Similar to the Hokage in Naruto, the Chairman of the Hunter Association is the highest-ranked and most influential position any Hunter can attain in the world of Hunter X Hunter. The Chairman holds the power to make executive decisions regarding the actions of the Hunter Association and oversees the Hunter Exam.
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After the death of Isaac Netero and the immediate resignation of Pariston Hill, Cheadle Yorkshire took over the role as the presiding 14th Hunter Association Chairman. Cheadle’s position of power comes with great responsibility that not many other anime characters would be able to handle. However, some have proven they’re capable of using their strength, speed, teamwork, and battle experience to be great leaders and skilled Hunters.
10 Satoru Gojo Has The Strength To Lead (Jujutsu Kaisen)
As a special grade jujutsu sorcerer with extensive teaching experience, Satoru Gojo is a perfect candidate to be the Chairman of the Hunter Association. His charming yet complex personality would make him appealing to the rest of the board members and the many Hunters that he would preside over.
His combat skills and ability to manipulate cursed energy shown throughout Jujutsu Kaisen are nothing short of impressive. Gojo is both a talented fighter and an inspiring sensei.
9 Colonel Roy Mustang Can Outmaneuver And Overpower Any Scheme Against Him (Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)
When it comes to leadership, Colonel Roy Mustang excels. As a State Alchemist and an Amestrian State Military officer, Roy knows what it takes to be in charge.
Similar to the Nen abilities seen in Hunter X Hunter, alchemy is a supernatural ability that can manipulate matter and energy, and Roy is the expertly skilled Flame Alchemist. He is a respectable military commander and has demonstrated he’s more than capable of commanding others with special abilities similar to his.
8 Shura Kirigakure’s Professional History Speaks For Itself (Blue Exorcist)
With the skills to train everyone from angsty young students to the son of Satan, Shura Kirigakure is more than qualified to be the Hunter Association’s Chairman. Shura has a long, impressive professional history and has used her expertise to obtain the title Meister as a Knight.
She is unafraid of challenging her superiors, and her blunt attitude allows her to be decisive, even when dealing with intense conflict. Using her experience as a highly trained Exorcist, a teacher, and an Inspector for the Vatican, Shura would be able to handle the stress of leading Hunters with supernatural abilities.
7 Elizabeth Liones Benefits From Her Experience As A Leader (The Seven Deadly Sins)
One of the best ways to know how to handle a position of power is to already be in one. Luckily, this is the case for Elizabeth Liones, the princess of the Kingdom of Liones in The Seven Deadly Sins. Despite being the youngest member of her royal family, Elizabeth is a respected and important authority figure.
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Elizabeth has proven that she can be a strong leader of not only people but the Goddess race as well. As the highest-ranked member of the Goddess Clan, Elizabeth could lead the Hunter Association with ease.
6 Korosensei’s Mentorship Would Reinvigorate The Hunter Exam (Assassination Classroom)
Many would agree that Korosensei is one of the most lovable teachers of all time. His ability to connect with his students on a personal level while remaining focused on professionalism and academic success is just one of many reasons why he would make a great Hunter Association Chairman.
Like Netero, Korosensei would be heavily involved in the Hunter Exam and challenge the examinees in a way that would improve their skills. His powerful abilities and likable personality are admired by those in the Assassination Classroom universe, and it’s likely he would be admired by Hunters all the same.
5 Yukichi Fukuzawa Is Used To Dealing With Eccentric And Extraordinary People (Bungo Stray Dogs)
The duties of a president and a chief executive are more alike than they are different. Like the Hunter Association, the Armed Detective Agency in Bungo Stray Dogs is filled with people with extraordinary abilities, and Yukichi Fukuzawa serves as their President.
Fukuzawa is a trained martial artist, a skilled swordsman, and an experienced assassin. His longstanding position as the director of the company alongside his years of combat experience has allowed him to achieve great things and be recognized as an accomplished leader.
4 Jotaro Kujo’s Cool Head Would Prevail Over Any Trouble (Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure)
Despite his delinquent past, Jotaro Kujo is a composed and fiercely loyal individual in JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. His cool nature allows him to remain calm and collected during times of turbulence.
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Jotaro can navigate himself and others through any tough situation, which is a quality that is common among the best leaders. Through his strength and determination, Jotaro would excel as the Chairman of the Hunter Association. His dedication to the position would be like no other.
3 Shota Aizawa Pushes His Exceptional Students To Go Beyond (My Hero Academia)
The responsibility of a Pro Hero is a lot for any normal person to take on, however, Shota Aizawa seemingly does it with ease. Known by his hero name, Eraser Head, Aizawa is the phenomenal homeroom teacher of Class 1-A, the strongest students at U.A. High.
Despite his stern and reserved personality, Aizawa is spectacular at communicating with his students and fellow Pro Heroes on and off the battlefield. He sets high expectations for himself and the people around him, which would work to help the Hunter Association steadily improve under his control.
2 Erwin Smith’s Focused Command Of The Survey Corps Prove He’s Got What It Takes (Attack On Titan)
Intelligent, respectable, and focused are just a few ways to describe Erwin Smith, the 13th Survey Corps Commander in Attack on Titan. Erwin has gone above and beyond during his career as a commander to protect the people within the Walls.
His drive to lead his soldiers amid the Titan crisis is nothing less than admirable. Just as Netero did, Erwin was willing to sacrifice himself in the end for the sake of the mission. There is no doubt Erwin would be a strong Hunter and a powerful Chairman.
1 Tsunade’s Legendary Tenure As Hokage Makes Her An Ideal Candidate (Naruto)
Regarded as one of the greatest Hokage of the Hidden Leaf Village in Naruto, Tsunade exudes confidence and wields the power to back it up. Tsunade would make an impeccable Hunter Association Chairman.
The village values her commitment to protecting the people, and the shinobi under her rule obey her orders and believe in her as their leader. As a woman in power, Tsunade often receives criticism and backlash, but she remains persistent in her efforts to defend against every threat regardless of those who lack faith in her ability to carry out her role as the Fifth Hokage.
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While my past work and academic experience highly reflect topics within the realm of STEM, during my senior year at Texas A&M University at Galveston, my interest for anime and manga was peaked when I watched Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) for the first time. As I continued viewing both old and newly released series, my love for anime and manga crossed with my artistic ability. Not long after, I started illustrating my favorite characters on stretched canvases, and I eventually began doing commissioned pieces of various characters from Demon Slayer (Kimetsu no Yaiba), Sailor Moon S (Bishōjo Senshi Sērā Mūn), and even, Naruto. Now I use my developed writing ability, my growing knowledge of manga and anime, and my appreciation for art and creativity to be a list writer for CBR.
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