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Kafei is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][name reference needed] He is the runaway son of Mayor Dotour and Madame Aroma and a major character in the game's longest side-quest, Reuniting Kafei and Anju. He is one of the twenty people added to the Bombers' Notebook.


During his youth, Kafei was a member of the Bombers Secret Society of Justice.[2] The owner of the Curiosity Shop states that he was a childhood friend of Kafei's and gave him the Keaton Mask as a gift. Later, Kafei eventually fell in love with Anju when they were children and they became engaged. They promised each other to marry on the day of the Carnival of Time, exchanging the Sun and Moon's Mask during the event.[3] However, several years later, and only a month before the Carnival,[4] Kafei was suddenly turned into a child at the same age as Link by the Majora's Mask-possessed Skull Kid.[5]

On his way to see the Great Fairy in North Clock Town about his desperate situation, Sakon came along and stole his wedding ceremony mask.[6] As such, Kafei could not return to Anju despite knowing that she was worried, for he had promised her to greet her with his wedding mask in hand.[7] He goes into hiding at the Curiosity Shop and disguises himself with the Keaton Mask that the owner gave him when he was a child,[8] secretly watching all of the customers who sell stolen goods. He is positive that the thief will appear and he will be able to follow him to retrieve his mask.[9] Despite Kafei's terrible fate, Anju does not know what has become of him or why he disappeared. She is afraid to meet her fiancé in person and hear the reason as to why he disappeared, for she fears his disappearance might have been caused by her.[10]


Kafei is the son of Mayor Dotour and Madame Aroma,[11] and is engaged to Anju, the inn-keeper of the Stock Pot Inn. Although the two lovers made a promise to exchange their masks and get married on the day of the Carnival of Time,[12][13] a sudden turn of events forces Kafei to run from Anju's side, leaving the inn-keeper without a reason for his immediate departure.

Link can meet Kafei by sneaking to the back of the Curiosity Shop while Kafei is getting the letter from Anju, during the Second Day. Kafei explains to the young hero his reasons for his disappearance, and why he cannot go and see his fiancée. He then asks Link to deliver his pendant to Anju as proof that is still willing to keep his promise.[14] Once Anju receives the pendant, she will once again believe in Kafei and decides to wait for his return despite everyone else taking refuge in Romani Ranch.[15]

On the night of the Final Day, Link and Kafei team up to enter Sakon's Hideout to retrieve the Sun's Mask. After making their way through the hideout, Kafei recovers the wedding mask and immediately leaves for the Stock Pot Inn to meet up with Anju. With just a few hours left until the Moon falls, Anju waits for Kafei in her room with her Moon's Mask. The two lovers, at last, reunite and exchange their masks and oaths, with Tatl teasing that they appear to be a mother and a child due to Kafei's young age.[16] In return for helping them reunite, Anju and Kafei grant Link the Couple's Mask, which is their respective masks merged into one.[17] Even though the Moon is dangerously close from destroying Termina by this point, they calmly urge Link to take refuge, for they will stay and greet the morning together.[18]

During the ending credits, Anju can be seen outside Clock Town having her wedding ceremony, although Kafei is never seen in the scene, although the camera facing Anju is strongly implied to be Kafei's point of view.

Gameplay-wise, Kafei is virtually identical to Link, as he himself shares the same overall behavior and animations as the young hero, and when controlled during their teamwork in Sakon's Hideout, he can even punch (despite he doesn't face any enemies unlike Link).


First DaySecond DayFinal Day
Dawn of the First Day
6:00 AMSouth Clock TownEnters South Clock Town from the Laundry Pool.
6:30 AMSouth Clock TownDelivers letter to Mailbox and leaves for the Laundry Pool.
7:15 AMLaundry PoolReturns home and locks door.
Dawn of the Second Day
3:05 PMLaundry PoolLeaves the Curiosity Shop's back room to retrieve mail.If Link delivers the Letter to Kafei.
3:25 PMLaundry PoolReceives the Letter to Kafei from the Postman.If Link delivers the Letter to Kafei.
3:40 PMLaundry PoolWalks back to the Curiosity Shop's back room.If Link delivers the Letter to Kafei
4:10 PMLaundry PoolReturns to the Curiosity Shop's back room to speak with Link.If Link delivers the Letter to Kafei.
Night of the Second Day
10:00 PMCuriosity Shop Back RoomWaits for Sakon to appear.
12:45 AMCuriosity Shop Back RoomSpots Sakon in the Curiosity Shop and chases after him.If Link has not stopped Sakon from escaping with the Bomb Bag.
Dawn of the Final Day
6:00 AMIkana CanyonWaits outside of Sakon's Hideout.If Link has not stopped Sakon from escaping with the Bomb Bag.
1:00 PMCuriosity Shop Back RoomUnlocks the back room, waits for Sakon to appear.If Link has stopped Sakon from escaping with the Bomb Bag and Kafei has given him the Pendant of Memories.
Night of the Final Day
7:00 PMIkana CanyonEnter's Sakon's HideoutIf Link has not stopped Sakon from escaping with the Bomb Bag and has spoken to Kafei on the Second Day.
4:30 AMStock Pot Inn's Employees Only RoomReunites with Anju and decides to greet the morning with her.If Link has given Anju the Pendant of Memories and helped him retrieve the Sun Mask.
4:30 AMStock Pot Inn's Employees Only RoomAttempts to reunite with Anju, only to find that she has fled.If Link has not given Anju the Pendant of Memories but has helped him retrieve the Sun Mask.

