Shachmono Tocino (シャッチモーノ=トチーノ, Shacchimōno Tochīno) was a Hunter and one of Neon Nostrade's bodyguards.[1]


Shachmono's 2011 anime adaptation design

Shachmono was a man of average height and had orange hair with sideburns that curled at the end. His casual attire consisted of a pinstriped green shirt with a pinstriped black vest over it while fashioning a pair of gray pants along with brown shoes. When attending the Underground Auction, Shachmono wore a standard suit set with a dark green tie.


Tocino had confidence in his Nen ability, when he used it against the group of potential new bodyguard recruits,[2][1] though admits he did not expect to be exposed so quickly, by Kurapika.[1] He also was knowledgable of pertinent information relating to the Underground Auction and showed a valiant effort to try and save his comrades from harm during the massacre.[3]


At one point during his life, Tocino passed the Hunter Exam and became a Hunter, as well as becoming a bodyguard in the Nostrade Family.[1]


Yorknew City arc

Tocino stares at Kurapika

Tocino along with five other applicants for the bodyguard position awaits within a room in the Nostrade's Mansion. After the butler in the room plays a video introducing the supposed boss who details the requirements of the position. The applicants are handed a data card with specified items listed on it and are instructed by the supposed boss to retrieve one of the items on the list to get the bodyguard position. When one of the five applicants Basho tries to leave, but to no avail, they're all ambushed by 11 hooded assailants wielding guns and swords.[2] During the assault, Tocino sticks with the applicant Melody, until Kurapika holds him hostage with a pin-like knife and gives him three seconds to stop the assailants.[1]

Tocino concedes to Kurapika's demand and the assailants then deflate to the ground. When Tocino asks how Kurapika knew it was him, Kurapika explains he figured it out after observing the assault from above the chandelier and deduced Tocino was the one in control of the eleven assailants who are Nen beasts being controlled by an Emission type. Tocino impressed by Kurapika's deduction, confirms it. Tocino then fully introduces himself and details he's also a Hunter and was hired by the owner of the mansion. Tocino then mentions that as Kurapika's senior he asks that he put away his knife and when Kurapika does Tocino admits that he was ordered by the supposed boss to test all of the applicants as if he was going to kill them.[1]

After seating himself, Tocino admits he didn't expect to be revealed so fast and thinks the four of them can get out of the mansion safely. This bewilders the applicants as Tocino smiles a small smile. Kurapika laughs and claims his words were meant to confuse them, but it was a big mistake and he'll find any other plants in the room. Kurapika then uses his Dowsing Chain to detect which one of the applicants is a plant and after checking almost everyone in the room, Kurapika narrows it down to the applicant Squala. Squala tries to defend himself, however, Melody backs Kurapika claiming the sound of his heart not only confirms he's the plant, but also a liar like Tocino. So taking the situation into his own hands, Basho uses his Nen ability Great Haiku to deduce whom the plants are and when he asks Kurapika, another applicant Baise, and Melody if they're plants they answer no, but when Tocino is asked he answers yes.[1]

Dalzollene giving instructions

On August 31st, Tocino the senior bodyguards and four new rookies, escort their client Neon Nostrade, from an airship on a Lingon Airport runway and into a car heading to Yorknew City.[4] On the night of the Underground Auction in the Hotel Beitacle, Dalzollene instructs the bodyguards what items they'll have to buy no matter what the cost and leaves that responsibility to Baise, Ivlenkov, and Tocino.[5] At the Underground Auction, Tocino elaborates to an uninformed Baise why the big shot Mafioso attend the auction in person and do not send proxies.[3]

Tocino killed by Franklin's Double Machine Gun

At the start of the auction; two men Feitan and Franklin approach the podium and Feitan informs the attendees that they're going to skip all formalities, Franklin activates his Double Machine Gun Nen ability to massacre the Mafia auction attendees. During the onslaught Tocino has Ivlenkov and Baise get behind him as he summons his Eleven Black Children. The ability was easily decimated by Franklin's Nen bullets and Tocino inner monologue notes that Franklin is also an Emission type and the bullets he fires easily penetrated destroyed his Nen ability, while also mortally wounded him. As Ivlenkov and Baise escape the rampage of bullets, Tocino is blown to smithereens.[3]

Kurapika briefly mentions Tocino, Baise, Ivlenkov, and Dalzollene to Neon as bodyguards who were killed in recent events, Neon, however, shows no remorse for losing them, caring only for the items in the auction.[6]

Abilities & Powers

Shachmono has all the benefits granted by his status as a Hunter.[1]


Tocino is an Emitter.[1][3] He can also use Manipulation to give orders to the puppets he creates, although he might be unable to give them more than one.[1]

Shachmono's Nen Type: Emission
Type: Emission and Manipulation Eleven Black Children (縁の下の11人(イレブンブラックチルドレン) Eleven People Beneath the Edge)
ElevenBlackChildren.png Tocino can control eleven doll-like soldiers by emitting his aura into balloons, expanding them into life-sized creations.[3] The soldiers can be mistaken for actual humans at first glance, although a more attentive analysis of their behavior and physical contact can give them away. They can follow only simple commands, such as using swords or guns to attack whoever is closest to them, and their combat skills are low enough that Basho thought he could defeat them without using Nen. Due to the large amount of aura required, they can exist only within a few meters of Tocino.[1] The puppets can also serve as an aura shield, although they were no match for Franklin's Double Machine Gun.[3]


  • Yorknew City arc:
    • Shachmono and Squala vs. Kurapika, Basho, Baise, and Melody[2][1]
    • Shachmono, Baise, and Ivlenkov vs. Franklin Bordeau and Shizuku Murasaki[3]


  • "Mono" means "monkey", which may be a reference to his appearance.
  • While probably coincidental, in Spanish "tocino" means "bacon".
  • His Nen ability is named as 'Eleven Assistants: "Thankless Heroes"' in the Viz translation,[3] a non-literal adaptation of the title.

Anime and Manga Differences

  • Interestingly, in both anime adaptations, Kurapika mistakenly claimed Tocino to be a natural Manipulator,[7][8] while in reality he is an Emitter, as Kurapika correctly guessed in the manga.[1] Even more interestingly, Tocino also identified Kurapika as a Manipulator in the 2011 anime adaptation,[8] whereas in both the 1999 anime adaptation and the manga he never guessed Kurapika's natural Nen category.[7][1]

Intertextuality and References


  • In the 1999 anime adaptation, his Japanese voice actor also voices Kenmi.
  • In the 2011 anime adaptation, his Japanese voice actor also voices Cherry, Pig, and Worm.
  • In the English dub version of the 2011 adaptation, he is voiced by the same voice actor as Lippo and Worm.

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic شاسمونو توتشينو
China Flag.png Chinese 夏奇莫諾•多奇諾
France Flag.png French Saccimonno Tocinno
Russia Flag.png Russian Сачимоно Точино


  1. 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 68
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 67
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 3.7 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 73
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 71
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 8, Chapter 72
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 9, Chapter 78
  7. 7.0 7.1 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 49 (1999)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Hunter × Hunter - Episode 40 (2011)


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