Tonpa (トンパ) is the self-proclaimed Rookie Crusher of the Hunter Exam. Tonpa was Examinee #16 in the 287th Hunter Examination, and Examinee #36 in the 288th Hunter Examination.
Tonpa is nicknamed the "Rookie Crusher" by other candidates with more experience taking the exam. Tonpa has taken the exam for 34 terms, but has never passed due to his goal of ruining the dreams of others. He often brags of his experience to those taking the Hunter Exam for the first time and then offers them a helping hand. Of course, this is merely subterfuge as he takes a perverse pleasure in sabotaging their attempts to get the license. Tonpa first took the Hunter Exam when he was ten years old. Despite the fact that he is incredibly arrogant, Leorio points out that failing the exam 34 times isn't exactly something to be proud of.
After attempting to pass the cruel Hunter Exam several times, Tonpa began to enjoy the failures of newbies, to the point he actively began to try and crush their ambitions at the cost of never passing the exam himself. He is so fascinated by his hobby that he does not hesitate to put the candidates in potentially lethal situations, although he seemed to be slightly worried when Killua drank what he thought to be a lethal dose of laxative. He puts up a friendly facade to earn the trust of rookies and then deceive them.
Tonpa is a short, fat man with tan skin, brown hair, and thick eyebrows. He wears a large, blue v-neck shirt, with a white symbol resembling a lowercase "i" on its right side, over a matching pair of light, blue-grey sweats.
Tonpa is a short, fat man with tan skin, brown hair, and thick eyebrows. He wears a large, blue v-neck shirt, with a white symbol resembling a lowercase "i" on its right side, over a matching pair of light, blue-grey sweats. He often carries a satchel.
Hunter X Hunter (Anime)
- Japanese : Kohei Kowada (1999 series), Toshiharu Sakurai (2011 series)
- English : Gerald Matthews (1999 series), Michael Sorich (2011 series)