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— The Kanbu to Claude in Kanbu Bust-out (English:"You stink like nutsack, prick!")

The Yakuza Kanbu (Japanese: 幹部, lit. "executive") is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto III.


He's a valuable member of the family.
Kenji Kasen about the Kanbu.

The Kanbu was born and raised in Liberty City, later becoming a high-ranking member of the Yakuza and important associate of Kenji Kasen.

Events of GTA III

The Kanbu was arrested for an unknown crime and was scheduled to go on trial before being broken out of a Liberty City Police Department prison cell by Claude on orders from Kenji. After rescuing the Kanbu, Claude drives him to the Hyaku Dojo in Bedford Point.

Prominent Appearances in Missions

Grand Theft Auto III


  • In Kanbu Bust-out, upon arriving at the Hyaku Dojo, he will utter a line in Japanese: "金玉みてえな臭いすんな、この野郎", which translates to: "You stink like nutsack, prick!"
    • This rather out-of-context speech is reused from one of many random dialogues spoken by Yakuza members in freeroam.