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Animal Crossing: New Horizons makes US manga debut with Deserted Island Diary

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary
Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary (Image credit: Kokonasu☆Rumba/Shogakukan/Nintendo)

The first manga spin-off of the hit game Animal Crossing: New Horizons is finally making its way outside of its island home of Japan - and we have a first look at it ahead of its September 14 release from Viz Media.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary stars four humans - a princess (Himepoyo), a bookworm (Benben), a jokester (Coroyuki), and an always sleepy Guchan - who move to a deserted island.

Check out this preview of Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary:

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This manga promises some time at the campfire with Gulliver, time at the museum with Blathers, some fashion with the Able Sisters, and yes, a night party with Wisp.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary cover (Image credit: Kokonasu☆Rumba/Shogakukan/Nintendo)

This comic collection also doubles as a gaming guide, with some tips and tricks, and even profiles of the animals - although we have a comprehensive Animal Crossing: New Horizons guide ourselves.

This is currently the only volume of Deserted Island Diary announced for an official English translation, but two additional volumes have already been released. There's several other unrelated Animal Crossing manga that could eventually come out in English - including one starring Tom Nook, Timmy, and Tommy even.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary is written and drawn by Kokonasu Rumba, who is best known for her work on the Yo-Kai Watch manga series.

Animal Crossing: New Horizons - Deserted Island Diary goes on sale on September 14.

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Chris Arrant

Newsarama Senior Editor Chris Arrant has covered comic book news for Newsarama since 2003, and has also written for USA Today, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Publisher's Weekly, Marvel Entertainment, TOKYOPOP, AdHouse Books, Cartoon Brew, Bleeding Cool, Comic Shop News, and CBR. He is the author of the book Modern: Masters Cliff Chiang, co-authored Art of Spider-Man Classic, and contributed to Dark Horse/Bedside Press' anthology Pros and (Comic) Cons. He has acted as a judge for the Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards, the Harvey Awards, and the Stan Lee Awards. Chris is a member of the American Library Association's Graphic Novel & Comics Round Table.