"Sorry for the trouble, thanks."

— Katzo, after being rescued by Gon, Leorio, and Kurapika in An Encounter in the Storm

Katzo (カッツォ, Kattso) is a crewman under the Captain of the ship that takes Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio to Dolle Harbor.[1]


Katzo's design differs in each adaptation. In the original manga, Katzo was a minor background character with no characterization, and thus, had a rather generic look (with very short hair and a long-sleeved shirt). In the 1999 anime adaptation, he is given a more thuggish look, with slightly longer spiky brown hair, a red bandana, a grey shirt, and a necklace of some sort. In the 2011 anime adaptation, Katzo is given a timider and frail-looking appearance, with an orange shirt, a yellow handkerchief around his neck, and a light blue bandana. Katzo's hair is also longer, and more reddish-brown.


While his original personality in the manga is unknown (due to being a minor background character), Katzo is given a different character in each anime adaptation. The Nippon Animation series sees Katzo as more of a ruffian, whereas he is more frail and milquetoast in the Madhouse adaptation.


Hunter Exam arc

On the way to Dolle Harbor, Leorio and Kurapika have an argument which they decide to end with a fight out on the deck when a storm is coming. Just before the fight can start, Katzo is knocked off the deck by a piece of wood broken off from a yard. He is saved at the last moment thanks to the combined effort of Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio. After that Kurapika and Leorio make up with each other.[1]


  • In the Crunchyroll's translation of the 2011 anime, his name is "Katsuo".

Anime and Manga Differences

  • In the 2011 anime adaptation, the character's name seems to be slightly different: カッツオ (Kattsuo).

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic كاتزو (Katzu)
China Flag Chinese 克欧/克歐* (Kè ōu)
France Flag French Catso
Russia Flag Russian Каццо (Katstso)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 1, Chapter 2
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