List of Animal Crossing references in other media

From Nookipedia, the Animal Crossing wiki

The following is a list of references to the Animal Crossing series in non-Animal Crossing media.

Nintendo media[edit]

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze[edit]

In Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze, one of Donkey Kong's idle animations is pulling out a blue 3DS XL with sound effects being heard from one of four random 3DS games. One of these games is Animal Crossing: New Leaf. He can be heard either starting up the game, coming out of a house, or digging something up. This is removed from the Nintendo Switch rerelease.

Jump Rope Challenge[edit]

The Isabelle costume in Jump Rope Challenge

An Isabelle costume was added to the Nintendo Switch game Jump Rope Challenge in an update on July 1, 2020.

Kirby series[edit]

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, there is a subgame called "The Great Cave Offensive". The objective of it is to escape with the most items possible, and some of these items are references to other games from Nintendo. One of these items is the Gold Watering Can, a reference to the golden watering can.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, there is a rare chance, when using the Stone Copy Ability, Kirby can transform into a Tom Nook statue.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass[edit]

In The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, the Rito Postman asks Link not to shoot him down with a slingshot. This could be a reference to how in Animal Crossing: Wild World, the player can shoot down Pete, who is also a flying postman, with a slingshot.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

Main article: Mario Kart 8
Animal Crossing characters racing on the Animal Crossing course with the winter theme

Animal Crossing cameos make an appearance in the Wii U game Mario Kart 8 through the Animal Crossing × Mario Kart 8 downloadable content (DLC) pack. Released on April 23, 2015, the DLC includes the characters Isabelle and Villager as playable racers. One of the DLC's two new cups, the Crossing Cup, is based on Animal Crossing. Of the four new vehicles, two are also Animal Crossing themed (the City Tripper and the Streetle). The Crossing Cup's signature track (named 'Animal Crossing') has players racing through an Animal Crossing village whose season changes each time the course is played.


In Miitopia, costumes of Isabelle, K.K. Slider, Mr. Resetti, and Tom Nook can be unlocked if their respective amiibo is scanned.

Monster Hunter Diary[edit]

A promotional image for the Tom Nook costume in Monster Hunter Diary

An official collaboration in Monster Hunter Diary: Poka Poka Airū Village featuring Nintendo-themed costumes for Felynes included a Tom Nook costume. Having become the mascot of Nintendo DREAM by now, Nindori was also featured as a costume. This collaboration also resulted in the villager Felyne being added to Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer and later Animal Crossing: New Leaf - Welcome amiibo.

Nintendo Land[edit]

Main article: Animal Crossing: Sweet Day

Animal Crossing: Sweet Day, a minigame based on the Animal Crossing series, appears in the Wii U game Nintendo Land.

Paper Mario: The Origami King[edit]

In Paper Mario: The Origami King, Bobby, who has amnesia, says, "What's it called... Ambrosia? Amnesty?", a reference to a line from Gulliver in Animal Crossing: New Leaf in which he says, "I must have ambrosia or amnesty or something equally as serious."[1]

Pikmin 2[edit]

The Gyroid Bust in Pikmin 2

In Pikmin 2, there is a treasure that is haniwa figure called the Gyroid Bust.

Stage Debut[edit]

Stage Debut, a tech demo for the Nintendo GameCube shown at E3 2003, features a player from Animal Crossing.

StreetPass Mii Plaza[edit]

StreetPass Mii Plaza features two Animal Crossing-themed puzzles in the Puzzle Swap mode: one based on Animal Crossing: New Leaf and one based on Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer.[2] Additionally, there are four Mii outfits based on Animal Crossing characters: the Isabelle Hat, Tom Nook Hat, K.K. Slider Hat, and Mr. Resetti Hat.[3]

Style Savvy: Trendsetters[edit]

For the release of Animal Crossing: New Leaf in 2013, Style Savvy: Trendsetters has released two downloadable brands for their character in-game. One called "Club LOL" based on Club LOL, and "GracieGrace" based on Gracie. In the PAL version Nintendo Presents: New Style Boutique, the Club LOL inspired brand is called "Club Design" and Gracie's brand is "Giraffissima". The Japanese version has Club 444 instead of Club LOL, as it's the name of the club in-game.

