Zepile (ゼパイル, Zepairu) is an antiques trader who helps Gon, Killua, and Leorio raise funds for the Southernpiece Auction in Yorknew City,[1] as well as examinee #1100[2] in the 288th Hunter Exam.[3]


Zepile 2011 Design

Zepile's 2011 anime design

Zepile has short, light brown hair with long sideburns on both sides of his face. His most prominent feature is his wavy, thick, brown eyebrows. He wears a red blazer with black stripes on edges, a white shirt underneath, which has a large collar that reveals a large amount of his chest and a dark pants.


Chibi Gon and Killua
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Yorknew City arcEdit

Gon and Killua scour the Bull Market to raise money for Greed Island in hopes that Gon can meet his father. However, someone named Zepile outbids them on most items they try to win. Gon and Killua do manage to procure some items and attempt to sell them to a local pawnbroker. One of the items is a wooden statue that the pawn broker values at 80k Jenny Currency Symbol. Fortuitously, Zepile enters the shop and states that the broker is taking advantage of them. He details the history behind the wooden statue and deduces that the pawn broker was planning on stealing its contents.[4]


Zepile enjoys a meal with Gon & Killua

Gon and Killua thank Zepile for helping them. Zepile says it was nothing and asks for 20% of the contents of the wooden statue. He accepts Killua's offer to buy him lunch instead. At a restaurant, Gon and Killua explain why they want to raise money and their use of Nen to identify possible valuable items. Zepile tells them that he made a pot they attempted to win. He explains that he is a former counterfeiter and that he tries to buy his old counterfeits. Zepile also asks if he can help them in any way because he is happy that his pot caught their eye.[1]

Sometime afterwards, Zepile chisels open up the wooden statue revealing the treasures inside. Zepile appraises the worth to be 300 million Jenny Currency Symbol. He suggests they sell the contents at the Preview Market. At the Preview Market they're greeted by Taloon who offers 250 million for the treasures, but Zepile refuses. Although disappointed Taloon understands and leads them to the presentation room and as he leaves he signals someone. A large group of people then enter the presentation room and one of the people in the crowd voices his doubt of the authenticity of the items making Zepile grow anxious.[1]


You can rely on Zepile

The man continues to doubt the authenticity of the items, even though Zepile tried his best to reassure the treasures value, the man still manages to sway the crowd to his favor. Afterwards in the Bull Market, Zepile curses the man that questioned the authenticity of the treasures. The boys inquire what tactics the man used to man the crowd question the authenticity of the treasures, so Zepile explains it all to the boys until their friend Leorio gets in contact with them to inform them that he's got a lead on the Phantom Troupe.[5] The boys then rush away to meet Leorio leaving Zepile in charge of the biding process. Though reluctant at first, gives in and tells the boys to count on him.[6] While the boys tail the Phantom Troupe, Killua has Leorio contact Zepile, to help him Preview Market bidding.[7] The boys use what Zepile taught them to escape their imprisonment by Nobunaga.[8]

Leorio and Zepile

Zepile and Leorio enjoy a drink together

As soon as the boys return to the hotel they were staying at, they find Leorio and Zepile enjoying themselves with some drinks and snacks. The boys thank Zepile for teaching them the bluff tactics earlier. Zepile was thankful for their praise and according to Leorio he learned a lot from the stories that Zepile told him about.[9] The following day Leorio and Zepile sell the treasures at the auction for 355 million Jenny Currency Symbol, although Leorio was elated by the profits made, Zepile was dour and surly, claiming they could have made more than 400 million. Leorio stated if they all split the money in half they'd have 177 million for themselves, this makes Zepile question Leorio's friendship with the boys. Kurapika then contacts Leorio to meet up with him, so Zepile goes to the bank to validate the check and then find more items to sell.[10] Zepile's location during the the Phantom Troupe hunt in Yorknew City is revealed on a map.[11]

