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2011 | 1999 | Manga

Melody-11

Melody
Kana

センリツ

Rōmaji

Senritsu

Portrayal
Japanese Voice

Tarako (1999)
Miina Tominaga (2011)

English Voice

Melanie Risdon (1999)
Dorothy Fahn (2011)

Debuts
Manga Debut

Chapter 67

Anime Debut

Episode 45 (1999)
Episode 39 (2011)

Characteristics
Gender

Female Female

Eye Color

Black (1999)
Orange (2011)

Hair Color

Pink (1999)
Grey (2011)

Status

Alive

Affiliation

Nostrade Family
Kurapika
Kacho Hui Guo Rou

Occupation

Music Hunter
Bodyguard

Nen
Type

Emission

Abilities

Nen Sonata

Image Gallery

Melody (センリツ, Senritsu) is a musician who befriends Kurapika while the two work as Neon Nostrade's bodyguards.[1]

Appearance

2011 | 1999 | Manga

Melody 2011 Design

Melody 2011 Design

Melody is short and stocky. She is balding and has straight hair that falls to her shoulders. Her front teeth are pronounced and protrude much like a rodent's. In public, Melody typically wears hats. Her clothes are simple and usually of earthy colors, though occasionally with pale pink accents. She always wears long sleeves and leggings, as the Sonata of Darkness has changed her appearance dramatically; her exposed flesh is warped and lurid enough to make Kurapika flinch. Her appearance before the Sonata changed her is unknown. Presumably, she looked like a normal person before hearing the Sonata.[2] As a bodyguard for Kacho Hui Guo Rou, she wears a black suit and a tie.[3]

Personality

Melody is a kind person. She is typically of a calm disposition. Due to her extraordinary hearing as well as natural astuteness, she is very perceptive and caring when it comes to the feelings of others. Her mission is to find and destroy the Sonata, so that no one else will have to suffer the fate that she has. She has a special affection for Kurapika and watches out for him.[2]

Background

Melody is a Music Hunter. Her life changed as the result of one night of drinking with a friend. Having listened to a single movement of the violin solo part of the Sonata of Darkness she was deformed. Her friend, who had played the piece, had his entire body severely mutated and died as a result. Subsequently, Melody gained supernatural hearing; she can hear things as quiet as heartbeats. Her goal is to find the sheet music for the Sonata and get rid of it, so that none suffer the same fate.[2]

Plot

Yorknew City arc

Ep039

Melody watches the TV with the "Boss" on it

Melody, along with five other applicants, apply for the bodyguard position in the Nostrade Family. The head bodyguard Dalzollene discusses the nature of the position, such as retrieving items for their boss. After the introduction with him, hooded assailants ambush the room and attack Melody and the other applicants.[4]

After the applicants find out that Shachmono Tocino is behind the attacks, Melody and the others look for the second acquaintance. She confirms that Squala is the one by simply listening to his heartbeat. The applicants take turns on interrogating Squala by revealing their Nen abilities.[5]

Melody, along with Basho, Baise, and Kurapika, return to the mansion and deliver the specified items to Dalzollene. Impressed by their work, Dalzollene starts to discuss the progress from the Nostrade's Mansion to Hotel Beitacle in Yorknew City. Melody and the others follow the head bodyguard as he introduces to them their boss, Neon Nostrade.[6]

Ep42 - Kurapika and Melody

Melody and Kurapika oversee the Underground Auction site

During the first night of the Southernpiece Auction, Dalzollene partners Melody and Kurapika together to keep watch on the building's main entrance.[7] During the watch, Melody asks for Kurapika's goal, while she shares hers: she explains that she wants to destroy the Sonata of Darkness, which caused her drastic change in appearance and killed her friend. Furthermore, she admits she wants to return to her original form and destroy all versions of the Sonata.[2]

Sometime after the auction began, reports say that the auction items have been stolen. Dalzollene orders all remaining bodyguards to pursue the thieves[8] until they arrived in Gordeau Desert. Melody and the others witness the Phantom Troupe member Uvogin massacre the Mafia Community members. Melody hears a faint heartbeat from underground, as the Shadow Beasts members Worm, Porcupine, Leech, and Rabid Dog arrive to confront Uvogin,[9] but are easily defeated.[10]

Melody and Kurapika - ep 44 2011

Melody hears the Wraith in Kurapika's heart

Melody uses her Hatsu to calm the enraged Kurapika. While she calms everyone, Kurapika insists on capturing Uvogin and manages to do so. They escape by cars, although Melody notices the needle attached to Uvogin.[11] Due to the sudden interference of the remaining Shadow Beasts, the Nostrade bodyguards escape back to Yorknew safely. However, the Phantom Troupe has found out their place and proceeds to rescue Uvogin. Melody and the other bodyguards escape, although Dalzollene dies without their knowing.[12]

After Uvogin escapes, Melody contacts Kurapika and tries to contact Dalzollene, but to no avail. She suggests to contact Neon's father Light Nostrade about the situation at hand. She nominates Kurapika to be the new leader of the bodyguards, which Kurapika accepts.[13] Later that night, Melody informs Kurapika that Light will arrive that night.[14] Upon Light's arrival, he orders Melody and Basho to escort Neon until she is safe back home.[15] Melody and Basho then accompany Neon and her attendants on a shopping spree at Ringon Airport, and subsequently lose sight of Neon.[16] She updates Kurapika of the situation immediately.[17]

After the ensuing battle in Cemetery Building, Light assigns Basho and Melody to take Neon on a shopping trip the following day, much to their chagrin, especially Basho's.[18] She informs Kurapika the next day that the hunt for the Troupe is cancelled, after the Mafia found out they are from Meteor City.[19] When Kurapika decides to hunt down the rest of the Troupe, he contacts Melody, who later joins Killua Zoldyck on trailing the Spiders.[20]

