Kirby: Right Back at Ya! screenshot
|In Games||Kirby Quest cameo|
|In the anime||#J101/-|
|Type||Weaponry / Transformational / Elemental|
|Appearance||A Kabuki fighter's outfit and hat with a long rod|
|Other Powers||Powerful illusory skills, fires lasers from forehead and rod, uses rod to smack enemies|
|“||A ninja blessed with magical powers passed on from generations before!”|
|— Tiff • Kirby 3D|
Kabuki makes a surprise appearance as one of Kirby's attacks in Kirby Quest, a sub-game in Kirby Mass Attack. This makes it the first anime-exclusive ability to crossover into the game series, debuting before Water Kirby. However, this ability has yet to appear as a Copy Ability in the main game of a Kirby title.
Kabuki Kirby at first appears to have fully transformed into a glowing human Kabuki fighter on his Warp Star. In actuality, this is simply an illusion and Kirby is merely imitating that appearance; his true form is shown when he destroys Lobzilla. Kabuki Kirby is dressed in a Kabuki fighter's outfit and hat and carries a rod to smack enemies with. He has a brief reappearance in the ending scene of the short.
- In his "human form", he seems to wear Kabuki eye paint in line with Kabuki cultural practice.
- Kabuki is Japanese for "Japanese Classical Drama."