|“||Predictions exist to help living beings achieve happiness. And I've always wanted to become a clairvoyant.||”|
—Neon Nostrade, to Chrollo Lucilfer
|2011 | 1999 | Manga|
Yuko Maekawa (1999)
Jasmin Dobranski (1999)
Pink (manga & 1999)
Blue (1999 & 2011)
Light Nostrade (Father)
Lovely Ghostwriter (Angelic Auto Writing) (former)
Neon Nostrade (ネオン=ノストラード, Neon Nosutorādo) is the daughter of Light Nostrade of the Nostrade Mafia Family and a flesh collector.
2011 | 1999 | Manga
Neon is a spoiled young lady, and will throw tantrums whenever she doesn't get things her way. She is also fond of collecting human body parts, the main reason why the Nostrade family had to attend the Southern Piece Auction in Yorknew City. Neon, is in fact, very childlike in the way she has a lack of empathy for others.
However, she first shows empathy towards another being when her hand maid Eliza is in grief. Although being pampered and apathetic, Neon's traits are actually a product of childlike innocence; an inability to comprehend emotions beyond what a child can understand, although she is 16 years old. She is shown to be otherwise good natured.
Yorknew City arc
Neon appears in the arc when Kurapika interviews for a position among her bodyguards. Neon is spoiled; she receives everything she demands by threatening to cease the use of her ability for her father's benefit. Neon is also very involved with the occult and is an avid collector of rare human flesh, such as the Scarlet Eyes of the Kurta Clan.
Neon cares very little about anything else other than her collection; even the death of her head bodyguard, Dalzollene, caused her no grief. However when news about Squala's death reached one of her female attendants Eliza, Neon is shown to give her compassion and decide to go home even without the items that she wanted from the auction.
Greed Island arc
Neon once had 9 personal bodyguards, Kurapika being one of them, but only 4 of them are alive now. Kurapika is the present leader of her bodyguards. The following are some of Neon's former and present bodyguards:
Kurapika - Neon's current head bodyguard. He became one Neon's bodyguard because of her being a body part collector which may get him some leads on how to retrieve the scarlet eyes of his tribesmen and also that he can go to Yorknew city.
Type: Conjuration, Ability: Nen Chains, Status: Active
Dalzollene - Originally the head bodyguard taking care of Neon, the only person who had direct contact with Neon's father, Light Nostrade, and the organizer of hiring bodyguards. He was killed by the Phantom Troupe when they went to rescue Uvogin. Later on Kurapika takes over his position.
Type: Unknown, Ability: Nen enhanced sword, Status: Deceased
Shachmono Tocino - One of the older members of the bodyguards, he was sent to spy on and test Kurapika and the rest of the new people to see if they were worthy of being bodyguards. But of course his trick was soon discovered by Kurapika. Shachmono was killed in the first auction of Yorknew by the Phantom Troupe.
Type: Emission, Ability: Eleven Black Assistants: Thankless Heroes, Status: Deceased
Squala - Also an older member of the bodyguards and care taker for Neon's pet dogs. After he was warned by Kurapika that the Phantom Troupe was coming to his location, he was advised to escape immediately; he took the fake scarlet eyes that Kortopi made Kurapika buy for Neon from the auction, and so the Phantom Troupe was able to follow the Nen trace and capture him. After Pakunoda have read his mind and realized that he was not the chain user that they were searching for, Nobunaga kills him. He was in a romantic relationship with Eliza, one of Neon's female attendants.
Type: Manipulation, Ability: Dog Manipulation, Status: Deceased
Ivlenkov - A bodyguard who was given the task of bidding for a pair of Scarlet Eyes at the underground auction together with Baise and Shachmono Tocino. He was killed by Shizuku of the Phantom Troupe.
Type: Unknown, Ability: Unknown, Status: Deceased
Baise - Baise is a Manipulator with the ability to make one a slave for 180 minutes by kissing a person. She used it on Squala during the bodyguard recruitment test. During the first underground auction in Yorknew City she was one of the three bodyguards sent to buy what Neon wanted in the auction, but everyone was murdered by the Phantom Troupe that night. She is killed by Shizuku.
Type: Manipulation, Ability: Instant Lover: 180 Minute Love Slave, Status: Deceased
Basho - Basho is the tough guy in the gang, and is from the country of Jappon like Hanzo. Basho's Nen ability is to write a Haiku and whatever he writes will come true, depending on how good the poem is. In the anime, to test Squala, he writes the Haiku "My hand makes a fist/Anything I punch with it/Will burst into flames," and he hit a chair and it ignited into flames. Then he wrote that whomever lies will die in a "Trial by fire," causing Squala to admit he was the spy.
Type: Conjuration, Ability: Great Haiku: The Wandering Haiku Poet, Status: Active
Melody - Melody is a music Hunter that has an incredible sense of hearing and is one of Neon's new bodyguards, she can tell if someone is telling the truth or not by listening to their heartbeats.
Type: Emission, Ability: Musical Nen, Status: Active
Type: Unknown, Ability: Unknown, Status: Active
Eliza - Eliza is one of Neon's personal attendants, She is a woman always seen wearing a kimono and following Neon. She was in a romantic relationship with Squala, a member of Neon's longtime bodyguards, until he was killed by Phantom Troupe while trying to escape with the fake scarlet eyes.
Abilities & Powers
|Neon's Nen Type: Specialization|
Lovely Ghostwriter (
Neon predicts the future through quatrains that she writes down unconsciously; the summoned Lovely Ghostwriter manipulates Neon's arm to automatically write her poems. The target must handwrite his name (aliases and handles count), full date of birth, and blood type on the piece of paper on which she will write the poem. A picture of the target's face is necessary if he isn't present.
Neon's fortunes take the form of a poem with four or five quatrains of four lines each. Each verse represents a week of the current month, and typically events referenced in the poem are present as metaphors. Inauspicious fortunes always contain advice, and misfortune can be avoided if warnings are heeded. She cannot predict her own future.
During the events of the Yorknew City story arc, Neon's ability is stolen by Chrollo Lucilfer. Now without the use of her ability, her father is in shambles without the security it provided.
Appearances in Other Media
Hunter × Hunter: The Last Mission
Neon attends the Battle Olympia tournament at Heavens Arena, and is accompanied by Kurapika, Melody, and Linssen. Kurapika and Melody stay close to her side as she looks down at the ring. She takes her father's place in attending the tournament, as he was feeling ill at the time. She nearly falls asleep during Netero's speech out of boredom.
Right before the tournament starts, she is interested in one of the competitors, and happily looks to Kurapika to talk with him about it, only to find him missing (he had gone to meet Hisoka). Along with everyone in the stadium, Neon is taken hostage. When she is freed during Biscuit's fighting against the intruders, she laughs excitedly as she watches the woman fight. After the tournament is finished, Neon returns home in a car filled with stuffed animals with Linssen as her driver. Kurapika and Melody accompany her in a separate vehicle.
- Her last name Nostrade is probably a reference to Nostradamus, the famous French seer and La Cosa Nostra, the nickname for the Italian mafia.
- She has the same voice actress as Kalluto in the 1999 anime adaptation.
- On episode 41 of the 2011 series, she has an Puu figurine from Yu Yu Hakusho tied on her phone strap.