Melody and Killua - episode 56 2011

Killua and Melody talk with each other

Melody tracks down the Phantom Troupe's movement across the city and notes that Killua's steps are the most silent she has heard, which makes him reliable for Kurapika.[21] They briefly lose track of the Troupe after exiting the station, and update Kurapika of the movement. After Gon and Killua are taken hostage instead of Kurapika, Melody regroups with him and scolds him for his reckless behavior. She tries to get in contact with Squala, who has the Scarlet Eyes, but does not receive any reply from him.[22]

Kurapika successfully captures Chrollo Lucilfer and escape by car with Melody and Leorio. She tries to calm Kurapika from harming Chrollo,[23] but nearly mentally breakdowns upon hearing Chrollo's dark heartbeat.[24] At Ringon Airport, Melody confirms that Pakunoda is the real one and assures Kurapika that she can identify if Killua is being manipulated.[25]

During the negotiation with Pakunoda, Melody contemplates about Kurapika's uncertainty.[25] She confirms that the Gon and Killua are not being manipulated during the hostage exchange. Along with Kurapika, Leorio, Gon, and Killua, Melody returns back to Yorknew City.[26]

Greed Island arc

The next day at an undisclosed place in Yorknew City, Zepile inquires Melody about Kurapika's condition. Melody details her flute had no effect on him and deduces he's far too fatigued from to be healed with her ability. Zepile offers to bring Kurapika to a hospital and if he's unable to he'll contact a friend of his that's a doctor to help him, which pleases Melody.[27] On September 6th around 2 P.M. Kurapika wakes up and is brought up to date about all that occurred while he was in a coma by Melody.[28] Before Melody and Kurapika depart Yorknew City from the Ringon Airport, Leorio and Melody talk briefly and Melody cites that Leorio's heart sounded the nicest within the city.[29] Melody briefly appears again telling Kurapika the boss wishes to speak with him.[30]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arc

Hunters visit to Gon

Melody visiting Gon at the hospital

Melody votes in the First Election for the 13th Hunter Chairman[31] and was also one of Gon's visitors in the hospital he was confined in.[32] As Leorio screams into his cellphone, demanding that he talks to Killua, Melody is distraught by Leorio's voice.[33] When Killua arrives at Gon's location, with Alluka at the room where Gon is being treated in, Melody could stood guard near Goreinu.[34] She along with everyone else feel Alluka's tremendous power as it's used to heal Gon.[35] She then accompanies Gon and the others assists, as Gon goes to meet Leorio in the auditorium where all the Hunters were voting for the new chairman of the Hunters Association.[36]

Dark Continent Expedition arc

Melody DC Arc

Melody is recruited by Kurapika to be hired by one of the Kakin Empire Princes as a bodyguard. She is employed by Prince Kacho.[37] When the Black Whale departs, she overhears Kacho's plan to form an alliance with Fugetsu to take down the other princes and learns that her entire self is a lie.[3] She's later contacted by Kurapika, who asks her if she's spotted any Guardian Spirit Beasts, but she claims she hasn't.[38] As Prince Kacho throws a tantrum over the food she's being served, Melody listens to what all of the other bodyguards and maids have to say about Prince Kacho and how Prince Kacho lies to herself is simply wrong.[39]

Abilities & Powers

Melody has all the benefits granted by her status as a Hunter. She has considerable prowess as proven by the fact that she successfully retrieved an item as part of a test required in order to be hired as Nostrade's bodyguard.[1] Contrary to her petite appearance, she is agile enough to fend off attacks from Tocino's Nen puppets.

Melody Hearing Abilities

Melody using her hearing abilities

Immense Hearing: Melody, after listening to the Sonata of Darkness, acquired extra-sensitive hearing and uses this ability in many useful ways.[2] She is able to track targets or hear conversations from hundreds of meters away. She can hear the other's heartbeats and tell their emotional states as a result; or fluctuations to tell whether they are lying or not.[5] Melody can even differentiate one's footsteps from another, enabling her to determine the number of people in a crowd whilst picking out the sound of her target's footsteps, for example, in a city. Her hearing also enables her to ascertain the skills of others from the sounds they make, such as knowing Killua is a former assassin from his steps.[21]

Skilled Musician: Melody is masterful at playing her flute and projects her aura when her flute produces sound. In the Nippon Animation anime adaption it's shown she can play the piano.

Nen

Melody is an Emitter, and projects her aura when she plays her flute.[28]

Melody's Nen Type: Emission
Type: Emission A Field in Spring (野の春 (ののはる) No no Haru)
Melody plays Melody emits her aura while playing her flute, healing others' fatigue and illness while also relaxing one's emotional state.[11][28]


Trivia

  • Melody's ability of listening to people's heartbeat is reminiscent to Shigeru Murota's tapping ability in Yu Yu Hakusho.
  • In the manga, one of Melody's casual outfits is the same as the uniform typically worn by Japanese kindergarten students.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 70
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 73
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 359
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 67
  5. 5.0 5.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 68
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 70
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 72
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 74
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 75
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 76
  11. 11.0 11.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 77
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 78
  13. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 79
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 84
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 89
  16. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 94
  17. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 95
  18. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 101
  19. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 105
  20. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 109
  21. 21.0 21.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 110
  22. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 111
  23. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 114
  24. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 116
  25. 25.0 25.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 117
  26. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 118
  27. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 120
  28. 28.0 28.1 28.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121
  29. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 124
  30. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 149
  31. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 30, Chapter 320
  32. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 324
  33. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 31, Chapter 325
  34. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 331
  35. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 333
  36. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 32, Chapter 334
  37. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 350
  38. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 360
  39. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 366

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