List of implied publications
- 1 Captain Paperweight
- 2 Chillin' Magazine
- 3 Crazed Fan / Fork Bender Magazine
- 4 Chic Monthly
- 5 Business Strategies for Dolts
- 6 Fauna Magazine
- 7 Hobby Life
- 8 Ms. Nintendique
- 9 Nerds and Wyverns Weekly
- 10 Precipitation Monthly
- 11 Staplers: A Brief History
- 12 Window Shopping Pro
- 13 Others
- 14 References
- "...if someone broke in and stole my collection of Captain Paperweight comics..."
- — Lazy villagers, Animal Crossing: City Folk
Captain Paperweight is a comic book mentioned by lazy villagers in Animal Crossing: City Folk. Nothing, aside from that the title implies it is a superhero comic, with the superhero in question called Captain Paperweight, is known about this comic. This comic might be based on Captain Underpants, a comic series by Dav Pilkey.
Chillin' Magazine is an unseen magazine featured in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk. It is read by lazy villagers. It focuses on relaxation, and features articles on subjects like the world's comfiest furniture. It is similar to Ms. Nintendique, another un-seen magazine read by snooty and peppy villagers and Fauna Magazine, an un-seen magazine but mentioned by Tom Nook when selling clothes in Animal Crossing.
Crazed Fan / Fork Bender Magazine
Chic Monthly is a magazine mentioned by snooty villagers. Sometimes, animals will ask the player for an item saying that it's currently trendy as said by the magazine. Villagers will also mention it when in the player's house, talking about the magazine's coverage on televisions and interior decorating, and complementing the player's TV in the process. The 2nd word in the magazine's name differs between species, for example "Chic Kangaroo Monthly" will be said by kangaroo villagers, and "Chic Duck Monthly" would be said by duck villagers. It's only known to be mentioned in Animal Crossing: New Leaf as an apparent replacement for Ms. Nintendique.
Business Strategies for Dolts
Business Strategies for Dolts is a periodical occasionally brought up by villagers in Animal Crossing: New Leaf. It is presumably based off the real world "For Dummies" book series. In Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp, villagers may mention this book if a lost book is found for them.
Fauna Magazine is a fashion magazine appearing only in Animal Crossing and Doubutsu no Mori e+ that Tom Nook mentions when trying to sell players clothing, saying that the magazine calls it hip. Some of the villagers also mention it occasionally. Fauna Magazine did not re-appear in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk because clothes were, from then on, sold by the Able Sisters. Ms. Nintendique is another fashion magazine, although Ms. Nintendique seems to tell villagers also how to soften skin and such, usually using impossible methods such as bathing in a certain food or collecting a set of fossils.
Hobby Life is a magazine read by normal villagers and mentioned in New Horizons. Such villagers may mention thinking they remembered the player from the cover of an issue, with a feature article about the player's interest in a random hobby.
Ms. Nintendique is a magazine mentioned by snooty and peppy villagers in the town. It parodies real magazines that focus on beauty and self-help. The name of this magazine is a portmanteau of Nintendo and Montique. Snooty villagers make references to it, such as mentioning beauty tips and products. Some of the beauty tips involve bathing in a certain food, such as apple cider. On occasion, a snooty villager will show doubts about these tips, and mention she dislikes trying the same tip last year with a different food. The publication also states that certain villagers make good couples.
A discussion about the magazine between two peppy villagers may result in one animal mentioning the High Heels Special of said magazine, and then asking the other if she still has martial arts classes. The other animal will then use the "Rage" emotion, because she thinks the animal who asked is calling her a wimp. The angry animal will then realize what she meant by commenting, "Oh yeah... You could do some real damage wearing them..." Every once and a while, a villager who reads Ms. Nintendique will tell you she had taken a quiz from the magazine and then made her own quiz, wanting the player to take it. Some villagers will also say that they have purchased a certain item from "Ms. Nintendique" and have accidentally bought two of the same item, meaning that they will give the player the second item.
Two copies of "Ms. Nintendique" are next to the cash register in Shampoodle.
Nerds and Wyverns Weekly
Nerds and Wyverns Weekly is a magazine catering to nerds in the Animal Crossing universe. First mentioned in Animal Crossing: City Folk, it is a parody of magazines such as Dungeon and Dragon, which cater to players of the stereotypically nerdy role-playing game Dungeons & Dragons.
Among other things, Nerds features home decor, such as carpeting, that is considered "nerdy". When peppy villagers see an item they own featured in the magazine, they quickly get rid of it, presumably to avoid looking nerdy.
Precipitation Monthly is an unseen magazine read by the Snowmen that are built by the player during winter. The magazine publishes multiple top 10 lists, such as the top 10 most eligible snowbachelors, and the top 10 lumpiest snowmen. It is implied that these lists are highly regarded among snowmen, as when referring to one, a snowman will call it "the list".
Staplers: A Brief History
Staplers: A Brief History is a book villagers may mention, asking if the player has read it.
Window Shopping Pro
Window Shopping Pro is a magazine mentioned by sisterly villagers. When asking for an item from the player, sisterly villagers say that the item was one of the top prizes in "last month's issue of Window Shopping Pro".
In Animal Crossing: New Horizons, there are a number of other unseen books that may be mentioned randomly in dialogue (usually by normal villagers), though in most cases they are not described further. Titles include Turnip Your Enthusiasm; Yes, Yes to Success; and A History of Resident Services.
- ACNH Dialog datamine (under String/Rnd/STR_Book)