"My dish of choice......is whole roast pig!!"
2011 | 1999 | Manga
Buhara is a hulking figure with a large potbelly and an even larger appetite. He is capable of consuming large amounts of food more than his own body weight.
Buhara has an easy-going nature that greatly contrasts with Menchi's highly selective one. However, he also has a tricky side, telling the examinees they could capture any kind of boar while the only species living in the site of the test is the most dangerous in the world.
Hunter Exam arc
Buhara was introduced as one of the examiners during the second phase and was in charge of the first round it. Being absolutely ravenous it's revealed by his partner Menchi that the 2nd Phase of the Hunter Exam was cooking and the examinees have to prepare a meal to their satisfactions. The conditions for passing Buhara's part of the Exam were for the examinees to hunt down any wild boar located in the Visca Forest Reserve and bring it back to him, roasted and ready to eat. The only type of wild boar in the forest was the Great Stamp—a giant pig several meters tall and Buhara details that with it's large snout it can easily crush any enemy in an instant and if the examinees aren't careful they'll end up pig food instead. However much to Buhara's amazement, 70 out of 148 candidates found the Great Stamp and thanks to Gon figuring out it's weak point, brought an excited Buhara his desired meal. Satisfied with all of the 70 roasted pigs he received, Buhara passes 70 examinees, while the examinees are flabbergasted that he managed to eat all of the roasted pigs brought to him.
Menchi disapproving of Buhara's easy going nature to pass so many examinees, even though he cut the examinee count down by more than half. So Menchi decides that her phase of the Exam will be the examinees to make sushi. As the examinees go and prepare to make sushi Buhara comments that Menchi is cruel herself for requesting such a dish since a majority of fish that's needed to make sushi is from the sea. Though Menchi thinks of it as being fun and that she's more of a culinary artist than an examiner. Hearing this worries Buhara, since he's afraid that her bad habit might come into play. Hanzo argues with Menchi that he made a perfect piece of sushi. As Menchi gives Hanzo a angry lecture, Buhara thinks to himself that Menchi's bad habit has come out and when she's livid, she takes no compromise of any sort. Buhara also points out Menchi's picky nature after the other examinees figure out how to make sushi as well. Menchi however fails them all in the end, much to Buhara's and the examinees dismay.
As Menchi tells the results to Beans on the phone, Buhara sits quietly by hear, and brings up the point that one of the rules of the Exam she placed was just the rule on the surface and the actual judging was to be based on observational skills and something else that he couldn't mention, because he was cut off by Menchi. In the end Menchi stubbornly tells Beans that no examinee passed the 2nd Phase of the Exam. Hearing this one of the examinees Todo becomes enraged and smashed one of the kitchenware used to make the sushi and tries to retaliate against Menchi, only to be sent flying backwards into a window on the warehouse for the 1st part of the 2nd Phase of the Exam, by a palm thrust by Buhara. Menchi then asks why Buhara did what he did, and he responds that if he didn't intervene, she would have killed him. Menchi then explains the trials and endeavors that Gourmet Hunters have to go through and as she does Netero then appears on the scene, who convinces Menchi to give the candidates another chance, since the challenge was rather unfair. So Menchi changes her choice of meal to Boiled Spider Eagle Egg from Mt. Mafutatsu.
From this trial 42 examinees pass the 2nd Phase of the Exam. After the 2nd Phase of the Exam, Buhara and the other Examiners enjoy a meal together and talk about the examinees in Exam. When the conversation shifts to which examinee they favor the most, Buhara chooses Hisoka. He details that when Menchi lost her temper, he exerted a massive amount of negative energy. After the 4th Phase of the Exam the Examiners enjoy a meal with Netero and question what he has in store for the final phase of the Exam, to which he responds he'll have the examinees have unusual fights. When Netero finishes up the template of who the examinees will fight and shows it to the examiners, Buhara questions if he's serious. Netero seemingly serious says that he is. The next day Buhara and the other Examiners oversee the Final Phase of the Exam and the Final Phase of the Exam, attends the debate held after it arguing if Illumi somehow Manipulated his younger brother Killua into killing Bodoro.
13th Hunter Chairman Election arc
Buhara participated in the voting for the next chairman alongside other Hunters. Buhara is seen again sitting with Menchi in the Hunters Association auditorium where the final 2 elections were held.
Abilities & Powers
Buhara has acess to all the benefits granted by his status as a Hunter. He has great physical strength, which he demonstrated by throwing a large man like Todo in the air effortlessly, knocking him out in one blow. Having served as an examiner, he is probably a competent Gourmet Hunter and, as such, capable of using Nen. He also has the uncanny ability to eat a quantity of food larger than his own body (70 roast Great Stamp), the only possible explanation being that his digestion is inhumanly fast.