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K.K. Slider
とたけけ Totakeke
KKSliderNL
"Nothing shredded, nothing gained."
Gender Male
Species Dog
Service Songs
Birthday August 23rd
Coffee Blend,
None at all,
None at all
Appearances AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD, Dōbutsu no Mori
Regional names Flag of France small Kéké Laglisse
Flag of Germany small K.K. Slider
Flag of Spain Totakeke
Flag of Italy small K.K. Slider
Flag of South Korea T.K.
Flagofchinasmall 托塔可可
"Those industry fat cats try to put a price on my music, but it wants to be free."

— K.K. Slider, Wild World

K.K. Slider (とたけけ, Totakeke?), commonly known as K.K., is a dog who appears in all of the Animal Crossing series games to date. He works as a musician, playing songs on his guitar. In Animal Crossing, he could be found near the train station; Wild World and City Folk had him playing in The Roost café; whereas New Leaf saw him move to working in Club LOL. His birthday was revealed in Animal Crossing Plaza. Like other special characters that appear in the Animal Crossing series, he does not celebrate it.

K.K. Slider plays a total of 55 songs in Animal Crossing, 70 songs in Wild World, 75 in City Folk, and 91 in New Leaf. A full list of his songs can be found here.

Personality

K.K. Slider is a hippie-style traveling musician, which is reflected in his mellow speech towards the player. He comes across as someone who wants to be liberated, as shown by his rebellion against putting a price on his songs. This adds to the musician stereotype of going against a particular norm. Despite that, his songs are for sale in New Leaf for 3,200 (3,600 with the bell boom ordinance) bells when Timmy and Tommy upgraded to T.I.Y.

K.K. has an obvious passion for performing for others, as he offers to play for people on a weekly basis. In Wild World, he seems to know Brewster fairly well.

Appearances

In Animal Forest and Animal Crossing

In Animal Forest and Animal Crossing, K.K. Slider is seen sitting on the stool close to the Train Station found from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM on Saturday. He still has the same role, to request or ask a song or for him to choose. He is also seen when the games are started and booted up.

In Wild World

In Wild World, K.K. now plays his music at The Roost on Saturday evenings, from 8:00 PM to 12:00 AM. The player may request a song, otherwise K.K. will sing a randomly selected song. After the performance, the player receives a free copy of the song that was played. The copy of the song can then be deposited and used in any stereo in the player's house. He is also involved in the Golden Axe Trading Event, where he trades the player his picture when given the country guitar (which is received from Wendell).

In City Folk

"Hey, man. Who hipped you to that tune, June? Stale Cupcakes is one of my secret numbers."
— K.K. Slider, when requested to play Stale Cupcakes, City Folk

K.K. has a similar role in City Folk as he does in previous games. Now, he gives encores of his music. However, the encores are not added to the dock of the player. As in Wild World, he is seen in The Roost on Saturday nights, from 8:00 PM. to midnight. If the player decides to request a song, they are required to type it in. The player can also choose a song by mood or let him pick a random song. The game credits play while he plays a song.

In New Leaf

DJKKNL

K.K. Slider as D.J. K.K. part-time in New Leaf

In New Leaf, K.K. appears on stage on Saturday nights after 8:00 pm inside Club LOL, owned by Dr. Shrunk. From Sunday to Friday, he takes on the guise of DJ K.K., performing a variety of different songs based on themes. On the first performance as K.K. Slider, he will randomly pick one of the new songs introduced in New Leaf. Afterwards, the player is allowed to request a song by specific title or mood. Players will get the first song he plays, but not the rest, unless they do not have enough space in their pockets, in which case the player will receive a song as soon as they have made space in their pockets and requested another song. And on your birthday or the Saturday before your birthday, if you request K.K. Birthday, K.K. Slider will play it for you. If you request K.K. Birthday any other time, he will not play it for you. The credits play as he plays a song

His songs now come with unique album covers. These album covers now make it possible to hang copies of his songs on the walls.

K.K. Slider's Pic is obtainable if the player listens to a K.K. show for 20 weeks consecutively, this is received in the mail.

In Dōbutsu no Mori (film)

K.K.Movie

K.K. Slider as he appears in Dōbutsu no Mori.

K.K. Slider has a minor role in Dōbutsu no Mori. Margie requests that he should play K.K. Bossa.

Cameo

K.K. Slider makes a cameo in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. Melee appearing as a trophy as well as being one of the special characters and appearing in a screenshot in the stages.

K.K. Slider Trophy

The K.K. Slider trophy in Brawl

Melee Trophy Information

"A wandering musician whose daily life is a bit of a mystery. He plays in front of the train station every Saturday night starting at 8:00 PM. He has a large repertoire and plays old and new hits from all over the world. His music is so ingrained in the villagers that it's impossible to imagine them living without it."

