Cyrano (さくらじま,Sakurajima?) is a crankyanteatervillager that appears in all games from the Animal Crossing series. He appeared in Dōbutsu no Mori as a minor character, being friends with Cesar the gorilla. His name refers to Cyrano de Bergerac, a French dramatist who was fictionalized to have a large nose. His Japanese name may refer to the sakurajima radish, which is a round radish with a long tail, much like his nose. He is known for being the only male anteater until Animal Forest e+, when Antonio was introduced.
Cyrano is an indigo-colored anteater with a peach colored snout, face and paws. He has freckles on the bridge of his snout and has thick, black eyebrows, which are always lowered and slant inwards, giving the impression that he is glaring, which links with his cranky personality. The inside of his ears are pink. In earlier versions, he initially wears a wave shirt when first arriving in the town, but a dawn tee in later games.
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Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than other villager types. When talking to the player, cranky villagers tend to become angry if the player disagrees with them or refuses to do a favor. Like all cranky villagers, Cyrano will be invested in his hobby and will often challenge the player to various competitions. He will easily get along with jock, snooty and other cranky villagers, and occasionally lazy and normal villagers as well. However, he will find it hard to socialize with peppy villagers, as they will seem overstimulated or immature. Cyrano will also enjoy spreading rumors of other villagers.
Cyrano has K.K. Faire playing in his house. He also has a bamboo floor and wall, along with a mega oboid, two screens, a samurai suit, an exotic chest, and a hearth in the middle.
Like most of the cast, Cyrano was given toes and fingers; Cyrano's fur color had also toned down quite a bit in the film.
Cyrano, along with his friend, Cesar, is a minor character in the movie, only appearing a total of five times in the movie. Busy with her deliveries, Ai goes to The Roost to deliver goods to Apollo. Once there, Ai, confused, asks if either of the two is Apollo, which sends the men in a laughing riot. After their short but loud laugh, Cyrano then whispers that Apollo was a tolerable guy until he decided to leave town. He later appears at the beach and the festival. Around the time when Sally moves, Yu and Halberd trap the two pals with pitfall seeds, leading them into a pitiful predicament. They, like everyone else, also showed up at the UFO crash. Over the course of the movie, except for the beach scene, Cyrano's outfit has stayed the same.
He is named after Cyrano de Bergerac, a French dramatist and duelist whose life has been fictionalized in a number of different plays and films. In all interpretations, Cyrano de Bergerac is known as talented soldier, duelist, poet, and musician, but suffers from poor self-esteem due possessing a large nose, preventing him from pursuing the beautiful Roxanne, with whom he has fallen in love. Cyrano's portrait quote is likely a reference to the fact that there is a statue to his namesake in Bergerac, Dordogne, a commune in southern France.