From birth, I’ve been subject to a strict training program, in order to master the skills called ninjutsu . I’ve never once, in my eighteen years since, broken training.
— Hanzo to Gon Freecss in ” — Hanzo to Gon Freecss in “ The First Candidate Accepted ! ?
  • 2011

  • 1999

  • Manga

2011 1999 Manga




Reading: Hanzo


[ 1 ]





Japanese Voice

Yoshiaki Matsumoto (1999) Daisuke Kishio (2011)

English Voice

Lucas Gilbertson (1999) Ray Chase (2011)


Manga Debut

chapter 6

Anime Debut

Episode 6 ( 1999 )
Episode 3 ( 2011 )



Male.png Male


[ 2 ]
20-21 ( Current )

18 (Debut)20-21 (Current)

Eye Color

Black (1999)
Brown (2011)

Hair Color




General Status


Hunter Association
Marayam Hui Guo Rou

Cloud-Hidden Style

Previous Affiliation

Momoze Hui Guo Rou


Royal Bodyguard for Prince Marayam

Royal Bodyguard for Prince Marayam

Previous Occupation

Royal Bodyguard for Prince Momoze 287th Hunter Exam Examinee #294Royal Bodyguard for Prince Momoze





Hanzo Skill 4

picture Gallery Hanzo ( ハンゾー, Hanzō ) is a Cloud-Hidden manner jonin [ note 1 ] [ note 2 ] from Jappon. [ 1 ] During the 287th Hunter Exam, he was applicant # 294 and decided to become a Hunter in orderliness to find the elusive Hermit ‘s Scroll. [ 3 ] He is presently one of the bodyguards of Prince Marayam Hui Guo Rou. [ 4 ]


Hanzo is a bald young man with feather eyebrows. His early train as a ninja made him identical fit. He wears a black shirt with thick shoulder pads and gray pants and shoes. He wears a red bandanna around his neck and white bandages around his wrists and ankles. [ 3 ] As a bodyguard for the Kakin princes, he wears a total darkness suit and a marry. [ 4 ]


One of Hanzo ‘s most noticeable traits is his garrulity, which, in concert with the thoroughly spirits he often shows and the occasional credulousness or anger outburst, conflict with his breeding as a ninja. His confidence in his own skills can turn into certitude and again lead to him revealing besides much. however, he can be focused and cold-hearted : as region of his discipline, he had already killed before the historic period of 10, and he had no qualms about torturing Gon. This, however, does not mean he does not feel feel for, as he decided to throw the match since he realized that despite the pain he was inflicting on him, Gon did not hate him, which Hanzo felt was bonny when he was torturing person. He besides blamed himself for Momoze ‘s death, despite not having been able to prevent it due to her mother ‘s orders, and vowed to avenge her, [ 5 ] which he late did by tricking her murderer into confessing and then killing him. [ 6 ]


Hanzo was born in Jappon [ 1 ] and was trained since birth in ninjutsu, never breaking training in 18 years. By the time he was 11, he had already killed. [ 2 ] He decided to attend the 287th Hunter Exam to find the Hermit ‘s Scroll, which, according to the rumors, is located in a area barred to commoners. [ 3 ]


