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Sabu

(サブ, Sabu)

  • Kin (キン, Kin)[1]
Debut
Manga Chapter #468
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #206
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga and Game
Voice Actors
Japanese
English
Personal
Gender Gender Male Male
Height
  • Part II: 130.5 cm1.305 m
    4.281 ft
    51.378 in
Occupation
  • Enka Singer
Affiliation
  • Enka Ninja
Partner
Jutsu

Tools

Sabu (サブ, Sabu) is an enka ninja music master. Killer B calls him Sabu-chan (サブちゃん) and later the oddly constructed Master Sabu-chan (サブちゃん師匠, Sabu-chan-shishō).

Personality

Sabu crying

Sabu crying while he performs a song.

Sabu is a calm, collected, and often a dead serious person especially when he is practising enka. This was demonstrated when B joked around during an enka training session, Sabu told him to take the lessons seriously. He is also very passionate about enka singing often moved to tears when performing and noting to B, that his songs should have passion.

Appearance

Sabu is a short, middle-aged man with brown hair which he wears in a punch perm bun-style, thick eyebrows and black eyes. He wears a cream-coloured kimono, held closed by a purple sash which has two fuzzy tassels hanging in the front. Underneath this, he wears mesh armour which stretch past the sleeves of his kimono.

Abilities

Despite his small stature, Sabu is shown to possess great strength, wielding an enormous axe, many times his own size, with great ease and dexterity. He is also highly observant as displayed during the battle between B and Kisame Hoshigaki where he was able to tell B that his enemy's sword, Samehada was absorbing his chakra, rendering B's attacks less devastating.

Part II

Five Kage Summit Arc

Yosaku Cut

Sabu attacks Kisame with Yosaku Cut.

Sabu was introduced while teaching B how to put more passion in his music and singing. Kisame Hoshigaki arrived during their practice to capture B, and Ponta immediately charged at him. As soon as Ponta was defeated Sabu prepared to battle. Kisame ran towards him but was distracted by Killer B, giving Sabu a chance to strike. Killer B attacked as well, but Kisame blocked both attacks with his Samehada, but obtained a minor injury in his left shoulder from one of Killer B's katana. When Killer B began to transform, Sabu noticed that Samehada was absorbing all of B's chakra. After being freed from Kisame's water dome prison with Ponta, Sabu stood back while Killer B continued his fight with Kisame and upon seeing that B was having a hard time at it, Sabu rushed to his aid only to see Kisame's decapitated head fall in front of him and that B and A had killed him; though it was later discovered to actually be a transformed clone of Zetsu.

Trivia

  • In the anime, Sabu's name was changed to Kin (キン, Kin) for unknown reasons.[1] The ending credits refer to him as "Kin-chan" (キンちゃん, Kinchan).[2]
  • Sabu-chan (サブちゃん) is the nickname of Japan's most famous enka singer, Saburō Kitajima. Sabu is also the spitting image of Saburō Kitajima.
  • Sabu's eyes and eyebrows are similar to those of Rock Lee.
  • Despite being only a minor supporting character, he has been featured on a volume cover along with Naruto Uzumaki, Killer B, and Kisame.
  • In the anime when "Kisame" was decapitated, Sabu was instead next to the Kumo-nin, and Kisame's head was not shown landing next to him.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 206
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episodes 206-207 ending credits

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