K.K. Slider

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"My music wants to be free, man."
— K.K. Slider, Animal Crossing: Wild World
Totakeke "K.K." Slider
KK Slider NL.png
Species Gender
Dog Male
Service Songs
Birthday August 23rd
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Doubutsu no Mori (film),
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf,
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

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.


K.K. Slider is a laid-back musician. His mellow speech patterns reflects his relaxed state. He comes across as someone who is passionate about his craft. Money isn't his biggest motivator. Every Saturday he can be found; doing what he loves for free.


Doubutsu no Mori, Doubutsu no Mori+, and Animal Crossing[edit]

In Dōbutsu no Mori and Animal Crossing, K.K. Slider starts the game up for the first player. 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 perform a song for the player.The musician also gives the player a copy to take home.

Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

K.K. Slider still has the same role as in the previous installments, though he has added several new songs to his repertoire.

Animal Crossing: Wild World[edit]

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 first time K.K. Slider is encountered, he will play a random song for the player; however, on all subsequent visits, the player can request a song or refuse to be played to. 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.

Animal Crossing: City Folk[edit]

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.

Animal Crossing: New Leaf[edit]

K.K Slider performing at Club LOL on any day besides Saturday.

K.K. Slider once again appears but this time in a separate building called Club LOL. Now he will perform remixed NES tunes and some of his tracks for the player to listen to including several new songs. His appearance has changed, he now wears glasses, a nice cap, and has headphones. Every night at 8 p.m., K.K Slider will play disco music at Club LOL, complete with Villagers dancing and a large LCD screen in the back displaying pictures. On Saturday nights at 8 p.m., as in previous games, 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.

Doubutsu no Mori (film)[edit]

K.K. Slider as he appears in Animal Crossing: The Movie

K.K. Slider has a minor role in the film. Margie asks him to play K.K. Bossa, which was renamed K.K.'s Rhythm in the movie.

Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer[edit]

K.K. Slider is set to have an amiibo card on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.[1]

Other appearances[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

K.K. Slider (referred to by his Japanese name), along with Tom Nook and Mr. Resetti, appears as a trophy.

Totakeke Trophy Melee.png #268 Totakeke
A wandering musician whose daily life is a bit of a mystery. He plays in front of the train station every Saturday night starting at 8.00 p.m. He has a large repertoire and plays both old and new hits from all over the world. His music is so ingrained in the villagers that it's impossible to imagine them living without it.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

K.K. Slider Trophy Brawl.png #282 K.K. Slider
A wandering musician. He plays concerts every Saturday night at the Roost in the basement of the museum. All he carries is a single acoustic guitar, but he can play music from all genres. You can request a single tune per concert, and afterward he'll give you a recording of the song to take home. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, his playlist included 70 songs.
Collect all Songs

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

KKSliderTrophy3DS.png #611 DJ KK
"Yo yo yo! Come rock out at Club LOL! Featuring DJ KK every night of the week (except Saturdays)! Listen to the singer-songwriter bust out a foot-stompin' mix of tunes! Don't forget to come on your birthday for a special treat!" ...That advertisement definitely catches the eye.

Super Smash Bros. for Wii U[edit]

KKSliderTrophyWiiU.png #564 K.K. Slider
His fans can't wait for Saturday evenings. Why? Because K.K. Slider performs live! The crowd goes wild when K.K. Slider plays some of his greatest hits, like K.K. Samba, K.K. Waltz, and K.K. Stroll, on his acoustic guitar. He sometimes even takes request! Other days, you can find him spinning tunes at Club LOL as a DJ.

Villager Info[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Cards[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#003 DJ KK
Type: Special Character
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: August 23
Dice value: 3
Hand sign: Rock
Request: Unknown
003 DJ K.K. amiibo card NA.png
002 Tom Nook List of amiibo cards
#003 DJ KK
004 Sable
Animal Crossing amiibo card
#101 K.K. Slider
Type: Special
Star sign: Virgo
Birthday: August 23
Dice value: 2
Hand sign: Rock
Request: Unknown
101 K.K. Slider amiibo card JP.png
CP Isabelle (Special Edition) List of amiibo cards
#101 K.K. Slider
102 Reese


Animal Crossing[edit]

Wild World[edit]

City Folk[edit]

New Leaf[edit]

Happy Home Designer[edit]

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Totakeke -
French Kéké Laglisse Kéké is pronounced like K.K., and Laglisse is roughly translated as Slider
German K.K. Slider -
Italian K.K. Slider -
Korean T.K. From first initials of the name "Totaka Kazumi".


  • 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.
    • 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.[2]
  • K.K. Slider's songs use the sounds "Queh", "Quay", "O", "Ah", "Me", "Na", "Now", "Le", and "Moo". In some songs, he will howl, whistle, click, and hum.
  • 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.
  • K.K. Slider plays either an acoustic or a country guitar.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.[3]
It has been suggested that the trivia section be shortened by relocating relevant information into the main article.


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