Animal Crossing in Japanese // Villagers, Characters, Tools and More

Animal Crossing in Japanese Full Guide

If you are looking for a full guide of Animal Crossing in Japanese, you are on the right page! Get ready for a lengthy article containing every word and name you are looking for.

Main characters, villagers, tools and other objects, you’ll learn everything you need to know to play the game in Japanese.

Get ready to learn a LOT of vocabulary and names from the most popular game ever.

Let us dive into the fantastic world that is Animal Crossing.

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Animal Crossing in Japanese | Quick History

Animal Crossing in Japanese | Main Characters

Animal Crossing in Japanese | Seasonal Characters

Animal Crossing in Japanese | ALL Villagers

Animal Crossing in Japanese | Buildings, Tool & Items

Animal Crossing in Japanese | FAQ’s

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For those of you not familiar with this game, Animal Crossing is one of Nintendo’s most popular games since its first launch in 2001, and it has taken off to new levels recently.

The player lives in a world inhabited with anthropomorphic animals, and can take part in various activities such as befriending villagers, fishing, catching insects, digging for fossils, decorate its home etc.

The latest game on Nintendo Switch actually allows a lot more than that such as developing one’s own island, decorate it by collecting plans, building furniture and a lot more.

But first things first…

Animal Crossing in Japanese is どうぶつの森

Romanisation: Doubutsu No Mori 

DISCLAIMER – This article couldn’t have been created without the help of the fabulous Animal Crossing Wiki. The aim of this article is to provide you with the Japanese names of your favourite characters, for all details regarding the game, I strongly suggest you pay Animal Crossing Wiki a visit!

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A Guide to the Japanese Islands // Including Some Hidden Gems

Fun Fact to get us started, Japan is made up of 6,852 islands! Today we cover the main Japanese islands and everything they have to offer.

A Very Quick History of Animal Crossing

Animal Crossing was created by Katsuya Eguchi and Hisashi Nogami in 2001, two video game designers for Nintendo.

Katusya Eguchi has the idea of creating Animal Crossing, and his inspiration for the game is quite unexpected!

At 21, Eguchi moved from Chiba, Japan to Kyoto to work for Nintendo. He wanted to recreate the feeling of arriving in a new town, alone, without knowing a single familiar face.

Source

Inspiration does indeed come from all aspects of one’s life!

Here’s a very simple breakdown of all Animal Crossing games through time:

DateNameNotes
2001Animal CrossingOriginally released for the Nintendo 64 and later that year released for Game Cube.
2005Animal Crossing: Wild WorldReleased for the Nintendo DS
2008Animal Crossing: City FolkAlso called Animal Crossing: Let’s Go to the City. Released for the Nintendo Wii.
2012Animal Crossing: New LeafReleased for the Nintendo 3DS
2015Animal Crossing: Happy Home DesignerSpinoff. The player can design houses based on villagers’ requests.
2015Animal Crossing: Amiibo FestivalSpinoff. Released for Wii U.
2017Animal Crossing: Pocket CampReleased as a mobile game app.
2020Animal Crossing: New HorizonsReleased for the Nintendo Switch. It quickly became the first console game to reach five million digital sales within a month
2021Animal Crossing: New Horizons – Happy Home ParadisePaid DLC for Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Animal Crossing – Main Characters

Brace yourself now for the ULTIMATE list of the main characters of Animal Crossing in Japanese!

Who is your favourite character?

Let us know in the comments

This list includes characters from all games.

