What's that you've got there, Goldie? Hold on...
It's an Animal Crossing: New Leaf guide book! Would you believe my friend Nel gave me one of hers What a wonderful present! I can honestly say it's one of the most adorable books I own, and now I don't have any excuse not to do research on in-game items or how to build snowmen properly.
Would you believe me if I told you that it's literally bible-sized? (not that I've held many bibles...) Well, take a look at how it stacks up to my other Japanese game guide books:
There you have it – it's larger than the Final Fantasy 20th Anniversary Ultimania File 3: Battle and totally dwarfs the Harvest Moon: Friends of Mineral Town guide!
Though there are a number of Animal Crossing: New Leaf guide books on the market, this one is well-known for its intuitive cataloging system. For one, it displays all of the villagers by species on the first pages:
|Ack! Why are they all so cute?!|
Each individual section is neatly – and adorably, I might add – organized. Here's just one example from the first page of the segment on Brewster's Café:
Oh, and the book also comes with special exclusive QR codes! My favorites are the Shizue outfit and the various Nintendo-related designs:
The book even has a section on holidays that it claims will be exclusive to other regions! It specifically says players may need to trade with people from other regions, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed that that'll be possible come June 9th (I want you all to come visit my town!).
More items from international holidays:
Of course, you could spend hours looking at the pages and pages of unique furniture to be found in the game:
The guide book also comes with a mini book that you can carry around for added convenience It's much smaller and just lists all of the furniture, bugs, fish, fossils, etc. in the game. Check out this adorable cover:
And here's a sample page. So many items!
And last but not least... swimsuits!
|That red and white striped one will be mine someday...|