Is Kurapika a Girl or Boy? Hunter x Hunter Kurapika Gender


Is Kurapika a Girl or Boy? What’s the gender of Kurapika? Before knowing the gender of Kurapika, let us tell you that Kurapika is an anime character from the very famous manga series Hunter x Hunter.

Kurapika is the last member and survivor of the Kurta Clan. He is a Blacklist Hunter and the current head of the association established by Light Nostrade. He plays the part of principal hero in the Yorknew City and Succession Contest bends.

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Hunter x Hunter is directed by Kazuhiro Furuhashi. Hunter × Hunter has been a huge critical and financial success and has become one of Shueisha’s best-selling manga series. 

The story follows a young boy who must pass a rigorous examination and find his missing father to fulfill his dreams of becoming a legendary Hunter like his dad, a young boy must pass a rigorous examination and find his missing father.

Is Kurapika a Girl or Boy?

Kurapika is a boy, whose appearance is a little feminine. But I think Togashi makes him look feminine because, in Japanese culture, girls love the kind and cute type rather than the masculine type. To an extent, voice, have feminine overtones, explaining why many viewers assumed he was a girl when they began watching the series. Kurapika is male by gender, it’s confirmed by the whole team of hunter x hunter and by the voice actor Noriko Hidaka herself.

But if we give some attention and have a look again at Kurapika’s look we got know that he is a young boy.

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There are some anime characters that were designed and meant to look almost like the opposite gender. But Kurapika doesn’t really look that way. His body proportions are like that of a male, and he doesn’t have boobs, as well, his face is more like that of a boy.


That said, if it was not obvious that is Kurapika a girl or boy, you can also tell by the interaction of the characters (Kurapika doesn’t behave like a girl with others, he doesn’t flirt with guys or does anything girly), the way they behave in general (Kurapika behave like a male or at least he doesn’t behave like a girl usually), the way they dress (he doesn’t use dresses or skirts as an example).


There are two main reasons, why he is like female instead of male.

  • Togashi Yoshihiro said, I have made the character appearance according to the desire of every Japanese girl, as they like cute, feminine, and non-masculine boy with a little aggression and so cold assassin’s look that are hard to get.
  • Kurapika who is a male, ought to be voiced by a male, rather the makers voiced Kurapika by a female. That is the entire thing that depicts him as female, presumably, voice makes an individual.

Kurapika is voiced by three females named, Erica Harlacher, Miyuki Sawashiro, and Yuki Kaida. 

Interestingly, Kurapika is not the first character created by mangaka Yoshihiro Togashi who was thought to be female — that title belongs to Kurama from Yu Yu Hakusho.

Kurapika himself is the last survivor of the kurta clan that was attacked by The Phantom Troupe, phantom troupe has nen abilities that makes them probably useful.


Kurapika after surviving the incident of the phantom troupe, become a vigilante and the first protagonist of the york new city. After some time he became a professional Hunter, but to achieve his aim that is to avenge the phantom troupe, he must have to get more rage.

Kurapika is Boy (Male) by gender

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