Kyu (キュウ, Kyū) is examinee #105 in the 287th Hunter Exam.[1] He is also an examinee in the 288th Hunter Exam.[2]


Kyu 2011 Design

Kyu's 2011 anime adaptation design

Kyu has short red hair, small eyes, and a distinctive mashed-in red nose. During the Hunter Exam, he wore a turtle-necked purple shirt with long sleeves, brown trousers, and gray shoes. He also carried a light brown satchel and a saber with the hilt wrapped in bandages.


Not much is known about Kyu's personality, but, before he was attacked by Pokkle, he seemed to be anxious and aware that he was being targeted; when Pokkle revealed himself he acted rather confident that he'd win against him.[3]


Hunter Exam arc

Kyu Attacking Pokkle

Kyu about to attack Pokkle

Kyu is one of the 24 examinees to make it to the 4th Phase of the Hunter Exam on Zevil Island.[1] His badge is the designated target of Pokkle, who paralyzes him with one of his poisoned arrows and then takes the badge.[3] Seeing him lying helpless on the ground, Gon bandages him and moves him to a place where he can wait safely until the effects of the poison disappear.[4]

Greed Island arc

Kyu partakes in the 288th Hunter Exam. During the First Phase, he is knocked out by Killua and gets his badge taken, thus failing the exam.[2]


  • Hunter Exam arc:
    • Kyu vs. Great Stamp[5]
    • Kyu vs. Pokkle (Zevil Island)[3]
  • Greed Island arc:
    • Kyu vs. Killua Zoldyck (288th Hunter Exam 1st Phase)[2]


  • Kyu shares his Japanese voice actor, Daisuke Namikawa, with Hisoka Morow from the 2011 anime adaptation.

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic كيو (Kiu)
Russia Flag Russian Кью (K'yu)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 23
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 148
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 24
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 3, Chapter 25
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 2, Chapter 10
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