- "Every face tells a story."
- — Blanca, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
April Fool's Day[nb 4]
|Name in other languages|
Blanca is a recurring character in the Animal Crossing series, appearing in every game. She is a white cat who asks the player to draw her a face. Blanca means white (feminine) in Spanish, which was derived from "blanco", which is "white" in Latin. Due to her fur color, this is most likely the origin of her name. Blanca also means "blank", referring to her blank, canvas-like face. Some say her gender is unknown, because she has no defining masculine or feminine features. She has a female voice in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+, even though she is listed as male on the Japanese Animal Crossing: City Folk website, but she has a male voice in Animal Crossing: Wild World and later, even in the non-Japanese versions. This is the same with Saharah, except Saharah has never changed her voice between games.
Although she does not have as developed a character as some of the others, she is shown to have a very spunky personality, similar to Sisterly (Uchi) villagers, as no matter how much effort was put in to her face, she claims they just "scribbled something on". She also gets shocked easily, as shown when the player reveals to her in Animal Crossing that she lacks a face, and when the player unmasks her in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. In Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer, she claims to be in a prank war with Jack.
- 1 Appearances
- 2 Other appearances
- 3 Card profiles
- 4 RV
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Names in other languages
- 7 Trivia
- 8 References
- 9 Notes
Blanca makes her first appearance in Animal Crossing, despite being absent in the original Doubutsu no Mori. She will randomly appear when traveling to other towns, replacing the usual Rover. When first meeting her, she will lack a face and ask the player if they could draw her a new one. She'll then appear in that town for a while, taking a walk with her new face. Strangely, in all artwork in these games, she is never shown with a blank face, instead having a drawn-on face or simply scribbles.
Animal Crossing: Wild World
In Animal Crossing: Wild World, she will appear if the "Mysterious cat" mode is turned on (which can be by using the telephone in the attic), and if the player has used Wi-Fi. She may appear randomly if the previous two conditions are met.
Blanca makes another appearance in Animal Crossing: City Folk. She may appear anywhere in the town as long as WiiConnect24 is enabled on both the Wii and the telephone in the attic. Like in the previous games, she will lack a face and ask the player to draw her one. Her face can be drawn a maximum of two times before she refuses any more in one day. If the player does not draw her a face, she will complain that she cannot see anything. However, Blanca appears with a blank face only if she originates in the player's town; if the player has received Blanca from a registered friend, then the player will see the face that the friend drew and can change or clear Blanca's face. Any of that player's registered friends may receive her the next day.
Blanca returns in Animal Crossing: New Leaf and acts as the leader of April Fool's Day. She dresses and impersonates as a villager from the player's town inside their house. Players must guess which one is the real villager. They do this by listening to a piece of revealing information each version of the villager says. Whichever says the wrong info is the fake. To deduce the impostor, players can click on the below response (often "not likely" or "..."), and can find out what information is correct by telling other villagers that there is trouble. They will respond initially with shock and horror, but will soon calm down and tell you some information that the two villager versions will eventually use to reveal the fake. When the player knows who the fake is, they will say so, and be given a towel. They will then be asked to give the towel to the version of the villager they think is fake. If they get it right, they receive a picture of that villager. If the player is able to guess all the villagers correctly, they will win Blanca's picture the next day in a letter.
Animal Crossing e-Reader card
|Animal Crossing-e card|
Happy Home Designer amiibo card
|Animal Crossing amiibo card|
Blanca appears with face drawn, based on her artwork for Wild World and City Folk. When visiting Blanca's RV at the campground, the bottom screen will display the following:
- "Sure, she likes to stir up trouble around the town. But when you see her out relaxing at the campground, she looks so... Well, she still looks pretty creepy."
Inside Blanca's RV.
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Names in other languages
- When Blanca washes her face, it comes off. Consequently, someone has to draw her a new one.
- When spoken to at The Roost in Animal Crossing: Wild World, Rover will constantly speak of a "mysterious cat", referring to Blanca. He will ask the player if they have seen her.
- Blanca is erroneously referred to as "Bianca" in the Animal Crossing Prima Studyguide, which is Whitney's Japanese name. It would also end up being the name of a tiger villager in the English version of Animal Crossing: New Leaf.
- Artwork before Animal Crossing: Wild World depicts Blanca drawing a henohenomoheji on her face, but artwork after it depicts her with a generic smiley face, likely due to the series's gained popularity outside of Japan.
- Despite being physically absent in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, the player can receive Blanca's poster by scanning her amiibo card in Photopia.
- Prior to New Leaf
- New Leaf