"K.K. Marathon" is a K.K. Slider song that first appears in Doubutsu no Mori e+. Its main instruments are an electric music box, a vibraphone, and a drum, in emulation of Indonesian gamelan music. Specifically, it is inspired by Balinese gamelan techniques, such as the fast-paced kotekan texture in the second half of the aircheck.
The album cover for "K.K. Marathon'" features Midge and Maple (Madam Rosa and Carrot in the Doubutsu no Mori e+ e-Reader card) dancing in the foreground as K.K. Slider and Moe play a pair of Balinese gangsa in the background. In the e-Reader card, the text at the bottom left reads the Japanese title "けけガムラン" (Keke gamuran). There is no text on the New Leaf cover, but in New Horizons, there is text at the top which reads "K.K. Marathon." The cover image is now framed in a blue hexagon on a yellow background. Midge and Maple's appearances are also updated to reflect their current designs in this game.
In Doubutsu no Mori e+
In Doubutsu no Mori e+, "K.K. Marathon" can only be requested and obtained from K.K. Slider if its e-Reader card is scanned at the Town Tune board. "K.K. Marathon" is not played in any villagers' houses. The aircheck version of the live performance can be obtained by speaking to Tom Nook after scanning the card.
In Wild World and City Folk
In New Leaf
In New Horizons
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, "K.K. Marathon" is played in the houses of Margie and Sprinkle. 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, "K.K. Marathon" is played in the houses of Avery, Opal, and Vladimir.
In Happy Home Designer
In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Marathon" is played in Opal's house.
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Names in other languages
- u/wills4545 (May 10, 2020). "Fun Fact: K.K. Marathon is so named due to a localization error". Retrieved May 20, 2021.
- @seiryuuden on Twitter (April 8, 2020). Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2021.