The Club LOL brand has one item, DJ KK Concert Tee. It was available for download in June 2013. The GracieGracie brand has five items - Beret, Sunglasses, Slip Dress, Hangbag, and Tall Boots. It was available for download in May 2013.

Style Savvy: Fashion Forward[edit]

Japanese promo image

To celebrate the release of Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer in 2016, a special set was released for download. It includes two clothing items inspired by Lottie - Lottie's Jacket and Lottie's Blouse, and a shirt inspired by Isabelle - Town Secretary Shirt. Besides clothing items, three doll house items are included as well - Nook's Homes Company Car, Nook's Homes Photocopier, and Nook's Homes amiibo Phone. These items are available for the Japanese, European, and Australian versions of the game. This game also has amiibo support - scanning the Isabelle amiibo or amiibo card gives an opportunity to be gifted the Town Secretary Shirt from a customer. This method of obtaining the Town Secretary Shirt includes four additional color variants and is only available in the western versions of the game. In all versions, any other amiibo unlocks the Star Hairpin, including those of Isabelle in the Japanese version's case.

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Super Mario Maker allows several Animal Crossing costumes to be unlocked, which replace Mario in the Super Mario Bros. game style. These additional characters can be unlocked through scanning their respective amiibo figures, or by completing the 100 Mario Challenge. There are a total of 17 Animal Crossing costumes, including:

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

The two Animal Crossing fighters featured in the Super Smash Bros. series, Villager and Isabelle
Main article: Super Smash Bros.

The Super Smash Bros. series has featured Animal Crossing content since Super Smash Bros. Melee. The representation expanded to include a stage in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, and eventually playable fighters in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate with Villager and Isabelle. The series has also been represented through trophies, stickers, and spirits, as well as three different Assist Trophies and several items.

Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen![edit]

Animal Crossing characters in Taiko no Tatsujin

Taiko no Tatsujin: Atsumete Tomodachi Daisakusen! (太鼓の達人 あつめて★ともだち大作戦!?) is a Japanese Wii U video game released in 2015. Animal Crossing amiibo may be used with the game to unlock New Leaf tracks, costumes, and more.

Tetris 99[edit]

The Animal Crossing theme in Tetris 99

In Tetris 99, a special event was held from May 15 to May 18, 2020 in which an Animal Crossing theme could be unlocking by collecting at least 100 event points. In the theme, the background, user interface, and tetrominos are Animal Crossing-themed, and music and sound effects from Animal Crossing: New Horizons play in the background.

WarioWare series[edit]

WarioWare: Twisted![edit]

The Gyroid Jumble microgame in WarioWare: Twisted!

In WarioWare: Twisted!, one of Dribble and Spitz's microgames, named Gyroid Jumble, features gyroids.

WarioWare: Smooth Moves[edit]

The Wild World game in WarioWare: Smooth Moves.

In WarioWare: Smooth Moves, one of 9-Volt and 18-Volt's microgame, named Animal Crossing: Wild World, involves the player controlling a fishing Wild World character (either a male or female, depending on the player's gender). The player must pull up the Wii Remote in order to catch a fish from the river. There are three difficulty stages to this game:

  • Level 1: There is one fish in the river.
  • Level 2: There is one fish in the river that takes a long time to tug on the bait.
  • Level 3: There are two fish in the river.

All fish from Animal Crossing: Wild World are potential catches in this microgame. Failure to pull up the fishing rod will result in the player losing a life. This microgame reappears in WarioWare Gold as one of 18-Volt's microgames.

Despite being a reference to Animal Crossing: Wild World, there are a number of inconsistencies with the game:

  • Fish that cannot be found in rivers may be caught, one example being the football fish.
  • Lilies can be seen in the river; this is an Animal Crossing-only feature, and is not present in Animal Crossing: Wild World.
  • The male character's hat has green horns that match the pattern of the hat- no matter the pattern in Animal Crossing: Wild World, the horns will always be gray.
  • Every time the game is played, the fish pulls down the bobber immediately. Although this can happen in-game, it is very unusual, and certainly does not happen all the time.
  • The music playing in the background is from Animal Crossing.
  • When the fish is caught, a generic 'success' noise is played, rather than the Animal Crossing 'success' noise.

WarioWare Gold[edit]

WarioWare Gold allows the player to scan in amiibo figurines, including from the Animal Crossing series, into Wario's amiibo Sketch toy in the arcade. Once the amiibo has been read, Wario will paint the corresponding character in his signature style.

