Last month, a new official manga series for Animal Crossing: New Horizons was announced to be released in the Ciao magazine and now it’s finally here for us to see!
Our first look at this new manga titled ‘Gather Animal’s Forest: Carefree Island News’ comes from YouTuber StarlitGlitch who got her hands on a copy of the latest Ciao magazine issue, which contains the manga inside.
As we learned with the original announcement, the series follows a new protagonist named Hana as she wins a lottery for a free vacation to a deserted island. This first chapter covers Hana following Timmy & Tommy down a hole into the world of Animal Crossing.
Beyond the manga itself, there’s also a brief page at the end advertising the Animal Crossing: New Horizons game as you’d expect. A number of screenshots are shown and none of them are new as far as we can tell, but we do see three new villager renders of Jay, Rosie, and Goldie.
To see the entire first chapter of the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Manga series for yourself, check out the excellent video below from StarlitGlitch. Huge thanks to them for providing all this information!
Animal Crossing: New Horizons launches worldwide in less than three months from now on March 20th! Check out our release date countdown here, or pre-order the game here. Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for more news as we approach the release!