"My dish of whole roast pig!!"

— Buhara's instructions to the Hunter Exam applicants[1]
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



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 Examination.[1]


2011 | 1999 | Manga

Buhara 2011 Design

Buhara 2011 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 and thinks her bad habit might come into play, which sadly does when none of the examinees could prepare a perfect plate of Sushi for Menchi and fails all 70 of the examinees.[2]

As Menchi was screaming at Beans on the phone, Buhara tries to reason with Menchi that her trial was completely unfair due to Menchi's bad habit, but still she fails all of the examinees. With the outcome of all of the examinees failing, Todo in a fit of rage argues with Menchi and after she mocks him, tries to attack her only to be sent flying by Buhara, with a palm thrust. His reason for attacking Todo was if he didn't Menchi would have most likely 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 and the other Examiners enjoy a meal together and chat about that year's examinees. When the conversation shifts to which examinee they favor the most, Buhara chooses Hisoka. He details after Menchi lost her temper, he exerted a massive amount of negative energy.[4] 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 participated in the voting for the next chairman alongside other Hunters.[8] During the final 2 elections held in the Hunters Association Auditorium, Buhara observes the proceedings with Menchi.[9]

Abilities & PowersEdit

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 1.3 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