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Kabae (カバ恵) is an office worker and character in the Netflix Original series Aggretsuko.
Kabae is renowned for her ability to quickly spread rumors in the office and even gloats that she is so proficient at it.
Kabae's appearance is based on a Hippopotamus. She is a large woman with pink skin, bright pink cheeks, small ears, and two prominent square front teeth. The word “kaba“ is Japanese for “hippo”.
Just like Retsuko's, her work attire consists of a blue vest and skirt, a white dress shirt, and brown shoes. Outside of work, she is seen wearing a spotted orange blouse, blue pants, and brown shoes. During winter, she wears a purple jacket, white gloves, and a white hat.
Kabae has a very bubbly personality, she loves to talk about her family, and is quick to spread rumors. Despite Kabae's tendency to leave a path of destruction with her rumor spreading, she is a genuinely good person who even went as far as going to Retsuko's house to care for her while she had a cold.
Kabae met her husband when she "zipped her lip" and had to go to the hospital. The doctor, who was her soon to be husband, listened to her 3 weeks worth of chatter, and soon after they got married. Kabae's husband appears to be a very fatherly man of few words, who clearly loves his family. He rolled on the ground pretending to be hurt after his youngest son bumps his head and Kabae "transfers" the pain to him, going along with the antics to cheer his son up.
Kabae is very doting over her children, often talking about them and their accomplishments, and trying to show everyone in the office pictures of them. Her sons seem to be good detectives as it is shown in We Wish You A Metal Christmas that they were able to figure out where their Christmas presents were hidden solely based on the mud they found on Kabae's boots.
In episode 5 of the second season, Kabae's three sons and husband are finally seen when the family stops by Retsuko's yakisoba stand during Family Appreciation Day. The children are very energetic, running around while Kabae urges them not to bump their heads. When Kabae urges Anai to use his cooking skills, the entire family is impressed with the delicious yakisoba. The youngest son bumps his head later and cries at first, but Kabae calms him down with a song and by making him laugh.
He is Kabae's nephew. Little is known about him.