Other Appearances[]

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)[]

Kafei transformation

Kafei being transformed by the Skull Kid in the manga

In the Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa, Kafei is first mentioned by Anju's Mother, and later Anju explains his disappearance after nursing Deku Link's injuries. He later makes an appearance as he tries to get into the Stock Pot Inn. Link, thinking Kafei was up to no good, chases Kafei away which causes him to drop a letter addressed to Anju. Link delivers the letter to her, and she decides to wait for Kafei. Link later tracks down Kafei, and interrogates him, thinking he is a minion of the Skull Kid. Kafei explains what happened to him, and asks Link to take him to the Skull Kid. Kafei pleads with the Skull Kid to change him back to an adult, who then fires a blast of energy at Kafei, gravely injuring him. Anju appears and the two embrace as Link enters the final battle with Majora's Mask. After the battle, Kafei changes back into an adult, and he and Anju enjoy their wedding day.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

Kafei appears as a Sticker in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Sticker Information[]

Sticker Artwork from Effect in The Subspace Emissary Usable by
SSBB Kafei & Keaton Mask Sticker Icon
Kafei & Keaton Mask
Majora's Mask Shield Recovery +10 All

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[]

Kafei — Spirit Battle Information

SSBU Kafei Spirit Icon
SSBU Support Spirit Icon Support Spirit
No. 213
Team Power SSBU Grab Type Icon Grab | 4600 Rank ★★ ADVANCED Fighter(s)
Stage Skyloft Theme "Termina Field" SSBU Young Link Stock Icon 3 Bunny Young Link
Rule(s) Hazard(s)
 · Timed battle
 · The enemy tenda to avoid conflict

Kafei — Spirit Information

SSBU Kafei Spirit Icon

No. 213
Rank ★★ ADVANCED Cost
Mr. Saturn Equipped
Start battles with a Mr. Saturn. Break enemies' shields easily.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Kafei appears as a Spirit with the ability, Mr. Saturn Equipped, which gives a Fighter a Mr. Saturn at the start of a battle.


  • Kafei is one of the few Majora's Mask characters that does not have an Ocarina of Time counterpart, despite his clear similarity to Link.
  • One briefly plays as Kafei in Sakon's Hideout. This is the first occurrence of playing as someone other than Link in The Legend of Zelda series, and the only such occurrence initiated involuntarily rather than by Command.
    MM Kafei Concept Art

    Concept art of Kafei, with an unused adult version seen at the far right

  • Although Kafei is supposedly a young man turned into a child, he does not have a grown-up model in the game's files. However, an early concept artwork of an adult Kafei exists. It is unknown why such a model was never created for the game.
  • Kafei appears to be a very fast runner. During cutscenes and especially the first three-day cycle in the game, he can be seen rapidly sprinting at a higher animation speed than Link wearing the Bunny Hood.
  • Kafei is arguably the most popular sidequest character of Majora's Mask among fans of the series.
  • When Kafei is putting his letter in the Mailbox on the First Day, it is possible to injure him if the Dog is tricked into attacking him or if he is caught within the blast radius of Bombs, Bombchus or the Blast Mask.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseカーフェイ (Kāfei) (MM)
CanadaFrenchCAKafei (MM)
FranceFrenchEUKafei (MM3D)[19]
GermanyGermanKafei (MM)
ItalyItalianKafei (MM3D)
SpainSpanishEUKafei (MM)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAKafei (MM3D)
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See Also[]


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 245 (MM)
  2. "Kafei? I can recall when he was in the Bombers. Don't see his face much anymore, though...Well, what could he be doing?" — Professor Shikashi (Majora's Mask)
  3. "We promised each other when we were children that we'd marry on the day of the Carnival of Time." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  4. "The person I want you to locate is my son, Kafei. You know him, don't you? ...You don't? Really? He disappeared about a month ago. It's terrible! I'm so very worried..." — Madame Aroma (Majora's Mask)
  5. "I was turned into this by a strange imp wearing a mask... But I'm not hiding because I look this way." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  6. "When I was turned into this, I went to see the Great Fairy in the shrine near the North Gate... But on the way, my precious mask--a wedding ceremony mask--was stolen from me by some prancing man with a grinning face!" — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  7. "I know Anju is worried...but I can't go out yet. I made a promise to her that I would bring the wedding mask and greet her." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  8. "All it took was one glance at that Keaton Mask he was carrying for me to realize that I was looking at my old friend. I gave him that mask a long time ago when he was just li'l Kafei. Didn't know he kept it that well for so long..." — Man from Curiosity Shop (Majora's Mask)
  9. "Things that get stolen in this town always make their way to the Curiosity Shop. I'm waiting for that to happen." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  10. "I'm...actually...afraid to meet him...and to hear the reason why he wanted to disappear... It might be because of... me..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  11. "It seems his mother, Madame Aroma, had Kafei's Mask..." — Gossip Stone (Majora's Mask)
  12. "The masks of the sun and the moon... We were to exchange them on the day of the Carnival of Time..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  13. "We promised each other when we were children that we'd marry on the day of the Carnival of Time." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  14. "This pendant...Give it to Anju." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  15. "I have decided to wait for him. I've made my promise... I'm fine with this. I believe him." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  16. "Let us exchange the promised masks. We have exchanged our oaths and have become a couple." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  17. "You are our witnesses. Please accept this mask." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  18. "Please take refuge. We are fine here. We shall greet the morning... together." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  19. Encyclopedia, Les Éditions Soleil, pg. 245