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サブ Sabu

  • Kin (キン, Kin)[2]
Manga Volume #50, Chapter #468
Anime Naruto Shippūden Episode #206
Game Naruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game
Voice Actors
Birthdate Astrological Sign Libra October 4
Gender Gender Male Male
  • Part II: 61
  • Part II: 130.5 cm1.305 m
    4.281 ft
    51.378 in
  • Part II: 37 kg81.571 lb
Blood type O
  • Enka Singer
  • Enka Ninja


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).


Sabu is a calm, collected, and often serious person especially when he is practising enka. This was demonstrated when B joked around during a enka-training session, Sabu told him to take the lessons seriously.


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 robe adorned with a purple sash which has two purple fuzzy tassels hanging in the front. He wears a mesh under-shirt which stretch past the sleeves of his kimono.


Sabu is shown to possess great strength, as he wields an enormous axe with ease. He is also highly observant as displayed when he witnessed the fight between Killer B and Kisame Hoshigaki.

Part II

Five Kage Summit Arc

Yosaku Cut

Sabu attacks Kisame.

Sabu was introduced while teaching Killer B how to show more passion in his 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.


  • In the anime, Sabu's name was changed to Kin (キン, Kin) for unknown reasons.[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.


  1. Fourth Databook, page 99
  2. 2.0 2.1 Naruto: Shippūden episode 206
Facts about "Sabu"RDF feed
Age61 +
Appears inAnime +, Manga + and Game +
BirthdateOctober 4 +
Blood typeO +
Debut anime426 +
Debut gameNaruto Shippūden: Ultimate Ninja Impact +
Debut manga468 +
Debut manga typeChapter +
GenderMale +
Height130.5 cm (1.305 m, 4.281 ft, 51.378 in) +
NameSabu +
PictureSabu +
SpeciesHuman +
StatusAlive +
Voice ActorsKatsuhisa Hōki + and Michael Sorich +
Weight37 kg (81.571 lb) +

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