153 Cover
Chapter Information
Chapter 153
Page length 16 pages
Release date February 4th, 2003 (tankōbon format)
Volume 16 Face-Off
Corresponding episode Episode 82 (1999)
Episode 66 (2011) &
Episode 67 (2011)
Arc Greed Island arc
Chapter Guide
Common Cause
Chapter 153 Images

Success (成功, Seikō) is the 153rd chapter of the Hunter × Hunter manga, written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Togashi.


The Bomb Devils and Tsezguerra's team meet at the appointed place and complete the trade. However, before the other team can leave, Genthru comments that the trade was not fair. Tsezguerra's teammates yell that it is fair, since they gave him three cards, but Genthru replies it is not fair for them, and he feels like he is being given charity. In reality, Genthru is merely stalling for time as Bara and Sub, camouflaged behind the other team, come out of hiding and roll a Risky Dice each with a Tax Collector's Gauntlet on their wrist. As Genthru proposes that Tsezguerra chooses one of the two cards he is holding, one being useless and the other being Breath of Archangel (G.I card), the roll is successful and Bara and Sub charge at Tsezguerra's team. Before their opponents can react, they use their gauntlets to steal eight cards, and then the tree use Return (G.I card) to flee to Masadora. Baffled, one of Tsezguerra's teammates wants to go after them immediately, but they check their binders first and discover they are missing valuable cards, some of which they had the monopoly of, prompting their leader to deduce the Bomb Devils have rolled the Risky Dice.

It is revealed that the two who looked like Bara and Sub were actually the Bomb Devils' captives who had their appearance altered through an item. Tsezguerra orders his team to wait before going after them and inquires if Genthru is the Bomber. One of the captives says he does not know, but the other assumes it is possible, since he blew off the heads of the others who were caught with them. Tsezguerra's teammates are startled to hear it, and their leader explains that some time prior there had been a mass-killing of players, among which there should have been Genthru. He heard the name "Bomber" during a transaction, so he has been on guard since then, and now he is sure that Genthru is actually the Bomber. He reckons that if he speaks about his own ability, it must be one of its conditions. Since its objective is obviously to kill, they are evidently skilled warriors, thus confronting them openly would be too dangerous. One of his teammates says that they have lost five of their essential cards, so they might have completed their binders. Tsezguerra uses List (G.I card) to check if anyone has acquired Patch of Shore (G.I card) yet. Much to their relief, no one owns a copy. They reflect that the only thing they can do is find it first and then use a Clone (G.I card) and Transform (G.I card) to have the monopoly. Fortunately, their Voucher (G.I card) was not stolen. They finally use a "Accompany (G.I card)" to be transported to Soufrabi.

The Bomb Devils congratulate with each other for their success. Bara states they have 93 types of cards now, but Sub objects that, since they have cancelled the transformation of a card, they only have 92. They discuss about the cards they still have to get, with Genthru saying that the main issue is "Patch of Shore". They decide to retrieve "Mad Scientist's Plastic Surgery (G.I card)", "X-Ray Goggles (G.I card)", and "Tree of Plenty (G.I card)" first, then Number 2 and finally "Wild Luck Alexandrite (G.I card)", which they will snatch from someone. Genthru claims they may as well decide there and then which cards to keep and what they will do with the reward.

In the meanwhile, Gon's Paladin's Necklace dispels a "Fake" spell placed on a Favor Cushion (G.I card) during a trade, so the owner is forced to give them the real "Favor Cushion". Killua complains that they cannot lower their guard a moment, and Biscuit comments that the necklace is quite handy. Gon asks them if it can remove spells from items too, to which Killua answers negatively. At Gon's disappointment, Killua inquires if he had something in mind. Gon explains he hoped to use the necklace to cure the inhabitants of the forest. After realizing who he means, Biscuit comments that, since they are not cards, it would not work, but Killua replies that it is worth the effort.

Later, Gon's team meets with the sick villagers. They agree to entrust their lives to him, and he uses the Paladin's Necklace. The sick villagers turn into cards, and then transform into "Healthy Villagers". As a token of their gratitude, the villagers give Gon a small box. Inside is a "Wild Luck Alexandrite" that transforms into a Wild Luck Alexandrite (G.I card).

Characters in Order of AppearanceEdit


ve Greed Island arc
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Anime 1999: List of Episodes (1999 series)
Anime 2011: List of Episodes (2011 series)