The Sanrio Villagers & Furniture Of Animal Crossing: Will They Come To New Horizons?

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The Sanrio Collaboration villagers are some of the most loved Animal Crossing villagers, especially with their special furniture, yet they remain missing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons so far.

Originally introduced with the Welcome Amiibo update for Animal Crossing: New Leaf back in late 2016, the Sanrio villagers are a set of 6 different Animal Crossing characters based on popular Sanrio properties including Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, and more!

Not only were these Sanrio inspired characters introduced into the game as villagers, but they also received their own special mini-set of Sanrio Amiibo Cards. By scanning a Sanrio character’s card into New Leaf, the corresponding inspired villager could be invited to your town.

Those Sanrio Amiibo Cards were produced in shockingly low quantities too, and weren’t even released in some major regions like North America, making the cards quite rare today since an official re-release has never happened. A complete genuine set can go for hundreds on eBay!

While some of the Sanrio inspired villager designs were particularly loved by fans, the characters themselves aren’t even necessarily the main feature we’re missing in Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

For many fans, the far more important part of Sanrio in Animal Crossing: New Leaf was the excellent exclusive furniture sets these special villagers brought with them. Many of those furniture items had a more playful and cute aesthetic to them that isn’t found much in New Horizons. Later in this article, we’ll highlight all of the furniture.

Despite all the great features that Animal Crossing: New Horizons has to offer, it’s still missing quite a lot of furniture, so we’d love to see both the Sanrio villagers and their furniture items come in a future update. By the count of VillagerDB, there are 1764 different furniture items in New Leaf, yet only 1086 to be found in New Horizons.

Will Sanrio Ever Come To New Horizons?

So, will the Sanrio villagers and furniture ever come to Animal Crossing: New Horizons in a future update? It’s hard to say for sure, but we believe there’s a few reasons to think it’s a realistic possibility at the very least.

For one, all six of these Sanrio villagers were released in a months long promotional campaign for Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp just last year. That development definitely gives us some hope that collaboration between Nintendo and Sanrio is still in the cards, so we shouldn’t just assume it’s an issue of rights holding back these characters.

Not to mention, there are in-game posters available in Animal Crossing: New Horizons for each Sanrio character like the Kiki & Lala Poster that directly references their name, which likely wouldn’t be possible without some form of rights agreement.

Plus, Animal Crossing is far more popular than ever before lately after the blockbuster release of New Horizons this year, so it stands to reason that Sanrio would be particularly interested in working with Nintendo right now.

It’s worth noting that the Sanrio inspired characters weren’t the only collaboration villagers to be cut from New Horizons either — the Splatoon and Zelda themed villagers included in New Leaf’s Welcome Amiibo update were left out too. Obviously, those characters couldn’t have been an issue of rights!

That leads us to believe the Sanrio villagers missing in action was likely simply a case of development priorities where not everything from past games could be included in time for release, just like many other features in Animal Crossing: New Horizons unfortunately.

And as we’ve seen over the past months bringing back past features like Redd’s Art, Leif’s Bushes, and swimming for Sea Creatures, Nintendo seems intent on filling these gaps of missing content with updates.

So we think it’s quite likely that the Sanrio collection of characters and furniture will be returning in Animal Crossing: New Horizons at some point, although it’s hard to pinpoint exactly when as there’s no obvious season tie-ins.

All Sanrio Animal Crossing Villagers & Furniture

New to Animal Crossing and not quite familiar with the Sanrio villagers and furniture? We’ve got a comprehensive look at all of the Animal Crossing Sanrio inspired villagers and furniture from Animal Crossing: New Leaf below!

Rilla

Rilla is a Peppy personality Gorilla villager in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp inspired by Hello Kitty from Sanrio.

Rilla’s Hello Kitty Furniture in New Leaf
  • Hello Kitty bed
  • Hello Kitty chair
  • Hello Kitty clock
  • Hello Kitty drawers
  • Hello Kitty dress
  • Hello Kitty floor
  • Hello Kitty hat
  • Hello Kitty outfit
  • Hello Kitty planter
  • Hello Kitty shoes
  • Hello Kitty table
  • Hello Kitty wall

Marty

Marty is a Lazy personality Cub villager in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp inspired by Pompompurin from Sanrio.

Marty’s Pompompurin Furniture in New Leaf
  • Pompompurin bed
  • Pompompurin chair
  • Pompompurin dress
  • Pompompurin floor
  • Pompompurin hat
  • Pompompurin outfit
  • Pompompurin pudding
  • Pompompurin rack
  • Pompompurin shoes
  • Pompompurin table
  • Pompompurin TV
  • Pompompurin wall

Étoile

Étoile is a Normal personality Sheep villager in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp inspired by Kiki & Lala from Sanrio.

Étoile’s Kiki and Lala Furniture in New Leaf
  • cloud-making machine
  • Kiki and Lala bed
  • Kiki and Lala clock
  • Kiki and Lala dress
  • Kiki and Lala floor
  • Kiki and Lala outfit
  • Kiki and Lala pin
  • Kiki and Lala shoes
  • Kiki and Lala socks
  • Kiki and Lala sofa
  • Kiki and Lala table
  • Kiki and Lala wall
  • Kiki and Lala wand

Chai

Chai is a Peppy personality Elephant villager in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp inspired by Cinnamoroll from Sanrio.

Chai’s Cinnamoroll Furniture in New Leaf
  • Cinnamoroll floor
  • Cinnamoroll hat
  • Cinnamoroll jacket
  • Cinnamoroll outfit
  • Cinnamoroll parasol
  • Cinnamoroll shoes
  • Cinnamoroll sign
  • Cinnamoroll sofa
  • Cinnamoroll stool
  • Cinnamoroll table
  • Cinnamoroll tray
  • Cinnamoroll wall

Chelsea

Chelsea is a Normal personality Deer villager in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp inspired by My Melody from Sanrio.

Chelsea’s My Melody Furniture in New Leaf
  • My Melody bed
  • My Melody chair
  • My Melody clock
  • My Melody dress
  • My Melody dresser
  • My Melody floor
  • My Melody hat
  • My Melody outfit
  • My Melody shoes
  • My Melody table
  • My Melody wall

Toby

Toby is a Smug personality Rabbit villager in both Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp inspired by Kerokerokeroppi from Sanrio.

Toby’s Kerokerokeroppi Furniture in New Leaf
  • gray patterned floor
  • green gingham shorts
  • green loafers
  • Kerokerokeroppi cake
  • Kerokerokeroppi doll
  • Kerokerokeroppi pins
  • Kerokerokeroppi top
  • Kerokerokeroppi tray
  • Kerokerokeroppi wall
  • red striped socks
  • shoji bench
  • stone lantern
  • suspenders shirt
  • tranquil bridge

So, which of the Sanrio inspired villagers and furniture do you most hope to see in Animal Crossing: New Horizons with future updates? Let us know in the comments below! It’s hard to beat Étoile for myself.

Stay tuned to Animal Crossing World for everything on Animal Crossing: New Horizons, including our extensive Guides section here. In particular, don’t miss out on our recent Sea CreaturesPascal’s Mermaid Set, and Pirate Gulliver guides.

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