|School||Goha 2nd Elementary|
|Anime debut||Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 9: "Wonderful Jurassic"|
Hunt Goto (
Hunt is a short young boy with grey hair and light brown eyes. He wears stereotypical explorer's clothing; a light tan shirt, khaki pants, a brown belt with a steel buckle, calf-length light tan socks, and brown hiking boots in addition to a green hard hat with a dinosaur face print. He later wears a large brown backpack to carry supplies when rescuing Yuga and his friends from the Mutsuba mine and switches a golden hat in the Team Battle Royal arc.
After becoming wealthy from his sale of Maximum Monsters, Hunt buys extravagant golden clothing and jewelery and dyes his hair blonde. He wears an orange-yellow shirt, and orange fur-lined jacket, yellow fur-lined pants and solid gold shoes with the toes turned up. He also accessorises with a gold Roman-style helmet printed with his hardhat's dinosaur face print, gold rings on each finger, a gold necklace, and a belt with a gold "H" buckle.
Hunt is the most outwardly eager of his friends, but also the most greedy and duplicitous, as he chuckled over Yuga being foolish enough to tell them where The Relic was. Later, he strip-mined the Mutsuba mine with the assistance of Goha 66 and and sold the Maximum Monsters he had found there, but made sure to only sell one at a time to unsuspecting Duelists so they wouldn't have a complete set, while also using a Maximum designed to counter normal monsters. Once he became wealthy from selling the cards, he became significantly arrogant and viewed himself as above his friends and the ramen store they had once sincerely enjoyed due to his newfound wealth. He tends to panic when any deception of his is discovered, both when his and his friends' plan to exploit Gossie is revealed and when his backpack bursts in the Mutsuba mine, revealing that he had already scavenged Duel Disks for Yuga. He was disappointed when Gossie turned out to be a myth and annoyed that Yuga's Road had been responsible.
When Nail Saionji enlisted Hunt's assistance to find the Duel Disk cache in the Mutsuba mine, Hunt proved to be helpful and resourceful. He shows himself to be somewhat humble and embarrassed when his sneezing ability is praised, though he takes issue with Luke's name for it.
Hunt's name seems to be drawn from his unique ability to sneeze in the presence of valuable artifacts.
According to his friends, Hunt has a unique ability to unearth valuable fossils and other artifacts; sneezing in their presence. Luke terms this "sneezcavation", a name that Hunt himself is not entirely comfortable with.
Birth of Rush Duels
After hearing about the appearance of Gossie in Goha City, Hunt, Kaseki and Kan decided to search for it and use it to create their own Jurassic Duel World. After stopping at the Tahayasty Restaurant, they encountered Yuga Ohdo, Tatsuhisa "Luke" Kamijo, Romin Kirishima and Gakuto Sogetsu, who were also looking for Gossie using Yuga's modified Goha Corporation Drone Kaizo. Kaseki introduced the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club to Yuga and his friends, and Hunt was pleased to meet the creator of Rush Dueling. Kaseki suggested that they work together to find Gossie, though in reality they planned to use Yuga and his friends to find Gossie and then find it first themselves. After several fruitless stops, Yuga's friends finally determined that Gossie could be at the location of the Relic where Yuga had installed Rush Duels, though Luke left them before they headed to it. Hunt, Kaseki and Kan reconvened in a bathroom to discuss their plans, unaware that Luke was in the same bathroom, and he confronted them and revealed their plans to Yuga, Gakuto and Romin. Despite the group's treachery, Yuga was still willing to tell them where the Relic was if Kan could defeat him in a Rush Duel. During the Duel, Yuga stated that he didn't believe Kan to be someone who would exploit dinosaurs, and Hunt suggested they check the construction site where Gossie was rumored to have first appeared, but Yuga abruptly tried to stop them from looking, though Luke eagerly joined forces with the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club. Yuga defeated Kan, but the group decided to check the construction site anyway, only to learn that "Gossie" had been nothing more than heating pipes and a noise produced by one of Yuga's "Roads", much to Hunt's anger. To make it up to them, Yuga brought the Dueling and Dinosaur Research Club to where the Relic had been, and Hunt sneezed, uncovering seven previously unseen symbols carved in the floor. Yuga had Hunt and his friends help him analyze the symbols, and they deduced from them overlapping that they formed the logo of Seven Hells Hall. Yuga theorized that the Relic would appear there on the next full moon, and he was invited to the location for a RoaRomin concert.
