Botobai Gigante
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Japanese: ボトバイ=ギガンテ
Romanized: Botobai Gigante
Debut: Chapter 318
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Gender: Male
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Occupation(s): Hunter (3-Star);
Zodiac Twelve member
Status: Alive
Type: Unknown

Botobai is a Triple Star Hunter and the most senior member of the Zodiac Twelve with the nickname 'Dragon.'

Appearance Edit

Botobai is a very tall and burly late middle-aged man whose face is covered with wrinkles. He has a Hungarian moustache and thick eyebrows that slant upward. His hair is gathered into 2 bundles that look like flame. Overall, his face looks like the face of an Asian dragon. He wears a long trench coat that has a flame-like collar and a dragon head symbol printed on the the back.


Botobai is a calm, collected and quiet man. The only time he seems to lose his temper is when Pariston proposes the idea of himself becoming the new Chairman of the Hunters Association without election.


New Hunter Chairman Election arcEdit

After Netero's death, Botobai and the other Zodiac Twelve members gather in the headquarters of the Hunters Association to determine the rules of the election for the new chairman. In the beginning of their first meeting, Pariston recommends that as the most senior member Botobai should be in charge of the meeting. He declines, knowing Pariston would attack him. When Pariston suggests skipping the election and puts himself forward for the chairmanship of the Association, Botobai and many other members immediately direct their hostile auras at him.

To reduce tension and to minimize Pariston's political advantage, Cheadle then proposes that they decide the rules of the election by drawing lots. Botobai agrees with the idea. Unbeknown to him and the other members, Ging already predicted this move 2 days before and rigged the drawing with Beans. As a result, they are forced to follow the rules made by him to elect the new Chairman. The first 3 rounds of the election are not valid because of having voting rates smaller than 95%. Round 4 has a turnout exceeding 95% but no one achieves a majority. With the 4th place, Botobai becomes one of the 16 candidates in Round 5.

Before the start of Round 5, Botobai is introduced as the most senior of the Zodiac Twelve and the one closest to being chairman in name and ability. He finishes 6th in Round 5 and becomes one of the remaining 8 candidates in Round 6. This round has a turnout smaller than 95% and thus is invalid. The turnout of Round 7 is greater than 95% but Botobai ties with Ickshonpay for the 7th place with 0 vote and is eliminated. Just before the beginning of Round 8, he gives a losing speech, calling on his supporters to vote for Cheadle.


  • Gigante is a type of monster in the Dragon Quest video game series that the author Yoshihiro Togashi enjoys playing.