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"C'est la vie!"
— Ken, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Japanese クロベエ Korean 오골 Chinese 乌骨鸡
French Ken Italian Aligalli Spanish Pichón
German Hannes Dutch Ken Russian Кен
Ken, an Animal Crossing villager.
Species Personality Gender
Chicken Smug Male
Birthday December 23rd Capricorn
Phrase no doubt
Clothes Ninja Shirt
Saying C'est la vie!
Main Games
Other Games

Ken is a smug chicken villager in the Animal Crossing series. He first appeared in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. His picture quote, "C'est la vie!", is French for "that is life". His English name is likely derived from "shuriken" since he initially wears a ninja shirt. His name may also be a reference to the last part of his species name.



Ken is a black chicken with blue highlights, and teal lines separating the blue parts of his body from the black parts. He has pink circles on his cheeks, making him appear to be blushing. His eyes are simple white eyes with black pupils, and the line across his face makes him appear perpetually angry, potentially leading one to mistake him for a cranky villager. His beak is a light yellow, and his feet are light yellow with darker stripes.


Below is a brief description of the smug personality. For more information, click here.

Ken is a Smug villager, meaning he will come off as gentleman-like and polite. Smug villagers seem to be a mix between some personalities, and are kind, lively but can come off as conceited. Regardless of gender, they will occasionally flirt with the player. Smug villagers cannot be a starter villager, and can only move in after the player becomes mayor. They wake up at 8:30 am.


In New Leaf[edit]

KenPicACNL.png C'est la vie!
Skill Clearing my plate
Goal Architect
Fear Monster
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Purple
Type Blue Mountain
Milk The regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls

In New Horizons[edit]

KenPicACNH.png C'est la vie!
Style Cool
Color Purple / Blue


Ken's house is Japanese themed, shown by his black katana and hearth. He also owns other Japanese-styled items, such as a tatami bed and a Pine Bonsai. Comrade K.K. will play if he owns a stereo.

In New Horizons[edit]

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#225 Ken - Series 3
Type: Chicken
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: December 23rd
Dice value: 1
Hand sign: Rock
225 Ken amiibo card NA.png
224 Paula List of amiibo cards
#225 Ken
226 Mitzi


Names in other languages[edit]

Japanese クロベエ
From "黒 (kuro)" meaning "black"

Korean 오골

Russian Кен
From English name

Dutch Ken Same as English name

German Hannes -

European Spanish Pichón -

European French Ken -

Italian Alligalli -