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Not to be confused with Cucco Lady.
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Granny (grandmother)[2]
Gampy (deceased grandfather)[3]
Tortus (deceased father)[2]
Kafei (fiancé)[5]

Anju is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[6]


Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, Anju is the inn keeper at the Stock Pot Inn and the best friend of Cremia, the owner of Romani Ranch.[7] She is engaged to Kafei, Mayor Dotour's son, and they plan to have their wedding on the day of the Carnival of Time. However, certain circumstances have caused Anju to start doubting her fiancé.[8] Although her father, Tortus, has passed away, her mother and grandmother live with her in the inn.[2] She is one of the characters in the game with an entry in the Bombers' Notebook.

Anju is portrayed as apologizing quite often and appears somewhat nervous. She is not very good at cooking and, according to Kafei's Diary, tends to leave things until the last minute.[9][1] She also seems to have trouble remembering customers' faces, which can cause her to deliver reservations to the wrong person.[10]

Reuniting Kafei and Anju

Main article: Reuniting Kafei and Anju
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Anju on her wedding day

The Anju and Kafei sidequest is the only sidequest in the Bombers' Notebook that takes an entire 3-day cycle. When they were children, Anju and Kafei promised to marry each other on the day of the Carnival of Time, exchanging the Sun's and Moon's Masks during the event.[11] However, Kafei disappeared with his wedding ceremony mask one month before the wedding. After he was turned into a child by the Skull Kid,[12] his Sun Mask was stolen by Sakon as he was on his way to see the Great Fairy about his desperate situation.[13] Despite Kafei's terrible fate, Anju does not know what has become of him or why he disappeared. She is afraid to meet his fiance and hear the reason as to why he escaped, for she fears his disappearance might have been because of her.[14]

Anju's Mother puts ideas into Anju's head that her fiancé might have run off with her best friend Cremia, who actually has a crush on Kafei.[15] Since Cremia needs strength from a partner and business support from Kafei's mother Madame Aroma to run Romani Ranch, Kafei running off with the ranch owner would allow her to have the stability she needs.[16]

When Link intervenes to help reunite Kafei and Anju, the young hero meets with the inn keeper in the kitchen at her request.[17] She then asks him to deliver a letter to the Mailbox in her stead, hoping to get a description of her fiancé if Link is to meet with him.[18] Anju is too afraid to do this on her own, so she tells Link to pass on the message that Anju is waiting for him.[19]

Link meets Kafei, who explains his situation and hands over his pendant to him.[20] Once Link delivers the pendant to Anju, she will once again believe in Kafei and decides to wait for his return despite her mother's wishes and the fact that everyone else will be taking refuge in Romani Ranch.[21]

On the night of the Final Day, with just a few hours left until the Moon falls, Anju is desperately waiting for Kafei in her room. The two lovers at last reunite and exchange their masks and oaths when Kafei returns from having retrieved the Sun Mask that was stolen from him.[22] In return for witnessing this event, they grant Link the Couple's Mask.[23] Even though the Moon is just hours from destroying Termina, they urge Link to take refuge, for they will stay and greet the morning together.[24]

During the ending credits, Anju can be seen outside Clock Town having her wedding ceremony.


First DaySecond DayFinal Day
Dawn of the First Day
6:00 AMStock Pot InnStands at front desk.
8:00 AMStock Pot InnUnlocks the front door.
10:55 AMStock Pot InnLeaves the desk to prepare lunch.
11:30 AMStock Pot InnLeaves the kitchen to deliver Granny's lunch.
12:00 PMStock Pot InnArgues with Granny over her refusal to eat.
12:15 PMStock Pot InnLeaves Granny after being unable to convince her to eat.
12:50 PMEmployees Only RoomTakes food to the Employees Only room.
1:15 PMStock Pot InnLeaves the Employees Only room to return to the front desk.
2:10 PMStock Pot InnReceives Kafei's Letter from the Postman.
2:20 PMStock Pot InnArranges to meet with Link at 11:30 PM that evening.If Link speaks to her while wearing Kafei's Mask.
Night of the First Day
7:50 PMStock Pot InnWalks to the front door.
8:30 PMStock Pot InnLocks the front door.
9:00 PMStock Pot InnReturns to the Employees Only room.
11:30 PMStock Pot InnLeaves Employees Only room to speak with Link in the Kitchen.If Link agrees to meet with her.
12:00 AMStock Pot InnAsks Link to deliver her Letter to Kafei.If Link agrees to meet with her.

The Minish Cap

Anju (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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This young woman tends to her cuccos
in Hyrule Town.
If you help her gather her loose
cuccos, she'll give you a reward.

