"Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today."
|Birthday||March 1st (Pisces)|
|Initial clothes|| Misty Shirt (AC) |
Dawn Tee (WW, CF, NL)
|Home request||An ancient-artifacts exhibit|
The regular amount of milk,
Two spoonfuls of sugar
|Favorite song||K.K. Dirge|
|Appearances||AF, AF+, AC, AFe+, WW, CF, NL, HHD|
|Regional names|| Coco |
"I'm feeling kind of blank today."Coco (やよい, Yayoi?) is a normal rabbit villager from the Animal Crossing series. She has appeared in every game so far. Her Japanese name is a reference to the Yayoi Period (300BC-AD300) in Japan, during which Haniwa statues first appeared. This explains why her appearance is often compared to a Gyroid's, which are called haniwa in Japanese. Her English name probably comes from the coconut, a fruit known to have three holes. It could have also originated from chocolate bunnies, since Coco is brown like chocolate. Coco's catchphrase may relate to the "boing" sound most gyroids make. She is the only rabbit with a normal personality so far.
— Picture quote, Wild World
The majority of Coco's character theme seems to revolve around death and old regional Japanese funerary traditions. This is foremost evident due to her being a haniwa, and even more so because the imperfections in her clay structure signify that she is of the kind of haniwa that is made by working the ashes of the deceased into the clay of the statue. Between the type of haniwa that she is and the purpose of which haniwa were created to serve, the conclusion can be drawn that Coco is essentially a deceased ghost character who currently possesses an artificial body that is made from her own dead and cremated body. Her home in the later main franchise installments is furnished to resemble an ancient crematorium, featuring bonfire pillars for cremating bodies, urns to store the ashes, the haniwa which were made with the ashes, and screens which those grieving the dead would pray behind. The song being played in her house is the eerie song K.K. Dirge; a 'dirge' being a type of traditional western funeral march song.
Coco is a rabbit with empty black eyes, like a Gyroid, and a mouth which also appears to be empty and black. Her vacant face resembles a coconut, which may explain why her name is Coco. Her face also resembles that of a player in the first Animal Crossing game that didn't save her game while visiting another player's village. Coco's lack of expression is reflected in her picture quote. She is a light brown color, like a peeled coconut. She cannot show any emotion through her eyes or mouth. She initially wear a Misty Shirt in Animal Crossing and a Dawn Shirt in Wild World and City Folk. Coco may be mistaken for a male due to her clothing and appearance.
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Coco's house has a tranquil, oriental theme. She lacks a stereo initially, so she has no music playing, but if she receives one, it will play K.K. Dirge. Coco has various items from different garden themes, including an outdoor pool, deer scare, and the tall lantern. Coco also has an exotic chest and some house plants. She also has a shanty mat, enhancing the outdoorsy feel of the room. In Wild World she has an exotic chest, a screen, a rock pool, two tall lanterns, a plant and a rock person. Coco has one gyroid, the Mega Rustoid. In New Leaf, Coco has two bonfires on each side of her room when you first walk in. She also has five different gyroids, two exotic screens on both sides of the room, and an exotic table that supports her brown pot and white pot. She also has a Shanty Mat as flooring and a Garden Wall as her wallpaper.