History Anime / AnimalCrossing

2nd Mar '16 10:14:23 AM aye_amber
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There's more to it than that, but everything that happens in Autumn and beyond is somewhat... [[DramaBomb less cute and happy.]] Will Ai and her friends solve the mystery of the bottled letters? But more importantly... Will Ai be able to stay happy living in Animal Town?

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There's more to it than that, but everything that happens in Autumn and beyond is somewhat... [[DramaBomb less Less cute and happy.]] Will Ai and her friends solve the mystery of the bottled letters? But more importantly... Will Ai be able to stay happy living in Animal Town?
2nd Mar '16 10:13:50 AM aye_amber
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Also known by its Japanese title, ''Doubutsu no Mori'', as well as ''Animal Forest'' and ''Animal Crossing: The Movie,'' ''Animal Crossing'' is an anime movie loosely based on the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' video game franchise. Since plot isn't exactly the original games' strong point, the movie takes an appropriately SliceOfLife approach to the source material. While the original was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], there are at least two different unofficial English fandubs--along with various subtitled versions on the Internet.

The movie begins in the spring, with Ai--a young girl moving to the town of Animal Forest (Animal Town or Animal Village in the unofficial dubs). As she enters the town, she gets to know the locals. She quickly befriends several of them: Rosie the cat (Bouquet in the Japanese version), Alfonso the alligator (Alfred/Halberd), Margie the elephant (Sally) and Yuu, a human from a different town who visits often. Margie especially becomes Ai's closest friend, after they [[TastesLikeFriendship bond over cherries.]] Margie even shares with Ai her dream of becoming a famous fashion designer. In the coming months, they go to festivals, annoy (and get annoyed by) Yuu and Alfonso, and get wrapped up in an unusual mystery involving bottled letters, and special spots in town...

There's more to it than that, but everything that happens in Autumn and beyond is somewhat... [[DramaBomb less cute and happy.]] Will Ai and her friends solve the mystery of the bottled letters? But more importantly... will Ai be able to stay happy living in Animal Town?

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Also known by its Japanese title, ''Doubutsu no Mori'', Mori,'' as well as ''Animal Forest'' and ''Animal Crossing: The Movie,'' ''Animal Crossing'' is an anime movie loosely based on the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' video game franchise. Since plot isn't exactly the original games' strong point, the movie takes an appropriately SliceOfLife approach to the source material. While the original was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], Japan,]] there are at least two different unofficial English fandubs--along fandubs -- along with various subtitled versions on the Internet.

The movie begins in the spring, with Ai--a Ai -- a young girl moving to the town of Animal Forest (Animal Town or Animal Village in the unofficial dubs). As she enters the town, she gets to know the locals. She quickly befriends several of them: Rosie the cat (Bouquet in the Japanese version), Alfonso the alligator (Alfred/Halberd), (Alfred / Halberd), Margie the elephant (Sally) (Sally), and Yuu, a human from a different town who visits often. Margie especially becomes Ai's closest friend, after they [[TastesLikeFriendship bond over cherries.]] Margie even shares with Ai her dream of becoming a famous fashion designer. In the coming months, they go to festivals, annoy (and get annoyed by) Yuu and Alfonso, and get wrapped up in an unusual mystery involving bottled letters, and special spots in town...

There's more to it than that, but everything that happens in Autumn and beyond is somewhat... [[DramaBomb less cute and happy.]] Will Ai and her friends solve the mystery of the bottled letters? But more importantly... will Will Ai be able to stay happy living in Animal Town?
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** Whitney is a "[[LovableAlphaBitch snooty]]" villager in the games. "Snooty" villagers often act [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold act like jerks]] and are [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]]. Whitney in the movie is [[AdaptationalHeroism significantly nicer]] than in the games, though she seems cold and aloof.
** Margie is a "[[TheGenericGuy normal]]" villager in the games. Despite their name they're anything but in ''Wild World'', which the movie is based on. They're [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} oddball]] and [[SuperOCD neurotic]] animals who are friends with [[CompanionCube a mop]]. Margie in the movie is calm and into [[TheFashionista fashion]].

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** Whitney is a "[[LovableAlphaBitch snooty]]" villager in the games. "Snooty" villagers often act [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold act like jerks]] and are [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]]. self centered.]] Whitney in the movie is [[AdaptationalHeroism significantly nicer]] than in the games, though she seems cold and aloof.
** Margie is a "[[TheGenericGuy normal]]" villager in the games. Despite their name they're anything but in ''Wild World'', World,'' which the movie is based on. They're [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} oddball]] and [[SuperOCD neurotic]] animals who are friends with [[CompanionCube a mop]]. mop.]] Margie in the movie is calm and into [[TheFashionista fashion]].fashion.]]