EnglishJapaneseRomanisation
Blancaあやしいねこayashī neko
Blathersフータfuuta
BookerおまわりさんB /
もんばんさんA
 omawari-san B
monban-san A
Policeman B; Gatekeeper A
Brewsterマスターmasutaa
Celesteフーコfuuko
Chipうおまさuomasa
CopperおまわりさんA
もんばんさんB 
omawari-san A
monban-san B
Policeman A; Gatekeeper B
C.Jジャスティンjasutin (Justin)
Daisy Maeウリuri
Digbyケントkento
Don Resettiラケットさんraketto san
Dr Shrunkししょーshishō
Flickレックスrekkusu
Gracieグレースgurēsu
Gramsゲコgeko
GullivarrJ / かいぞくjei / kaizoku
Gulliverジョニーjonii (Johnny)
Harrietカットリーヌkattorīnu
Harveyパニエルpanieru (Paniel)
Isabelleしずえshizue
Joanカブリバkaburiba
Kapp’nカッペイ / うんてんしゅkappei / untenshu
Katrinaハッケミィhakkemi
Kicksシャンクshanku
KK Sliderとたけけtotakeke
Labelことのkotono
Mabelきぬよkinuyo
Sabelあさみasami
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Animal Crossing in Japanese
EnglishJapaneseRomanisation
Leafレイジreiji
Leilaククkuku
Leilaniクーコkuuko
Lloidハニワくんhaniwa-kun
Lottieタクミtakumi
Lunaゆめみyumemi
Lyleホンマさん honma-san
Natカメヤマさんkameyama san
Nikoニコniko
Orvilleモーリーmoorii
Pascalラコスケrakosuke
Pellyぺりこpeliko
Peteぺりおpelio
Phineasパロンチーノparonchiino
Phyllisぺりみpelimi
Porterえきいんさんekiinsan
Reddつねきちtsune kichi
Reese & Cyrusリサ & カイゾーlisa & kaizoo
Resettiリセットさんrisetto san
Roverみしらぬネコmishiranu neko
Saharaローランrooran
Serenaめがみさま megami-sama
Timmyまめきちmame kichi
Tommyつぶきちtsubu kichi
Tom Nookたぬきちtanukichi
Tortimerコトブキkotobuki
Wardellナッティーnattii
Wendellセイイチseiichi
Wilburロドリーrodrii
Wispゆうたろうyutarou
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Animal Crossing in Japanese

Seasonal Characters of Animal Crossing

Don’t worry, we didn’t forget them!

Even though they appear only once a year, there is no way they couldn’t be included in this article:

EnglishJapaneseRomanisationEvent
FranklinフランクリンfurankurinThanksgiving
Jack パンプキングpanpukinguHalloween
JingleジングルjinguruChristmas
PavéベルリーナberuriinaCarnival
Zipper T. BunnyぴょんたろうpyontarouEaster
Animal Crossing in Japanese
Animal Crossing in Japanese

Villagers of Animal Crossing in Japanese

Are you ready for this MASSIVE list of all the names of the villagers, 413 in total!?

Again, this article was solely created to make it easier for you to check your favourite character’s name and objects in Japanese.

For more details about your favourite characters such as their personality type, story, name origin etc, please visit Animal Crossing Wiki.

If you already know the name of the villager you are looking for, skip to its chapter by clicking the letters below, or use the shortcut Ctrl + F and type their name (Cmd + F for Mac).

If not, just keep browsing! You might stumble upon a name that rings a bell.

ANIMAL CROSSING NAMES IN JAPANESE – A to G

Let’s start with the Animal Crossing villagers whose name start with A up to G.

You’ll notice that many of their names in Japanese are actually English names!

DID YOU KNOW | The Katakana alphabet is used to translate foreign names to Japanese
EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
AceBirdフェザーFezā (Feather)
AdmiralBirdイッテツIttetsu
Agent SSquirrel2ごうNi Gō
AgnesPigアグネスAgunesu
AlGorillaたもつTamotsu
AlfonsoAlligatorアルベルトAruberuto (Albert)
AliceKoalaメルボルンMeruborun (Melbourne)
AlliAlligatorクロコKuroko
AmeliaEagleアンデスAndesu (Andes)
AnabelleAnteaterあるみArumi
AnchovyBirdアンチョビAnchobi
AngusBullセルバンテスSerubantesu (Cervantes)
AnicottiMouseラザニアRazania (Lasagne)
AnkhaCatナイルNairu (Nile)
AnnalisaAnteaterみやびMiyabi
AnnaliseHorseシルブプレShirubupure
AntonioAnteaterマコトMakoto
ApolloEagleアポロAporo
AppleHamsterアップルAppuru
AstridKangarooキッズKizzu (Kids)
AudieWolfモニカMonika
AuroraPenguinオーロラŌrora
AvaChickenドミグラDomigura
AveryEagleクスケチャKusukecha
AxelElephantエックスエルEkkusueru
AzaleaRhinoペチュニアPechunia (Petunia)

NOTE – Did you notice that most of the Koala villagers have Australian city names?!

