] She later reveals to him that ten years after Ging left Whale Island, he returned with Gon as an infant and asked their grandmother to take care of him for a while, but Mito felt him unfit to parent and gained custody of the boy.[ch. 65] In the 1999 version of the anime and novelization, Mito is made into the sister of Gon's mother, making Ging her brother-in-law.
- Voiced by: Masami Kikuchi (1999 series, Japanese), Toshihiko Seki (2011 series, Japanese), Ethan Murray (2011 series, English)
Wing (ウイング Uingu) is an assistant master of the Shingen-Ryu style of Kung fu whose pupil is Zushi. He meets Gon and Killua at the Heavens Arena and eventually teaches them Nen. Although he initially lies to them about Nen,[ch. 46] he changes his mind when they advance to the 200th floor of Heavens Arena, realizing they could die or be badly injured by the other Nen users.[ch. 47, 48] For the next several months he teaches them the basics of Nen, after which he announces they have passed the secret final requirement for being a Hunter.[ch. 60] He does however somewhat fear their immense potential. Wing's teacher was Biscuit Krueger, who incidentally later becomes Gon and Killua's second teacher. His Nen type is Enhancement.[ch. 60] Wing came in 11th and 15th place in the series' first two popularity polls.
- Voiced by: Umi Tenjin (1999 series, Japanese), Yuka Terasaki (2011 series, Japanese), Kira Buckland (2011 series, English)
Zushi (ズシ) is a young boy who studies Shingen-Ryu Kung fu and Nen under the tutelage of Wing, whom Gon and Killua meet in the Heavens Arena.[ch. 45] He is a formidable fighter and a prodigy in his own right, however, he is quickly surpassed by Gon and Killua. According to the results of his water divination, Zushi is a Manipulator.[ch. 60] Zushi came in 21st place in the series' second popularity poll.
- Voiced by: Yuuji Kishi (1999 series, Japanese), Tokuyoshi Kawashima (2011 series, Japanese), Kevin M. Connolly (2011 series, English)
Kastro (カストロ Kasutoro) is a prominent and talented fighter in the Heavens Arena. He hangs out on the 200th floor of the Heavens Arena with the intent on building enough wins to become a Floor Master. His only loss is to Hisoka, so he trains rigorously to improve his Nen. After accumulating nine out of the ten required wins to become a Floor Master, he challenges Hisoka to a rematch.[ch. 52] While he appears to have the upper hand at first, Hisoka realizes that Kastro has been working in tandem with a doppelgänger created through his Nen.[ch. 53] Hisoka then performs an illusion using Nen to throw off Kastro, which leaves an opening for Hisoka to kill him.[ch. 55] Kastro's undoing is in the type of Nen ability that he has chosen. Although he was born as an Enhancer, Kastro's ability completely ignores his strengths and uses Conjuration and Manipulation. Furthermore, his conjured doppelgänger is also flawed in that although Kastro gets dirtied from blows dealt to him, it remains spotless in combat due to it being merely a reflection of what he sees of himself, thus making it easy to distinguish between the two.[ch. 54]
The Nostrade Family is the mafia family that Kurapika joins in order to find information concerning his people's stolen Scarlet Eyes. It is headed by Light Nostrade (ライト＝ノストラード Raito Nosutorādo), and by using the fortunetelling ability of his daughter Neon, Light managed to greatly increase his position in the mafia community, to the point where even the Ten Dons seek his daughter's advice.[ch. 79] Before entering the underground auction several bodyguards are hired to protect Neon, including Kurapika, by Dalzollene.[ch. 70] After the Phantom Troupe attack on the auction, several of the bodyguards are killed, including Dalzollene, which allows Kurapika to become the lead bodyguard.[ch. 79]
- Voiced by: Yuko Maekawa (1999 series, Japanese), Kana Ueda (2011 series, Japanese), Faye Mata (2011 series, English)
Neon Nostrade (ネオン＝ノストラード Neon Nosutorādo) is the only daughter of the head of the Nostrade family, Light Nostrade. Using her Nen ability, Lovely Ghostwriter: Angelic Auto Writing (
- Voiced by: Hiromi Sugino (1999 series, Japanese), Takehito Koyasu (2011 series, Japanese), Kirk Thornton (2011 series, English)
Dalzollene (ダルツォルネ Darutsorune) is a dedicated leader of Neon Nostrade's bodyguards and Kurapika's direct superior.[ch. 70] He is killed by Phinks, as the Troupe infiltrates a Nostrade compound in order to rescue a captured Uvogin.[ch. 78] Dalzollene is seen wielding a katana inscribed with runes. In the anime, he manages to pierce Uvogin by 5 millimeters with the katana.
