You can now pre-order your copy of the first official Animal Crossing manga

You'll be able to find out what your villagers are up to when you're away soon enough.


It's not always that other forms of media entertainment are being turned into video games. Sometimes, it is the other way around. Case in point, the first official manga of Animal Crossing, the popular social simulation series of games.

New Horizons was a huge hit when it was released in March 2020.

If you were a huge fan of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch, you'll want to get your hands on a copy.

The official manga of the game was first released in Japan in 2020. So far, two volumes have been published. In reality, this isn't even the first official manga of Animal Crossing. The franchise's 20-year history has included multiple mangas based on the series. The only difference is that New Horizons is the first manga adaptation of the game to have an official English translation and release in Western regions like the United States.

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Where to pre-order the first official Animal Crossing manga

New Horizons served as the perfect distraction for a world still adjusting to the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

According to Viz Media, the first entry of the Animal Crossing manga, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1 Deserted Island Diary, will receive its English localization within the year. Copies of the comedy manga will be out in the West on September 14. The story will reportedly revolve around the villagers that live in your islands, exploring their daily routines whenever you are offline and not tending to your island.

If that sounds familiar, it's because it's very much like the premise that Disney's Wreck-It Ralph movies are built on.

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With that said, we recommend that you head on over to Viz's official website to find out where you can pre-order the manga closest to you.

Ray Ampoloquio
Ray is based in the Philippines. He is a lifelong gamer and a PC hardware enthusiast. He builds and repairs laptops and computers for friends and family in his spare time. You can find Ray on Twitter.