Ken the Reporter

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“This Wario game... Will it really sell?”
Ken the Reporter, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!
Ken the Reporter
Ken, as he appears in WarioWare: Move It!
Ken, as he appears in WarioWare: Move It!
Species Dog
First appearance WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! (2003)
Latest appearance WarioWare: Move It! (2023)

Ken the Reporter (referred to as Anchorman Ken in WarioWare: Twisted!, Ken the VJ in WarioWare: Touched!, Reporter Ken in WarioWare: Smooth Moves, and simply Ken in WarioWare: Move It!) is a recurring supporting character from the WarioWare series, first appearing in the first game in the series, WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$! He is a humanoid dog, and his name is derived from「犬」(ken), meaning "dog" in Japanese. He originally served as a TV news reporter, but he has gone on to fill several other presenting roles throughout the series, with his news reporter role being succeeded by other similar dog characters: Rocky the Reporter in WarioWare: Touched!, Reporter John in Game & Wario, and Ben in WarioWare Gold.


WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$![edit]

Ken the Reporter in the Wario's ending of WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!.
Ken the Reporter on Wario's TV
Ken the Reporter on Wario's television.

Ken the Reporter first appears in WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!. At the start of the game, he appears on a newsflash telling how video games sales are increasing, inspiring Wario to create his own games. He appears on Wario's television in the first intermission of Wario's first story. He later appears at the end of 9-Volt's level, announcing that the Game Boy Advance SP is available for purchase. He finally appears at the end of the game, broadcasting Wario's success via television.

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

Anchorman Ken reappears in WarioWare: Twisted!, during Wario-Man's story. He reports that Wario's new game is breaking sales records.

WarioWare: Touched![edit]

Scene from the prologue of Mona: Ken the VJ announces the success of the rock band "Mona and The Hot Slices" in the show Ear Candy.
Ken the VJ as the host of the show Ear Candy in WarioWare: Touched!

Ken the VJ reappears in WarioWare: Touched!. During Mona's story, he acts as the host of the radio show Ear Candy. On the show, he reports the top five music artists of the week. He also reports that Mona, who received the number one spot on the top five, will be playing at the Hawt House. The role of a news-reporting dog is replaced by Rocky the Reporter in this game.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

Ken the Reporter and Joe commentating over the Diamond City Roughs football game
Ken and Joe commentating over the game

Ken the Reporter, using his original name again, reappears in WarioWare: Smooth Moves. He appears at the end of Mona's story, where he is reporting on a football game between the Diamond City Roughs and the Dinosaurs alongside Manager Joe. He asks if the Diamond City Roughs will turn the game's results around. He then adds commentary when the team wins the game.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

While Ken the Reporter does not appear in WarioWare Gold, being replaced by Ben, Ben's Rank A character card mentions that he follows in Ken the Reporter's footsteps, and that they, alongside Reporter John, sometimes have lunch together.

WarioWare: Move It![edit]

Ken reappears in WarioWare: Move It!, during Dribble & Spitz's story. He acts as an announcer of the Caresaway Grand Prix.


Ken the Reporter is a dog with orange and peach fur. In WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!, he wears a green hat and suit, orange glasses, as well as black pants. In WarioWare: Twisted! his glasses are blue, his suit is white, he now has a red tie, and he lacks the hat. In WarioWare: Touched!, he wears grey headphones, and has a red and white suit. In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, his fur is redder than before and his suit is completely white. He receives a redesign in WarioWare: Move It!, returning to orange fur and a green suit with a headset but no longer wearing glasses.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese レポーター ケン (WarioWare, Inc.: Mega Microgame$!)
Repōtā Ken
ニュースキャスター ケン (WarioWare: Twisted!)
Nyūsukyasutā Ken
DJケン (WarioWare: Touched!)
DJ Ken
レポーターのケン (WarioWare: Smooth Moves)
Repōtā no Ken
ケン (WarioWare: Move It!)
Reporter Ken

Newscaster Ken

DJ Ken

Reporter Ken

Chinese (Simplified) DJ 肯 (WarioWare: Touched!)
DJ Kěn
阿犬[1] (WarioWare: Move It!)
Ā Quǎn
Ken the DJ

Chinese (Traditional) 阿犬
Ā Quǎn
French Ken le DJ (WarioWare: Touched!)
Ken the DJ
German Ken -
Italian Il giornalista Ken
Ken il reporter
Ken (WarioWare: Move It!)
The journalist Ken
Ken the reporter
Korean DJ멍 (WarioWare: Touched!)
DJ Meong
리포터 멍 (WarioWare: Smooth Moves)
Ripoteo Meong
(WarioWare: Move It!)
DJ Woof

Reporter Woof

Spanish Ken -