- "You just can't get enough of me, huh, chuuurp? I seem to have that effect on people."
- — Anchovy, Animal Crossing: City Folk
|Initial Clothes|| Straw shirt (AC)|
Earthy knit (WW, CF, NL)
| Picture Quote|
|(New Leaf)||"Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow."|
|Coffee|| Blue Mountain,|
Regular amount of milk,
Two spoonfuls of sugar
|Appearance(s)|| Animal Forest,|
Dōbutsu no Mori +,
Dōbutsu no Mori e+,
Animal Crossing: Wild World,
Animal Crossing: City Folk,
Animal Crossing: New Leaf
|In other languages|| アンチョビ (Anchobi) Miguel |
Anchovy is a lazy bird villager that appears in the Animal Crossing series. His initial phrase, "chuurp" is the noise birds make, which is "chirping." His name, Anchovy, derives from the fact that anchovies make up the diet of some species of birds.
Anchovy is a dark brown bird with brown, black, and tan feathers. He has a sharp, yellow, pointy bill. Anchovy also has thick, black eye brows, making his emotion look somewhat neutral, and he also has a small smile. He initially wears the straw shirt in Animal Crossing, but in Animal Crossing: Wild World and Animal Crossing: City Folk, he wears the earthy knit.
Anchovy has a lazy personality, which means he will enjoy sleeping and food, and he will appear calm and relaxed throughout the game. Like other lazy villagers, he will share interests such as clothes, fishing, bug catching, and fossil hunting. When he talks about clothes, he may mention his alter-ego, "Fashion Lad", a made-up hero created by lazy villagers that tackles fashion disasters. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, he may mention the idea of getting married in order to enjoy the wedding buffet afterward. Snooty and jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him due to his relaxed lifestyle that will offend them.
In Wild World, he has five pinball machines, while in the GameCube version, he has five slot machines.
|Forest / Crossing|| Male: Ace | Admiral | Anchovy | Flash | Jay | Jakoten (AFe+) | Joe (AFe+) | Otis | Shoukichi (AFe+) | Twirp |
Female: Madam Rosa (AFe+) | Midge | Piper | Robin | Twiggy
|Wild World||Male: Anchovy | Jay | Jitters |
|City Folk||Male: Anchovy | Jay | Jitters |
|New Leaf||Male: Anchovy | Jacques | Jay | Jitters | Lucha | Peck | Sparro|