Comrade K.K.

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#44 Comrade K.K.  
Comrade K.K. NH Texture.png
Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Live Performance
Composed by Toru Minegishi
Mood A little blue...
Owned by  Claude[nb 1]
 Pippy[nb 1]
 Iggy[nb 2]
 Lucy[nb 3]
 Marcel[nb 4]
 Ken[nb 5]
 Kidd[nb 5]
 Greta[nb 6]
 Hamphrey[nb 6]
 Hopper[nb 6]
 Curt[nb 7]
 Avery[nb 8]
 Coach[nb 8]
 Lobo[nb 8]
 Nibbles[nb 8]
 Violet[nb 8]
Genre Bard music
Instruments Accordion
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 Tovaritch Kéké
 K.K. Compagno
 Товарищ К. К
 추억의 K.K.가요
 Camarade Kéké
 K.K. Freundelied
 Kameraad K.K.

"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.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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[edit]

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[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, "Comrade K.K." is played in Lucy's house.

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, "Comrade K.K." is played in the houses of Lucy and Marcel.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "Comrade K.K." is played in the houses of Ken, Kidd, Lucy, and Marcel.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "Comrade K.K." is played in the houses of Curt, Greta, Hamphrey, Hopper, and Marcel.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "Comrade K.K." is played in the houses of Avery, Coach, Curt, Lobo, Nibbles, and Violet.


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese しょうわけけかよう
Shōwa Keke kayō
Shōwa-era K.K. Ballad

Korean 추억의 K.K.가요
Chueog-ui K.K. Gayo
K.K. Song of Memories

Simplified Chinese 昭和K.K.歌谣
Zhāohé K.K. Gēyáo
Shōwa-era K.K. Ballad

Russian Товарищ К. К.
Tovarishch K. K.
K.K. Comrade

Dutch Kameraad K.K.

German K.K. Freundelied K.K. Friend Song

European Spanish Tota-camarada K.K. Comrade

European French Tovaritch Kéké From Russian "Товарищ" (tovarishch), meaning "comrade"

Quebec French Camarade Kéké

Italian K.K. Compagno K.K. Comrade