Hunter Exam discharge

A flashback of Tonpa reveals that Hanzo confesses he ‘s a ninja and that he is on a travel for a scroll and needs a Hunter License to complete his quest. When asked if he wants a swallow by Tonpa, he refuses as ninjas do n’t accept presents. [ 3 ] After the first Phase of the Hunter Exam, which is a marathon, Hanzo is well able to converse while running—most of the others are breathless and struggling. [ 7 ] In the moment Phase, featuring cook, he defeats a big Stamp with relief, [ 8 ] but like all the others is rejected by Menchi, and in the second fudge challenge he is the only one to know what sushi is but once again he ‘s rejected by Menchi like all the others. [ 9 ] Menchi mentions Hanzo when asked what examinee she favors. [ 10 ] He then participates at the Third Phase led by Lippo [ 11 ] and is the third candidate to clear the madly traps and puzzles of the Trick Tower and is able to proceed to the Fourth Phase. [ 12 ] During the Fourth Phase on Zevil Island his designated target was the drawing card of the Amori Brothers, Amori. Because Umori was constantly with his aim, Hanzo chose to follow from a safe outdistance while waiting for a good chance to take Amori ‘s badge. After the two brothers take the badges from both their targets, Shishito and Kenmi, they meet up with their one-third brother, Imori. Imori engages Killua, who proceeds to defeat and take the original badges from all three Amori Brothers. Killua throws Amori ‘s and Imori ‘s badges in different directions, prompting Hanzo to pursue the badge he thought was Amori ‘s. Hanzo was however tricked into chasing Imori ‘s, causing him to put his hands on the land in a state of matter of kill. [ 13 ] He finally manages to reach six points and pass to the following phase careless by claiming the two badges the Amori Brothers had taken from Shishito and Kenmi. [ 14 ] When Netero interviews Hanzo before the final test, he claims that Hisoka is both the campaigner he is keeping an eye on, as he considers him the most challenge, and the campaigner he least wants to fight, because he considers him the most dangerous. [ 15 ] In the final test ‘s first round, Hanzo is set to conflict Gon. Hanzo confirms with the referee, Masta, that he can only win by forcing his adversary to concede. He besides reveals that he knew Masta was following him during the Fourth Phase, and thanks him for what he assumes were the high evaluation marks that granted him sol many opportunities in the tournament. Once the match begins it is made apparent that his speed, potency, and conflict experience easily exceeds that of Gon. however, the alone way to pass the final test to is to force your adversary to admit defeat—Gon refuses to do so even after being badly beaten. Hanzo breaks Gon ‘s arm to force him to admit get the better of, but Gon still refuses. [ 16 ] Noting the lack of hate in Gon ‘s eyes after this act, Hanzo realizes he actually has come to like Gon. [ 17 ] He willingly bows out of the struggle, giving Gon the victory needed for him to pass the final examination test. [ 2 ] After his peer with Gon, he fights Pokkle and is able to quickly make him surrender which mean that he has passed the Hunter examination. [ 17 ] When Illumi Zoldyck wants to go murder Gon, Kurapika, Leorio, Hanzo, and some examiners block his way. [ 18 ] After the end of the examination he gives some of his business cards to Gon, Kurapika, and Leorio and offers to guide them if they go to his nation. He then departs, [ 1 ] following his goal to become a successful Hunter and find the Hermit ‘s Scroll. [ 3 ]

Heavens Arena arc

During Gon and Killua ‘s train in the Heavens Arena, it is revealed by Wing that Hanzo learned Nen after the Hunter Exam. [ 19 ]

13th Hunter Chairman Election arc

Hanzo later appears in the manga to pay respect to the previous chair, Netero, and vote for a new Hunter Association Chairman. [ 20 ] He is seen outside Gon ‘s guard trying to incite him, along with Gon ‘s other friends. [ 21 ]

Being near to Gon, Hanzo along the others assists from the external at the build. [ 22 ] Gon recovers thanks to Alluka ‘s powers feeling a strange and powerful aura. [ 23 ] He then accompanies Gon when he goes to meet Leorio in the room where all the Hunters were voting for the newly chair of the Hunter Association. While the push was applauding for Gon everybody in the board starts wondering who the baldhead was near to Gon making him bloom. [ 24 ]

succession Contest discharge

Hanzo is recruited by Kurapika to act as a bodyguard for any Kakin Empire Prince in holy order to get information on Prince Tserriednich. Hanzo doubts that Tserriednich would have gone on public media to request a bodyguard. He is hired as Prince Momoze ‘s bodyguard. [ 25 ] At the request of Queen Sevanti Hui Guo Rou, Hanzo and most of the other bodyguards are ordered to protect Momoze ‘s younger brother Marayam. [ 4 ] Later, Hanzo and Biscuit notice that Marayam ‘s defender Spirit Beast has gotten larger. [ 26 ]

