Ever since I got Doubutsu no Mori (aka Animal Forest) in November 2015, I’ve been on the lookout for the corresponding game guide for it. I have guides for all of my other Animal Crossing games, so I felt the compulsive need to have one for this game, too. But as you can probably figure, finding a 16 year old guide that has been out of print for years and only available in Japan is not exactly easy to find!
I would find myself browsing Amazon and Ebay every couple months or so just to see if I could find it. I pretty much gave up hope of ever finding it because it NEVER came up in the search results. I even did an ISBN number search on Google to no avail!
As you may remember from this post, back in December I ordered some Animal Crossing New Leaf: Welcome amiibo cards from Amazon. That same day I ordered them, I decided to do one last search for that Doubutsu no Mori book. I couldn’t believe my luck: it actually popped up! One little seller from Japan had one copy of the book, and they were selling it for only $13 with $4 shipping! I didn’t hesitate to buy it, because who knows if I would ever see it again! About a week and a half ago, my little book finally came in, and I am so thrilled!
This guide book is excellent! It is very thorough and exactly what you would want for an Animal Crossing game. There are detailed explanations of holidays, item checklists, pictures of all the villagers, and much more!
I am so happy I finally found this guide book. I know it might seem like a silly thing to some people, but it is something I have been wanting for quite some time. And for only $17, I’m glad I finally have it! 🙂