Bruce Gallery

Did you hear what the shoe said to the hat? "You go on ahead. I'll follow on foot!"
― Bruce, New Leaf
Bruce (ブルース, Burūsu?) is a cranky deer villager in the Animal Crossing series. He’s also the only cranky deer. He made his debut in New Leaf. Bruce also appears in the Japanese-only manga adaptation, Tobidase Dōbutsu no Mori Minna Deseseragi Mura Life. His catchphrase may be a reference to the Norwegian fairy-tale Three Billy Goats Gruff, and the name Bruce may be a reference to their original Norwegian name, Bruse.


Bruce is a slate blue deer with a pale stripe pattern on his forehead. The insides of his ears are orange, and he has pointy yellow horns which curve backwards. He more resembles a gazelle or a goat than a deer. He may be mistaken for a lazy villager, due to his half closed eyes.


Below is a brief description of the cranky personality. For more information, click here.
Cranky villagers will usually appear in a grouchy or agitated mood and are more difficult to befriend than most 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, Bruce 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. Bruce will also enjoy spreading rumors about other villagers.


In New Leaf, his house consists of lots of urban furniture, such as the telephone box and the iron frame, similar to an alley. On his cassette player, Bruce has K.K. Blues playing.

Burusu's house
New Leaf

Pocket Camp

Bruce's preferred theme is cool. His profile says:

Bruce doesn't like to beat around the bush. In fact, he's not too fond of shrubbery in general.

Campsite Invitation Requirements

Friendship Level: 0

Friendship Rewards

At level 7 friendship, he will reward you with an after-school jacket and sparkle stones (x1) .

At level 9, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 15, he will request that you craft a Mahjong table.

At level 20, he will reward you with pic of Bruce and sparkle stones (x1).

At level 25, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

At level 30, he will reward you with sparkle stones (x1).

amiibo Card

amiibo Card
Amiibo card back
#389 Bruce
Type Deer
Star sign Gemini
Birthday 5/26
Roll value 5
Hand sign Rock
Request A mah-jongg parlor
Amiibo 389 Bruce
388 Maelle #389 Bruce 390 O'Hare


  • His catchphrase is the same as Gruff's English name.

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