“Fire Arrow Village” is born! aka Animal Crossing New Leaf: Day 1

Animal Crossing A New Leaf starts much like every other animal crossing game except that you’re on a train instead of a bus. I answered a few questions and chatted with Rover. Soon we arrived in “かせん” village. I got off the train and there was a whole posse waiting for me. They yelled “Welcome!” all at once.

I don’t really like my nose. And I hate my haircut.

I was just about to reset and try for a better face when I spotted a peculiar bunny in the crowd. I went and talked to her and found out it was Lillian from my favorite Japanese Animal Crossing manga (She is a “famous” detective in the comic)

名探偵 Lillian!! (meitantei – great detective They cross it out and change the first kanji to 迷 which is read the same, mei, but means lost…so lost detective. Because she’s always wrong.) 


Also in the crowd was a mouse named ちょろきち, Rizzo in the English version. Why does he have something tied around his head? What is it?

And the last villager there to greet me was a pig named ハカセ (Cobb). I wasn’t especially excited with those two, but Lillian makes up for it. She’s so gonna be my BFF whether she likes it or not.

I was dilly dallying talking to the villagers. I was supposed to go straight to town hall. Since Shizue was following me around I did eventually go over there. She told me the previous mayor worked for many years and he was an old man. Then she trailed off. So I hope he didn’t die. I’m sure I’ll find out come the next holiday…

My next task was going over to Tom Nook Housing to get a house so I could be registered as mayor. I got to put my house wherever I wanted it. I didn’t have to pick a pre-set location. Of course it still has to be built and I’m living in a tent until then. And god knows what Nook will charge me for it (I sure don’t).

And to commemorate my rise to power inauguration the whole village gathered while I planted a tree.

You can see from the above picture my other two villagers: サリー (Margie) the elephant. I had her in City Folk and a bird who I think might be new named しのぶ.

She’s pretty cute. Anyone know if she was in previous games?

After introducing myself to everybody I decided to look around at shops and make a little money to buy a tool or two. So I picked fruit. I have peaches. (My husband has apples. We can trade!) I was hoping for a net in the shop because I keep seeing bugs and I want to catch them, but all the shop had was a shovel and a fishing pole. After shaking a few trees I was able to buy both.

There was something strange in the shop that I hadn’t seen before: a fortune cookie. I didn’t know if it was a decoration or what. But from what I can glean you eat it and it seems to work like Katrina’s fortunes. It costs 2 game coins (not bells) to use. I did not buy it, but when I do I’ll be sure to post the results.

Naturally I then went around digging up fossils and catching fish. Not much has changed there either. Which is a good thing. And what do you do when you dig up fossils and sell fish? Go talk to Blathers of course. I woke him up…

Um, are you supposed to run into Gulliver on the first day half-drowned on the beach? Because I did. And I don’t know what I’m supposed to do with him.

Today’s a day off from school it looks like he’s saying. WTF? Help!

That’s pretty much all the excitement I’ve had so far. There are a bunch more shops I need to explore. And letters requesting fruit to write to villagers (in Japanese !!) and more fish to catch because I need $$$. So off I go to do that. More to come!

Animal Crossing + Style Savvy <3

As a tie in with Animal Crossing A New Leaf’s Japan release, style savvy added two brands to their shop: “GracieGrace” and “Club 444”.

As you download the items, they are displayed on a revolving manequin.

The GracieGrace items

The KK Shirt with the front and back pictured.

Once I figured out how to get the items in game I rushed off to the photo studio to get professional pictures taken. The GracieGrace line includes five items a dress, sunglasses, hat, boots, and purse.

The Club 444 brand only has one item: a DJ KK T-Shirt.