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Ankha is a character from the Animal Crossing series of life-simulation games published by Nintendo. Since her first appearance in the 2001 original installment of the franchise, Anka has gained popularity among Animal Crossing fans. She is an Abyssian cat islander known for her snooty demeanor.


On April 14th, 2001, Animal Crossing was released in Japan and featured Ankha, the Snooty cat Islander named after a hieroglyphic character.[3][4]


Following the release of Animal Crossing: New Horizons in 2020, Anka appeared in listicles, fan art and general online commentary by fans of the game. Techrapter[1] and CBR[2] published ranks lists of villagers which included Ankha. On April 12th, 2020, Redditor syndraven uploaded a screenshot of Ankha sipping a cup of tea to r/AnimalCrossing[5] and captioned it "Ankha sipping tea is something we never knew we needed" (shown below, left). The image gained over 1,100 points (99% upvoted) in a month. On April 19th, Redditor citybyte posted fanart to r/AnimalCrossing[6] and received over 580 points (86% upvoted) in 19 days (shown below, right).


On May 7th, 2020, Twitter user @linzb0t [7]shared a screenshot from New Horizons with the caption, "ankha literally ran from her convo with me to go watch kody shit in her gold toilet… shes just staring..unmoving.." (shown below) The tweet gained over 140 likes in a day.

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SpaceNerd @reginspace I love Ankha #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #Animalcrossing #Ankha #fanart regin- Sace|l 5:52 PM - May 3, 2020 · Twitter for Android rose GIVEAWAY PINNED @rosiebbcrossing Did i just host an ankha themed party in honour of her moving in? It's what she deserves 12:06 PM · May 3, 2020 · Twitter for iPhone Wheatly101 (Commissions coming soon) @wheatly101 Ankha #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #ACNHO #Ankha Translate Tweet 12:26 PM · May 6, 2020 · Twitter for iPad Mephi @mephymephy Ankha is movig on my island, art might or might not be related.. #AnimalCrossingNewHorizons #AnimalCrossing #Ankha 3:44 PM · May 2, 2020 · Twitter Web App Blue Lock(down) Sarah @damainwayne Tangy I love u but *simps for Ankha* #ankha #animalcrossing #acnh 6:27 PM - May 7, 2020 · Twitter for Android

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