Abuto (阿伏兎) is a member of the 7th Division of Harusame's Thunder Guns, the most powerful combat unit under Kamui's leadership, within the Harusame group. He is the secondary antagonist of Yoshiwara in Flames Arc.
Abuto has a well-built body and as a Yato, he has smooth fair skin and is well-endowed. Abuto is most seen wearing a dark gray uniform and combat boots that cover most of his body. He wears a cloak over his dark gray uniform. He has ash brown coloured hair and black eyes.
Abuto is considerably more laid-back in comparison to other Yato members, and unlike most of them, he doesn't like fighting people of his kind, and actually treasures them. As such, he is often exasperated at Kamui's bloodlust.
As shown during his battle against Kagura, he sees life as a series of questions with right and wrong answers. One example is when he gave Kagura an ultimatum: which one between herself and Shinpachi should die, and when she asked him to let go of Shinpachi instead, Abuto proceeded to try and kill the latter. He also believes that one should stay by his or her decisions.
Although Kagura and Shinpachi were his enemies, he decided to save them from a fall at the end of their fight, showing that he might be capable of mercy towards his enemies or he might have a soft spot for younger people. Although during the Shogun Assassination Arc when he met Kagura again, he stated he wouldn't hesitate anymore while fighting her (as he said he did during their battle in Yoshiwara).
Strength & Abilities
Like the rest of his kind, Abuto possesses amazing natural and instinctive fighting abilities, as well as tremendous physical strength, speed, durability, reflexes, agility, flexibility, endurance and senses all of which surpass human capabilities. Abuto is shown to be very strong in combat as a Yato. He is also shown to be very flexible as he immediately countered Tsukuyo's kunai that was thrown from behind and quickly rushed towards her for a counter attack. He also has great physical strength, as he is able to kick Kagura several meters away during their fight.
- Kamui: Kamui and Abuto lead the 7th Division of Harusame's Thunder Guns acting as Captain and Vice Captain respectively. Abuto looks out for Kamui and he has a hard time dealing with Kamui's obsession for fighting so often scolds him. In the past Abuto has protected his captain when Kamui was just a child. He complains a lot but he is very loyal and is constantly found by Kamui's side.
- Takasugi Shinsuke:
- Shimura Shinpachi:
Abuto was introduced together with Kamui and Ungyou at the pipe walls where they interfered with Gintoki and the others in order to capture Seita and bring him to Housen. Abuto easily repels all of Tsukuyo's attacks and overwhelms the others together with Ungyou and Kamui who then ended up destroying the pipe walls. He lost his left arm when he tried to stop Housen from fighting Kamui. His fellow comrade, Ungyou, was killed by Kamui when he tried to stop Kamui's attack. Abuto claimed that it was a small price to pay for stopping the fight and apologized to Housen for the meaningless fight.After treating the wound on his left arm, Abuto noticed Gintoki and the others intruding into the palace. Abuto decides to take care of them, claiming that he would like to repay Housen. Abuto launches a surprise attack on them by kicking Kagura through the walls. Believing that he only has two people left to face, he confronts Gintoki and Shinpachi. Kagura then comes back with a counter attack and Abuto gets kicked through the wall himself. Abuto realizes that Kagura is a Yato and becomes distressed, saying that he hates killing his own kind. When Kagura ask him about Kamui, he realizes that she is Kamui's sister (much to his suprise,) and becomes even more upset at the idea of being forced to kill a relative of his comrade. Kagura and Shinpachi decide to fight Abuto while Gintoki runs ahead of them. Abuto easily overwhelms them, and Kagura is left fighting him alone. Abuto then strikes strongly on her stomach with his leg and her body gets tossed away easily. Abuto stamp his foot on top of Kagura's head and tells her that she has no will to kill her enemies and that she is a disgrace of their Yato blood. Shinpachi then cuts him from behind with his staff and angrily tells him to let go of Kagura. The cut went through Abuto's left arm which was already gone. Thus, Abuto repels Shinpachi and uses his staff to smash him into the roof while pushing the staff onto Shinpachi's stomach. Abuto then let Kagura choose to either be killed herself or seeing her friend being killed. Shinpachi though tells him off as it is only quiz that Abuto is talking about. Abuto then starts to push the staff further into Shinpachi on wall and slowlly try to kill him as Kagura tells him stop in terror. Kagura suddenly re-awakes her true Yato blood impulse and breaks through Abuto's foot with her bare hands. Abuto in surprise retreats back and realise Kagura's awakening of the Yato blood. When he sees her eyes he says that she has the same murderous eyes as Kamui. Abuto then starts to fight back again with an awakening Kagura as she starts to get the upper hand against him. Abuto unleashes a great hit to her at one point, but Kagura headbutts him through the walls and spears him through his good shoulder, pinning him to the edge of the roof outside. As Kagura is about to finish him off Shinpachi jumps in and stop her from delivering the final blow. He tells Abuto that he does not do it for his sake but that he does not want Kagura to be the same as them and be the same normal Kagura. After a second Kagura returns back to her normal senses but the roof slare suddenly breaks them and all three of them lose their footing. Abuto then suddenly pushes Shinpachi and Kagura back on a ledge as he fell off the building alone.
It was later revealed that Abuto somehow survived the fall and was meeting up with Kamui. Kamui claims that maybe Abuto lost his fight with Kagura only because he was holding back his true strength. He answered that he doesn't recall holding back, but felt that it was such a waste to end such a talent in a place like Yoshiwara. Kamui then carries away Abuto on his right arm and tells him that he still needs him for his goal.
Abuto appeared once again together with Kamui on the Harusame base. Later on, he helped Kamui from his execution together with the Kiheitai as they both join forces.
Abuto appears once again together with Kamui and there Yato comrades to assist Takasugi during his attempted asassination of the Shogun. Later on during the raid of in the ninja village Abuto once again loses his left arm which this time was a articifial one: Still Abuto gets pissed of because of it as he wonders if everyone have a grudge againts his left arm. When Zenzou gave him the Shogun's Head, Abuto was suspicious if its real or not even though it has been confirmed to be real because he felt Zenzou is hiding something. Later, Abuto confirmed his intuition when he saw the Shogun. Abuto and the 7th DIvision Squad fought Ninjas to retreive the Shogun's Head. Later, He realized that the Tendoushuu has been waiting for an opportunity to step in when the Hitotsubashi Faction and the Shogun Faction has exhausted each other. He received an urgent message telling him that their fleet has been surrounded by Harusame, realizing that the Harusame was connected with the Tendoshu.
After they escaped the Earth from Tendoshu and Harusame, He told Kamui that the Old Senates betrayed them because they paired up with Kiheitai and going up againt Tendoshu, and They have been looking for an opportunity to cast them off.
- Abuto was supposed to die during the Yoshiwara arc, but Sorachi decided to keep him alive due to the fact he got used to keep drawing him.
- He sustained the same left arm amputation from Housen that Umibozu did from his son Kamui, who killed Abuto's teammate Ungyou at same the time when the two tried to interfere in a battle between Housen and Kamui.
- In Episode 215, he was revealed to be a Nintendo fan.
- (To Kamui) Aren't you so critical. I worked my butt off you know? After all, I was against a young lady capable of beating the King of the Night. Right, Big Brother?