WarioWare: Get It Together![edit]

In WarioWare: Get It Together!, one of 9-Volt's Nintendo Classics' microgame, named Animal Crossing: New Leaf after the aforementioned game, involves the player(s) waiting to pop a balloon over a gap between two villagers, which can be either Fauna, Goldie, or Marshal.[4] There are three difficulty levels to this game.

  • Level 1: The balloon floats slowly to one of the villagers.
  • Level 2: The balloon shakes back and forth while floating between the villagers.
  • Level 3: The balloon shakes rapidly back and forth in a wavy motion while floating between the villagers.

Failure to pop the balloon before the timer runs out or popping the balloon in the gap will result in the villagers being shocked (in the latter fail) and the player(s) losing a life.

WarioWare: Move It![edit]

WarioWare: Move It! features a 9-Volt microgame titled Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The microgame features a player on an island doing one of three activities, depending on the difficulty level:

  • Level 1: The player must dig up a fossil.
  • Level 2: The player must hit a rock with a shovel twice.
  • Level 3: The player must catch a butterfly.

Wii Music[edit]

In Wii Music, the Animal Crossing theme and "K.K. Blues" (known as Animal Crossing -- K.K. Blues) both appear as songs. The descriptions are for the Main Theme and K.K. Blues respectively; "The cats, dogs, and others in the world of Animal Crossing know this melody. It's one of Nintendo's cutest tunes, so play it with a song in your heart!" and "If you've got the blues, this tune by the musical pooch from Nintendo's Animal Crossing series is just what you need. Play it with soul!"

Wii Fit Plus[edit]

In Wii Fit Plus, there is a game called Segway Circuit. The player has to stop moles from taking beach balls with a pet. The moles wear a yellow hard hat like Mr. Resetti.

Yoshi's Woolly World[edit]

In Yoshi's Woolly World, the Villager amiibo can be scanned in to unlocked a Villager-themed design for Yoshi. In the game's Nintendo 3DS port, Poochy & Yoshi's Woolly World, an additional sixteen designs can be unlocked by scanning in Animal Crossing amiibo.

Third-party media[edit]

The following entries may contain explicit content. Read at your discretion.

The following references are notable, but may not have been officially endorsed by or acknowledged by Nintendo.

Free Guy[edit]

On August 9, 2021, 20th Century Studios posted on the official Free Guy film Twitter account film posters that parody video game covers, including one based on Animal Crossing: New Horizons.[5]


The March 28, 2021 strip for the comic strip FoxTrot by Bill Amend featured one of the main characters, Paige Fox, spending her spring break playing Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

Gaia Online[edit]

The social networking and forum website Gaia Online has many items that contain references to pop culture, including Animal Crossing. The RIG (Random Item Generator) item called "Friendly Neighborhood [Animal]" gives a random item from its set for the Animal-base avatar, as well as many Animal Crossing-themed equipable items; for example, "Prattle Feather" is based on Blathers, while "Strategic Moneylender" and "Opportunistic Moneylender" are based on Tom Nook. Other referenced characters include Isabelle, K.K. Slider, Tortimer, Leif, Cyrus, Label, Mabel, Sable, Julian, Digby, and Villager. The Lovely Garden item and its reskins contain a tree that displays peaches reminiscent of the design used in Animal Crossing. A complete list of items can be found in this forum post.

Google Japan[edit]

On December 9, 2020, Google Japan released a three-minute long video of events that had transpired in 2020 in the global world, and in Japan. One of these significant cultural events that was highlighted was Animal Crossing: New Horizons, which has two clips featured in the three-minute overview, one from the Animal Crossing Nintendo Direct from February 2020, and the other from the 1.4.0 Summer Update (Wave 2) trailer.[6]

The Henry Stickmin Collection[edit]

Several parts of the video game The Henry Stickmin Collection reference the Animal Crossing series.

In Infiltrating the Airship, the vault inside the Airship includes a gyroid in the background.

In one of the endings for Completing the Mission, Henry Stickmin can use a gadget called the "Leafmöde", which transforms any object to a leaf. This is a reference to furniture being represented as a leaf before being placed down, itself a reference to Japanese folklore where tanukis can turn leaves into objects. In this instance, however, it is classified as a fail, as Henry places the gadget on the rocket instead of the treasure, and trapping the entire rocket, including himself, under the leaf. In that same ending, Henry Stickmin's collection can also be seen with a fossil.


