Doubutsu no Mori: Hohinda Mura Dayori

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Cover of the first volume
Written by Sayori Abe
Published by Japan Shogakukan
Spain Norma Editorial
Original run 2005 – 2015
Volumes 12
"HMD" redirects here. For the item in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, see Item:HMD (New Horizons).

Doubutsu no Mori: Hohinda Mura Dayori[nb 1] is a manga series written by Sayori Abe and based on the Animal Crossing series. Published by Shogakukan, twelve volumes were released from 2005 to 2015. It is primarily composed as a 4-koma manga, meaning it has multiple 4-panel comics, and it takes place in a village called Hohinda (ホヒンダ), following the life of a human named Sayorin (さよりん).

The first seven volumes of the series were localized in Spanish by Norma Editorial in Spain as Animal Crossing.[nb 2]


Human characters[edit]


Sayorin is the protagonist from Hohinda. Being born on February 25, she is a Pisces. She has medium-length pink hair. She shares a birthday with the author of the manga.


Kotarō (コタロウ) is a villager from Hafunda. His birthday is on November 22, making him a Scorpio. He has short black hair.


Ruiko (ルイコ) is Sayorin's best friend; she lives in Hehinko (ヘヒンコ). A Taurus, Ruiko was born on May 7. She also has Type-O blood. She has dark brown hair featuring three braids. Not interested in money, she dreams of becoming a painter.


Chiaki (ちあき) is a girl from Marināze (マリナーゼ) and is rivals with Sayorin. She was born on March 26, making her an Aries. Additionally, she has Type-B blood. She wears her blonde hair in a ponytail. She is named after the editor-in-chief's wife.


Shige (シゲ) is from F1 Four (F1フォー, F1 Fō) and is a close friend and rival of Kotarō's. He was born on December 16 and is a Sagittarius; he has Type-AB blood. His village's name is derived from F1 Formula. He was named after the actor Totsugi Shigeyuki.


Haitoku (はいとく) is a resident of Mu (む) and is the wisecracking friend of Shige and Kotarō. Always wearing sports sunglasses, he has surprisingly sharp intuition. Though his house is small, he has over 350 million Bells.


Danieru (ダニエル) is a resident of Yudoufu (ユドウフ) and an American. Born on February 2, he is an Aquarius. He has Type-O blood.


Villagers regularly featured from Hohinda include Pecan, Roscoe, Olivia, Goose, Filbert, Wolfgang, Mitzi, Dotty, Butch, Curly, Jeremiah, Curt, Rocco, Gladys, Whitney, Rizzo, Ankha, Amelia, Tiffany, Hopper, Lolly, Hamlet, Colton, and Fauna. Villagers who appear occasionally include Octavian, Mallary, Bree, Ruby, Walker, Tangy, Cyrano, Kody, Vesta, Angus, Tom, Harry, Al, and Chief.

Villagers from other villages include Buck of Hafunda, Daisy of Hehinko, Bluebear, Amelia, and Curly of Marinaze, and Static of F1 Four.

Special characters[edit]

Special characters that appear in facilities or during special events include Tortimer, Tom Nook, Mabel, Sable, Timmy and Tommy, Isabelle, Harriet, Blathers, Pelly, Phyllis, Pete, Gracie, Saharah, Wendell, Redd, Gulliver, Joan, Blanca, Katrina, Pascal, Jack, Jingle, Mr. Resetti, Shrunk, K.K. Slider, Brewster, Katie, Pavé, Labelle, Frillard, Wisp, Chip, Zipper T. Bunny, Phineas, Snowman, Snowdad, Snowmom, and Snowtyke.


Volume Release date # of pages Plot ISBN Ref.
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Japan November 28, 2005
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-140080-9
Spain 978-84-679-3115-0
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Japan November 28, 2006
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-140268-2
Spain 978-84-679-3229-4
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Japan November 28, 2007
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-140416-9
Spain 978-84-679-3257-7
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Japan June 27, 2008
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-140675-0
Spain 978-84-679-3610-0
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Japan December 25, 2008
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-140759-7
Spain 978-84-679-3611-7
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Japan September 28, 2009
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-140863-1
Spain 978-84-679-3612-4
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HMD Vol 7 Cover ES.jpg
Japan June 28, 2010
Spain ???
192 Japan 978-4-09-141060-3
Spain 978-84-679-3613-1
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Japan February 28, 2011 176 978-4-09-141218-8 [15]
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Japan September 28, 2011 176 978-4-09-141316-1 [16]
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Japan March 28, 2013 176 978-4-09-141627-8 [17]
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Japan December 27, 2013 176 978-4-09-141697-1 [18]
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Japan December 28, 2015 176 978-4-09-142128-9 [19]



  1. Japanese: どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だよりAnimal Forest: News from Hohinda Village
  2. On the covers, the Spanish volumes are simply titled Animal Crossing, but inside they have the full title Animal Crossing: Saludos desde Pueblo Hohinda.


  1. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 1". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  2. "ANIMAL CROSSING 1". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  3. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 2". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  4. "ANIMAL CROSSING 2". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  5. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 3". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  6. "ANIMAL CROSSING 3". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  7. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 4". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  8. "ANIMAL CROSSING 4". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  9. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 5". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  10. "ANIMAL CROSSING 5". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  11. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 6". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  12. "ANIMAL CROSSING 6". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  13. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 7". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  14. "ANIMAL CROSSING 7". Normal Editorial. Retrieved October 30, 2022. (Spanish)
  15. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 8". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  16. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 9". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  17. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 10". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  18. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 11". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)
  19. "どうぶつの森 ホヒンダ村だより 12". Shogakukan. Retrieved December 24, 2020. (Japanese)

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