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"If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won."
— Kabuki, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Kabuki NLa.png
Species Personality Gender
Cat Cranky Male
Birthday November 29th
Star sign Sagittarius Sagittarius
Initial phrase meooo-OH NA
ぃよぉー JP
Initial clothes Lavender Robe*
Misty Shirt*
Misty Tee*
Favorite Saying If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.
Hoo-ha konichiwa!
Main Appearances
Other Appearances

Kabuki is a cranky, cat villager who has appeared in every Animal Crossing series game to date. He is named after the traditional Japanese plays of the same name, from which he also gets his ornate red patterning. His initial phrase, "meooo-OH", is a play on the word "meow", and a kabuki shout.



Kabuki DnM.png

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. The inside of his ears are purple transitioned to pink. His hands, feet and the tip of his tail are all purple. Kabuki has thick black eyebrows and a wiggly mouth.


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 New Leaf, Kabuki will fall asleep at 4:00 a.m. and wake up at 10:00 a.m.


In Wild World[edit]

KabukiPicACWW.png Hoo-ha konichiwa!
Favorite Clothing
Smallcheckmark.png Refined Smallxmark.png Funky

Ideal Clothing for Kabuki – Refined
Name Price Available From
Li'l Bro's Shirt 320 Able Sisters (Summer)
Misty Shirt 380 Able Sisters (All)
Chain-Gang Shirt 260 Able Sisters (All)
Fall Plaid Shirt 370 Able Sisters (Fall)
Blue Pinstripe 380 Able Sisters (Fall)
Yellow Pinstripe 360 Able Sisters (Winter)
Vertigo Shirt 380 Able Sisters (All)
Picnic Shirt 330 Able Sisters (Fall)
Waffle Shirt 430 Able Sisters (Fall)
Gray Tartan 420 Able Sisters (All)
More Refined Clothing

In City Folk[edit]

Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Refined
Smallxmark.png Funky
Furniture Genre Retro/Dignified
Furniture Series Classic
Furniture Color Purple
Ideal Furniture for Kabuki – Purple Retro/Dignified
Name Price Available From
No Purple Retro/Dignified Items
More Purple Furniture More Retro/Dignified Furniture

In New Leaf[edit]

KabukiPicACNL.png If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.
Siblings Eldest of three
Skill Drawing circles
Goal Actor
Fear Skeleton Hood
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Historical
Smallxmark.png Modern
Color Purple
Type Blue Mountain
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls
Ideal Gifts for Kabuki – Purple Historical Items
Name Price Available From
Painter's Shirt 420 Ables (Fall)
Painter's Tee 360 Ables (Fall)
Sharp Outfit 280 Ables (Winter)
Witch's Robe 7,200 GracieGrace (Fall)
More Purple Items More Historical Items


In Wild World and City Folk[edit]

Style: No style
Default Furniture: Hearth, Black Katana, Screen, Reel-To-Reel, Japanese Drum, Tall Oombloid, Giant Dharma, Mochi Pestle
Default Wallpaper: Shoji Screen
Default Floor: Tatami
Default Music: K.K. Folk
House of Kabuki CF.jpg

In New Leaf[edit]

Style: No style
Default Furniture: Hearth, Kotatsu, Screen, Tokonoma, Black Katana, Plum Bonsai, Reel-To-Reel, Retro TV, Mochi Pestle, Go Board, Kokeshi Doll
Default Wallpaper: Modern Screen
Default Floor: Tatami
Default Music: K.K. Folk

Other appearances[edit]

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

Happy Home Designer House Info
Type: Cat
Client's Vision: A shrine for zen items.
Required Items: Samurai suit,
dharma, kokeshi doll
Favorite Song: K.K. Folk
Favorite Saying: If you make your opponent flinch, you have already won.

Card profiles[edit]

Animal Crossing e-Reader card[edit]

Animal Crossing-e card
#179 Kabuki - Series 3
Gender: Male
Species: Cat
Clothes: Lavender Robe
Sign: Sagittarius
Phrase: meooo-OH
Password: 9S6V@X2L@3Qrpg
Animal Crossing-e 3-179 (Kabuki).jpg
178 Blanca Animal Crossing-e cards
#179 Kabuki
180 Ellie

Animal Crossing amiibo card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#037 Kabuki - Series 1
Type: Cat
Star sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: November 29th
Dice value: 6
Hand sign: Rock
037 Kabuki amiibo card NA.png
036 Alli List of amiibo cards
#037 Kabuki
038 Patty


For this subject's image gallery, see Kabuki/Gallery.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Kabuki -
French Kabuki -
German Kabuki -
Italian Kabuki -
Korean 가북희