On the February 1, 2021 episode of Jeopardy!, one of the clues was "In 2020 it was time to find some 'New Horizons' & build your own island paradise with this Nintendo Switch game", with the answer being "Animal Crossing: New Horizons".[7][8]

On the May 4, 2021 episode, one of the clues was "An industrious raccoon named Tom Nook runs the in-game business in this Nintendo game: 'New Horizons'", with the answer being "Animal Crossing: New Horizons".[9]

"Nooks Bells"[edit]

The song "Nooks Bells" [sic] by American rapper T-Pain features many nods to the Animal Crossing series. The song revolves around Tom Nook's need for Bells while being depicted as a mob boss and requesting the player character do tasks to make money for him.[10] Several lyrics reference the series, such as "got the homie Leif buyin' weed in the yard", "fire mixtape, if K.K. slide me a slapper in", and "don't Animal Cross me", as well as the chorus, in which the rapper states "them Bells ain't gonna earn themselves". The song's music video takes place on an island inspired by Animal Crossing: New Horizons and features characters such as Tom Nook, Blathers, Isabelle, Leif, K.K. Slider, and more.[11]

Rick and Morty[edit]

On March 20, 2021, the Adult Swim YouTube channel posted a video titled "Rick and Morty Crossing" that parodies Animal Crossing: New Horizons.[12]

Robot Chicken[edit]

The Robot Chicken episode "Things Look Bad for the Streepster" includes a segment titled "The Smashing Games". The segment is a parody of Animal Crossing, Super Smash Bros. and The Hunger Games, depicting the default female Villager as a participant in the 74th annual "Smash Brothers games". Puddles, Tom Nook, and Tortimer have speaking roles in the segment, whilst amiibo figures of Celeste, Digby, Isabelle, Kapp'n, Kicks, Mr. Resetti, Reese and Rover appear as silent cameos.[13]

Another segment titled "The Racoon of Wall Street" that's included in the episode "May Cause Your Dad to Come Back With That Gallon of Milk He Went Out for 10 Years Ago", which is a parody of Animal Crossing and The Wolf of Wall Street and focuses on Tom Nook.[14]

SpongeBob SquarePants[edit]

Two froggy chairs in SpongeBob SquarePants

In the episode "Salty Sponge" of the animated television series SpongeBob SquarePants, which aired on January 27, 2023, two froggy chairs make a cameo appearance.


In the online multiplayer video game Transformice, the leaf from Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Reese's head and hair, Isabelle's hair, a Molly skin, and fossil ball skin appear in the shop.

Pop-culture phenomena[edit]

The following entries may contain explicit content. Read at your discretion.

The following are notable pop-culture phenomena in the Animal Crossing community that are not endorsed by Nintendo themselves.

"Ankha Zone"[edit]

In September 2021, a sexually explicit animation originally released on January 2021 and featured Ankha and a player character with music by Sandy Marton created a surge of interest for the villager on the popular social media site TikTok. Over 22,000 TikTok videos have been created surrounding the initial surge, and an edited version of the animation has received over 3 million views on YouTube. In response, TikTok has opted to remove any content related to the Ankha trend; however, many videos still remain on the site, only briefly referencing the phenomenon.[15]

Bunny Day[edit]

The player catching a water egg in Animal Crossing: New Horizons

From April 1 to 12, 2020, there was a notable complaint from the Animal Crossing community over the abundance of eggs during the Bunny Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Many had a harder time obtaining necessary materials to build Nook's Cranny, their first bridge, or the campsite as many materials were overridden by wood eggs and stone eggs. Others had a harder time obtaining fossils or April fishes for their museum or in the process to obtain the museum as those were being overrun by earth eggs and water eggs respectively. For players wanting to obtain DIY recipes featuring cherry-blossom petals, players also had to deal with sky eggs or Bunny Day recipes in the way as those balloons also spawned frequently and often fool players auditorily. Reports also spread about leaf eggs randomly choosing to remove the Bells on money trees.[16]

