Kabuki

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Type of Cat villager Kabuki cat09
Artwork of Kabuki the Cat
Species Personality Gender
Cat Cranky Male
Birthday November 29th Sagittarius
Favorite saying "If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won."
Catchphrase "meooo-OH"
Clothing Lavender robe[nb 1]
Misty tee[nb 2]
Kabuki-actor yukata (Fuchsia)[nb 3]
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 かぶきち[nb 4]
 가북희[nb 7]
 Kabuki
 Kabuki
 戈伍纪[nb 5]
 Kabuki
 Kabuki
 Kabuki
 戈伍紀[nb 6]
 Kabuki
 Kabuki
 Кабуки[nb 8]
Phrase in other languages
 ぃよぉー
 
 meooo-OH
 miiiau
 咦唷
 mia-ouh
 imikimono
 mie-auw
 咦唷
 mia-ouh
 imikimono
 мя-я-яу

Kabuki is a cranky cat villager in the Animal Crossing series who appears in all games to date. He is named after the traditional Japanese plays of the same name, from which he also gets his ornate red patterning.

In New Horizons, Kabuki has the music hobby and may sing anywhere without the need of a stereo.

Characteristics[edit]

Artwork of Kabuki from Animal Crossing.

Appearance[edit]

Kabuki is a white cat with red stripes running all along his body. The red stripes are reminiscent of the stripe pattern on a kabuki mask. He has big yellow eyes with small blue pupils and thick black eyebrows. The inside of his ears are purple transitioned to pink. His hands, feet, and the tip of his tail are all purple.

Personality[edit]

Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.

Kabuki is a cranky villager, which means he will sometimes appear stubborn and easily annoyed when things are not going his way. He will appear rude and belittling towards other villagers including the player, but will eventually warm up to them, considering them his only friend. He will find the usual hobbies of fishing, bug catching, fossil hunting, fashion, and furniture collecting considerably more interesting compared to other villager types, adding more reason behind the hobbies than other villagers. He will get along with other cranky villagers and snooty villagers, who share the same interests and meaningful discussions. He will also easily get along with jock villagers, and occasionally lazy villagers. He will often suggest planting false information on peppy and normal villagers, when no interesting events are happening in the town. Kabuki can also be very bold towards the player and other villagers in town. In Animal Crossing: New Leaf Kabuki will fall asleep at 4 AM and wake up at 10 AM.

Villager information[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, Kabuki cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Species Personality Catchphrase
Cat Cranky meooo-OH
Default clothing Lavender Robe PG Model.png Lavender Robe
Default umbrella Hypno Parasol PG Model.png Hypno Parasol
Doubutsu no Mori e+ traits
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Funky
Live song gift K.K. Folk

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, Kabuki cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Kabuki
Hoo-ha konichiwa!

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 29 Sagittarius Cranky meooo-OH
Default clothing Misty Shirt WW Model.png Misty Shirt
Default umbrella Paper Parasol WW Model.png Paper Parasol
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Severe
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Hip
Default hobby Walk around
Furniture requests
Colors
 
Green
/
 
Gray
/
 
Brown
Series Classic Series / Asian Series
Category Houseplant

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Kabuki cannot be one of the starting villagers in the player's town.

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 29 Sagittarius Cranky meooo-OH
Default clothing Misty Shirt CF Model.png Misty Shirt
Default umbrella Paper Parasol CF Model.png Paper Parasol
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite clothing style Refined
Smallxmark.png Least favorite clothing style Funky
Favorite furniture styles Dignified and Retro
Favorite furniture color
 
Purple
Favorite series Classic Series

In New Leaf[edit]

Kabuki
If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

Kabuki

Kabuki

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 29 Sagittarius Cranky meooo-OH
Default clothing Misty Tee NL Model.png Misty tee
Default umbrella Paper Parasol NL Model.png Paper parasol
Favorites
Smallcheckmark.png Favorite style Historical
Smallxmark.png Least favorite style Modern
Favorite color
 
Purple
Biography
Siblings Eldest of 3 kids
Skill Drawing circles
Goal Actor
Halloween fear Skeleton Hood NL Model.png Skeleton hood
Coffee preferences
Type of beans Blue Mountain
Amount of milk The regular amount
Amount of sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