Brawl Trophy Information

"A wandering musician. He plays concerts every Saturday night at the Roost in the basement of the museum. All he carries is a single acoustic guitar, but he can play music from all genres. You can request a single tune per concert, and afterward he will give you a recording of the song to take home. In Wild World, his playlist included 70 songs."

e-Card

e-Card
Japanese
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Gender Male
Type Special
Star sign Virgo
Clothes N/A
Petphrase N/A
Password rNkGuNubwCYx4O
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amiibo Card

DJ KK

amiibo Card
Back
Amiibo card back
#003 DJ KK
Type Special
Star sign Virgo
Birthday 8/23
Roll value 3
Hand sign Rock
Request I'll leave it up to you!
Amiibo 003 DJ KK
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette
002 Tom Nook #003 DJ KK 004 Sable
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K.K. Slider

amiibo Card
Back
Amiibo card back
#101 K.K. Slider
Type Special
Star sign Virgo
Birthday 8/23
Roll value 2
Hand sign Rock
Request I'll leave it up to you!
Amiibo 101 K.K. Slider
DogSpeciesIconSilhouette
100 Walker #101 K.K. Slider 102 Reese
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette

Piko Puri

amiibo Card
Back
Amiibo card back
#405 K.K. Slider
Type Special
Star sign Virgo
Birthday 8/23
Roll value 2
Hand sign Rock
Request I'll leave it up to you!
Variant-KKSlider
CatSpeciesIconSilhouette
404 Rosie #405 K.K. Slider 001 Isabelle
SpecialSpeciesIconSilhouette

Gallery

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New Leaf

Merchandise

Trivia

  • In Animal Crossing, K.K. does in fact say his name is Totakeke, but prefers to just be known as K.K. Slider. He has not mentioned this in subsequent English releases, however.
  • K.K. is based on an Animal Crossing sound designer, Kazumi Totaka. In Japanese culture, the family name is said before the personal name; his name therefore is said Totaka Kazumi in Japanese. That can be shortened to "Totaka K.," which sounds like "Totakeke."
  • In Animal Crossing, K.K. will appear in a spot-lighted room if a memory card has not been inserted.
  • One of K.K. Slider's songs is actually a song called Totaka's song, made by then Animal Crossing sound designer. The song appears in a lot of games he has worked on. In the Animal Crossing games, Totaka's song is referred to as K.K. Song.
  • He appears alongside Rosie and Tom Nook in the 2010 Nintendo Collector's Edition of Monopoly.
  • When talking to a player, he will change his rhymes and phrases depending on the gender(for example: to a boy, "My axe is hot to play, so cop a seat, Pete." to a girl, " My axe is hot to play, so cop a chair, Clare."). Pete and Claire are the names of two of the male and female protagonists from Harvest Moon, a life simulation video game series that is sometimes compared to Animal Crossing.


Special Characters
BlancaBlathersBookerBrewsterCelesteChipClerkCopperCornimerCyrusDr. ShrunkDigbyDon ResettiEmceeFarleyFranklinFrillardGracieGramsGulliverHarrietIsabelleJackJingleJoanKapp'nKaitlinKatieKatrinaKicksK.K. SliderLabelleLeifLeilaLeilaniLloidLottieLunaLyleMabelNatPascalPavéPellyPetePhineasPhyllisPlayerPorterReddReeseResettiRoverSableSaharahSerenaSnowmanTimmyTom NookTommyTortimerWendellWhite OwlWishyWispYellow BirdZipper T. Bunny

Dogs
Villagers
BeaBenjaminBiskitBonesBowButchChampagneCherryCookieDaisyGoldieLuckyMacMaddieMarcelMasaMegumiPortiaShepWalker
Special Characters
BookerCopperDigbyHarrietIsabelleK.K. SliderSerena

Music
Aflogo Af+logo Animal Afe+logo Animal Crossing Wild World Logo Animal Crossing- City Folk (logo) Animal Crossing New Leaf logo
K.K. Slider songs
Agent K.K.Aloha K.K.Bubblegum K.K.Café K.K.Comrade K.K.DJ K.K.Forest LifeGo K.K. RiderHypno K.K.I Love YouImperial K.K.K.K. AdventureK.K. AriaK.K. BalladK.K. BazaarK.K. BirthdayK.K. BluesK.K. BossaK.K. CalypsoK.K. CasbahK.K. ChoraleK.K. CondorK.K. CountryK.K. Cruisin'K.K. D&BK.K. DirgeK.K. DiscoK.K. DixieK.K. ÉtudeK.K. FaireK.K. FlamencoK.K. FolkK.K. FusionK.K. GrooveK.K. GumboK.K. HouseK.K. IslandK.K. JazzK.K. JongaraK.K. LamentK.K. Love SongK.K. LullabyK.K. MamboK.K. MarathonK.K. MarchK.K. MetalK.K. MilongaK.K. MoodyK.K. OasisK.K. ParadeK.K. RagtimeK.K. RallyK.K. ReggaeK.K. RockK.K. RockabillyK.K. SafariK.K. SalsaK.K. SambaK.K. SkaK.K. SonataK.K. SongK.K. SoulK.K. SteppeK.K. StrollK.K. SwingK.K. SynthK.K. TangoK.K. TechnopopK.K. WaltzK.K. WesternKing K.K.Lucky K.K.Marine Song 2001Mountain SongMr. K.K.My PlaceNeapolitanOnly MePonderingRockin' K.K.Señor K.K.Soulful K.K.Space K.K.Spring BlossomsStale CupcakesSteep HillSurfin' K.K.The K. FunkTo the EdgeTwo Days AgoWandering
Hourly themes
Midnight1 A.M.2 A.M.3 A.M.4 A.M.5 A.M.6 A.M.7 A.M.8 A.M.9 A.M.10 A.M.11 A.M.Noon1 P.M.2 P.M.3 P.M.4 P.M.5 P.M.6 P.M.7 P.M.8 P.M.9 P.M.10 P.M.11 P.M.
Other music
Able Sisters TuneAuction House HarmonyCity ThemeGracieGrace ChimeIsland ThemesKatrina's Shop ThemeMarquee ThemeMuseum ThemePost Office TunesRedd's Shop ThemeShampoodle ThemeThe Roost ThemeTimmy and Tommy's Chain JinglesTom Nook's Chain JinglesTown Gate FanfareTown Hall TuneVideo Game ThemesWorking for Tom Nook

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