After Prince Momoze ‘s sudden end by one of her bodyguards, a ferocious Hanzo blames himself for not being there to save her. He believes the murderer might strike again and deduces that he is one of the two bodyguards taking a interrupt. He swears to Biscuit that he would make the murderer pay for killing Momoze. [ 5 ] Hanzo and Biscuit late notice that Momoze ‘s death has taken a toll on Marayam, as his defender Spirit Beast keeps growing and looks increasingly ferocious. After being relieved of duty, he lies in go to bed and asks Biscuit to watch over his soundbox while he uses his Hanzo Skill 4, with which he creates an stellar projection of himself. His double heads to the cells where Tuffdy and Nagmum are held, knocking out the security guard. He randomly chooses the former ‘s cell and wakes him up, telling him he has been scouted by Prince Benjamin for the murder of his sister. Tuffdy confesses and explains the detail of his Nen ability, after which Hanzo kills him. When he heads back to Room 1013, however, he finds it empty, his body nowhere in sight : the only presence is a smaller, fiercer-looking version of Marayam ‘s Nen animal, which poses to attack when he attempts to step closer. [ 6 ] Hanzo tries to use the telephone in the room, but it does not work. Surmising from the presence of the Guardian Spirit Beast that the Thirteenth Prince is still alive, he leaves and hopes to use the earphone in Momoze ‘s room to contact Marayam ‘s other bodyguards, but he learns from the guards that entree to the rooms of princes who have died during the succession contest is closed off and telephone lines cut off. He frankincense heads to Kurapika, informing him of his betroth. Lacking the clearance to contact a higher-ranked prince, Kurapika states he will be able to ask Prince Halkenburg ‘s guards the stick to day, but Hanzo reckons he will be back in his consistency by then. Shimano tells Kurapika the Captain of the Guards of Prince Marayam, which prompts Hanzo to rush off to Room 1013 ; however, he finds it empty again. [ 27 ] At the end of the phone call, Kurapika shares his impressions of Vergei with Hanzo and warns him he might be looking for a mole in their midst, although the ninja doubt he is in the status to start a wiccan hunt. He then asks Kurapika if there is anything, in particular, he wants him to investigate. The Rat tells him to prioritize information to ensure Prince Marayam ‘s condom, prompting Hanzo to think he is a effective guy before leaving. [ 28 ] At the start of their shift, Biscuit wakes him up and he updates her on their position. They decide to teach Nen to everyone in the room to convince Vergei, who initially refuses but is shocked into acceptance by Biscuit ‘s transformation, which they relied on alternatively of Hanzo ‘s double ability to prevent him from being suspected of Momoze ‘s murder. [ 29 ]


Hidden Blades: During the Hunter Exam, Hanzo had two blades concealed under the bandages on his forearms, which he can pull out to fight with or to torture the adversary. He was confident he could dismember Gon with them. [ 2 ] It is unknown if he hush wears them .

Abilities & Powers

Hanzo has all the benefits granted by his status as a Hunter. He is seen as a very fast and brawny champion who easily bested Gon in speed and persuasiveness. His educate as a shinobi was described as being extremely rigorous, [ 2 ] but thanks to it he successfully became a dominate of the Cloud-Hidden manner ( 雲隠流, Kumogaku-ryū ) of ninjutsu. [ 1 ] During the Hunter Exam Arc, Killua placed Hanzo above himself in terms of potency ( with the exception of his “ Assassin Mode ” ) and slenderly below Hisoka, [ 30 ] although this rank is highly unreliable, given Killua´s ignorance of Nen. Hanzo claimed that at Gon ‘s age, he had already killed. [ 2 ] He is a good martial artist, capable of stunning and paralyzing a person with a single shove off to the back of the neck. [ 16 ] He is ace at concealing his presence, although Killua noticed that he was being followed by him, [ 31 ] and is besides beneficial at detecting early people, managing to recognize the Hunter that had been following him during the second to last share of the examination. [ 16 ] His failing lies in the fact that he talks besides much, leaving him open at many occasions. [ 3 ] Advanced Strength: Hanzo has great physical strength and a noteworthy sense of balance wheel, bearing the broad weight of his body on just one feel, and claiming to be able to hack off one of Gon ‘s limbs using one of his hidden blades. [ 2 ] He besides knocked out the boy and sent him flying with an uppercut. [ 2 ] Enhanced Speed: Hanzo easily surpassed Gon in terms of speed [ 16 ] and was able to keep up with a chase thrown by Killua and catch it before it landed despite running on branches. [ 31 ] Advanced Agility: Hanzo is capable of moving at high speed while leaping from one branch to another, angstrom well as having adequate balance to easily stand on one stage over another ‘s own outstretched leg. [ 31 ] Advanced Stamina: Hanzo was able to complete a long-distance function more than 80 kilometers long, and taking place on uneven terrains such as ascending stairs and a swamp, [ 7 ] although he was more hoist than Killua. [ 8 ] Master Torturer: Hanzo is literate in multiple forms of anguish that require no particular items. [ 16 ] He has the skill to break a person ‘s sleeve cleanly. Although Gon never gave up in their match, Killua remarked that if Hanzo used some of his other torture methods Gon would have easily surrendered. [ 17 ]


