Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
|Composed by||Toru Minegishi|
|Mood||A little blue...|
|Owned by|| Claude[nb 1]|
|Name in other languages|
Товарищ К. К
"Comrade K.K." is a K.K. Slider song in the Animal Crossing series that first appeared in Doubutsu no Mori. The song is reminiscent of traditional Russian folk music and especially bard music, a genre that was common among amateur musicians in the former Soviet Union. This is reflected in the song's title, with comrade being commonly associated with communism and Russian speakers. The song's Japanese name and album art refer to ryūkōka, or early Shōwa-era popular music in Japanese, which is also heavily influenced by European folk music and known for the heavy use of the accordion.
The song's album cover features K.K. Slider with hair, glasses, and a suit, a possible reference to the iconic ryūkōka singer, Tarō Shōji. In New Leaf, K.K.'s portrait is against a gray and beige background with writing, akin to a classic Japanese record. In New Horizons, K.K.'s portrait is against a purple background. The New Horizons cover reads "けけ歌謡" (Keke Kayō) in kanji meaning "K.K. Ballad," short for the song's Japanese name "しょうわけけかよう" (Shōwa Keke Kayō) or "Shōwa-era K.K. Ballad."
The song's North American e-Reader card artwork features Weber, Iggy, Rolf, Lobo, and K.K. Slider; they appear to wear buttoned-up ushanka style hats (a hat popularized in the Soviet-era) and performing Russian folk dance, with a building resembling Saint Basil's Cathedral appearing in the background. The Japanese e-Reader card artwork instead features the image later used for its New Leaf album cover.
In Animal Crossing
In Animal Crossing, "Comrade K.K." is not played in any villagers' houses. However, in Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, it is played in the houses of Claude and Pippy. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is played in the houses of Iggy and Lucy, and the aircheck of the song's live performance can be received from Iggy, Lucy, and Sven at maximum friendship.
In Wild World
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, "Comrade K.K." is played in Lucy's house.
In City Folk
In New Leaf
In New Horizons
In Happy Home Designer
Names in other languages