"My dish of whole roast pig!!"

— Buhara's instructions to the Hunter Exam applicants in "An Unexpected Task"
2011 | 1999 | Manga
Buhara HxH 2011




Japanese Voice

Keiji Takahashi (1999)
Jun'ichi Kanemaru (2011)

English Voice

Tom Fahn (2011)

Manga Debut

Chapter 10

Anime Debut

Episode 9 (1999)
Episode 6 (2011)


Male Male

Eye Color


Hair Color





Hunter Association


Gourmet Hunter

Previous Occupation

287th Hunter Exam 2nd Phase Examiner



Image Gallery

Buhara (ブハラ, Buhara) is a Gourmet Hunter and, alongside Menchi, one of two proctors presiding the Second Phase of the 287th Hunter Exam.[1]


2011 | 1999 | Manga

Buhara 2011 Design

Buhara's 2011 anime design

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.[2]


Buhara has an easy-going nature that greatly contrasts with Menchi's highly selective one.[2] 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.[1]


Hunter Exam arcEdit

Buhara in the 2011 anime adaptation

Buhara announces his condition to pass the first part of the 2nd Phase of the Exam

Menchi and Buhara both act as the examiners for the 2nd Phase of the Exam. Absolutely ravenous, Buhara declared he desired roast pork and the pigs needed to make the dish were said to be found in the Visca Forest Reserve. Surprisingly enough 70 out of 148 examinees manage to get and prepare a roast pork dish for Buhara.[1] Satisfied with the all of the roast pigs, Buhara passes all 70 examinees. Menchi however disapproved of Buhara's handling of the part of the phase announces that Sushi will be the dish the examinees will have to prepare. Buhara questions Menchi's choice, thinking her bad habit might come into play, and it does as she fails all seventy examinees.[2]

While Menchi contacts Beans, Buhara tries to reason with her, but still she fails all of the examinees. This causes one of the examinees Todo to try and retaliate against Menchi, but is stopped by Buhara sending him flying into a wall with a single palm thrust. When asked by Menchi why he did it, Buhara responds, if he didn't Menchi would have killed him.[3]

The examiners in the airship

The examiners talk about whom they favor the most

After the 2nd Phase of the Exam, Buhara, Menchi, and Satotz enjoy a meal together and chat about the examinees that year. When asked what examinee Buhara favored the most, he chose Hisoka. He details after Menchi lost her temper, he exerted a massive amount of negative energy.[4]

Soon 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. Netero informs them 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.[5] The next day Buhara and the other examiners oversee the Final Phase of the Exam[6] 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.[7]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

Buhara and Menchi

Buhara and Menchi watch the final 4 candidates give there speeches

Buhara and Menchi are seen participating in the First Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman[8] and in the Eighth Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman and Ninth Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman[9]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Buhara sends Todo flying

Buhara sends Todo flying

Buhara has access 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.[3] He also has the uncanny ability to eat a quantity of food larger than his own body (70 roasted Great Stamps), the only possible explanation being that his digestion is inhumanly fast.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 2, Chapter 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 2, Chapter 11
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 2, Chapter 12
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 2, Chapter 13
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 4, Chapter 32
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 4, Chapter 33
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 5, Chapter 37
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 320
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 331


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