- "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||Miguel|
Anchovy (アンチョビ Anchobi?) 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 penguin.
Anchovy is a dark brown bird with brown, black, and tan feathers. He has a sharp, yellow, and pointy bill. Anchovy also has thick, black eye brows, making his emotion look somewhat neutral or happy, as 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 napping, as well as appearing calm and relaxed through most circumstances. Like other lazy villagers, he will share the same 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 by lazy villagers who tackles fashion disasters. In Animal Crossing: Wild World, he may mention the idea of getting married, simply for the wedding buffet afterward. Snooty, Peppy, and Jock villagers will find it difficult to get along with him, due to his relaxed lifestyle which may cause offense to these villagers.
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|