Hanzo was noted by Menchi to have a herculean air before even starting to train in Nen, [ 10 ] which, according to Wing, he learned in less than six months. [ 19 ] Hanzo insinuates that his Nen abilities may be related to his ninjutsu background. He appears to be preferably knowledgeable about abilities of the doppelganger type, detailing the differences between autonomous doubles and immediately controlled ones. [ 5 ] Due to being able to summon one of his own, he can be assumed to be technical in Conjuration, [ 29 ] Manipulation, [ 5 ] and possibly Emission. Since his only known Nen ability is numbered, it is possible he has at least 3 more. [ 6 ]

Hanzo’s Nen Abilities
Type: Conjuration[29] and Manipulation[5] Hanzo Skill 4 (



Art of the Doppelganger )

Hanzo Skill -4 .png Hanzo can project a double of himself which can phase through matter and hover in the air. His consciousness leaves his body while he uses this ability, which is put in a state similar to sleep. Talking to his body or touching it will cause the astral projection to be dispelled.[6] Since the doppelganger requires his full focus, he can control it with extreme precision.[5] With it, he was able to knock out a security guard and strangle a Nen user to death. It appears that he cannot rescind the technique himself if not by returning to his body.[6] Although doubles are by definition conjured and manipulated, [ 5 ] and in fact Hanzo considered using his own doppelganger to prove the universe of Nen to Vergei, [ 29 ] Hanzo ‘s double appears to flicker on affair, which might suggest that it can transition between topic and aura ; this, together with its ability to turn intangible, [ 6 ] might mean that Emission is besides involved in its creation.


  • Hunter Exam arc:
    • Hanzo vs. Great Stamp†[8]
    • Hanzo vs. Gon Freecss* (Final Phase)[16][2]
    • Hanzo vs. Pokkle (Final Phase)[17]


  • (To Tonpa) “Don’t tell anyone, but I’m actually a ninja. I want a license so I can hunt the elusive ‘Hermit’s Scroll’. Rumor is it’s in a country barred to commoners.”[3]
  • (To Gon) “Is your pride all you care about?! Even more than your life?! Is it some kind of weird rush to hold out in the face of impossible odds?!”[2]


Anime and Manga Differences

  • In the 1999 anime adaptation, when all the examinees that pass the Third Phase are stranded in Lippo’s “bonus stage”, Hanzo takes the lead in getting them out of the trap.[32][33]
  • According to the 2011 anime adaptation, Hanzo’s Hunter License number is 10982 482 3287,[34] whereas his license number is not given in the manga[35] or in the 1999 anime adaptation.[36]

Intertextuality and References

  • Hanzo’s appearance is most likely based on the character Kazemaru, from YuYu Hakusho.
  • Hanzo’s ninja style, “Cloud-Hidden style”, is based on the real-life Kumogakure-ryū(雲隠れ流, “Hidden School”), a ninjutsu school founded in the mid 1500’s by Iga Heinaizaemon No Jo Ienaga who had a son, Kami Hattori Heitaro Koreyuki, who was the ancestor of Hattori Hanzo, the famous ninja. Like Hanzo, Kumogakure-ryū ninja wore armored sleeves to protect themselves.[37]
  • The original Japanese subname or second nomination of Hanzo’s Hanzo Skill 4 Nen ability, (分身の術, Bunshin no Jutsu—lit. “Art of Division”), comes from one of the legendary abilities sometimes associated with ninjas—the ability to “split” into multiple bodies—a common trope in the popular culture related to this type of character.


  • In the 1999 anime adaptation, his Japanese voice actor also voices Matthew and Phinks; in the English dubbed version of the same adaptation, the same voice actor dubs him and Phinks.
  • In the 2011 anime adaptation English dub, he is voiced by the same voice actor as Geretta, Squala, and the Bounty Hunter.

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic هانزو (Hanzu)
China Flag.png Chinese 半藏
France Flag.png French Hanzô
South Korea Flag.png Korean 한조 (Hanjo)
Russia Flag.png Russian Ханзо (Khanzo)



  1. In the ninja ‘s tease translation, the Viz version mistakenly implies that Hanzo is from the “ Cloud-Hidden village ” but the discussion “ village ” has no equivalent in the original japanese textbook ; the most adjust transliteration being “ Cloud-Hidden manner ” .
  2. jōnin—translatable as “upper man”); the highest In the original japanese text, 上忍 ( —translatable as “ upper berth man ” ) ; the highest ninja rank .


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