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EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
BaabaraSheepトロワTorowa (Trois)
BamDeerタケルTakeru
BangleTigerルーズRūzu (Luz)
BaroldCubニッシーNisshī
BeaDog(ベーグルBēguru (Beagle)
BeardoBearベアードBeādo
BeauDeerぺーターPētā (Peter)
BeckyChickenアリアAria
BellaMouseイザベラIzabera (Isabella)
BenedictChickenぺしみちPeshimichi
BenjaminDogハチHachi
BerthaHippoあんこAnko
BettinaMouseマルコMaruko
BiancaTigerコユキKoyuki
BiffHippoガブリエルGaburieru (Gabriel)
Big TopElephant3ごうSan Gō
BillDuckピータンPītan (Petan)
BillyGoatアーシンドĀshindo
BiskitDogロビンRobin
BittyHippoエーミーĒmī (Amy)
BlaireSquirrelシルエットShiruetto (Silhouette)
BlancheOstrichしのぶShinobu
BluebearCubグルミンGurumin (Glumine)
BobCatニコバンNikoban
BonbonRabbitミミィMimī
BonesDogトミTomi (Tommy)
BoomerPenguinショーイShōi
BooneGorillaまんたろうMantarō
BootsAlligatorホウサクHōsaku
BorisPigダリー Darī (Daley)
BoydGorillaボイドBoido
BreeMouseサラSara (Sarah)
BroccoloMouseブロッコリーBurokkorī (Broccoli)
BroffinaChickenカサンドラKasandora (Cassandra)
BruceDeerブルースBurūsu
BubblesHippoチャコChako
BuckHorseヴァヤシコフVayashikofu (Vayakov)
BudLionグラさんGura-san
BunnieRabbitリリアンRirian (Lilian)
ButchDogジョンJon (John)
BuzzEagleひでよしHideyoshi
EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
CallySquirrelパセリ Paseri (Parsley)
CamofrogFrogフルメタルFurumetaru (Full Metal)
CanberraKoalaキャンベラKyanbera
CandiMouseかんゆKan’yu
CarmenRabbitチョコChoko 
CarolineSquirrelキャロラインKyarorain
CarrieKangarooマミィMamī (Mommy)
CashmereSheepラムールRamūru (L’Amour)
CeliaEagleティファニーTifanī (Tiffany)
CephalobotOctopusギーガーGiga
CesarGorillaアランAran (Alan)
ChabwickPenguinのぶおNobuo
ChadderMouseチーズChīzu (Cheese)
ChaiElephantフィーカFīka
CharliseBearチャーミーChāmī
ChelseaDeerチェルシーCherushī
CheriCubアセロラAserora (Acerola)
CherryDogハンナHan’na (Hannah)
ChesterCubパンタPanta
ChevreGoatユキYuki
ChiefWolfチーフChīfu (Chief)
ChopsPigトンファンTonfan
ChowBearチャウヤンChauyan
ChrissyRabbitクリスチーヌKurisuchīnu (Christine)
ClaudeRabbitビネガーBinegā (Vinegar)
ClaudiaTigerマリリンMaririn (Marilyn)
ClayHamsterどぐろうDogurou
CleoHorseアイソトープAisotōpu (Isotope)
ClydeHorseデースケDēsuke
CoachBullテッチャンTecchan
CobbPigハカセHakase
CocoRabbitやよいYayoi
ColeRabbitアマミンAmamin
ColtonHorseアンソニーAnsonī (Anthony)
