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A Yakuza Kanbu is in custody awaiting transfer for trial. He is a valuable member of the family. Break him out of custody and get him to the dojo at Bedford Point.
Kenji Kasen

Kanbu Bust-out is a mission in Grand Theft Auto III given to protagonist Claude by Yakuza co-leader Kenji Kasen from his casino in the Torrington district of Staunton Island, Liberty City.


Kenji informs Claude that the Yakuza Kanbu has been arrested by the Liberty City Police Department and that Claude will be breaking him out. Claude takes a police car to 8-Ball's bomb shop, getting the car rigged with a time bomb. Claude drives to the police headquarters and parks the car next to the cells, before detonating the bomb. Claude and the Kanbu then steal a police vehicle to escape the police station before changing cars to lose the pursuing police. After losing the police, Claude takes the Kanbu to the Hyaku Dojo.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Steal a cop car
  • Rig the car with a bomb
  • Okay now go to the police station
  • Arm the bomb
  • Get clear of the car
  • You left your honor with the Yakuza Kanbu. You must protect him
  • Lose the cops
  • Now get him back to the Yakuza dojo


The reward for completing the mission is $30,000 and the mission Grand Theft Auto is unlocked.



Video Walkthroughs


  • The use of police brutality is implied, as sounds of a man being beaten can be heard outside the station, and Kanbu's cell has bloodstains on the wall.
  • An unused string in the american.GXT file, "KM1_D", refers to Claude being rewarded by allowing him to obtain two bodyguards from the Hyaku Dojo.
  • After the mission, the wall will remain destroyed and will not be repaired for the rest of the game.
  • Kanbu (幹部) means executive in Japanese.