The Relic appeared at the Seven Hells Hall as Yuga had predicted, during his Duel with Roa Kirishima, and Hunt, Kaseki, and Kan immediately entered the room to examine the Relic, though they retreated into the audience when it began to project Otes. Otes explained he had chosen Yuga to become the King of Duels at the 666th Goha Dueling Tournament and cleared up the legality of "Sevens Road Magician", which he had given to Yuga at the event and whose legality had been in question due to Roa's actions. Yuga and Roa continued their Duel with the right to the title on the line, and Roa pushed Yuga into a corner, but Yuga was able to defeat Roa, and the Relic retreated into the ground after the Duel.
Some time after Yuga and Roa's Duel, Hunt received a penalty on his Duel Disk while he was at a dig with Kan and Kaseki. They went to the Road Laboratory, where Yuga explained that they and all his other friends had been penalized due to his challenge by Goha Duel Overseer Nail Saionji to retrieve the data of Kaizo, and if anyone in Yuga's group of friends lost a Duel, they would all be penalized and their accounts deleted if they received six penalties. The penalty had occurred when Mimi Atachi was defeated by her son Yoshio, as Mimi had inadvertently become considered one of Yuga's friends. Despite the circumstances, everyone present agreed to help Yuga, given that all of their accounts were on the line, but then Yuga, Luke and Gakuto were dropped into a pit leading to the Garden of Providence, with Romin and Menzaburo Oomori also falling in.
Hunt later received four more penalties on his Duel Disk. Hunt was at a dig with Kan and Kaseki when they watched Yuga and Nail's Maximum Monsters, "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road" and "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree" battling, calling the clash an earth-shattering Jurassic. After being forced to return his Maximum to his Deck, Yuga was pushed into a corner and reminded of the stakes of the match, which reminded Hunt that his account would be deleted if Yuga lost the Rush Duel due to his five penalties. He was overjoyed when Yuga was able to re-Maximum Summon "Magnum Over Road" again and when Yuga defeated Nail, who erased the penalties on Hunt's Duel Disk after the Rush Duel.
Goha 6th Elementary
Hunt, Kan and Kaseki came to the Rush Duel Training Camp with Menzaburo, Sushiko, Nick, and the Dueling Insects Club from Goha 5th Elementary. That night Yuga told them about his encounter with Asana Mutsuba, who Kan deduced was likely from Goha 6th Elementary's Heavy Cavalry Duel Club, and Hunt and Kaseki told Yuga, Luke and Gakuto about their previous issues with them. They were then interrupted by Romin and Sushiko fighting over the remote, and Hunt, Kaseki and Kan wisely sidled away until the matter was over, but they returned when Nick had finished cooking. They left the cabin on the second day of the camp.
Hunt was later contacted by Nail, who asked him to go with Kaizo to help Yuga find a cache of prototype Duel Disks hidden in a mine on the outskirts of Goha City. Hunt and Kaizo found Yuga, Romin, Luke, Gakuto, and Ranze and Rinnosuke Nanahoshi just as Romin was about to drink from a puddle in the mine, and Hunt urgently stopped her, explaining that mine water sometimes contained toxic substances. Romin was quite thankful to Hunt for saving them, as he had brought water with him for them and after Kaizo played Nail's message that explained he hadn't provided Asana with her Maximum Monsters, Hunt sniffed around the mineshaft and eventually sneezed, opening an entrance into an underground hallway. Luke praised Hunt's sneezing ability as they moved through the tunnels, eventually arriving at the Heavy Cavalry Colosseum where Chevelle Kayama, Trapigeon and Galient Tazaki of the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club were waiting for them. Galient challenged them to a Duel to prevent them passing, but passed out from exhaustion and Ranze took his place, Dueling Rinnosuke, who ended their Duel in a DRAW. As there had been no victor, Chevelle insisted on another Duel, which Luke accepted, though he instead Dueled Trapigeon. Hunt was concerned for Luke during the Duel, both due to how gullible he was and the effect Trapigeon's Trap Cards had on him, but Luke eventually defeated Trapigeon, allowing them to pass.
