In the Nintendo video game Animal Crossing, the main character is a child who moves into a village full of animals. You then proceed through the game by completing chores for said animals. Harmless stuff right? Wrong!! Animal Crossing is actually about a child-abduction cult.
The animals in the game are hiding a dark secret when it comes to introducing the player to their community. At the start of the game, the player is smuggled into the animal town in a bus by a scary looking cat. The smuggling takes place, of course, under the cover of night. If you’ve played this game before and didn’t realise it then congratulations, you were kidnapped by a bizarre furry cult. You are then introduced to a character called Kapp’n, who takes you to the Animal Crossing community. We must highlight that Kapp’n is based on the Japanese mythological river demon called Kappa which are infamously known for luring and kidnapping kids. Kapp’n’s speeches and tone are quite creepy, stating that he likes children because they are “so … gullible.”
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Additionally, the player is introduced to a raccoon called Tom Nook. Nook informs you that you must work with him to pay off your debt since the nice furry animals have provided you with a home. It must be emphasised that this debt never ends and always increases, a thinly veiled reference to child slave labour and prostitution. Even if you repay the debt for your home, the animals upgrade it for you and charge you the difference, maintaining the debt over your head.
Furthermore, all the other animal residents never let the player leave their community. Taking a more closer look, in fact, you can see that the animals are considered to be temptations, luring all the children to their community and tricking them into thinking they are in a normal community. Also, the Mayor of the whole damned place tells you in no uncertain terms that he’s always “waiting and watching” you from afar, waiting.