2011 | 1999 | Manga
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Japanese Voice

Hiroyuki Yoshino (1999)
Hiroyuki Yokoo (2011)

English Voice

Kyle Hebert (2011)

Manga Debut

Chapter 143

Anime Debut

Episode 80 (1999)
Episode 64 (2011)


Male Male

Hair Color

Blonde (1999)
Red (2011)



Previous Affiliation

Bomb Devils

Previous Occupation

Greed Island Player
Member of the Bomb Devils




Unknown (Of his own)
Countdown (As Genthru's supporter)

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Sub (サブ, Sabu) was a member of the Bomb Devils, alongside Genthru (the group leader) and Bara (another member);[1] he was among the players trying to clear the Greed Island game.


Sub G.I Design (2011 Anime)

Sub's 2011 anime design

He has spiky red hair, narrow eyes, and a tattoo—that resembles a bat, a generic devil-like figure, or even a heart with arrows—on his forehead.[2]


Greed Island arcEdit

Chibi Gon and Killua
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Killua Defeats Sub

Sub defeated by Killua

After Genthru reveals himself as the Bomber, and when Puhat tries to cut a deal with him in Battera's mansion. Sub and Bara reveal themselves as his accomplices.[2] When the alliance gave their cards for Genthru to remove the bombs planted on them, he presses thumbs with Genthru and Bara, though this was the way to activate the bombs prematurely.[1] He helps Genthru collect their ninety-seven cards by killing or threatening other players.[3] Before facing Gon's team, he was assigned by Genthru to handle Killua, assuming that they would have to use force.[4] He is defeated by Killua in a one-on-one fight, in which he is used as a test subject for Killua's new yo-yos and electricity techniques.[5] When the Bombers are defeated, he asked Gon to heal Genthru with a Breath of Archangel card instead of him since he only attained minor injuries due to his and Killua's similar skill level.[6]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Sub is a capable hand-to-hand combatant and Nen user. He can find an enemy's weak spots, but he is not a flawless observer, as Killua tricked him into attacking in a way that would leave him exposed to the assassin's next move.[5]

Bombers Release

"Releasing" the bombs

Sub is also fairly durable and endowed with a good resistance to electricity, seeing that Killua's Lightning Palm left him stunned only for a few moments.[5]


At the time of their fight, Sub had more aura than Killua, which prompted the latter to conclude that despite having the upper hand in physical strength, his normal attacks would be ineffective. The fact that Killua admitted a direct hit from Sub would spell his end might also imply Sub is a good Enhancement user.[5] Sub is fairly skilled at Zetsu, as neither Puhat[2] nor Tsezguerra or his allies could feel his presence.[7] Sub appears not to have any Hatsu abilities of his own. When Bara, Genthru, and he put their thumbs together and say a keyword, the time bombs conjured by Genthru will explode simultaneously.[1]


  • Greed Island arc
    • Sub, Genthru, and Bara vs. Motaricke and another Greed Island Player[8]
    • Sub, Genthru, and Bara vs. Asta, Amana, Manheim, Kazsule, Nick Cue, Souheil, Yabibi, Montreux, Hanse, Zeho and Wong Li[3]
    • Sub vs. Killua Zoldyck[4][5]


  • In the official databook, his name is "Sabu" (identical to the rōmaji for his original name).
  • Genthru's Japanese 2011 anime voice actor provided Sub's voice in the 1999 anime.
  • Sub's original Japanese name, サブ (Sabu), written with hiragana, さぶ, is one of the nanori readings—used for names of people—of the kanji 三 (lit. meaning "three"). And this may be due to the fact that the "Bomber" is actually a group composed by 3 people.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 144
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 143
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 169
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 17, Chapter 175
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 5.3 5.4 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 18, Chapter 178
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 18, Chapter 182
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 153
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 16, Chapter 152