"Having fun, everyone? Let's get this party started!! Screw the succession battle!!! Oh yeah!!!!"

— Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou to his staff, in "Resolve"

Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou (サレサレ=ホイコーロ, Saresare Hoikōro) was the Eighth Prince of the Kakin Empire and the son of his father's fifth wife, Swinko-swinko.[1]


Salé-salé was a fat man with a plump face. His hair was fair, short at the sides of his head, and longer in the middle.[1]


Salé-salé with women

Salé-salé was a womanizer[1] and was often seen surrounded by naked or half-naked young women. Salé-salé's quality as a debauchee as well as a glutton was proven when he proudly disregards the Succession War in the Black Whale, preferring to enjoy himself in an extravagant party with several women in bikinis as he sat naked and several unfinished foods litter the floor of his quarter.[2]

Despite that, he was able to socialize as he was seen amiably talking with two female guests at the formal party.[3] He was a very self-assured man, confidently asserting multiple times that his rap performance at the banquet[4] would change the world.[5] According to Rihan, he let his mother take care of most responsibilities.[6]


Succession Contest arc

Beyond Netero and the princes of Kakin Empire

Salé-salé participates in the ceremony on the eve of the beginning of the expedition waving at the cheering crowd.[3] He chooses not to bother himself with the Succession War with other Princes and throws a party with several women instead, while his Guardian Spirit Beast hovers above him.[2] The following day after Prince Salé-salé held the extravagant party, his mother Queen Swinko-swinko scolds him in his room for dishonoring the Swinko-swinko family name by not taking the whole Succession War seriously. The prince, however, confident in his words assures her that on the day of the next dinner banquet, "the world will change".[5]

Rihan and Koroabde close by to Prince Salé-salé

Salé-salé agrees to send his bodyguard to learn Nen under Kurapika.[7] He sends the Captain of his mother's bodyguards Mushaho, who thinks the Prince is glad he's gone for the time being.[8] While laying in his bed with a couple of women, they ask him about his plan for the banquet. He whispers a hint to them and resolves to have the banquet broadcast in his room as Rihan eavesdrops on the conversation[9] and later studies the workings of his Guardian Spirit Beast.[10]

Prince Salé-salé assassinated

On Wednesday, unbeknownst to the prince, who is frolicking with two new women, his Guardian Spirit Beast is devoured by Rihan's Predator and the conjured beast stays perched on the back of his bedpost right above his and two women's heads.[6] On the 7th day of the voyage, Salé-salé is assassinated by Yushohi. The women in his employ attempt to reanimate him, to no avail.[11] His death is kept hidden from the public at large and his absence from the banquet and inability to perform are attributed to poor health.[12] Prince Tubeppa briefly mentions Prince Salé-salé, as she conjectures that the latter's absence from his own planned event at the last banquet was due to an assassination by one of Prince Benjamin's personal soldier's amid the guard rotation.[13]

Salé-salé's Employees

     Active/Alive     Deceased     Former/Arrested     Status Unknown

 Royalty  Personal Guards  Hunters  Provisional Hunters  Spies  Allies  Servants 

Royal Family
8th Prince 5th Queen
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Salé-salé Hui Guo Rou
Prince Salé-salé's Employees
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1Q→1P 2Q→ 3Q→ 4Q* 5Q Captain→
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5Q→ 5Q→ * * *
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1P→ 1P→
Legend of Symbols
Symbol Meaning Example Meaning
P prince 1P The 1st Prince.
Q queen 5Q The 5th Queen.
... sent by 1Q→ X is sent by the 1st Queen.
... sent to →14P X is sent to the 14th Prince.
...... reassigned to 2Q→14P X is reassigned by the 2nd Queen to the 14th Prince.
...... was assigned to one or more princes →8P→11P X was assigned to the 8th and 11th Princes.
in charge of a prince's curse 4P♰ The guard is in charge of the 4th Prince's curse.
formerly in charge of a prince's curse 12P♰ The guard is formerly in charge of the 12th Prince's curse.
* Information found in Togashi's notes from "Jump Ryu! Vol. 21" interview 1Q*→ The guard's affiliation is revealed in the notes.
Servant* The employee's position is revealed in the notes.
[name]* The employee's name is revealed in the notes.
? Placeholder
(might hold another position)
Captain? The employee might not be the captain or a personal guard.
? The employee might not be a personal guard.
2Q? The employee might have been sent by another queen.
(might have initially belonged to either Prince Momoze or Prince Marayam)
This particular issue arose when their mother Queen Sevanti sent all of Momoze's Hunters and servants to Marayam. Since we only got to see 4/5 of Momoze's Hunters and 2/3 of her servants by that time, we can't say for certain which prince the marked characters initially belonged to.

