K.K. Marathon

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Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
Live Performance
Mood It's hard to say
Owned by
Genre Gamelan
Instruments Vibraphone
Main appearances

Other appearances
Names in other languages
 Kéké marathon
 K.K. Maratona
 Марафон К. К.
 Kéké marathon
 K.K. Marathon

"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.

Album cover[edit]

Album cover in Animal Crossing: New Leaf

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+[edit]

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[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, "K.K. Marathon" is not played in any villagers' houses.

In New Leaf[edit]

In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, "K.K. Marathon" is played in the houses of Deli and Tia.

In New Horizons[edit]

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[edit]

In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, "K.K. Marathon" is played in Opal's house.




This section contains unconfirmed information or speculation.
  • The title "K.K. Marathon" is seemingly irrelevant to the actual song. It has been speculated by the community[1][2] that the name came from a localization error where the Japanese song title "gamuran" was interpreted not as "gamelan" but "game run," which was then localized as "Marathon."

Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese けけガムラン
Keke gamuran
K.K. Gamelan

Korean K.K.가믈란
K.K. Gameullan
K.K. Gamelan

Simplified Chinese K.K.甘美朗
K.K. Gānměi lǎng
K.K. Gamelan

Russian Марафон К. К.
Marafon K. K.

Dutch K.K.-gamelan K.K. Gamelan

German K.K. Marathon

European Spanish Tota-maratón

European French Kéké marathon

Italian K.K. Maratona



  1. u/wills4545 (May 10, 2020). "Fun Fact: K.K. Marathon is so named due to a localization error". Retrieved May 20, 2021.
  2. @seiryuuden on X (formerly Twitter) (April 8, 2020). Archived from the original on April 8, 2020. Retrieved May 20, 2021.