With less than 100 days to the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, fans are eagerly awaiting any game news in the absence of a new trailer or Nintendo Direct. In the interim, manga magazine Ciao will help bridge the gap by debuting the newest version of the Animal Crossing manga in its February 2020 issue. Japan has had an Animal Crossing manga series since 2005, but the series never officially made it over to Western shores, with only minor portions of the Animal Crossing: New Leaf manga showing up in scans.
This may be due to the series’ irreverent humor, which isn’t always in line with people’s assumptions that Animal Crossing is a children’s game. Most recently, the Internet got a tiny glimpse of that when news outlets reported that Nintendo Japan had released a 4-Koma, or four-panel comic. The comic was released on the Japanese Animal Crossing website, where Tom Nook and his nephews Timmy & Tommy make sure their plan for an Island Getaway Package is actually feasible.
Thankfully, Tommy makes a full recovery, but it looks like Nintendo Japan hasn’t released any more 4-koma since. With New Horizons only 3 months away, there’s plenty of time to learn more about the Nooks trials and tribulations in setting up their Island Getaway Package. Hopefully, Tommy doesn’t have to be the guinea pig again.
It looks as if the manga will follow in the same vein, as a young girl named Hana must work to survive on a deserted island with the help of the Nooks. Given the assumed success of Animal Crossing: New Horizons, I’d hope the manga series makes it to Western shores at some point, as it’s the kind of thing fans would snap up, considering it isn’t the first time fans have made up darker fan fiction based on the series.
Source: Anime News Network