CookieDogペリーヌPerīnu (Perrine)
CousteauFrogハルマキHarumaki
CranstonOstrichトキオTokio
CroqueFrogタイシTaishi
CubePenguinビスBisu (Bis)
CurlosSheepカルロスKarurosu (Carlos)
CurlyPigハムカツ Hamukatsu (Hamcuts)
CurtBearガンテツGantetsu
CydElephantパンクスPankusu (Punks)
CyranoAnteaterさくらじまSakurajima
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EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
DaisyDogバニラBanira (Vanilla)
DeenaDuckまりもMarimo
DeirdreDeerナディアNadia
DelAlligatorヤマトYamato
DeliMonkeyデリーDerī (Delhi)
DerwinDuckボンBon
DianaDeerナタリー Natarī (Natalie)
DivaFrogアイーダAīda
DizzyElephantヒュージHyūji (Huge)
DobieWolfけんKen
DocRabbitトビオTobio
DomSheepちゃちゃまるChachamaru
DoraMouseとめTome
DottyRabbitマーサMāsa (Martha)
DragoAlligatorタツオTatsuo
DrakeDuckフォアグラFoagura (Foie Gras)
DriftFrogドクDoku (Doc)
EdHorseキザノホマレKizanohomare
EgbertChickenしもやけShimoyake
EliseMonkeyモンこMonko
EllieElephantエクレアEkurea (Éclair)
ElmerHorseサブレSabure (Sablé)
EloiseElephantエレフィンErefin (Elephine)
ElvisLionキングKingu (King)
ErikDeerチャックChakku (Chuck)
EugeneKoalaロッキーRokkī (Rocky)
EuniceSheepモヘアMohea (Mohair)
ÉtoileSheepエトワール Etowāru
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EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
FaithKoalaマーチMāchi (March)
FangWolfシベリアShiberia (Siberia)
FaunaDeerドレミDoremi?
FelicityCatみかっちMikacchi
FilbertSquirrelリッキーRikkī (Ricky)
FlipMonkeyさすけSasuke
FloPenguinレイラReira (Leila)
FloraOstrichフララFurara (Flara/Flora)
FlurryHamsterゆきみYukimi
FrancineRabbitフランソワFuransowa (François)
FrankEagleハルク Haruku (Hulk)
FrecklesDuckマグロMaguro
FrettDogシャンペンShanpen
FreyaWolfツンドラTsundora (Tundra)
FrigaPenguinサブリナSaburina (Sabrina)
FritaSheepウェンディWendī (Wendy)
FrobertFrogコージィKōjī
FuchsiaDeerジェシカJeshika (Jessica)
GabiRabbitペチカPechika
GalaPigためこTameko
GastonRabbitモサキチMosakichi
GayleAlligatorアリゲッティArigetthī
GenjiRabbitゲンジGenji
GigiFrogリンダRinda (Linda)
GladysOstrichちとせChitose
GloriaDuckスワンソンSuwanson (Swanson)
GoldieDogキャラメルKyarameru (Caramel)
GonzoKoalaゴンゾーGonzō
GooseChickenケンタKenta
GrahamHamsterグラハムGurahamu
GretaMouseふくこFukuko
GrizzlyBearムー
GrouchoBearクローKurō (Claw)
GruffGoatビリーBirī (Billy)
GwenPenguinポーラPōra (Paula)