- Voiced by: Norihisa Mori (1999 series, Japanese), Takuma Suzuki (2011 series, Japanese), Ray Chase (2011 series, English)
Squala (スクワラ Sukuwara) is one of Neon Nostrade's bodyguards. During the job interview for new hires, he was one of the two moles planted alongside the applicants in order to test their strength.[ch. 68] He is also in a romantic relationship with Eliza, one of Neon's female attendants.[ch. 109] Squala is later beheaded by Nobunaga.[ch. 112] His Nen ability gives him the capacity of manipulating dogs, being able to communicate with them through whistles and give them complex orders, such as guarding or spying.
- Voiced by: Shiori Ohta (1999 series, Japanese), Miki Nagasawa (2011 series, Japanese), Carrie Keranen (2011 series, English)
Baise (ヴェーゼ Vēze) is one of Neon Nostrade's new bodyguards, hired along with Kurapika. She is one of the three bodyguards sent to buy what Neon wants in the Yorknew City underground auction, but everyone is consequentially murdered by the Phantom Troupe that night. She is killed by Shizuku during the massacre.[ch. 73] A Manipulator, her Nen ability 180-Minute Love Slave (
- Voiced by: Aya Endo (Japanese), Ryan Bartley (English)
Komugi (コムギ) is a blind girl from the Republic of East Gorteau and reigning world champion of Gungi (軍儀), a board game created in the country.[ch. 244] When Meruem took over East Gorteau he challenged numerous expert game players and beat them at their specialties, however, Komugi is the only one he is unable to beat. Komugi ends up influencing Meruem into becoming more human-like while her exposure to him awakens her ability to use Nen, improving her Gungi skills.[ch. 257] During the raid on the palace of East Gorteau, Komugi is severely injured as a result of Zeno's ability and is healed by Pitou. After Meruem is fatally poisoned from Netero's bomb, she stays beside him during his final moments and dies herself minutes later from exposure to him.[ch. 318]
Beyond Netero (ビヨンド＝ネテロ Biyondo Netero) is Isaac Netero's son who took part in an expedition to the Dark Continents decades earlier, but after it ended in failure, his father forbade him from making another attempt as long as he lived.[ch. 344, 346] After Isaac's death, Beyond reveals himself to the public and enlists the support of King Hui Guo Rou of Kakin to assemble another expedition,[ch. 340] facing fierce opposition from the world's five most powerful nations (known as the V5), that deem the Dark Continent a forsaken place. However, he makes a deal with the V5 and the Hunter Association, agreeing to continue the expedition under constant vigilance from the Zodiacs, with any discovery belonging to them.[ch. 345] For the expedition, Beyond hired a group of Temp Hunters through Pariston, which Ging becomes the second-in-command of in name only.[ch. 345]
Hunter × Hunter manga
- Togashi, Yoshihiro. ハンター×ハンター [Hunter × Hunter] (in Japanese). 36 vols. Tokyo: Shueisha, 1998–present.
- Togashi, Yoshihiro. Hunter × Hunter. 36 vols. San Francisco: Viz Media, 2005–present.
- Vol. 1 (ch. 1–8): The Day of Departure. April 2005. ISBN 978-1-59116-753-2. and 出発の日 (in Japanese). June 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872571-0.
- Vol. 2 (ch. 9–17): A Struggle in the Mist. May 2005. ISBN 978-1-59116-785-3. and 霧の中の攻防 (in Japanese). September 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872606-9.
- Vol. 3 (ch. 18–26): Resolution. July 2005. ISBN 978-1-59116-849-2. and 決着 (in Japanese). November 1998. ISBN 978-4-08-872630-4.
- Vol. 4 (ch. 27–35): End Game. September 2005. ISBN 978-1-59116-992-5. and 最終試験開始! (in Japanese). February 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872672-4.
- Vol. 5 (ch. 36–44): Family Matters. November 2005. ISBN 978-1-4215-0184-0. and ジン=フリークス (in Japanese). April 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872713-4.
- Vol. 6 (ch. 45–54): Nen Sense. January 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0185-7. and ヒソカの条件 (in Japanese). October 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872749-3.
- Vol. 7 (ch. 55–63): Nen Combatant. March 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0332-5. and これから (in Japanese). December 1999. ISBN 978-4-08-872788-2.
- Vol. 8 (ch. 64–73): The Island. May 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0643-2. and オークション開催!! (in Japanese). April 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-872847-6.
- Vol. 9 (ch. 74–83): Shadow Beasts. July 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0644-9. and 9月1日 (in Japanese). July 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-872890-2.
- Vol. 10 (ch. 84–93): Fakes, Swindles, and the Old Switcheroo. September 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0645-6. and 9月3日 (in Japanese). November 2000. ISBN 978-4-08-873021-9.
- Vol. 11 (ch. 94–103): Next Stop: Meteor City--The Junkyard of the World. November 2006. ISBN 978-1-4215-0646-3. and 9月4日 (in Japanese). March 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873087-5.
- Vol. 12 (ch. 104–115): September 4th: Part 2. January 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-0647-0. and 9月4日 その2 (in Japanese). July 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873135-3.
