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 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.
- Specifically, it is based on the version of Benkei as seen in the dance-drama Kanjinchô, as portrayed by kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizô V. Notably, the Ichikawa Ebizô family line of kabuki actors serves as the basis for Lobzilla's Japanese name.
Kabuki Kirby in his true form upon the Warp Star.