Imperial K.K.

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#23 Imperial K.K.  
Imperial K.K. NH Texture.png
Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Live Performance
Composed by Toru Minegishi
Mood A little grumpy...
Owned by  Wart Jr.[nb 1]
 Alfonso[nb 2]
 Jūbei[nb 3]
 June[nb 3]
 Roswell[nb 3]
 Cousteau[nb 4]
 Pinky[nb 5]
 Chester[nb 6]
 Pekoe[nb 6]
 Drago[nb 7]
 Tammi[nb 7]
 Bill[nb 8]
 Chow[nb 8]
 Tiansheng[nb 9]
Genre Chinese folk
Instruments Gong
Main appearances
Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Kéké l'Empereur
 K.K. Imperiale
 Величие К. К.
 Kéké l'Empereur
 K.K. de wijze meester

"Imperial K.K." is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori. It is based on the traditional Chinese music, and derives its name from China's history as an imperial state prior to the downfall of the Qing dynasty in 1912. It has a gong, a few Asian gamelans, lutes, horns, and other Asian percussion.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

The album cover for "Imperial K.K." features Pekoe holding a fan and wearing what appears to be a cheongsam. In the background, K.K. Slider is sitting on a floating cloud among a couple of sky lanterns.


In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Animal Crossing, "Imperial K.K." is played in Alfonso's house. In Doubutsu no Mori and Doubutsu no Mori+, it is also played in Wart Jr's house. In Doubutsu no Mori e+, it is also played in the houses of Cousteau, Jūbei, June, and Roswell, and the aircheck of the song's live performance can be received from Cousteau, Jūbei, June, Pinky, and Roswell at maximum friendship.

In Wild World[edit]

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

In City Folk[edit]

In Animal Crossing: City Folk, "Imperial K.K." is played in the houses of Chester, Cousteau, Pekoe, and Pinky.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "Imperial K.K." is played in the houses of Chester, Cousteau, Drago, Pekoe, Pinky, Tammi.

In New Horizons[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "Imperial K.K." is played in the houses of Bill, Chester, Chow, Cousteau, Drago, Pekoe, Pinky, Tammi, and Tiansheng. The aircheck of this song can be obtained from one of these villagers after visiting their house by their favor. This song's aircheck can also be purchased in Nook Shopping daily selection for  3,200 Bells.

In Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home Paradise, "Imperial K.K." is played in the houses of Chester, Cousteau, Pekoe, Pinky, and Tiansheng.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "Imperial K.K." is played in the houses of Chester, Cousteau, Pekoe, and Pinky.




  • On Nintendo's Doubutsu no Mori website, a "comment from development" (most likely composer Toru Minegishi) stated that they aimed for Imperial K.K. to be a misunderstood version of traditional Chinese music, and that K.K. himself is not aware of the misunderstanding.[1]

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese けけチャイナ
Keke chaina
K.K. China

Korean K.K.차이나
K.K. Chaina
K.K. China

Simplified Chinese K.K.中华
K.K. Zhōnghuá
K.K. China

Russian Величие К. К.
Velichie K. K.
K.K.'s Greatness

Dutch K.K. de wijze meester K.K. the Wise Master

German Super-K.K. The Great K.K.

European Spanish Tota-imperio K.K. Imperial

European French Kéké l'Empereur K.K. the Emperor

Italian K.K. Imperiale K.K. Imperial