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In battle, my people are the most graceful in the world. I swear upon the spirits and my can never defeat me.


2011 | 1999 | Manga






Manga Debut

Chapter 71

Anime Debut

Episode 51 (1999)
Episode 41 (2011)

Japanese Voice

Chō (2011)





Eye Color



Phantom Troupe member




Battle Cantabile:
- The Prologue
- Jupiter

Image Gallery

Bonolenov (ボノレノフ, Bonorenofu) is one of the members of the Phantom Troupe, an infamous gang of thieves with class A bounties.[1] His physical strength ranks eight in the group.[2]


2011 | 1999

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Bonolenov's 2011 design

Bonolenov is covered from head-to-toe in bandages like a mummy, while wearing boxing gloves and shorts. These bandages cover up a mass number of holes throughout his body. Bonolenov's spider tattoo has yet to be revealed.


Very little is known about his personality and reasons for joining the Troupe. In the fight with the Chimera Ants he speaks in a very regal manner, and his pride as a warrior becomes apparent.[3] 


Bonolenov is a descendant of the Gyudondond, 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. They are called "Bap", 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.[3]


Yorknew City arc

Bonolenov first appeared during the Phantom Troupe's mission in Yorknew City.[4] During the arc he is seen in the troupe's hideout talking with the other members.

Greed Island arc

Bonolenov is seen again with the other Troupe members looking for a Exorcist to help remove the chain jail around Chrollo's heart

Chimera Ant arc

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Bonolenov without his bandages

During the Chimera Ant arc Bonolenov takes part in the fight between the newly appointed queen of the Chimera Ants, Zazan, and the Phantom Troupe in Meteor City.[5] Inside Zazan's castle he fights one of Zazan officers and crushes him to death with his abilities.[6] He is one of the first to arrive in the place where Feitan and Zazan where fighting and in case of Feitan's defeat he will be the next one to fight her.[7] However Feitan defeats Zazan and he, along the others members, exits the castle.[8]

Abilities & Powers

Bonolenov fights gracefully, and playfully dancing to play music with the holes through his body and dodge enemy attacks.[3] His proficiency in martial artistry is unclear, as he has yet to hit an opponent physically. However, since the Bap are known as "dancing warriors", he must have some combat skills. It is unknown whether his box gauntlets are meant as a weapon or they simply cover the holes on his hands. In the fight against the Gun-toting Chimera Ant he waited for his opponent to grow tired before finishing him, though this might have been just a product of his anger and not a strategy.[6] When the Phantom Troupe killed the humans mutated by Zazan, Bonolenov assumed a boxing stance, indicating he might favor that style of combat if against multiple and/or weaker enemies or if he does not want to reveal his ability.[8]

Enhanced Strength: Bonolenov ranked eighth in arm-wrestling, one place before an Enhancer,[2] despite a Conjurer having weak attitude towards Enhancing skills.

Enhanced Speed and Reflexes: Bonolenov is quite fast, as he was able to avoid a sudden attack from a Chimera Ant officer and all the subsequent offensive attempts of the creature without the need to block them, also stripping of his bandages in mere moments.[3] When equipped with the conjured lance, he stabbed the said Chimera before he had the chance of moving.[3]

Enhanced Agility: Bonolenov is very agile and acrobatic. In the 1999 anime he sometimes lazes off hanging upside-down.

Enhanced Stamina: He waited for a Chimera Ant, stronger than an average human, to deplete all of his stamina, whilst he didn't look tired in the least. Furthermore, he employed two powerful Nen attacks, with one of them creating a massive boulder, and still he didn't run out of breath.[6]

Proficient Weapon Specialist: Bonolenov chose to conjure a lance in a the fight against the Chimera Ant officer, meaning that he is at least decent at its use. With this weapon he managed to hit his opponent, though inflicting him no damage.[3]

Skilled Performer: He is an accomplished dancer (and player, due to his peculiar body), having inherited this skill from his tribe[3] and combining it with his Nen attacks.


As a member of the Gyudondond tribe, whose warriors "change melody in battle power",[3] and of the Phantom Troupe, Bonolenov is an extremely skilled Nen user. His attacks are very hard to avoid, since they move to the speed of sound.[6] Their power is fueled by the pride he has in his legacy as a Bap, and the fact that he probably needs to perform a certain quantity of steps or an accurate dance to execute them might mean that they are strengthened by a limitation. It looks like the larger the number of holes he uncovers, the stronger is the ensuing technique. Aside from Conjuration, Bonolenov might also be able to use Manipulation, due to how his bandages cover him after he uses one of his techniques.

Bonolenov's Nen Type: Conjuration
Type: Conjuration Battle Cantabile: The Prologue (戦闘演武曲:序曲 (バト=レ・カンタービレ:プロローグ) Shadow War Fencing: The Prelude)
Battle Cantabile The Prologue Bonolenov plays music through the holes on his skin during battle, with different songs creating different effects, such as the transformation of his own body or the conjuration of objects. Two different effects of his ability have been shown: the Prologue and the Jupiter. The Prologue allows him to conjure warrior gear onto his body, along with a spear.[3]
Type: Conjuration Battle Cantabile: Jupiter (戦闘演武曲:木星 (バト=レ・カンタービレ:ジュピター) Shadow War Fencing: Jupiter)
Battle Cantabile Jupiter Jupiter allows Bonolenov to conjure a giant sphere (with the appearance of the planet of Jupiter) and crush his enemies.[6]


  • In the official databook, his name is "Vonnornoth".
  • Bonolenov is the only current member of the Phantom Troupe that does not appear on Opening 4 of the 2011 series, even though he did make a short appearance in the Greed Island arc.


  1. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 2
  2. 2.0 2.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 84
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 3.8 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 225
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 224
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 227
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 228
  8. 8.0 8.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 22, Chapter 229


Phantom Troupe

Leader Chrollo Lucilfer
Active Members BonolenovFeitanFranklinKalluto ZoldyckKortopiMachiNobunaga HazamaPhinksShalnarkShizuku
Former Members UvoginPakunodaHisokaOmokage
Associates HisokaIllumi ZoldyckMaha ZoldyckAbengane

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