Update [Sat 4th Sep, 2021 15:00 BST]: Ahead of the release of the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Deserted Island Diary later this month, VIZ Media has released the official description, revealing what fans can expect from this manga (via Comicbook.com):
"In the global phenomena video game Animal Crossing, gamers are used to having one human islander live in the video game. Now, the game’s first official English graphic novel Animal Crossing New Horizons—Deserted Island Diary offers a new special twist with four islanders living with Tom Nook and fan-favorite villagers. Join the humorous Coroyuki, princess Himepoyo, scholar Benben, and sleepy Guchan as they indulge in the island paradise. From collecting bells to creating their dream home, these four islanders give first-time and frequent fans a new unforgettable experience!"
Original story [Sun 30th May, 2021 06:30 BST]: A few months ago, VIZ Media revealed it would be translating the Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Deserted Island Diary. If you didn't catch the original story we ran, it's a manga about what villagers get up to when you're not about.
In an update, VIZ Media has now announced the Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1 Deserted Island Diary will be arriving on 14th September and you can pre-order it now for just $9.99 USD. The same message also gives Animal Crossing fans a look at the localised cover – which is similar but different to the game's box art.
Cover reveal! Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Vol. 1 Deserted Island Diary releases September 14, 2021. Pre-order now: https://bit.ly/3oYdRIp
The Deserted Island Diary first released in Japan last July, contains 128 pages, and story and art by Kokonasu Rumba. There's even a preview of the Japanese version you can check out, to get a better idea of what to expect.
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