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- "My music wants to be free, man."
- — K.K. Slider, Animal Crossing: Wild World
|Totakeke "K.K." Slider|
Artwork of K.K. Slider from Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival'
|Appearances|| Doubutsu no Mori|
Doubutsu no Mori+
Doubutsu no Mori e+
Animal Crossing: Wild World
Animal Crossing: City Folk
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|Additional appearances|| Doubutsu no Mori (film)|
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer
Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival
Totakeke "K.K." Slider, (とたけけ, Totakeke), or K.K., is a dog who has appeared in all the Animal Crossing series games to date. His main role is to play and sing songs for the player. He made a cameo appearance in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and in Doubutsu no Mori (film). He was also one of the three Animal Crossing characters to be a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Melee, the others being Mr. Resetti and Tom Nook. He has recorded a performance called K.K. Slider: Live at the Roost. There are 55 songs in the original Animal Crossing, 70 songs in Wild World, 75 in City Folk, and 91 in New Leaf for a total of 91 songs.
In Animal Crossing, he says his name is Totakeke, but prefers the nickname K.K. Slider. He has not mentioned his formal moniker in subsequent English releases, however.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Other Appearances
- 3 General Description
- 4 Villager Info
- 5 Card Profiles
- 6 Welcome amiibo Items
- 7 Gallery
- 8 Names in other languages
- 9 Trivia
- 10 References
In Dōbutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing, K.K. Slider starts the game up for the first player, or if a memory card is not detected when the game is turned on. Every Saturday night from 8 P.M. to 12 A.M., he can be found sitting on a wooden stool outside the Train Station. If spoken to, he will introduce himself to the player, and ask if they want to hear any songs from him. The player can then request a specific song, give him their mood, or allow him to decide for them. If a song is requested that K.K. doesn't know, K.K. will play a random background tune and tell the player he does not know the song after it is finished.
While playing, the background will turn black to show only K.K. and the player, which will slowly spin around as the credits play. Periodically, various weather effects will also be shown, such as snow, falling leaves, and rain. K.K. Slider uses the sounds "Queh", "Quay", "O", "Ah", "Me", "Na", "Now", "Le", and "Moo" when he performs. In some songs, he will howl, whistle, click, and hum, altogether to make the song. Once the song is completed, he also gives them a copy to take home.
In Doubutsu no Mori e+, several new songs have been added to his repertoire.
In Wild World, K.K. Slider still sings and plays for listeners, performing at the same time (every Saturday from 8 P.M. to 12 A.M.) as he did in the previous games, but now he plays them at The Roost, on top of a stage located in the cafe's upper left corner. The player can request a specific song or let him play a random song. After the performance, whether the song was random or requested, he slips a free bootleg of the song into the player's pockets. This action opposes the industry practice of putting a price on music. Compared to previous entries in the series, several new songs have been added. Giving him a country guitar will allow the player to obtain his portrait. If the gates are open, K.K. will not appear until they are closed. He can't perform in the multiplayer mode.
K.K. Slider has the same role in Wild World, but now he gives encores. The player can tell him exactly what song you want to hear, or let him pick. Another way to choose a song is to tell him a mood, and he will pick something out based on it. Cranky villagers will sometimes mention that they think that Phineas is K.K.'s day job. As with Wild World, he will be in The Roost starting at 8pm to Midnight and some new songs have been added. However, the player will not receive a bootleg copy of the encore. The multiplayer issue in Animal Crossing: Wild World is fixed. He appears in Animal Crossing: City Folk and onward during multiplayer.
K.K. Slider once again makes an appearance, but this time in a new, separate building called Club LOL. On every day of the week besides Saturday, starting at 8 P.M., he will perform remixed tunes and some of his tracks for the player to listen to, including several new songs, under the pseudonym DJ K.K. When he performs as DJ K.K., his appearance changes: he now wears glasses, a cap, and headphones.
As in previous games, on Saturday nights starting at 8 P.M., he will play songs by requests, mood, or randomly, depending on what the player wants. Attending 20 of his acoustic performances in New Leaf will have K.K. Slider give the player his picture. K.K. Slider's songs can be bought from T.I.Y., T&T Emporium, or the catalog for 3,200 Bells each.
K.K. Slider reappears in Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer as one of the player's clients.
K.K. Slider is a white-furred dog with thick, black eyebrows complimenting his black, dot-like eyes and solid black nose. Due to being a special character, K.K. Slider's appearance greatly deviates from the Dog villagers, as his head has a more defined muzzle with slightly smaller ears. Unlike other characters, K.K. does not appear to wear any visible clothing, instead using his guitar in place of said clothing. However, he is shown wearing glasses and a small hat as DJ K.K., perhaps to disguise his identity.
K.K. Slider is a laid-back musician, reflected by his relaxed state. He speaks in a mellow, calm tone, using words such as "man", "far out", and "groovy" in his speech often. As someone who is passionate about his craft, money isn't his biggest motivator, saying that although numerous "Industry fat cats" try to capitalize on his music, he only desires for it to be free for everyone. This belief is eventually retconned as of Animal Crossing: New Leaf, as K.K. Slider's songs are able to be purchased in the T.I.Y..
In Animal Crossing: New Leaf, K.K. Slider's alter ego, DJ K.K., is introduced, displaying a new side to K.K. Slider's personality. Rather than being a laid-back musician, K.K. is displayed as outgoing and active, becoming a so-called "life of the party", visibly seen jumping and even dancing as club music is played.
In Happy Home Designer
|Happy Home Designer House Info|
|Animal Crossing-e card|
|Animal Crossing amiibo card|
|Animal Crossing amiibo card|
|Animal Crossing amiibo card|
Welcome amiibo Items
When a compatible amiibo figure or card is scanned, there are three things that can happen: the player can chat with them, ask them to visit their town’s Campground, or invite them to live in town permanently. K.K. Slider is one of the amiibos that the player can ask to visit their town's Campground, and the player can buy items from him using MEOW Coupons. Also, he might not have the Wii U and 3DS displayed in his van, but they will be in his catalog for purchase, so the player should not panic if they enter the van and do not see these items.
For the subject's image gallery, see K.K. Slider/Gallery
Names in other languages
|French||Kéké Laglisse||Kéké is pronounced like K.K., and Laglisse is roughly translated as Slider|
|Korean||T.K.||From first initials of the name "Totaka Kazumi".|
|From English name|
- He is named after Animal Crossing sound designer, Kazumi Totaka. His Japanese name is taken from the Japanese tradition that last names be written first, so it is Totaka Kazumi. That can be shortened to "Totaka K.", which sounds like "Totakeke".
- K.K. Song was also composed by Totaka and appears in various Nintendo titles, including Mario Paint, Yoshi's Story, and Luigi's Mansion.
- Most of K.K. Slider's music is composed by Toru Minegishi, who has also composed much of the music for recent Zelda and Mario titles.
- K.K. Slider is on the cover of all Animal Crossing games except Animal Crossing.
- The only song with actual lyrics is K.K. Bossa, which was called K.K.'s Rhythm in the Animal Crossing movie.
- He is the first character to appear in an Animal Crossing game, being the first character to appear in Doubutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing, asking the player some questions after the title screen.
- When K.K. plays a song, his right paw never actually reaches the guitar strings.
- In the original four games, Copper, the police dog, always wishes to listen to some of K.K.'s songs, though he denies it when asked about it.
- His famous quote "Those industry fat cats try to put a price on my music, but it wants to be free" has been mentioned on various news websites regarding illegal file sharing.
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