Link must collect Anju's Cuccos within a certain time limit in Hyrule Town in The Minish Cap. If he does so, Anju will reward him with Rupees and either Mysterious Shells or Kinstone Pieces. The next time Link talks to her, Anju will make the challenge more difficult by changing the number of Cuccos needed, their distance from the pen and the time available to catch them. Once Link completes the challenge nine times, she will give him a Piece of Heart.

Challenge Cuccos Needed Time Rewards
Rupees Other
1 3 25 30 10 Mysterious Shells
2 4 30 40 20 Mysterious Shells
3 5 45 90 20 Mysterious Shells
4 5 50 50 30 Mysterious Shells
5 5 45 90 30 Mysterious Shells
6 6 50 100 Red Kinstone Piece
7 7 60 190 Red Kinstone Piece
8 2 55 20 Red Kinstone Piece
9 3 55 110 Piece of Heart

Other Appearances

Anju atop the Clock Tower

Majora's Mask (Himekawa)

In the Majora's Mask manga by Akira Himekawa, Anju plays a different role than she does in the game. Link first meets her after he is transformed into Deku Link by Skull Kid. She finds him and brings him home to care for him. She also informs Link that he is no longer in Hyrule. Soon, Skull Kid attacks her and chases Link throughout Clock Town. She is also called by Tatl while Link is fighting Skull Kid with Kafei atop the Clock Tower on the Final Day.[25]

The Minish Cap (Himekawa)

In the The Minish Cap manga by Akira Himekawa, Link first meets Anju when he is transformed into a Minish and accidentally traps himself in her chicken coop. The chicks attempt to eat Link while he is Minish-sized, as they mistake him for a bug.[26] Anju then comes in time to save him by distracting the baby chicks by feeding them.[27] Link tries to look up her skirt as a Minish, but instead nearly gets stepped on.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Anju (MM | TMC)
Ange (TMC)
Japan Japanese アンジュ (Anju)
French Republic FrenchEU Anju
Federal Republic of Germany German Anju
Italian Republic Italian Anju
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Anju



  1. 1.0 1.1 "It might be early, but I finished my wedding mask. I wonder if Anju has made hers? She tends to do things at the last minute, so probably not." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 "Grandmother...I am Anju! Tortus was my dad... And you haven't had lunch yet!" — Anju (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "I think I'll take several of Gampy's favorite books." — Granny's Diary (Majora's Mask)
  4. "If Kafei is there, your mother will give him a smack." — Anju's Mother (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Isn't her bridal dress lovely? We promised each other when we were children that we'd marry on the day of the Carnival of Time. ...But my promise... I couldn't keep it." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  6. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 245 (MM) & 270 (TMC)
  7. "Cremia will take us in. She is your best friend, right?" — Anju's Mother (Majora's Mask)
  8. "I wonder if Kafei is really at Cremia's place..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  9. "What is Anju, the innkeeper, bad at doing? Cooking" — Keaton (Majora's Mask)
  10. "My mother is always telling me to remember our customer's faces, but I tend to forget them..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  11. "We promised each other when we were children that we'd marry on the day of the Carnival of Time." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  12. "I was turned into this by a strange imp wearing a mask..." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  13. "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)
  14. "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)
  15. "Romani knows... My sister, Cremia, has someone in town she likes... But that person is supposed to get married the day of the carnival. It's hard for my sister... Going into town..." — Romani (Majora's Mask)
  16. "Besides, think about Cremia. She needs strength from a partner and business support from Madame Aroma. If Kafei really has run off with Cremia, she'll get both." — Anju's Mother (Majora's Mask)
  17. "Tonight at 11:30, please come to our kitchen. We'll talk then..." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  18. "Here is my letter. Please put this in a postbox. When this is delivered...When he receives my letter... You should be able to meet him!" — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  19. "Please tell him that Anju is waiting for him. And please, after you've seen him... Tell me how he looked. I'm scared...I...I can't go." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  20. "This pendant... Give it to Anju." — Kafei (Majora's Mask)
  21. "I have decided to wait for him. I've made my promise... I'm fine with this. I believe him." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  22. "Let us exchange the promised masks. We have exchanged our oaths and have become a couple." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  23. "You are our witnesses. Please accept this mask." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  24. "Please take refuge. We are fine here. We shall greet the morning... together." — Anju (Majora's Mask)
  25. "That fairy told me to come."  (Majora's Mask manga (VIZ Media) pg. )
  26. "Wha-? A bug? I love bugs! And I'm hungry!"  (The Minish Cap manga (VIZ Media) pg. )
  27. "Here, cucco chicks! It's dinner time!"  (The Minish Cap manga (VIZ Media) pg. )