It’s not over yet!

If you’re struggling with reading Japanese without the romanisation, here’s a list of articles you might find very useful:

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The 3 Japanese Alphabets // Discover Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji

The Japanese Alphabet is not singular. In fact there are 3 alphabets in Japanese! Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji. We teach you why and how to use them.

ANIMAL CROSSING NAMES IN JAPANESE – H to O

Here we go! Animal Crossing names in Japanese from H to O.

Let us know in the comments who your favourite villagers are! 👀

EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
HamletHamsterハムスケHamusuke
HamphreyHamsterハムジHamuji (Hamji)
HansGorillaスナイル Sunairu (Snyle)
HarryHippoオリバーOribā (Oliver)
HazelSquirrelアイリスAirisu (Iris)
HenryFrogヘンリーHenrii 
HippeuxHippoディビッドDibiddo (David)
HopkinsRabbitプースケPūsuke
HopperPenguinダルマンDaruman (Dalman)
HornsbyRhinoみつおMitsuo
HuckFrogストローSutorō (Straw)
HughPigクッチャネKucchane
IgglyPenguinのりまきNorimaki
IkeBearダイクDaiku (Dijk)
IoneSquirrelスピカsupika (Spica)
JacobBirdジャコテンJakoten
JacquesBirdジョッキーJokkī (Jockey)
JambetteFrogエスメラルダEsumeraruda (Esmeralda)
JayBirdツバクロTsubakuro
JeremiahFrogクワトロQuattro
JittersBirdジーニョJīnyo (Zinho)
JoeyDuckリチャードRichādo (Richard)
JudyCubみすずMisuzu (Misuzu)
JuliaOstrichジュリアJuria (Julia)
JulianHorseジュリーJurī (Julie)
JuneCubメイMei
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EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
KabukiCatかぶきちKabukichi
KattCatちょいChoi
KeatonEagleフランクFuranku (Frank)
KenChickenクロベエKurobē
KetchupDuckケチャップKechappu
KevinPigイノッチInocchi
Kid CatCat1ごうIchi Gō
KiddGoatやさおYasao
KikiCatキャビアKyabia (Caviar)
KittKangarooアップリケAppurike (Appliqué)
KittyCatショコラShokora (Chocolat)
KlausBearクマロスKumarosu
KnoxChickenキンカクKinkaku
KodyCubアイダホAidaho (Idaho)
KyleWolfリカルドRikarudo (Ricardo)
LeonardoTigerヒョウタHyōta
LeopoldLionティーチャ―Tīchā (Teacher)
LilyFrogレイニーReinī (Rainy)
LimbergMouseらっきょRakkyo
LionelLionライオネルRaioneru
LoboWolfブンジロウBunjirō
LollyCatラムネRamune
LopezDeerトムソンTomuson (Thomson)
LouieGorillaマッスルMassuru (Muscle)
LuchaBirdマスカラスMasukarasu
LuckyDogラッキーRakkī
LucyPigルーシーRūshī
LymanKoalaオズモンドOzumondo (Osmond)
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EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
MacDogチャンプChanpu (Champ)
MaddieDogマロンMaron (Malon)
MaelleDuckアンヌAnnu (Anne)
MaggiePigマーガレットMāgaretto (Margaret)
MallaryDuckスミモモSumimomo
MapleCubメープルMēpuru (Maple)
MarcelDogもんじゃMonja
MarcieKangarooマリアMaria
MargieElephantサリーSarī (Sally)
MarinaOctopusタコリーナTakorīna
MarloHamsterドンチャンDonchan
MarshalSquirrelジュンJun
MartyCubマーティー Mātī (Marty)
MathildaKangarooアザラクAzaraku (Azarak)
MeganBearキャンディKyandi (Candy)
MelbaKoalaアデレードAderēdo (Adelaide)
MerengueRhinoパティPati (Patty)
MerryCatさっちSacchi
MidgeBirdうずまきUzumaki
MintSquirrelミントMinto
MiraRabbitミラコMirako
MirandaDuckミランダMiranda
MitziCatマールMāru
MoeCatジンペイJinpē
MollyDuckカモミKamomi
MoniqueCatジェーンJēn (Jane)
MontyMonkeyサルモンティSarumonthi
MooseMouseピンPin
MottLionリックRikku (Rick)
MuffySheepフリルFuriru (Frill)
MurphyCubのりおNorio
EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
NanGoatスミSumi
NanaMonkeyチッチChicchi
NaomiCowハナコHanako
NateBearバッカスBakkasu (Bacchus)
NibblesSquirrelガリガリGarigari
NormaCowいさこIsako
O’HareRabbitサントスSantosu (Santos)
OctavianOctopusおくたろうOkutarō (Octarō)
OlafAnteaterアントニオAntonio
OliveCubピッコロPikkoro (Piccolo)
OliviaCatオリビアOribia
OpalElephantオパールOpāru
OzzieKoalaドングリDonguri

Want more details about each villager? Check out the Animal Crossing Wiki.

