Kazumi Totaka

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Born August 23, 1967
Tokyo, Japan
Occupation Composer, sound director, voice actor
Notable work Mario Paint
The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
Animal Crossing series
Luigi's Mansion series
Wii system and Wii series

Kazumi Totaka (戸高 一生, Totaka Kazumi, born August 23, 1967) is a video game composer. Totaka has been the sound director for all mainline games in the Animal Crossing series, as well as the composer for many of the tracks. He has composed various songs from other Nintendo games, and is known to hide a short melody known as "Totaka's Song" in games he has worked on. This is present in all Animal Crossing games as "K.K. Song".

The character K.K. Slider is a caricature of Totaka, and his full name Totakeke is derived from "Totaka K.", since family names are written first in Japan. While most of K.K.'s songs in the original games were composed by Toru Minegishi, Totaka rearranged them for the live performances.[1]

Totaka is also known for voicing Yoshi in the Mario series, which he has done since the game Yoshi's Story in 1997.


Song credits[edit]

Songs are listed by the first game they appeared in, though they may have reappeared in future games. Credits are not necessarily exhaustive and reflect only what can be sourced.

In Doubutsu no Mori[edit]

In Animal Crossing[edit]

In Doubutsu no Mori e+[edit]

In Wild World[edit]

Totaka (left) presenting Machi e Ikou yo Doubutsu no Mori ~Mori no Ongakukai~ with fellow composers Shiho Fujii and Manaka Tominaga and CD planner Saori Okamoto.

In City Folk[edit]

In New Leaf[edit]

Totaka plays "K.K. Bossa" with K.K. and Harvey (Hisashi Nogami), from the Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo Nintendo Direct.

Totaka was also credited for the arrangement of the live versions of other K.K. songs that debuted in New Leaf on Atsumare Dōbutsu no Mori: Original Soundtrack 2, though it is unknown if he or the other composers, Manaka Kataoka and Atsuko Asahi, actually composed them. The exception is "Bubblegum K.K.", which was composed by Asahi.

In Happy Home Designer[edit]

  • Entire soundtrack

In New Horizons[edit]

Totaka was credited for the following tracks on the official soundtrack release for New Horizons:[10]

  • "2 AM"
  • "5 AM"
  • "7 AM"
  • "8 AM"
  • "9 AM"[5]
  • "12 PM"
  • "2 PM"
  • "5 PM"
  • "7 PM"
  • Rain and snow versions of above hourly themes
  • "Island Life Orientation 4 (Campfire Evening)"
  • "amiibo Invitation"

Totaka was also credited for the following tracks on the second soundtrack release:[4]

In the Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

These new rearrangements debuted in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and later reappeared in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

  • "Title Theme - Animal Crossing: Wild World (Brawl)"[nb 2][7]
  • "The Roost"[7]

This arrangement debuted in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

  • "Title Theme - Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer"[11]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Totaka was credited with composition of Kapp'n's theme from Wild World, which uses Marine Song 2001 and Kapp'n's normal song in its melody.
  2. Called "Title Theme (Animal Crossing)" in Super Smash Bros. Brawl