Machi Komacine is a recurring antagonist in the anime/manga series Hunter × Hunter. She is a member of the Phantom Troupe and physically the strongest of the female members. Her Nen specialises in using strings, which can be used to capture and manipulate enemies and take hostages.
She is voiced by Noriko Namiki in the Japanese version of the 1999 anime and Marcy Lannan in the English version, while in the 2011 anime, she is voiced by Rena Maeda in the Japanese version and Abby Trott in the English version.
Machi was born in Meteor City. She was one of the original members of the Phantom Troupe. She participated in the massacre of the Kurta Clan
Heaven's Arena Arc
Machi watched Hisoka battle Castro. After the battle, she criticised Hisoka's reckless fighting strategy. Hisoka paid her to heal his arms, which she did with ease using her Nen. Afterwards, she told him to join the Troupe in Yorknew City, warning him that Chrollo might kill him if he didn't attend. Hisoka asked her to dinner, but she ignored him.
Yorknew City Arc
Machi met with the other Troupe members in Yorknew city. Chrollo instructed them to steal all of the items for sale in the Mafia auction, and to wreak havoc. However, when they got to the auction, the items had been moved.
The Troupe all watched as Uvogin killed several members of the Shadow Beasts. When Uvogin was captured by Kurapika, Machi used her needle to track him. They chased Kurapika but her stopped by other members of the Shadow Beasts. The Troupe easily killed all of the Shadow Beasts, except Owl, who they tortured for information. Machi and the other members found and rescued Uvogin.
After Uvogin was killed, Machi and Nobunaga posed as a couple to try and find Kurapika. They found out that Gon and Killua were following them and captured them easily.
Machi and the other Troupe members staged a mass slaughter of the mafia. Afterwards, they stole all of the auction items. Chrollo then used Neon's ability to see their future and saw that many members would die if they stayed in Meteor City. However, Hisoka altered his prophecy to trick them into staying.
Machi and the Troupe then captured Gon and Killua again and took them to a hotel. When the lights were turned off, Killua tried to stab her in the stomach, but she easily absorbed the would-be lethal attack.
After Chrollo was captured, the Troupe argued about what to do next. Machi supported going along with Kurapika's demands so Chrollo's life wouldn't be risked. When Pakunoda returned, she sacrificed her life to give Machi and the other original Troupe members information about Kurapika.
Feitan and Phinks stole a copy of Greed Island. At first, Machi declined to play the game. However, she entered when she realized that they could find a nen exorcist. She didn't want to work with Hisoka, since she knew that Hisoka wanted to kill Chrollo. She threatened to kill Hisoka if he hurt Chrollo.
Succession War Arc
Machi checked to make sure Hisoka was dead. Hisoka had previously hired her to heal his wounds. However, Hisoka had managed to revive himself. He immobilized Machi and told her that he would kill every member of the troupe, causing her to scream in rage.
Machi joined the other members on the Black Whale, in order to hunt for Hisoka. Machi separated from the other Troupe members to find Hisoka on her own.
Machi is one of the few Phantom Troupe members that prefers to wear traditional Japanese-style clothing. She looks like a modern day kunoichi — female ninja. Her usual outfit consists of cycling short-like pants matched with a short-sleeved uwagi, an obi sash worn around her waist and an obijime is tied over it, a pair of finger-less gloves, tabi boots or socks with zōri, and leg warmers that cover from the ankles up to her knees. She has pink mid-back hair that is usually tied into an updo. In the 1999 anime adaptation, her hair is dark purple instead of pink.
Machi is one of the coldest members in the Phantom Troupe, almost never losing her cool or displaying any feelings. However, according to Shalnark, behind this façade, she is soft. She has been shown to care for Pakunoda, as she was one of the members who mourned her death and watched over her grave. Furthermore, Machi is fiercely loyal to Chrollo, going so far as to challenge two other members of the Troupe for his sake; moreover, she stated that she would hunt Hisoka down if he were to kill Chrollo. She is very confident in her strength, and if threatened, she replies accordingly.
Machi also has sharp intuitions, which have turned out to be true most of the time and are trusted by some of her comrades, such as Nobunaga and Chrollo. Hisoka seems to have high regard for both Machi and her abilities, although she treats him as a pest at best and a potential enemy of Chrollo's at worst; however, she seemed to care for him to some extent after he died, and, after he woke up, she merely told him she hoped he had learned his lesson, although her job was to ascertain he was truly dead. When she was restrained by Hisoka, she revealed a much wilder side, screaming in anger at him.