Kabuki is a Copy Ability which appears in Kirby 3D, a special episode of Kirby: Right Back at Ya!. Kirby obtains this ability when inhaling Lobzilla's baby lobsters. When used, it first turns Kirby into a large humanoid figure dressed as a traditional kabuki actor. After performing some poses, Kirby returns to his original form (though still dressed in similar clothing) and fires a laser beam which causes Lobzilla to explode. Kabuki Kirby is seen posing again at the end of the episode.
In human form, Kabuki Kirby appears as a humanoid male dressed in standard kabuki attire, with a hairpiece, white makeup, and an elaborate blue costume with gold accents. The figure carries a wooden staff with a blunt end. In his usual form, Kirby wears a similar, though simplified version of the same outfit which resembles a hood (much like Freeze Kirby) and retains the hairpiece and gold accents. The laser beam that Kabuki Kirby launches out appears to come from his forehead, and is a glowing red color.
The Kabuki ability also appears, albeit as a cameo, in Kirby Mass Attack as one of Kirby's Excellent attacks in the Kirby Quest Sub-Game. Kabuki Kirby reprises his laser attack, which deals 100 damage (for every pink Kirby) to all enemies on-screen, much like most Excellent attacks. When firing the laser beam, Kirby appears to do so from the end of his staff as opposed to his forehead in the anime.
- The human form of Kabuki Kirby resembles Saitô Musashibô Benkei (西塔武蔵坊弁慶), a warrior monk from feudal Japan more popularly known as simply Benkei.
Kabuki Kirby in his true form upon the Warp Star.