- Vol. 13 (ch. 116–127): September 10th. March 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1069-9. and 9月10日 (in Japanese). November 2001. ISBN 978-4-08-873180-3.
- Vol. 14 (ch. 128–139): The Secret of Greed Island. May 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1070-5. and 島の秘密 (in Japanese). April 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873262-6.
- Vol. 15 (ch. 140–151): Progress. July 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1071-2. and 躍進 (in Japanese). October 2002. ISBN 978-4-08-873314-2.
- Vol. 16 (ch. 152–163): Face-Off. September 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1072-9. and 対決 (in Japanese). February 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873382-1.
- Vol. 17 (ch. 164–175): A Fierce Three-Way Struggle. November 2007. ISBN 978-1-4215-1073-6. and 三つ巴の攻防 (in Japanese). June 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873443-9.
- Vol. 18 (ch. 176–187): Chance Encounter. January 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1471-0. and 邂逅 (in Japanese). October 2003. ISBN 978-4-08-873516-0.
- Vol. 19 (ch. 188–199): N.G.L.. March 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1786-5. and NGL (in Japanese). February 2004. ISBN 978-4-08-873562-7.
- Vol. 20 (ch. 200–211): Weakness. May 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1787-2. and 弱点 (in Japanese). June 2004. ISBN 978-4-08-873607-5.
- Vol. 21 (ch. 212–223): Reunion. July 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1788-9. and 再会 (in Japanese). February 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-873661-7.
- Vol. 22 (ch. 224–235): 8: Part 1. September 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1789-6. and 8-① (in Japanese). July 2005. ISBN 978-4-08-873792-8.
- Vol. 23 (ch. 236–247): 6: Part 1. November 2008. ISBN 978-1-4215-1790-2. and 6-① (in Japanese). March 2006. ISBN 978-4-08-873882-6.
- Vol. 24 (ch. 248–260): 1: Part 4. January 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2216-6. and 1-④ (in Japanese). October 2007. ISBN 978-4-08-874453-7.
- Vol. 25 (ch. 261–270): Charge. March 2009. ISBN 978-1-4215-2588-4. and 突入 (in Japanese). March 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-874535-0.
- Vol. 26 (ch. 271–280): We Meet Again. January 2010. ISBN 978-1-4215-3068-0. and 再会 (in Japanese). October 2008. ISBN 978-4-08-874610-4.
- Vol. 27 (ch. 281–290): Name. March 2011. ISBN 978-1-4215-3862-4. and 名前 (in Japanese). December 2009. ISBN 978-4-08-870065-6.
- Vol. 28 (ch. 291–300): Regeneration. September 2012. ISBN 978-1-4215-4260-7. and 再生 (in Japanese). July 2011. ISBN 978-4-08-870326-8.
- Vol. 29 (ch. 301–310): Memory. January 2013. ISBN 978-1-4215-4261-4. and 記憶 (in Japanese). August 2011. ISBN 978-4-08-870327-5.
- Vol. 30 (ch. 311–320): Answer. May 2013. ISBN 978-1-4215-5267-5. and 返答 (in Japanese). April 2012. ISBN 978-4-08-870450-0.
- Vol. 31 (ch. 321–330): Joining the Fray. December 2013. ISBN 978-1-4215-5887-5. and 参戦 (in Japanese). December 2012. ISBN 978-4-08-870697-9.
- Vol. 32 (ch. 331–340): Crushing Defeat. April 2014. ISBN 978-1-4215-5912-4. and 完敗 (in Japanese). December 2012. ISBN 978-4-08-870698-6.
- Vol. 33 (ch. 341–350): Threats. March 2017. ISBN 978-1-42-159264-0. and 厄災 (in Japanese). June 2016. ISBN 978-4-08-880352-4.
- Vol. 34 (ch. 351–360): Battle to the Death. March 2018. ISBN 978-1-42-159948-9. and 死闘 (in Japanese). June 2017. ISBN 978-4-08-881248-9.
- Vol. 35 (ch. 361–370): Ship of Fools. March 2019. ISBN 978-1-9747-0306-7. and 念獣 (in Japanese). February 2018. ISBN 978-4-08-881455-1.
- Vol. 36 (ch. 371–380): Balance. August 2019. ISBN 978-1-9747-0841-3. and 均衡 (in Japanese). October 2018. ISBN 978-4-08-881640-1.
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- "Hunter × Hunter character and cast list" (in Japanese). Nippon Animation. Archived from the original on September 25, 2009. Retrieved February 24, 2018.
- Togashi, Yoshihiro (2006). Hunter × Hunter, Volume 11. Viz Media. p. 62. ISBN 978-1-4215-0646-3.
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- Togashi, Yoshihiro (2007). Hunter × Hunter, Volume 12. Viz Media. p. 24. ISBN 978-1-4215-0647-0.
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- Togashi, Yoshihiro (2006). Hunter × Hunter, Volume 9. Viz Media. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-4215-0644-9.
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