Animal Crossing: New Horizons Fan Beautifully Recreates a Popular Studio Ghibli Movie Scene in the Game

Published 08/17/2021, 10:17 AM EDT


Over the past 17 months, Animal Crossing: New Horizons players have seen the developers add a lot of new content. The iconic Nintendo Switch title has seen players have fun with all the game’s cool customizations. This has allowed them to personalize their massive Islands depending on any themes, designs and many more.

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Along with that, players have also used the game’s massive customization features for other things as well. On platforms like Reddit and Twitter, the community has seen players recreate stuff from other media. This includes movies, TV shows, comic books, other video games and many more. However, the latest creation to become viral comes from the world of animation.

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Animal Crossing: New Horizons player beautifully recreates a scene from Arrietty

Recently, a Reddit post on r/AnimalCrossing showcased a fan’s rendition of a famous scene from The Secret Life of Arrietty. The Studio Ghibli movie released almost 11 years ago, and it is based on the 1952 novel by Mary Norton called The Borrowers, . The movie has won many awards for its serene animation, which has now become synonymous with the iconic studio co-founded by Hayao Miyazaki.

The movie revolves around the story of a boy named Sho and Arrietty, who is part of the tiny species called Borrowers. In it, the Borrowers have hidden from the rest of the world until Sho accidentally meets Arrietty. Following their meeting, the two form a secret friendship. The movie chronicles the time they spent together and the issues that have arrived because of this friendship.

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World of Studio Ghibli comes alive

The post included the image of the recreation of a scene involving Arrietty and Sho in Animal Crossing: New Horizons. Fans can see the beautiful environment, which includes some magnificent flowers in different colors. Even the characters look quite close to the original, even though the player admitted that Arrietty was shrunk by throwing in some editing magic. However, both characters have worn clothes from the game’s massive custom wardrobe. Finally, to top things off, Niya the cat also makes an appearance. But, the cat in the recreation is actually a custom hat from the game.

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In the end, it looks like the player has transported the world of Studio Ghibli into Animal Crossing: New Horizons. The post showcases how the massive custom content added by the developers at Nintendo allows players to create stuff like this. This should also serve as an inspiration if other players want to recreate scenes from the studio’s other hit movies like Spirited Away, Ponyo, Howl’s Moving Castle and many more.

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Rupesh Nair

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Rupesh is an eSports author at EssentiallySports. Currently a student at Mumbai University, he has been involved with eSports since his childhood. Having played titles like Fallout 4, Minecraft, FIFA, Portal 2 and Halo 4 extensively, Rupesh has a deep understanding of the sport.

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