Mr. Kani Sanban is a minor villain in 2002 animated television series Code Name: Kids Next Door series and also one of the three secondary villains in the horror animated short film Scooby-Doo: The Killer in the Barn. He is the husband of Mrs. Sanban and also the father of both Kuki and Mushi Sanban. He is voiced by Keone Young, who is well known for voicing Jake Long's maternal grandfather Lao Shi in 2005 animated television series American Dragon: Jake Long.
Mr. Sanban while passing through Ponyville with fellow bikers Vetvix (Vanessa Marshall) and his youngest daughter Mushi Sanban (Tara Strong) stops at a convenience store, where he and his friends start giving customers Big Macintosh (Peter New) and his younger sister Applejack (Ashleigh Ball). Grabbing Big Macintosh with Vetvix, Mr. Sanban holds him while Mushi taunts Applejack, making her ask for earlier thrown red wallet and call her "Ms. Sanban". When Mushi eventually does give Applejack the red wallet, Vetvix and Mr. Sanban let Big Macintosh go.
Shortly after having their motorcycles damaged by Big Macintosh as revenge for troubling him and Applejack, Mr. Sanban, along with Vetvix and Mushi follow the two siblings to the Sweet Apple Acres, where Mr. Sanban keeping a lookout signals for his friend and his youngest daughter to come out of hiding when the coast is clear. Along with Vetvix, Mr. Sanban begins siphoning gas from Mr. Cake's yellow Volkswagen beetle planning on using the fuel to set fire to the Sweet Apple Acres barn. When Vetvix fills up a canister of gas, Mr. Sanban grabs it and heads to the barn, where he finds Mushi, who had earlier wandered off, happily swinging from a suspended rope and pulley on the second floor of the building for fun. Demanding Mushi to get down and help him, Mr. Sanban fails to notice Fauntleroy Donaldson, grab her, take her inside, and kill her in cold blood. Going into the barn to look for Mushi, Mr. Sanban climbs up onto the second floor and find Mushi dead, having been pinned to a barn rafter by the throat with a sharp pitchfork.
Staring in horror at Mushi's corpse, Mr. Sanban is ultimately attacked by Fauntleroy who stabs him to death by the stomach with a sharp pitchfork. After killing Mr. Sanban in cold blood, Fauntleroy rolls his corpse onto the bottom floor of the barn and later hangs him upside down from a dead tree. Mr. Sanban's, still suspended from a dead tree, is later found by the authorities and taken away by the paramedics. In the deleted scene, Hoagie Gilligan (Benjamin Diskin) found his bloody corpse tied to a dining chair in Applejack's house.