Kanbu (Japanese: 幹部) is a character in Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a minor character in Grand Theft Auto III (set in 2001). Kanbu is an associate and possible relative of Yakuza co-leader Kenji Kasen.
In Japanese, kanbu means executive.
Kanbu speaks briefly in Japanese during his appearance.
Events of GTA III
Kanbu was later 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. Kanbu may have joined Claude in his assault against several Cartel members.
- GTA III