ANIMAL CROSSING NAMES IN JAPANESE – P to Z

Here’s the third and last part of our Animal Crossing names.

Yes, this is a long one (there’s 413 villagers to be listed in total!!) but we hope you found your favourite character names in Japanese!

EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
PancettiPigブリトニーBuritonī (Britney)
PangoAnteaterパトラPatora (Patra)
PaoloElephantパオロPaoro
PapiHorseオカッピOkappi
PashminaGoatバーバラBābara (Barbara)
PateDuckナッキーNakkī
PattyCowカルピKarupi (Carpi)
PaulaBearレイチェルReicheru (Rachel)
PeachesHorseドサコDosako
PeanutSquirrelももこMomoko
PecanSquirrelレベッカRebekka (Rebecca)
PeckBirdふみたろうFumitarō
PeeweeGorillaダンベルDanberu (Dumbbell)
PeggyPigちえりChieri
PekoeCubジャスミン Jasumin (Jasmine)
PenelopeMouseチューこChūko
PetriMouseリカRika
PhilOstrichケインKein (Cain)
PhoebeOstrichヒノコHinoko
PierceEagleセバスチャンSebasuchan (Sebastian)
PietroSheepジュペッティJupetti
PinkyBearタンタンTantan
PiperBirdレイコReiko
PippyRabbitロッタRotta (Lotta)
PluckyChickenパタヤPataya
PompomDuckのりっぺNorippe
PonchoCubポンチョPoncho
PoppySquirrelグミGumi (Gummy)
PortiaDogブレンダBurenda (Brenda)
PrinceFrogカールKāru (Carl)
PuckPenguinホッケーHokkē (Hockey)
PuddlesFrogチョキChoki
PudgeCubきんぞうKinzō
PunchyCatビンタBinta
PurrlCatたまTama
EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
QueenieOstrichタキュTakyu
QuillsonDuckタックンTakkun
QuinnEagleシオンShion
RaddleFrogカックンKakkun
RasherPigグレオGureo (Gleo)
RaymondCatジャックJakku (Jack)
ReneighHorseリアーナRiāna (Rihanna)
RenéeRhinoおさいOsai
RexLionサンデーSandē (Sundae)
RhondaRhinoユメコYumeko
RibbotFrogガチャGacha
RickySquirrelカジロウKajirō
RillaGorillaリラRira
RioOstrichデジャネイロDejaneiro
RizzoMouseちょろきちChorokichi
RoaldPenguinペンタPenta
RobinBirdパーチクPāchiku
RoccoHippoゴンザレスGonzaresu (Gonzales)
RocketGorilla4ごうYon Gō
RodMouseジャンJan (Jean)
RodeoBullロデオRodeo
RodneyHamsterジミーJimī
RolfTigerチョモランChomoran
RooneyKangarooマイクMaiku (Mike)
RoryLionアーサーĀsā (Arthur)
RoscoeHorseシュバルツShubarutsu (Schwartz)
RosieCatブーケBūke (Bouquet)
RoswellAlligatorピロンコンPironkon
RowanTigerゴメスGomesu (Gomez)
RubyRabbitルナRuna (Luna)
RudyCatチャスChasu
EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
