2011 | Manga




Japanese Voice

Yūya Murakami

English Voice

Chris Cason

Manga Debut

Chapter 188

Anime Debut

Episode 78 (2011)


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Previous Occupation

Chimera Ant Squadron Leader




Aura Blasts

Image Gallery
Bloster (ブロヴーダ, Burovūda) is a lobster-based Chimera Ant and former Squadron Leader.[1]


Bloster is a humanoid lobster with a blue exoskeleton, two big claws for hands and human-like legs.


As a human he lived in NGL, and it's possible he was a soldier under the command of Gyro.


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Bloster attacks the tank

Bloster is first seen alongside Bihorn and Panda who along with the other Squadron Leaders are being called by the Chimera Ant Queen for an important announcement. And is seen later with Cheetu, complaining about the Queen's lack of the ability to talk as they do.[1] Bloster along with his fellow Squadron leaders, attend Neferpitou's "celebration". If they can survive the pain from Rammot's attack, they'll gain access to their aura, which he's able to do.[2] It's revealed that sometime after the death of the Chimera Ant Queen[3] and being a part of a news headline on a newscast,[4] he allies himself with Meruem and becomes one of his soldiers. Bloster and Welfin are told to assist Leol in Peijin.[5] When Flutter disappears, he and Welfin demand a new course of action, but are told no after Leol uses his Nen ability to copy Flutter's.[6] During the Extermination Team's assault on Royal Palace of East Gorteau, Bloster realizes Flutter (his corpse inhabited by Ikalgo)[7] is a spy and destroys the body.[8] Ikalgo defeats him using strategy, but cannot bring himself to kill him.[9] Thanks to Ikalgo's mercy, Bloster who is still unconscious, is then taken by Welfin and is able to leave East Gorteau with his life.[10]

Chimera Ant Reina thanking Brovada

Bloster decides to stay with Shidore

After the ordeal ends, Bloster has one last conversation with Welfin. They discuss Gyro and how he must be alive. Though Welfin tries to jog Bloster's memories of his human life, he only remembers that he was once a resident of NGL. He and Welfin then say their last goodbyes, since they'll probably never see each other again. After helping Shidore get back to her village he then decides that he should go. Shidore stops him from leaving, she thanks him and asks him to stay. After sharing a few tears, Bloster then returns to NGL and settles down at Shidore's village permanently.[11]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Being a Chimera Ant, Bloster is stronger than a normal human. The fact that he is also more powerful than an average Chimera Ant is attested by his position of being a Squadron Leader. During his time as a Squadron Leader, he had authority over his underlings, although it is unclear how much influence he retained after the death of the Queen. Bloster mainly fights using his Nen ability, a deadly combination of powerful shots and rapid fire that works well at any distance. Welfin, another Squadron Leader, was visibly afraid of the possibility of confronting Bloster, which might mean that Welfin's own ability, although it requires a simple vocal command, is slower than Bloster's. Having the genes of a crustacean, Bloster is protected by a sturdy exoskeleton. Its exact degree of durability is unknown, but Ikalgo reckoned it might be able to block a bullet shot with his air rifle at point-blank range. Although not overly smart, Bloster has demonstrated to be quite perceptive, noticing that "Flutter" had called Leol "Hagya" and realizing Ikalgo's plan to trap him between two shutters.


Bloster is an Emitter, so he focuses on separating his aura from his body and throwing it against his enemies.

Bloster's Nen Type: Emission
Type: Emission Aura Blasts
Bloster Nen Bloster can shoot fast, powerful bullets of aura from his claws in quick succession, rivaling Franklin's Double Machine Gun. They have enough power to obliterate part of the cab of a truck and alter the course of a tank, leaving dents where they hit. He can also use them to rapidly propel himself out of danger by pointing his claws to the ground and shooting out a continuous flow of aura.


  • In the official English translation, Bloster's name is quite dissimilar from the writing implied by its katakana. It was seemingly modified to be an anagram of "lobster" and/or a portmanteau of "blaster" and "lobster".
    • The English and Japanese names sound like the synonyms "bluster" and "bravado".
  • Bloster is probably based on the real-life pistol shrimp.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 188
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 19, Chapter 198
  3. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 21, Chapter 215
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 224
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 23, Chapter 245
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 23, Chapter 248
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 26, Chapter 271
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 26, Chapter 279
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 27, Chapter 283
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 29, Chapter 309
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 28, Chapter 315


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