* AscendedExtra: All the "villager" type townspeople, but especially Rosie, Margie, and Alfonso. In the games, they're just a few townspeople out of over a hundred. They're central characters here.

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* AscendedExtra: All the "villager" type townspeople, towns people, but especially Rosie, Margie, and Alfonso. In the games, they're just a few townspeople towns people out of over a hundred. They're central characters here.



* DemotedToExtra: Rather important [=NPC=] characters like Tom Nook, Pelly, or Blathers don't have much of a presence as the film focuses on villagers.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Whitney/Bianca. She especially warms up to Ai when [[spoiler: Margie/Sally moves away, and Ai is clearly distraght.]]
* DramaBomb: [[spoiler: Margie just up and ''moving'', telling everyone except for Ai. This often happens in the game itself.]]

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* DemotedToExtra: Rather important [=NPC=] NPC characters like Tom Nook, Pelly, or Blathers don't have much of a presence as the film focuses on villagers.
* DefrostingIceQueen: Whitney/Bianca. Whitney / Bianca. She especially warms up to Ai when [[spoiler: Margie/Sally Margie / Sally moves away, and Ai is clearly distraght.distraught.]]
* DramaBomb: [[spoiler: Margie just up and ''moving'', ''moving,'' telling everyone except for Ai. This often happens in the game itself.]]



* GainaxEnding: The ending of the movie, [[spoiler:which has Ai stumble upon a UFO that creates a constellation in her likeness]], isn't foreshadowed at all and doesn't make much sense even with the context of [[spoiler:the bottled letters that periodically show up]].

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* GainaxEnding: The ending of the movie, [[spoiler:which [[spoiler: which has Ai stumble upon a an UFO that creates a constellation in her likeness]], likeness,]] isn't foreshadowed at all and doesn't make much sense even with the context of [[spoiler:the [[spoiler: the bottled letters that periodically show up]].up.]]



* InsufferableGenius: ''Blathers.'' The name is as appropriate as ever. That said, though, he still goofs by calling the seismosaurus the largest animal ever.[[note]]The real largest is the blue whale, in case you didn't know.[[/note]]

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* InsufferableGenius: ''Blathers.'' The name is as appropriate as ever. That said, though, he still goofs by calling the seismosaurus the largest animal ever.[[note]]The [[note]] The real largest is the blue whale, in case you didn't know.know. [[/note]]



* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Averted with Afronso.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Margie/Sally is only the animal character in the movie to regularly wear shoes.
* {{Ojou}}: Whitney/Bianca.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Certain things had to be changed that would come off as too cartoony in an adaptation, or that just wouldn't work. Mr. Resetti's role in the games has him getting upset when you shut off the games without saving; however, here he gets mad when characters mess up other people's property. Ai doesn't carry around large items in her inventory, she uses a bike to make deliveries. The dinosaur fossils are also life-sized compared to the shrunken-down models from the games.

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* NeverSmileAtACrocodile: Averted with Afronso.
Alfonso.
* TheOneWhoWearsShoes: Margie/Sally Margie / Sally is only the animal character in the movie to regularly wear shoes.
* {{Ojou}}: Whitney/Bianca.
Whitney / Bianca.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Certain things had to be changed that would come off as too cartoony in an adaptation, or that just wouldn't work. Mr. Resetti's role in the games has him getting upset when you shut off the games without saving; however, here he gets mad when characters mess up other people's property. Ai doesn't carry around large items in her inventory, she uses a bike to make deliveries. The dinosaur fossils are also life-sized compared to the shrunken-down shrunken down models from the games.



* RunningGag: There are a few cuts to Hopper sitting at the riverside fishing here and there, never catching any fish (until the credits - the one he finally catches is a few inches long).

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* RunningGag: There are a few cuts to Hopper sitting at the riverside fishing here and there, never catching any fish (until the credits - -- the one he finally catches is a few inches long).



* SweatDrop: Lampshaded. [[spoiler: As Gulliver is leaving the village, he sighs and tries to wipe a sweatdrop off of his head... only to fail because he's wearing a space helmet.]]

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* SweatDrop: Lampshaded. [[spoiler: As Gulliver is leaving the village, he sighs and tries to wipe a sweatdrop off of his head... only Only to fail because he's wearing a space helmet.]]



