Tom Nook

Tom Nook
Animal Crossing character
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Tom Nook as he appears in Animal Crossing: New Horizons
First gameAnimal Crossing (2001)
Created byNintendo Entertainment Analysis and Development
Designed byNoriko Ikegawa
Yoshihisa Morimoto
Voiced byNaoki Tatsuta
(Dōbutsu no Mori)
In-universe information
  • Businessman
  • Real estate agent

Tom Nook, known in Japan as Tanukichi (たぬきち),[1] is a fictional character in the Animal Crossing series who operates the village store (or the Resident Services building in Animal Crossing: New Horizons). He first appeared in the Nintendo 64 game Dōbutsu no Mori, released in Europe and North America on the GameCube as Animal Crossing. Nook sells a house to the player at the beginning of each title in the series (with Animal Crossing: New Leaf and Animal Crossing: New Horizons being an exception, as Nook sells the player a tent at the start of those games), giving a set mortgage for them to pay and offering to upgrade it after the mortgage is paid off. He has also made several appearances in the Super Smash Bros. series. Nintendo's Treehouse localization members Rich Amtower and Reiko Ninomiya have argued that, in spite of his perceived greed, he is a nice person due to taking the risk of hiring someone who is new to the town.[2]

  1. ^ "キャラクターずかん たぬきち" (in Japanese). Archived from the original on 2020-02-25. Retrieved 2020-02-25.
  2. ^ Cite error: The named reference :0 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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