Go K.K. Rider

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#46 Go K.K. Rider  
Go K.K. Rider NH Texture.png
Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Aircheck
Live Performance
Composed by Toru Minegishi
Mood A little grumpy...
Owned by  Stinky[nb 1]
 Twirp[nb 2]
 Nindori[nb 3]
 Tarou[nb 3]
 Samson[nb 4]
 Ribbot[nb 5]
 Kid Cat[nb 6]
 Al[nb 7]
 Big Top[nb 7]
 Mira[nb 7]
 Agent S[nb 8]
 Kevin[nb 9]
 Leila[nb 9]
 Lucha[nb 9]
 Resetti[nb 10]
Genre Television theme
Instruments Wurlitzer
Whistle (acoustic)
Main appearances
Other appearances
Name in other languages
 ゆけ!けけライダー
 冲吧!K.K.摩托车手
 Kéké route 66
 Llanero Tota
 K.K. Cross
 Доброго пути, К. К.!
 가자! K.K.라이더
 衝吧!K.K.摩托車手
 Kéké route 66
 Llanero Tota
 Go K.K. Rider!
 Super-K.K.

"Go K.K. Rider" (stylized as "Go K.K. Rider!" prior to New Leaf) is a K.K. Slider song that appears throughout the entire Animal Crossing series. It is a fast-paced, action-type melody which resembles and, based on its title and the album art, is directly inspired by the various theme songs of Kamen Rider, a superhero television franchise originating in the 1970s which is very famous and significant in Japan.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "Go K.K. Rider" features K.K. Slider wearing a red scarf and riding a motorcycle. He is depicted against an orange and yellow background, riding away from a white explosion. A red logo in the upper-left corner is somewhat illegible in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and is based on a highly-stylized version of Japanese katakana, but it is legible in Animal Crossing: New Horizons and reads in actual katakana "ケケライダー" (Keke Raidā), or "K.K. Rider."

Appearances[edit]

"Go K.K. Rider" plays on the player's TV during a certain hour of the day while the "Action Racer" channel is on, although it lacks the main melody track like most songs on TV.

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, "Go K.K. Rider!" is played in Twirp's house. In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, it is also played in Stinky's house. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is also played in the houses of Nindori, Samson, and Tarou, and the aircheck of the song's live performance can be received from Kid Cat, Nindori, Ribbot, Rizzo, Samson, Tarou, and Twirp at maximum friendship.

In Wild World[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World, "Go K.K. Rider!" is played in the houses of Kid Cat, Ribbot, and Samson.

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, "Go K.K. Rider!" is played in the houses of Kid Cat, Ribbot, Samson, and Stinky.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "Go K.K. Rider" is played in the houses of Kid Cat, Ribbot, Samson, and Stinky. It also plays in Mr. Resetti's RV.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "Go K.K. Rider" is played in the houses of Agent S, Al, Big Top, Kid Cat, and Mira.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "Go K.K. Rider" is played in the houses of Agent S, Kevin, Kid Cat, Leila, and Lucha.

Other appearances[edit]

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

A remix of "Go K.K. Rider" is featured in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate as one of the music tracks that may play on the Smashville and Town and City stages.

In Mario Kart 8[edit]

In Mario Kart 8 in the Summer version of the Animal Crossing course, K.K. Slider is present on a cliff by the beach and sings a short loop of "Go K.K. Rider," though it can be difficult to hear with the background music on top.

In other media[edit]

A piano solo sheet music book released in Japan by Yamaha titled "やさしくひける どうぶつの森 スーパーベスト"[nb 11] featured sheet music for "Go K.K. Rider."[1]

Gallery[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese ゆけ!けけライダー
Yuke! Keke Raidā
Go! K.K. Rider

Korean 가자! K.K.라이더
Gaja! K.K. Laideo
Go! K.K. Rider

Simplified Chinese 冲吧!K.K.摩托车手
Chōng ba! K.K. Mótuō chē shǒu
Rush! K.K. Motorcyclist

Russian Доброго пути, К. К.!
Dobrogo puti, K. K.!
Bon voyage, K.K.!

Dutch Super-K.K. Super K.K.

German Go K.K. Rider!

European Spanish Llanero Tota Llanero K.K.

European French Kéké route 66 K.K. Route 66

Italian K.K. Navigatore
K.K. Cross (New Horizons)
K.K. Navigator
K.K. Motocross

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