Abilities & Powers

Salé-salé's Guardian Spirit Beast

As a Prince of Kakin, Salé-salé holds significant political power and wealth, although not on the level of the elder princes.[14] He was very confident in his abilities as a rapper, although his brother Tserriednich does not hold them in high regard.[4]

Guardian Spirit Beast

Like the rest of his siblings, Salé-salé received an egg from which a Guardian Spirit Beast, a variety of Nen beast, has hatched to protect him.[1] As a parasitic-type ability, he has no control over it. Salé-salé himself is unaware of its existence. The Guardian Spirit Beast is subjected to two rule-like instincts: it is unable to fight other Guardian Spirit Beasts as well as to directly attack the host of one.[2]

Salé-salé's Guardian Spirit Beast
Type: Manipulation (Induction type)[10]
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Salé-salé's Nen beast is a Manipulator with an induction-type ability, which makes its control weak, but capable of influencing a great number of targets.[10] It is tied to his libido, and it is in existence all day long except for three situations.[9] It intermittently releases a white smoke from its mouths that has the power to sway those who inhale it to the Eighth Prince's favor. The amount of smoke released and its effective range vary according to Salé-salé's levels of stress, but on average it has a radius of 7 meters. When a certain amount of smoke is breathed in, a small clone of the Guardian Spirit Beast forms above the target's head. This clone also emits the same white smoke[10] in a 2-meter radius,[6] turning the affected person into an infected carrier that can also sway others in Salé-salé's favor. The more goodwill one harbors for the Eighth Prince, the faster they will be affected by the smoke:[10] favorably disposed individuals will be affected in 8 hours, while someone with no loyalty to the prince whatsoever will fall prey to the Guardian Spirit Beast's powers 70 hours after the first inhalation.[6] The smoke and clones are visible only to Nen users, much like the Guardian Spirit Beast itself. To neutralize the smoke it is sufficient not to inhale it, which, if within range, can be easily done by blowing it away.[10]

According to Rihan this ability would allow Salé-salé to turn the Kakin Empire into the securest dictatorship in the world, if given time and left unchecked. However, mirroring Salé-salé's tendency to let his mother take care of his responsibilities, his Guardian Spirit Beast has no abilities that allow it to defend itself.[6]

Since it is referred to as smoke-like aura, and given its invisibility to non-users,[6] it is possible that the Guardian Spirit Beast uses Transmutation to create the smoke.


  • (To Swinko-swinko) "At the next banquet I'm going to change the world."[5]

Translations around the World

Language Name
The Arab world Flag.png Arabic سيل-سيل هوي غو رو
China Flag.png Chinese 沙列沙列·回可羅
France Flag.png French Saresare Hoicoro
South Korea Flag.png Korean 사레사레 호이코오로 (Salesale Hoikolo)


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 349
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 362
  3. 3.0 3.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 34, Chapter 358
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 385
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 366
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 6.4 6.5 Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 381
  7. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 368
  8. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 35, Chapter 369
  9. 9.0 9.1 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 372
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 Hunter × Hunter - Volume 36, Chapter 374
  11. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 382
  12. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 383
  13. Hunter × Hunter, Chapter 388
  14. Hunter × Hunter - Volume 33, Chapter 350


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Kakin Royal Family
King Nasubi Hui Guo Rou
Queens UnmaDuazulTang Zhao LiKatronoSwinko-swinkoSeikoSevantiOito
Princes BenjaminCamillaZhang LeiTserriednichTubeppaTysonLuzurusSalé-saléHalkenburgKachoFugetsuMomozeMarayamWoble
Ancestors Kakin's First King