An Animal Crossing: New Horizons manga is getting an English translation

Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer Local
Animal Crossing New Horizons Multiplayer Local (Image credit: Nintendo)

What you need to know

  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons has an inspired manga about the lives of the animal villagers.
  • The manga is getting an English translation, according to Viz Media.
  • The manga will debut in the West on September 14th, 2021.

According to Viz Media, a popular manga set in the world of Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally making its way over to the West from Japan, where the manga previously had two volumes (via The Verge). The manga seems to center around the lives and activities of the NPC island villagers whenever the main human player is not around. Older Animal Crossing games have also received the manga treatment, such as Animal Crossing: Wild World on the Nintendo DS and Animal Crossing: New Leaf on the Nintendo 3DS.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons is the fifth entry in the series (sixth if you count the Japanese-exclusive N64 version) that took the world by storm in the spring of 2020. It's a game about building up a deserted island and customizing it to your liking and was one of the best-selling games on the Nintendo Switch. Due to its calming yet rewarding gameplay loop, it is considered one of the best games on the system. Its many updates that have been releasing on a consistent basis even as it approaches its first anniversary on March 20, 2021, have got fans excited for how this game will continue to be supported with both in-game features as well as merchandise years from now.

Nadine Dornieden

Nadine is a freelance writer for iMore with a specialty in all things Nintendo, often working on news, guides, reviews, and editorials. She's been a huge Nintendo fan ever since she got to pet her very own Nintendog, and enjoys looking at Nintendo's place in the video game industry. Writing is her passion, but she mostly does it so that she can pay off her ever-growing debt to Tom Nook. Her favorite genres are simulation games, rhythm games, visual novels, and platformers. You can find her at @stopthenadness on Twitter, where she'll more than likely be reposting cute Animal Crossing content.