* TastesLikeFriendship: Margie/Sally and Ai sharing cherries is what helps kickstart their friendship.
* ThemeNaming: The two human characters are named [[PunnyName Yuu and Ai]]. In the Japanese version, doubles as punny GratuitousEnglish, too.

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* TastesLikeFriendship: Margie/Sally Margie / Sally and Ai sharing cherries is what helps kickstart their friendship.
* ThemeNaming: The two human characters are named [[PunnyName Yuu and Ai]]. Ai.]] In the Japanese version, doubles as punny GratuitousEnglish, too. too.



* {{Tsundere}}: Yuu is actually a ''male'' version--he's a bit brash toward Ai, but does genuinely seem to like her.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Yuu, who's wearing a different costume every single time he appears.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Margie.

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* {{Tsundere}}: Yuu is actually a ''male'' version--he's version -- he's a bit brash toward Ai, but does genuinely seem to like her.
her.
* UnlimitedWardrobe: Yuu, who's wearing a different costume every single time he appears.
appears.
* YamatoNadeshiko: Margie. \n
15th Feb '16 7:16:31 PM NoUsername
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* GainaxEnding: The ending of the movie, [[spoiler:which has Ai stumble upon a UFO that creates a constellation in her likeness]], isn't foreshadowed at all and doesn't make much sense even with the contents of [[spoiler:the bottled letters that periodically show up]].

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* GainaxEnding: The ending of the movie, [[spoiler:which has Ai stumble upon a UFO that creates a constellation in her likeness]], isn't foreshadowed at all and doesn't make much sense even with the contents context of [[spoiler:the bottled letters that periodically show up]].
15th Feb '16 7:15:54 PM NoUsername
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* GainaxEnding: The ending of the movie, [[spoiler:which has Ai stumble upon a UFO that creates a constellation in her likeness]], isn't foreshadowed at all and doesn't make much sense even with the contents of [[spoiler:the bottled letters that periodically show up]].



* TheOjou: Whitney/Bianca.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Certain things had to be changed that would come off as too cartoony in an adaptation, or that just wouldn't work. Mr. Resetti's role in the games has him getting upset when you shut off the games without saving however here he gets mad when characters mess up other peoples property. Ai doesn't carry around large items in her inventory, she uses a bike to make deliveries.
* RecurringExtra: Hopper, who shows up in the background fishing at least once a season, and fossils aren't small items anymore.
* RunningGag: There are a few cuts to Hopper sitting at the riverside fishing here and there, never catching anything (at least never a fish, until the credits - the one he finally catches is a few inches long).

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* TheOjou: {{Ojou}}: Whitney/Bianca.
* PragmaticAdaptation: Certain things had to be changed that would come off as too cartoony in an adaptation, or that just wouldn't work. Mr. Resetti's role in the games has him getting upset when you shut off the games without saving however saving; however, here he gets mad when characters mess up other peoples people's property. Ai doesn't carry around large items in her inventory, she uses a bike to make deliveries.
deliveries. The dinosaur fossils are also life-sized compared to the shrunken-down models from the games.
* RecurringExtra: Hopper, who shows up in the background fishing at least once a season, season.
* RibcageRidge: Ai
and fossils aren't small items anymore.
her friends eventually stumble on a giant seismosaurus fossil embedded in a cave wall. [[spoiler: In the film's climax, Yuu has to climb up the fossil to retrieve a part of Gulliver's UFO.]]
* RunningGag: There are a few cuts to Hopper sitting at the riverside fishing here and there, never catching anything (at least never a fish, until any fish (until the credits - the one he finally catches is a few inches long).
2nd Feb '16 11:59:10 AM Quanyails
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Also known by its Japanese title, ''Doubutsu no Mori,'' as well as ''Animal Forest'' and ''Animal Crossing: The Movie,'' ''Animal Crossing'' is an anime movie loosely based on the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' video game franchise. Since plot isn't exactly the original games' strong point, the movie takes an appropriately SliceOfLife approach to the source material. While the original was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], there are at least two different unofficial English fandubs--along with various subtitled versions on the Internet.

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Also known by its Japanese title, ''Doubutsu no Mori,'' Mori'', as well as ''Animal Forest'' and ''Animal Crossing: The Movie,'' ''Animal Crossing'' is an anime movie loosely based on the ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' video game franchise. Since plot isn't exactly the original games' strong point, the movie takes an appropriately SliceOfLife approach to the source material. While the original was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], there are at least two different unofficial English fandubs--along with various subtitled versions on the Internet.