Greed Island arcEdit

Gon, Zepile and Killua go to the auction

Gon and Killua along with Zepile, ready for the auction

The day after Kurapika falls into a coma, Melody informs Zepile that her flute has had no effect on Kurapika and doesn't believe he doesn't have an ordinary fever due to fatigue or illness. Zepile assures Melody that in the worst case scenario that he needs to go to a hospital but is still too fragile to be transported, he'll get in contact with an old friend of his to check up on him and Melody appreciates the sentiment. The following day Zepile accompanied by Gon and Killua attend the Southernpiece Auction.[12] At the start of the auction for the copy of Greed Island; Gon inquires Zepile about the hand signals everyone is giving. Zepile explains what they're for and Gon accidentally performs one of the signals causing the price for the game to double. Livid by Gon's mistake, Zepile proclaims what he did was a major blunder and the worst case scenario would be they'd be accused of fraudulent participation, be forbidden to bid any higher, and then be taken to jail.[13]

However, auctionee #16 bids higher and saves them from such a fate; making Zepile take a sigh of relief and thinks they almost died.[13] Five days after the auction Zepile appraises a pot to a client and later that same day catches up with Gon, Killua, and Leorio to return Gon's checkbook. Zepile managed to raise Gon's 80 million to 100 million as he promised, which should be enough for him to buy back his Hunter License. Killua praises Zepile for his hard work, but he acts modest and humble claiming all he had to do was buy items for cheap and sell them all for an expensive price. Curious, Gon inquires how Zepile managed to raise the money in five days. Zepile states that it wasn't easy and had to be vigilant to avoid counterfeits and also mentions that he'll take 40% of the profits.[14]

Zepile knocked out

Zepile knocked out by Killua in the Hunter Exam

Zepile then leaves the group, but not before saying to not hesitate to contact him for any more help in the future. Though far away from them, he regrets lying to them, since he actually only managed to win back 15 million Jenny Currency Symbol, while the 5 million was taken from a loan shark and should have returned the money on the 8th and not the 9th. It's revealed that Zepile being over confident claimed he could raise enough money on the 8th rather than the 10th. Reflecting on his actions Zepile is filled with regret and ponders that if he had a Hunter License of his own, then he'd pawn it 10-20 its original value. Remembering that detail, Zepile becomes inspired to get his own Hunter License in order to live a lavish life of luxury and then heads off to register for the 288th Hunter Exam.[14] On the day of the 288th Hunter Exam, Zepile attends the exam, but is knocked unconscious by Killua, whom also knocks out all of the other applicants in order to finish the exam quickly as possible.[3]

Abilities & PowersEdit

Zepile is a skilled sculptor, able to craft as well as recognize credible fakes. He is the one who taught Gon the methods to open a wooden chest. Furthermore, Zepile is knowledgeable in the workings and proceedings of auctions, enough to act as a guide to Gon and Killua.


Zepile is a Nen genius; he uses Nen unconsciously to make his works of art more attractive.


  • Greed Island arc:
    • Zepile vs. Killua Zoldyck (288th Hunter Exam 1st Phase)[3]


48 - Zepile Pot

Zepile's counterfeit vase

Seed Urn

Seed Urn

  • The design of Zepile's counterfeit vase share some similarities with Kakin's Seed Urn used in the Guardian Spirit Beast's ceremony.
  • According to the "Hunter × Hunter Manual" section found in the Yu ☆ Yu ☆ Hakusho official character book (Shueisha Jump remix), Zepile's stats are:
Story Arcs Mind Skill Body Nen Ingenuity Intelligence
Yorknew City arc 3/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 1/5 3/5

Intertextuality and ReferencesEdit

  • The appearance of Zepile's counterfeit vase resembles the facial features of the Dogū clay dolls from the late Jōmon period of Japan.

Anime and Manga DifferencesEdit

  • In the 1999 anime adaptation, Zepile never partakes the 288th Hunter Exam.[15]


  • Zepile's 2011 Japanese voice actor, Masami Kikuchi, voiced Wing in the 1999 anime adaptation.

Translations around the WorldEdit

Language Name
The Arab world Flag Arabic زيبايل (Zibayil)
China Flag Chinese 仙派 (Xiān pài)
France Flag French Zepairu
Russia Flag Russian Зепайл (Zepayl)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 87
  2. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 66 (2011)
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 15, Chapter 148
  4. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 86
  5. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 88
  6. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 89
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 90
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 10, Chapter 93
  9. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 101
  10. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 11, Chapter 103
  11. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 12, Chapter 111
  12. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 120
  13. 13.0 13.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 121
  14. 14.0 14.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 13, Chapter 124
  15. Hunter × Hunter - Episode 80 (1999)
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