Hunt eventually led them to the mine, though he almost fell off a ledge due to not looking where he was going and had to be caught by Yuga and Luke, though it proved to be a small fall. Hunt quickly uncovered a prototype Duel Disk, and after Yuga and Hunt dug up enough prototype Duel Disks for Yuga to extract three Duel ID cards and add them to his Deck, Luke tried to get Hunt to find more. Asana and the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club then arrived and she confirmed that she had made her Maximum from the ID cards in the mine, informing them that most of the Duel ID cards in the Duel Disks couldn't be used due to their age. Asana challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel, agreeing to allow the students of Goha 6th Elementary to Rush Duel freely if she lost, but with the condition that Rush Dueling would be banned at all elementary schools in Goha City if she won. Yuga was barely able to fend off "Wurm Ex-Cavator the Heavy Mequestrian Wyrm", and Asana revealed that she knew Yuga was planning on using Nail's "Yggdrago the Heavenly Emperor Dragon Tree" against her and urged him to Summon it. After Hunt's bag split open and revealed the Duel Disks they'd already opened inside it, Yuga confirmed that he'd added the three Duel ID cards to his Deck and was gambling on being able to recreate "Super Magitek Deity Magnum Over Road". To Hunt's joy, Yuga succeeded in drawing and Maximum Summoning "Magnum Over Road", powering it up and attacking "Wurm Ex-Cavator". However, Asana was able to make the ATK of their Maximum Monsters equal, and as they destroyed one another Hunt noticed that Asana and Yuga's Maximum cards were beginning to disintegrate; Gakuto ruling that whoever's Maximum was destroyed first would take the ATK of the other. Both Maximums ended up disintegrating at the same time, allowing the Duel to continue, though Hunt was embarrassed by Luke lamenting over the fragments of the destroyed cards. During the Duel, Asana revealed that she had made a deal with the Goha Corporation to have the parts for Heavy Cavalry remanufactured if she successfully crushed Rush Dueling when R6 began to break down. Yuga was able to defeat Asana, also revealing that the mine contained R0, a Mobile Duel Device created and modified by Mutsuba Heavy Machinery, which convinced the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club to allow their vehicles to be modified.
Team Battle Royal
After the Duel between Yuga and Asana, Hunt decided to return to the mine in the hope of finding more Duel ID cards to convert into Maximum Monsters. As he was sneezing to uncover more prototype Duel Disks, he was approached by Goha 66, who offered to help Hunt excavate the Duel Disks if he was able to help him. Hunt agreed to make a deal with Goha 66, and they soon uncovered most of the Duel Disks in the mine. Hunt, Kaseki and Kan began selling the Maximum Monsters to other children after converting them from the Duel ID cards and Hunt obtained one of his own; "Great Imperial Dinocarriage Dynarmix", but they only sold the other children a single Maximum Monster each to prevent them from obtaining a full set.
After the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal was announced, Luke dragged Hunt to the Abandoned Dorm, an entrance to the mine, which he had dubbed "Maximum Mountain" in the hope that Hunt would help him find Maximum Monsters after getting permission from the Heavy Cavalry Duel Club, though Hunt had to deflect Luke's suspicions of his new gold hardhat. Luke admitted that Yuga wasn't planning on entering the tournament, though he wasn't sure why. When Luke and Hunt entered the mineshaft, they found themselves surrounded by lights that made the shaft appear to be outer space, which had been strung up by Goha 5th Elementary's Space Operations Duel Squadron. Their leader, Braun Honya, was also hoping to find Maximum Monsters in the mine, and he challenged Asana to a Rush Duel for the right to excavate there; Asana agreed, but instead had him Duel Luke. Although Braun gave Luke some trouble, he was eventually able to defeat Braun. As Romin and Gakuto arrived, they all realized why Yuga had refused to enter the tournament, and Asana permitted them all to dig in the mine, with Luke inviting the Space Operations Duel Squadron to join them. As Hunt and Goha 66 had already excavated most of the Duel Disks in the mine, the excavation ended in failure; Hunt kept his role in the matter secret.
