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"There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail."
— Marcel, Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Marcel NL.png
"There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail."
Species Personality Gender
Dog Lazy Male
Birthday December 31st
Star sign Capricorn Capricorn
Initial phrase なんじゃ (JP)
non (EN)
Initial clothes Chichi Print
Appearances Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
Animal Crossing: Happy Home Designer

Marcel (もんじゃ, Monja) is a lazy dog villager in the Animal Crossing series, who first appeared in Animal Crossing: City Folk. His name and phrase are French. "Non", (which means "no") is a mild joke on the French's way of speaking. It is stereotypically used at the end of questions e.g. "This shovel is used for digging up fossils, non?". He is probably named after Marcel Marceau, a known French mime and actor. Despite his mime-like appearance, his Japanese name and house theme are Asian based.


Marcel in City Folk

Marcel has dark green fur with a painted white face to look like a mime. His original shirt is the Chichi print. He has an orange nose with red whiskers.


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

He likes to explore and will usually be seen walking around with a shovel. Marcel will occasionally ask you to find him some fossils. As a lazy villager, he is easygoing and very friendly towards the player. He will enjoy sleeping and eating.


In New Leaf[edit]

MarcelPicACNL.png There's not a dog so bad that he won't wag his tail.
Siblings Second of five
Skill Eating frequently
Goal Artist
Fear Mummy
Clothing Smallcheckmark.png Iconic
Smallxmark.png Cute
Color Green
Type Mocha
Milk Regular amount
Sugar Two spoonfuls
Ideal Gifts for Marcel – Green Iconic Items
Name Price Available From
Bamboo Grass - Starcrossed Day (Japan)
Cucumber Horse - Obon (Japan)
Deer Scare 1,800 Timmy & Tommy's
Fan 1,200 Timmy & Tommy's
Hawthorn Bonsai 1,800 Garden Corner
Holly Bonsai 1,600 Garden Corner
Hourglass 480 Timmy & Tommy's
Hula Doll 1,800 Gulliver
Kinderdijik Windmill 1,200 Gulliver
Mugho Bonsai 1,800 Garden Corner
More Green Items More Iconic Items


Marcel's house in City Folk

Despite his mime-like appearance, his house is Asian-themed (with furniture falling in the "exotic" category), made of a Samurai Suit, four Lucky Cats, a Hearth and a Scarecrow. If he acquires a stereo, it will play "Comrade K.K."

Card profiles[edit]

Happy Home Designer amiibo Card[edit]

Animal Crossing amiibo card
#191 Marcel - Series 2
Type: Dog
Star sign: Capricorn
Birthday: December 31th
Dice value: 4
Hand sign: Scissors
191 Marcel amiibo card NA.png
190 Vesta List of amiibo cards
#191 Marcel
192 Pango

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
French Ismaël French variant of "Ishmael"
German Ronaldo -
Italian Giosuè Italian male name corresponding to "Josh"

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