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Kabuki Gallery

Hoo-ha konnichiwa!
― Picture quote, Wild World

Six scummy steaks... slick stormy spats... stinky skeleton snot....!
― Kabuki, City Folk

Kabuki (かぶきち, Kabukichi?) is a cranky cat villager who has appeared in all Animal Crossing series games. He is named after the traditional Japanese theater style of the same name, from which he also gets his ornate red patterning, similar to his namesake makeup. His initial phrase, "meooo-OH", is a play on the word "meow", the sound a cat makes, and the typical sound a Kabuki actor makes during their Mie pose. He is also the only cat with a cranky personality in Wild World. He has the music hobby.


Kabuki in Animal Crossing

Kabuki is a white cat with red stripes and yellow eyes. The markings on his face resemble different types of Kabuki make-up, also known as Kumadori. His eyes have blue pupils. It is noticeable that Kabuki has teeth in Animal Crossing, but lacks them in the subsequent games. Kabuki has a black mouth and eyebrows. His inner ears, his paws, and the tip of his tail are all reddish-pink. In Animal Crossing, Kabuki wears a Lavender Robe and in Wild World and City Folk, a Misty Shirt.


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

Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Kabuki will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature.


In Wild World and City Folk, Kabuki's house has a Japanese Theme including many items from the Japanese set. He has the Giant Dharma, Japanese Drum, a Tall Oombloid, and a couple of other items. His floor is a Planked Tatami (or Tatami Floor in Wild World) from Saharah and his walls are the Shoji Screen. He listens to K.K. Folk on a Reel-to-Reel. His house is a similar in design to Pekoe or Genji's homes, who are also Japanese-stylized villagers. His home request is a shrine for zen items.

In New Leaf, Kabuki's house starts with a black katana, hearth, screen, go board, retro tv, mochi pestle, blue kotatsu, Reel-to-Reel, plum bonsai, screen, Modern Screen, and Tatami Floor. His house resembles Cyrano's house in Animal Crossing: New Leaf.

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Animal Crossing (interior)
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Wild World (interior) City Folk (interior)
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New Leaf (interior) New Leaf (exterior)
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New Horizons (interior) New Horizons (exterior)

Pocket Camp

Kabuki was added to Pocket Camp in the December 27, 2020 update.

Kabuki's preferred theme is harmonious, and he primarily gives wood as a reward. His profile reads:

❝ Kabuki is a true advocate for this traditional arts. He has many strong opinions about what qualifies as truly traditional yet no applicable credentials.❞

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

  • At level 7 friendship, he will reward the player with a misty tee and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 9, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 15, he will request that the player craft a lucky cat.
  • At level 20, he will reward the player with a pic of Kabuki and sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 25, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 30, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 35, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 40, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 45, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 50, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 55, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).
  • At level 60, he will reward the player with sparkle stones (x1).


e-Card [1]
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#179 Kabuki
Gender Male
Type Cat
Star sign Sagittarius
Clothes Lavender robe
Petphrase Meooo-OH
Password 9S6V@X2L@3Qrpg
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.
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178 Blanca #179 Kabuki 180 Ellie

amiibo Card

amiibo Card[2]
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#037 Kabuki
Type Cat
Star sign Sagittarius
Birthday 11/29
Roll value 6
Hand sign Rock
Request A shrine for zen items
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036 Alli #037 Kabuki 038 Patty


  • In Kabuki's various e-card and amiibo card appearances, he is performing Mie, a pose used in Kabuki theatre to highlight a specific moment.

In other languages

Language Name
Japan Japanese かぶきち Kabukichi
France French Kabuki
Spain Spanish Kabuki
Germany German Kabuki
Italy Italian Kabuki
The Netherlands Dutch Kabuki
Russia Russian Кабуки Kabuki
China Chinese 戈伍紀/戈伍纪 Gēwǔjì
South Korea Korean 가북희 Gabukui


  1. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0
  2. Species navigation icons from Nookipedia by Sunmarsh, CC BY-SA 3.0

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