Likely in response to the complaints, Nintendo lowered the rates of eggs that appear during the preparation days of Bunny Day in version 1.1.4.[17] Despite this, Bunny Day in Animal Crossing: New Horizons became widely hated for the abundance of eggs that players had no control over on their island.[18] Many ended up joking over the situation, with an animation by Pringus McDingus called "BUNNY DAY" that featured Animal Crossing characters being overrun by eggs caused by Zipper T. Bunny. Zipper himself also gained notoriety among the fanbase over his mysterious background, joking that he would fit perfectly in the popular-culture phenomenon Five Nights at Freddy's.[19]

DOOM × Animal Crossing[edit]

On October 8, 2019, the developers of DOOM Eternal, the 2020 action shooter title released by Bethesda Softworks and part of the DOOM franchise, announced a delay from its original November 22, 2019 date to a new date of March 20, 2020, putting it against the release date of Animal Crossing: New Horizons.[20] While this did little to impact the sales of both titles, the coinciding release dates resulted in the communities of both titles collaborating together, often featuring Doomguy and Isabelle, the mascot of both franchises, working together in certain instances.[21] DOOM's official Twitter even participated in this meme, as when the Animal Crossing: New Horizons Direct was announced on February 18, 2020, DOOM's Twitter account replied to the official announcement with: "will Isabelle be there[?]".[22]

Froggy chair[edit]

The froggy chair (Green) in New Horizons.

Close to New Horizons's launch, the froggy chair became a meme throughout the Animal Crossing community.[23] The meme originated as a Tumblr post featuring the Marvel Comics character Thanos desiring to buy a froggy chair, and quickly spiraled from there.[24] Despite the massive popularity the chair received, the froggy chair did not return in Animal Crossing: New Horizons, resulting in many making memorials and tributes to the chair itself, desiring for the chair to return in the game.[25] It was later added in the 2.0 Free Update.

Isabelle's island announcements[edit]

Isabelle's role as the main announcer for Resident Services in Animal Crossing: New Horizons has been met with criticism. Her announcements are vital to know if there is a visitor at the campsite, if there is a heavy meteor shower, an event is taking place, or a villager is moving in or moving out. However, if there is no news, she will either comment on the day of the week, talk about her television habits, or talk about her life. Some have criticized Isabelle's comments when there is no other news.[26] These criticisms were mitigated in version 2.0, where Isabelle will always announce if a special character is visiting the island.

K.K. Slider remixes[edit]

K.K. Slider's voice, when singing one of his songs, is coded as a collection of samples of musical instruments, which can be converted to a SoundFont. This enables K.K. Slider's voice to be manipulated to sing any other music tracks using MIDI, especially songs coming from popular music artists or other video games. The trend was started circa 2008 with videos uploaded by PieJee1 and JJokerDude. Other notable YouTube channels creating K.K. Slider remixes of popular songs include BotanicSage and more recently Clay Kramer, who has dedicated his entire channel to K.K. Slider remixes and has grown to amass over 100,000 subscribers and a view count of over 20 million.

Another related K.K. Slider meme involves shoehorning him in redrawing of popular music album covers, including one from Claudia that redraws the album cover of Fleetwood Mac's album Rumours with K.K. Slider and Isabelle.[27][28]

Psycho Villager[edit]

The Psycho Villager meme's take on the "Here's Johnny!" scene

Villager was confirmed as a newcomer in Super Smash Bros. 4 in the game's E3 2013 reveal trailer, in which they receive an invitation letter before capturing Mario in a net while he is fighting Bowser.[29] Both the Animal Crossing and Super Smash Bros. communities almost immediately began portraying the Villager as a psychotic serial killer, citing their constantly stoic and sinister expression and use of items commonly associated with murder. Within days, posts characterizing the character as such were trending on various social media platforms, and one of the earliest notable examples was a Tumblr post by the user El Sato.[30] It features an image based on the famous "Here's Johnny!" scene from The Shining, with the Villager as Jack Torrance and Mega Man as Wendy Torrance.

"Raymond in boxes"[edit]

One of the many pictures taken of Raymond surrounded by cardboard boxes.

