Just when you thought the Animal Crossing hype was dying out, VIZ Media reveals a brand new manga based on the popular Nintendo Switch entry.
Revealed on Viz Media’s official Twitter account, we get the first look at the cover for Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1 Deserted Island Diary. It is scheduled for release on September 12, 2021. Looking at the cover, it certainly embodies the cute aesthetic of the beloved video game franchise, but still distinct on its own.
As seen on the cover, the Animal Crossing: New Horizons manga will be written and illustrated by Kokonasu Rumba. According to the manga’s Barnes and Noble pre-order page, it will be 128 pages long.
Rumba’s manga adaptation of Animal Crossing answers the question we’ve all been asking: What do villagers do when you’re not playing the game? From the description, the manga will be filled with “goofy gags and silly stories.” For those who play Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there will be tips and tricks in a special bonus section of the book.
The Animal Crossing manga is just one of five covers revealed. Covers for new volumes of Jujutsu Kaisen, My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Spy x Family, and No. 5 have also been shown. Here is the full list of reveals, as well as when you can expect them to hit store shelves:
- Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1 Deserted Island Diary – September 12, 2021
- Jujutsu Kaisen, Vol. 12 – October 5, 2021
- My Hero Academia: School Briefs, Vol. 5 – October 5, 2021
- Spy x Family, Vol. 6 – October 5, 2021
- No. 5, Vol. 2 – October 19, 2021
Animal Crossing: New Horizons is developed by Nintendo for the Nintendo Switch. It allows you to create your own villager and begin life on a deserted island. Whether you want to spend your time building a village on your island or just fishing for rare fish, you play the game your way and at your own pace.
You can check out the gallery below to see the covers for yourself!