SallySquirrelララミーRaramī (Laramie)
SamsonMouseピースPīsu (Peace)
SandyOstrichランRan
SashaRabbitミッチェル Miccheru (Mitchell)
SavannahHorseサバンナSabanna
ScootDuckマモルMamoru
ShariMonkeyシェリーSherī (Shelly)
SheldonSquirrelクリスKurisu (Chris)
ShepDogボブBobu (Bob)
SherbGoatレムRemu (Rem)
ShinoDeerよしのYoshino
SimonMonkeyエテキチEtekichi
SkyeWolfリリィRirī (Lily)
SlyAlligatorハイドHaido (Hyde)
SnakeRabbitモモチMomochi
SnootyAnteaterこまちKomachi
SoleilHamsterシャンティShanti (Chanty)
SparroBirdちゅんのすけChun’nosuke
SpikeRhinoスクワットSukuwatto (Squat)
SporkPigポークPōku (Pork)
SprinklePenguinフラッペFurappe (Frappé)
SprocketOstrichヘルツHerutsu (Hertz)
StaticSquirrelスパークSupāku (Spark)
StellaSheepアクリルAkuriru (Acryl)
SterlingEagleギンカクGinkaku
StinkyCatアセクサAsekusa
StitchesCubパッチPacchi (Patch)
StuBullモーリスMōrisu (Maurice)
SydneyKoalaシドニーShidonī (Sydney)
SylvanaSquirrelもんぺMonpe
SylviaKangarooシルビアShirubia
T-BoneBullボルシチBorushichi (Borscht)
TabbyCatトラこTorako
TadFrogタンボTanbo
TammiMonkeyエイプリルEipuriru (April)
TammyCubアネッサAnessa
TangyCatヒャクパーHyakupā
TankRhinoくるぶしKurubushi
TashaSquirrelナターシャNatāsha?
TeddyBearたいへいたTaiheita
TexPenguinボルトBoruto (Bolt)
TiaElephantティーナTīna
TianshengMonkeyテンシンTenshin
TiffanyRabbitバズレーBazurē (Basley)
TimbraSheepつかさTsukasa
TipperCowまきばMakiba
TobyRabbitトビーTobī
TomCatバンタムBantamu (Bantam)
TrufflesPigトンコTonko
TuckerElephantはじめHajime
TutuBearれんにゅうRennyū
TwiggyBirdピーチクPīchiku
TybaltTigerハリマオHarimao
Animal Crossing in Japanese
EnglishSpeciesJapaneseRomanisation
UrsalaBearネーヤNeeya (Naiya)
VelmaGoatピティエPithie (Pitier)
VestaSheepメリヤスMeriyasu (Malhas)
VicBullノルマンNoruman (Norman)
VictoriaHorseセントアローSentoarō (Saint Arrow)
VioletGorillaウズメUzume
VivianWolfヴァネッサVanessa
VladimirCubガビGabi
WadePenguinカマボコKamaboko
WalkerDogベンBen
WaltKangarooカンロクKanroku
Wart Jr.FrogサムSamu (Sam)
WeberDuckアチョットAchotto
WendySheepみぞれMizore
WhitneyWolfビアンカBianka
WillowSheepマリー Marī (Marie)
WinnieHorseマキバスターMakibasutā (Makiba Star)
WolfgangWolfロボRobo (Lobo)
YukaKoalaユーカリYūkari
ZellDeerネルソンNeruson (Nelson)
ZoeAnteaterビーフンBīfun
ZuckerOctopusタコヤTakoya