Due to the wealth he made from selling Maximum Monsters, Hunt rose in standing amongst his friends and they registered for the Goha Rush Duel Team Battle Royal as "Team Excavate Treasure HUNTers instead of by their club name. Once the tournament began, Hunt, Kaseki and Kan's team quickly rose to third in the rankings due to their Maximum Monsters. Hunt, Kaseki and Kan visited the Tahayasty Restaurant, where the members of the other two high-ranked teams were having ramen; Yuga, Nail, Roa, Luke, Romin and Gakuto. Hunt challenged Yuga to a Rush Duel, unwilling to Duel Nail due to his own Maximum Monsters or Roa as they were unfamiliar with his Deck. Hunt made swift use of his "Jurassic World" and "Zenigebazauls" to reduce Yuga's LP, but found his strategy easily picked apart by Yuga's "Ice Age Catapult". Fortunately for Hunt he drew his Maximum Monsters on his next turn and Maximum Summoned "Dynarmix", almost defeating Yuga, though he was able to survive by reducing the ATK of "Dynarmix". Ranze then arrived and revealed that Hunt and his friends had been distributing the Maximums, having purchased one from him in disguise, and Kan and Kaseki confessed what they had done despite the gifts that Hunt had given them. Hunt didn't see what was wrong with his actions (despite Luke's anger over them) and discarded his friends, claiming that his business would skyrocket if he defeated Yuga. He believed that his Maximum assured his victory, but to his shock Yuga revealed that he had obtained one too; from the card Ranze had bought, another that Roa had been given by one of Hunt's customer who happened to be a fan of his, and a single card that Asana had recovered from Maximum Mountain. He Maximum Summoned "Hyper Engine Vast Vulcan", using its effects to reduce the ATK of "Dynarmix" and inflict damage to Hunt, then defeat "Dynarmix" and Hunt. After the Duel, Hunt and his friends apologized, though Hunt still believed that money was more important than Dueling. Luke told them to hand over their remaining Maximums, but Hunt admitted they'd sold them all and revealed the deal he'd made with Goha 66.
Hunt uses a Dinosaur Deck. In comparison to his friend Kan Hakubutsu's Deck, his purely contains Dinosaur monsters and his monsters are generally LIGHT and adorned with fancy jewelery, reflecting Hunt's materialistic nature. His strategy reflects this as well, as he "lends" LP to his opponent with "Upstart Goblin" before taking it back with the effect of his "Zenigebazauls".
After excavating in Maximum Mountain, Hunt acquires his own Maximum Monsters, forming "Great Imperial Dinocarriage Dynarmix", whose effects are based around enduring normal cards and rely on the notion that very few people have complete Maximum Monsters, due to Hunt giving out the rest of his stock a single card at a time.
|20 unknown Duelists||45||Win (with Kan Hakubutsu and Kaseki Hotta)|
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 9: "Wonderful Jurassic"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 13: "Another King"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 20: "It's Tough Being an Adult"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 21: "Close Encounters of the Noodle Kind"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 24: "Resolve"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 26: "Maximum Duel!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 28: "Training Camp! Sushi Duel"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 29: "Galient Digging"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 35: "Sound! Gohanium"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 36: "Enlightenment ♡ Ranze Eyes"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 37: "Coo-Coo-Luke-Coo"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 38: "Unearth the Maximum!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 39: "Bring it Back! Mutsuba's Pride!"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 45: "Upstart Hunter"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 42: "Space Operations Duel Squadron"
- Yu-Gi-Oh! SEVENS episode 43: "Opening! Team Battle Royal"