Kabuki
If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

Kabuki

Birthday Personality Catchphrase
November 29 Sagittarius Cranky (B) meooo-OH
Default clothing Kabuki-Actor Yukata (Fuchsia) NH Icon.png Kabuki-actor yukata (Fuchsia)
Other default clothing
  • During rain (if not using umbrella): Raincoat (Beige) NH Icon.png Raincoat (Beige) & Bamboo Hat NH Icon.png bamboo hat
  • During snow: Down Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Down jacket (Red) & Knit Hat (Red) NH Icon.png knit hat (Red)
  • Sleepwear and if sick: PJ Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Red)
  • While exercising: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red)
  • While doing yoga: Tank (Red) NH Icon.png Tank (Red)
  • While sunbathing: Triangle Shades (Black) NH Icon.png Triangle shades
  • Fishing Tourney: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png denim cap (White)
  • Bug-Off: Athletic Jacket (Red) NH Icon.png Athletic jacket (Red) & Denim Cap (White) NH Icon.png denim cap (White)
  • Bunny Day: Water-Egg Outfit NH Icon.png Water-egg outfit  & Water-Egg Shell NH Icon.png water-egg shell
  • Halloween: Magic-Academy Robe (Purple) NH Icon.png Magic-academy robe (Purple) & Impish Horns (Purple) NH Icon.png impish horns (Purple)
  • Turkey Day: Straw Boater (Cream) NH Icon.png Straw boater (Cream)
  • Turkey Day (chef): Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png Chef's hat
  • Toy Day: Santa Hat NH Icon.png Santa hat
  • Countdown: Tweed Jacket (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Berry red) & Star Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png star shades (Purple)[nb 9]
  • Birthday & Wedding Season photoshoot: Tweed Jacket (Berry Red) NH Icon.png Tweed jacket (Berry red) & Star Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png star shades (Purple)[nb 10]

  • Happy Home Paradise DLC exclusive clothing:
  • As a student for the school: School Uniform with Necktie (Navy Blue) NH Icon.png School uniform with necktie (Navy blue)
  • As the teacher for the school: Checkered Sweater Vest (Light Brown) NH Icon.png Checkered sweater vest (Light brown) & Rimmed Glasses (Black) NH Icon.png Rimmed glasses (Black)
  • As the cashier/employee for the restaurant: Café Uniform (Red) NH Icon.png Café uniform (Red)
  • As the chef/apprentice for the restaurant: Chef's Outfit (Red) NH Icon.png Chef's outfit (Red) & Chef's Hat NH Icon.png chef's hat
  • As a staff for the café: Diner Apron (Red) NH Icon.png Diner apron (Red)
  • As the receptionist for the hospital: Nurse's Jacket (Pink) NH Icon.png Nurse's jacket (Pink)
  • As the doctor for the hospital: Doctor's Coat (Red Necktie) NH Icon.png Doctor's coat (Red necktie)
  • As a patient for the hospital: PJ Outfit (Gray) NH Icon.png PJ outfit (Gray)
  • As the shop manager for the apparel shop: Staff Uniform (Pink) NH Icon.png Staff uniform (Pink)
  • While practicing hula: Hula Top (Purple) NH Icon.png Hula top (Purple) & Hibiscus Hairpin (Red) NH Icon.png hibiscus hairpin (Red)
  • While floating in the ocean: Leaf-Print Wet Suit (Purple) NH Icon.png Leaf-print wet suit (Purple) & Retro Shades (Purple) NH Icon.png retro shades (Purple)
  • During DJ KK's concerts: Paradise Planning Event Tee (Purple) NH Icon.png Paradise Planning event tee (Purple), Tropical Turban (Purple) NH Icon.png tropical turban (Purple), & Neon Shades (Pink & Yellow) NH Icon.png neon shades (Pink & yellow)
  • Default umbrella Paper Parasol NH Icon.png Paper parasol
    Initial NookPhone  Default Phone Case (Black) NH Model.png  Black
    Final NookPhone  Phone Case (Traditional 1 - Fabric 18) NH Model.png  Traditional 1 - Fabric 18
    Favorites
    Favorite style Simple
    Favorite colors
     
    Purple
    and
     
    Red
    Hobby Music
    Handheld items
    Bag Paper Bag NH Model.png Paper
    Book Music Book Interior NH Texture.png Music
    Food Lollipop Food NH Model.png Lollipop
    Drink Soda can Drink NH Model.png Soda can
    Popsicle Ramune-soda Popsicle NH Model.png Ramune-soda

    In Happy Home Paradise[edit]

    Kabuki
    Thought bubble I want a place like a museum, filled with authentic art.
    Client's vision An Authentic Art Museum
    Required items Paper Tiger
    Samurai Suit
    Favorite song  K.K. Folk
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
    Interior:
    Clothing:

    House[edit]

    In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+[edit]

    In Animal Crossing[edit]

    Kabuki's house features the same furniture layout as Del's in Doubutsu no Mori e+.

