Chapter 9
Chapter 9
Japanese Title


Romanized Title

Kiri no Naka no Kōbō

English Title

A Struggle in the Mist

Volume 2

287th Hunter Exam arc

Anime Episode

8 (1999); 5 (2011)

Chapter 8
Chapter 10
Chapters and Volumes

A Struggle in the Mist is chapter 9 of Hunter x Hunter.


A number of surviving applicants gang up on Hisoka but he annihilates them with ease using only one card. The only three left are Cherry, Kurapika and Leorio. Knowing that they have no chance, they run away in 3 different directions. Hisoka gives them a head start of 10 seconds. When he finishes counting, Leorio comes back with a wooden club, says that he will give Hisoka a beating and charges at him. Hisoka dodges his attack easily. However, when he is about to take out Leorio, Gon stops him by hitting him in the face with his fishing rod.

As Hisoka turns and talks to Gon, Leorio tries to attack him from behind but is immediately knocked out with a single punch to the face. Seeing that, Gon jumps towards Hisoka and swings the fishing rod at him but he dodges it effortlessly and catches Gon by the neck. Hisoka then commends Gon for coming back to save a friend and says that both Gon and Leorio have qualified. Someone calls Hisoka's cell phone, urging him to hurry up. Hisoka then leaves, carrying Leorio along. After he has left, Kurapika returns and sees Gon still kneeling there in a state of shock.


  • Cherry
  • Gon
  • Hisoka
  • Kurapika
  • Leorio

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