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"Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow"
— Anchovy, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Anchovy NL.png
"Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow."
"I'm hungry."
Species Personality Gender
Bird Lazy Male
Birthday March 4th
Initial phrase chuuurp*"
Initial clothes Straw Shirt*
Earthy Knit*
Appearances Doubutsu no Mori,
Doubutsu no Mori+,
Animal Crossing,
Doubutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Anchovy (アンチョビ) is a lazy, bird villager that appears in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase is the noise birds make, which is "chirping." In Animal Crossing his initial phrase, "chuuurp," has one more "u" than in the sequels.


Anchovy is a brown bird with a sharp, yellow bill and thick, black eyebrows. He initially wears the Straw Shirt in Animal Crossing, but in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, he wears the Earthly Knit.


Below is a brief description of the lazy personality. For more information, click here.


As a lazy villager, Anchovy will enjoy napping and talking about food, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. Like other lazy villagers, he will share the same interests such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter-ego, "Fashion Lad," a hero made up by lazy villagers who tackles fashion disasters. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, he may mention the idea of getting married, simply for the wedding buffet afterward. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle which may cause offense to these villagers.


In Animal Crossing: City Folk, Anchovy has the Blue Table, Green Counter, the Parquet Flooring, and the Modern Wall, and he possesses a Retro Stereo in his house that plays "K.K. Ragtime." He has 5 Pinball Machines.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Spanish Boquerón Anchovy
French Miguel -
German Armin -
Italian Acciuga Anchovy

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