** ScienceMarchesOn: The seismosaurus was also later found to actually be a diplodocus, which is sixth on the length scale of dinosaurs and tenth in weight scale. This is lampshaded somewhat by one fandub, where it is briefly acknowledged as a diplodocus. It's still referred to as a seisomosaurus for the rest of the movie, though.

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** ScienceMarchesOn: The seismosaurus was also later found to actually be a diplodocus, which is sixth on the length scale of dinosaurs and tenth in weight scale. This is lampshaded somewhat by one fandub, where it is briefly acknowledged as a diplodocus. It's still referred to as a seisomosaurus seismosaurus for the rest of the movie, though.
19th Jan '16 10:10:39 AM Pichu-kun
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* AdaptationPersonalityChange:
** Whitney is a "[[LovableAlphaBitch snooty]]" villager in the games. "Snooty" villagers often act [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold act like jerks]] and are [[ItsAllAboutMe self-centered]]. Whitney in the movie is [[AdaptationalHeroism significantly nicer]] than in the games, though she seems cold and aloof.
** Margie is a "[[TheGenericGuy normal]]" villager in the games. Despite their name they're anything but in ''Wild World'', which the movie is based on. They're [[{{Cloudcuckoolander}} oddball]] and [[SuperOCD neurotic]] animals who are friends with [[CompanionCube a mop]]. Margie in the movie is calm and into [[TheFashionista fashion]].



* DemotedToExtra: Rather important [=NPC=] characters like Tom Nook, Pelly, or Blathers don't have much of a presence as the film focuses on villagers.



* FunnyAnimal: Well... yeah.

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* FunnyAnimal: Well... yeah.The point of the series is that you're a TokenHuman living amongst anthropomorphic animals. The same applies here.



* InterspeciesRomance: Rosie mentions it's rumored Whitney (a wolf) and Apollo (an eagle) used to be a couple - it's more or less confirmed after Whitney consoles Ai at the Roost.

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* InterspeciesRomance: Rosie mentions it's rumored Whitney (a wolf) and Apollo (an eagle) used to be a couple - it's couple. It's more or less confirmed after Whitney consoles Ai at the Roost.



* RecurringExtra: Hopper, who shows up in the background fishing at least once a season.

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* PragmaticAdaptation: Certain things had to be changed that would come off as too cartoony in an adaptation, or that just wouldn't work. Mr. Resetti's role in the games has him getting upset when you shut off the games without saving however here he gets mad when characters mess up other peoples property. Ai doesn't carry around large items in her inventory, she uses a bike to make deliveries.
* RecurringExtra: Hopper, who shows up in the background fishing at least once a season.season, and fossils aren't small items anymore.
14th Dec '15 7:12:01 PM Willbyr
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-->'''Ai:''' ''"Boys will be boys, but maybe that's not such a bad thing."''

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-->'''Ai:''' ''"Boys Boys will be boys, but maybe that's not such a bad thing."''


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1st Jul '15 4:42:23 PM technickal
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* RecurringExtra: Hopper, who shows up in the background fishing at least once a season.



* YuppieCouple: Hopper, who shows up in the background fishing at least once a season.
9th Apr '15 1:52:26 PM MarkLungo
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Also known by its Japanese title, ''Doubutsu no Mori,'' as well as ''Animal Forest'' and ''Animal Crossing: The Movie,'' ''Animal Crossing'' is an anime movie loosely based on the ''AnimalCrossing'' video game franchise. Since plot isn't exactly the original games' strong point, the movie takes an appropriately SliceOfLife approach to the source material. While the original was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], there are at least two different unofficial English fandubs--along with various subtitled versions on the Internet.

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Also known by its Japanese title, ''Doubutsu no Mori,'' as well as ''Animal Forest'' and ''Animal Crossing: The Movie,'' ''Animal Crossing'' is an anime movie loosely based on the ''AnimalCrossing'' ''VideoGame/AnimalCrossing'' video game franchise. Since plot isn't exactly the original games' strong point, the movie takes an appropriately SliceOfLife approach to the source material. While the original was [[NoExportForYou never released outside of Japan]], there are at least two different unofficial English fandubs--along with various subtitled versions on the Internet.
15th Mar '15 2:48:32 AM Antwan
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* FanTranslation: Two dubs, and numerous subs of varying quality.
* FakeBrit: Blathers and Celeste in one fandub. Weak-hearted Brits should look away. However, it's averted in the Silhouetted Productions fandub, where they are voiced by actual Brits.
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