Due to his heightened popularity yet extreme rarity thanks to having no amiibo card upon the game's release and small odds to appear on Mystery Island Tours and from the campsite, Raymond is often sold at higher margins of Nook Miles Tickets or Bells.[31] On some occasions, Raymond is sold on sites like eBay for real-world currencies.[32] Scams have also occurred in the process of trading Raymond, such as a notable incident on Discord where one person had managed to scam a user of 500 Nook Miles Tickets for a "Raymond viewing session".[33] This has lead to many community members of the Animal Crossing fandom calling out against the black market for Raymond on places such as Nookazon, and many prominent Animal Crossing Discord servers now require a photo to be attached for whoever is trading a villager. Attempts to break the Raymond market had been done with hackers such as PokéNinja, who managed to give away Raymond to 50 users using a save editor.[34]

Nevertheless, the "Raymond in boxes" meme[nb 1] has been incorporated within the Animal Crossing fandom, mocking the black market situation with Raymond. Often, internet users would take screenshots with cardboard boxes surrounding Raymond or an impersonator dressed as Raymond; or photoshopping images with Raymond and boxes, before posting these images on social media sites.[35] Artists participated by painting the perspective of Raymond being sold on the black market, including an artwork drawn by Sara showing two players trading Nook Miles Tickets in front of Raymond.[36] YouTube creators have also tried to hunt Raymond using their Nook Miles Tickets and publishing their own journey on the site, the most popular of which being TreeckoBro's video "Spending 100x Nook Miles Tickets For RAYMOND". Some creators had mixed feelings, including DannTheMan, a notable YouTube creator, who felt that Raymond's popularity and rarity should not be factors to appreciate him as a villager, clarifying that "the best villagers to have are the ones [people may] feel a...connection with".[37]

Other notable memes surrounding Raymond included him dressing up in a maid dress, having him sing "Bubblegum K.K.", and anti-Raymond posts, the latter of which grew in tandem with the "Raymond in boxes" meme.[38][39][40]

Reggie Fils-Aimé[edit]

In a promotional video for Animal Crossing: New Leaf, Reggie Fils-Aimé, the president of Nintendo of America at the time, released a video showcasing his house in New Leaf. Near the end of the video, Reggie tells the viewers "that's all the time [he has] got", and has "to get back playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on [his] Nintendo 3DS".[41] The clip has been used by the Animal Crossing community starting around summer 2018, when internet users began taking the clip and posting their own commentary, commonly in situations where one wanted to escape or evade their current situation.[42] Others took the meme literally to tell the Internet that they have no time left and have "to get back playing Animal Crossing: New Leaf on their Nintendo 3DS"[43]

Sea bass[edit]

In every Animal Crossing game except Doubutsu no Mori, players have grown a hatred against the sea bass, a common ocean fish typically large enough to fool players with other rarer fishes. Many games in the Animal Crossing series typically joke about the ire of catching of a sea bass, such as Animal Crossing: City Folk featuring the catch quote "I caught a sea bass! Not you again!". Animal Crossing and Animal Crossing: New Horizons are the only games not to feature this joke, the latter's catch quote, "I caught a sea bass! No, wait-it's at least a C+!" is often memed by Animal Crossing fans. A popular Animal Crossing animation by Vannamelon, "I AM THE LAW!" places emphasis on the player asking Isabelle to ban the sea bass.

Due to the Bunny Day event in Animal Crossing: New Horizons flooding islands with water egg however, a lot of players have given sympathy to the sea bass, and many joke that their feud against the sea bass is over and that Water Eggs are their new enemy.[44]

Space buns[edit]

The original "space buns" tweet

The 1.6.0 Free Winter Update of Animal Crossing: New Horizons featured the addition of the Top 6 Stylish Hairstyles set that included various hairstyles that had been highly requested through petitions.[45][46] One of the hairstyles requested was that featuring two puffs on the sides, often referred to as odango in Japan and called afro puffs within the Western world. Despite the praise from players of color for inclusion of these hairstyles, concerns over the inclusivity of the hairstyles grew to the point that, on November 20, 2020, when Twitter user @stardewleaf published a tweet featuring their player donning the double puffs hairstyle with the description "Cute space buns :3", the Animal Crossing community were thrust in controversy over whether or not she should wear that hairstyle.[47] Many took this as an opportunity to poke fun at the situation, either joining the bandwagon alongside the girl by wearing the puffs hairstyle and referring to it as "space buns", or using images depicting anything of buns or puffs telling internet users to retweet in order to "scare Animal Crossing fans".[48][49]

See also[edit]


  1. "in boxes" refers to a common term to denote if a villager is packing up and moving out.


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