Animal Crossing: New Horizons is one of the most popular titles on the Nintendo Switch right now. But if you’re interested in experiencing one of Nintendo’s popular franchises in other media forms, an official manga based on the latest entry will get an English translation this year.
Viz Media announced that first volume, with the title Deserted Island Diary, released in the West on September 14. The manga will focus on what the villagers living on a desert island are doing. The manga was originally released in Japan in 2020 and currently has two volumes available. Animal Crossing: New Horizons also inspired a separate manga series, with the first chapter debuting in the February 2020 edition of Hello magazine.
Animal transition is no stranger to the manga form, as previous games in the series like New leaves and Wanted the world also received manga adaptations. Last year, Nintendo also shared a four-panel cartoon Animal transition Twitter account.
This year is important for Animal transition series, as the original game celebrates its 20th anniversary. Animal transition has always been one of Nintendo’s more popular franchises. The last part, Animal Crossing: New Horizons, has been met with critical acclaim, and the entry has given the feeling of escapism to many players during lockdowns caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.