Congratulations, you reached the end of the Animal Crossing villagers’ list!

Did you find the one you were looking for? We hope so!

Don’t leave us just yet, we still have one last chapter to go through to complete our Animal Crossing in Japanese article.

Buildings, Tools & Items

To end this lengthy article about Animal Crossing in Japanese, let’s see the buildings, tools and other items included in the game.

Animal Crossing Buildings in Japanese

EnglishJapaneseRomanisation
Nook’s crannyたぬきしょうてん (たぬき商店)tanuki shōten
Able sistersエイブルシスターズeiburushisutāzu
Museumはくぶつかん (博物館)hakubutsukan
Resident serviceあんないじょ (案内所)annaijo
Airportひこうじょう (飛行場)hikoujou
Campsiteキャンプサイトkyanpusaito

Animal Crossing Fruits in Japanese

Lucky is the one who gathered all the fruits from the game! Let’s check them out below.

EnglishJapaneseRomanisation
Apple(林檎) りんごringo
Cherryさくらんぼsakuranbo
Coconutココナッツkokonattsu
Orangeオレンジorenji
Pear(梨) なしnashi
Peach(桃) ももmomo

Animal Crossing Tools in Japanese

How many Golden Tools do you have? Let us know in the comments!

EnglishJapaneseRomanisation
Shovelスコップsukoppu
Watering canジョウロjouro
Fishing rodつりざお (釣竿)tsuri zao
Netあみ (網)ami
Axeオノono
Stone axeいしのオノ (石のオノ)ishi no ono
Sling shotパチンコpachinko
Vaulting poleたかとびぼう (高跳び棒)taka tobi bou
Ladderはしごhashigo
Flimsy axeしょぼいオノshoboi ono
Flimsy fishing rodしょぼい釣竿shoboi tsurizao
Flimsy netしょぼい網shoboi ami
Flimsy shovelしょぼいスコップshoboi sukoppu
Flimsy watering canしょぼいジョウロshoboi jouro
Golden fishing rodきんのつりざお (金の釣竿)kin no tsurizao
Golden netきんのあみ (金の網)kin no ami
Golden shovelきんのスコップ (金のスコップ)kin no sukoppu
Golden sling shotきんのパチンコ (金のパチンコ)kin no pachinko
Golden watering canきんのジョウロ (金のジョウロ)kin no jouro

Animal Crossing Items in Japanese

Here is the last table of this article!

On a side note, you will notice in this table a great mix of words written in either Katakana, Hiragana and Kanji.

If you do not know yet how to read them, here is once again a great list of article for you to visit:

EnglishJapaneseRomanisation
Tree branchきのえだ (木の枝)kino eda
Stoneいし (石)ishi
Clayねんど (粘土)nendo
Iron nuggetてっこうせき (鉄鉱石)tekkouseki
Gold nuggetきんこうせき (金鉱石)kin kouseki
Softwoodやわらかいもくざい (柔らかい木材)yawarakai mokuzai
Woodもくざい (木材)mokuzai
Hardwoodかたいもくざい (硬い木材)katai mokuzai
Clump of weedsざっそう (雑草)zassou
Star fragmentほしのかけら (星のかけら)hoshi no kakera
Large star fragmentおおきなほしのかけら (大きな星のかけら)ookina shoshi no kakera
Bamboo shootたけのこtakenoko
Young spring bambooはるのわかたけ (春の若竹)haru no wakatake
Bamboo pieceバンブーbamboo
Cherry blossom petalさくらのはなびら (桜の花びら)sakura no hanabira
DIY recipeDIY レシピDIY recipe
Hedgeいけがき (生垣)Ikegaki
Medicineおくすり (お薬)okusuri
Fish baitサカナのまきエサ (魚のまき餌)sakana no maki esa
Mile ticketマイルりょこうけん (マイル旅行券)Mile ryokou ken
Bell Voucherベルひきかえけん (ベル引換券)beru hikikae ken
Customizable phone case kitスマホリメイクキットsumaho rimeiku kitto
Customization kitリメイクキットrimeiku kitto
Sahara ticketひきかえけん (引換券)hikikae ken
Tailor ticketしたてやクーポン (仕立屋クーポン)shitateya ku
Wasp nestハチのす (蜂の巣)hachi no su

Will you be brave enough to change the language setting of your Nintendo Switch and start playing Animal Crossing in Japanese?

Just like changing the language of one’s smartphone is a great immersive way to learn Japanese, gaming in Japanese is equally efficient and a lot more fun!

Some of our students already made the leap, will you too?

Image from Coto Academy

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do you say Animal Crossing in Japanese?

Animal Crossing in Japanese is どうぶつの森 doubutsu no mori.

How do you say Tom Nook in Japanese?

Tom Nook in Japanese is たぬきち tanukichi.

How do you say Brewster in Japanese?

Brewster in Japanese is マスター masutaa.

How do you say KK Slider in Japanese?

KK Slider in Japanese is とたけけ totakeke.

Why play Animal Crossing in Japanese?

Animal Crossing uses a great deal of Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji so it is a fantastic way to practice reading and learn more vocabulary!

Not only will you learn more vocabulary about day to day items, but you’ll also engage in dialogues that will teach you a lot about how friends talk in Japanese.

The level of Japanese language used in the game is mainly casual Japanese.

What is the Animal Crossing language called?

According to Animal Crossing Wiki, “Animalese is the default spoken language of villagers and other characters in the Animal Crossing series.

In most cases, each word spelled is approximated using the closest-sounding Japanese syllable, along with more direct substitutions that don’t correspond to spelling.

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