    In Dòngwù Sēnlín[edit]

    In Wild World[edit]

    In City Folk[edit]

    Interior of Kabuki's house in Animal Crossing: City Folk
    Items:
     Screen  Black Katana
     Hearth  Japanese Drum
     Mochi Pestle  Reel-to-Reel
     Giant Dharma  Tall Oombloid
    Wall:  Shoji Screen
    Floor:  Tatami
    Music: K.K. Folk

    In New Leaf[edit]

    In New Horizons[edit]

    Exterior of Kabuki's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Interior of Kabuki's house in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
    Exterior:
    Shape: House shape #3
    Roof:  Yellow thatch roof
    Siding:  Tan panel siding
    Door:  Brown latticework door
    Interior:
    Items:
    Wall:  Dojo Wall
    Floor:  Tatami
    Music:  K.K. Jongara [nb 11]

    Other appearances[edit]

    In Happy Home Designer[edit]

    Kabuki
    If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

    Kabuki's Happy Home Designer icon


    Example of Kabuki's Happy Home Designer house
    Official example
    Kabuki
    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    November 29 Sagittarius Cranky meooo-OH
    Default clothing Misty Tee HHD Icon.png Misty tee
    Umbrella Paper Parasol HHD Icon.png Paper parasol
    House request
    Thought bubble I want to be surrounded by traditional zen decorations.
    Client's vision A shrine for zen items.
    Required items Dharma
    Kokeshi Doll
    Samurai Suit
    Favorite song  K.K. Folk
    Unlocked items
    Furniture:
  •  Decorative Plate
  •  White Pot
  •  Blue Vase
  •  Samurai Suit
  •  Dharma
  •  Raccoon Figurine
  •  Kokeshi Doll
  •  Lovely Doll
  •  Lucky Doll
  •  Paper Tiger
  •  Lucky Frog
  •  K.K. Folk
  •  Kabuki's Pic
  • Interior:
  •  Exotic Wall
  •  Tatami
  • Clothing:
  •  Misty Tee
  •  Lion-Dance Mask
  •  Kintaro Wig
  •  Ogre's Wig
  •  Blue Ogre Mask
  •  Red Ogre Mask
  •  Paper Parasol
  • Nature:
  •  Persimmon Tree
  • Starting house: Default exterior of Kabuki's house in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

    In Pocket Camp[edit]

    Kabuki was added to Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp on December 27, 2020.[1]

    Kabuki
    If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

    Kabuki

    Birthday Personality Catchphrase
    November 29 Sagittarius Cranky meooo-OH
    Default clothing Misty Tee
    Biography
    Description Kabuki is a true advocate for this traditional arts. He has many strong opinions about what qualifies as truly traditional yet no applicable credentials.
    Preferred theme Harmonious
    Primary reward Wood
    Version added 4.0.1
    Date unlocked December 27, 2020
    How to invite  Blathers's Treasure Trek (map obtained on Annalisa and Pals' Island)
    Friendship rewards
    Level 7 Misty Tee
    Sparkle stones
    Level 9 Sparkle stones
    Level 15 Crafting request:
    Lucky Cat
    Level 20 Kabuki's pic
    Sparkle stones
    Level 25[nb 12] Sparkle stones

    Card profiles[edit]

    Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

    Animal Crossing-e 3-179 (Kabuki).jpg

    Card back

    Animal Crossing-e 3-179 (Kabuki - Back).jpg

    #179 Kabuki - Series 3
    Gender: Male
    Sign: Sagittarius
    Clothes: Lavender Robe
    Petphrase: meooo-OH
    Profile: Kabuki loves to perform, but he's too easily distracted to become a serious street actor. Instead of rehearsing, he'll start doing push-ups and pretty soon his entire day will be shot.
    Password: 9S6V@X2L@3Qrpg
    XgS&%jQRK5Pxvu

    amiibo card[edit]

    037 Kabuki amiibo card NA.png

    Card back

    Amiibo Card Back.png

    #037 Kabuki - Series 1
    Star sign: Sagittarius
    Birthday: November 29
    Dice value: 6
    Hand sign: Rock

    Gallery[edit]

    Names in other languages[edit]

    Japanese かぶきち
    Kabukichi
    From the traditional Japanese Kabuki plays

    Korean 가북희
    Gabukhui
    -

    Simplified Chinese 戈伍纪
    Gēwǔjì
    Kabuki

    Traditional Chinese 戈伍紀
    Unknown

    Russian Кабуки
    Kabuki
    Same as English name

    Dutch Kabuki Same as English name

    German Kabuki Same as English name

    European Spanish Kabuki Same as English name

    European French Kabuki Same as English name

    Italian Kabuki Same as English name

    See also[edit]

    Notes[edit]

    1. Animal Crossing
    2. Wild World to Pocket Camp, called "misty shirt" prior to New Leaf, includes Pocket Camp appearance after New Horizons
    3. New Horizons
    4. Kabukichi
    5. Gēwǔjì
    6. Gēwǔjì
    7. Gabukhui
    8. Kabuki
    9. Kabuki's headwear during the Countdown can either be the New Year's silk hat or the New Year's hat, each rotating every year. The hat's variation will vary depending on what variations Tom Nook is selling at his stand.
    10. If it is Kabuki's birthday, he will also wear the birthday hat (Blue variation).
    11. Does not contain a stereo initially
    12. Repeats for levels 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, and 65

    References[edit]

    1. "Seven more animals are ready to make your acquaintance! It was probably a long trip getting in, so let's be sure to give them all a warm welcome.@Pocket_Camp on Twitter (December 27, 2020). Archived from the original on June 16, 2021.