Laid-Back Camp

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Laid-Back Camp
Yurucamp, Volume 1.jpg
Cover of the first volume of manga as released in Japan by Houbunsha.
ゆるキャン△
(Yurukyan)
Genre
Manga
Written byAfro
Published byHoubunsha
English publisher
Magazine
DemographicSeinen
Original runJuly 2015 – present
Volumes10 (List of volumes)
Anime television series
Directed byYoshiaki Kyōgoku
Written byJin Tanaka
Music byAkiyuki Tateyama
StudioC-Station
Licensed by
Medialink
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11, SUN, KBS, YBS, HTB, SBS
Original run January 4, 2018 – present
Episodes12 + 3 OVA (List of episodes)
Anime television series
Heya Camp
Directed byMasato Jinbo
Written byMutsumi Ito
Music byAkiyuki Tateyama
StudioC-Station
Licensed by
Medialink
Original networkAT-X, Tokyo MX, BS11
Original run January 6, 2020 March 23, 2020
Episodes12 (List of episodes)
Television drama
Directed by
  • Takashi Ninomiya (#1–3, #8, #11, #12)
  • Mamoru Yoshino #4–5,#9–10)
  • Kyōhei Tamazawa (#6–7)
Produced byShinya Fujino
Written byAyako Kitagawa
Music byDai Odagiri
Licensed byAmazon Prime Video (streaming)
Original networkTV Tokyo, TV Osaka, TV Aichi, BS TV Tokyo
Original run January 9, 2020 March 26, 2020
Episodes12
Television drama
Yuru Camp 2
Produced byNoboru Morita
Written byAyako Kitagawa
Music byDai Odagiri
Original run April 2021 scheduled
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Laid-Back Camp (Japanese: ゆるキャン△, Hepburn: Yurukyan) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Afro, which was serialized in Houbunsha's seinen manga magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward from July 2015 to February 2019 until it was transferred to the publisher website and app for manga called Comic Fuz.[4] It has been collected in ten tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press.

An anime television series adaptation by C-Station aired in Japan from January to March 2018; the anime was co-financed and licensed by Crunchyroll. A short anime, titled Heya Camp, aired from January to March 2020. A live-action drama series premiered in Japan on January 9, 2020.[5] A second anime season will premiere in January 2021, and an anime film is in production. A second drama season will premiere in April 2021.

Characters[edit]

Nadeshiko Kagamihara (各務原 なでしこ, Kagamihara Nadeshiko)
Voiced by: Yumiri Hanamori[6]
Portrayed by: Yuno Ōhara
An energetic girl who befriends Rin and joins the Outdoor Activities Circle. Her surname comes from Kakamigahara, Gifu.
Rin Shima (志摩 リン, Shima Rin)
Voiced by: Nao Tōyama[6]
Portrayed by: Haruka Fukuhara
A generally quiet girl who enjoys camping by herself. Her surname comes from Shima, Mie.
Chiaki Ōgaki (大垣 千明, Ōgaki Chiaki)
Voiced by: Sayuri Hara[7]
Portrayed by: Momoko Tanabe
President of the Outdoor Activities Circle. Her surname comes from Ōgaki, Gifu.
Aoi Inuyama (犬山 あおい, Inuyama Aoi)
Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki[7]
Portrayed by: Yumena Yanai
Chiaki's friend and member of the Outdoor Activities Circle. Her surname comes from Inuyama, Aichi.
Ena Saitō (斉藤 恵那, Saitō Ena)
Voiced by: Rie Takahashi[7]
Portrayed by: Sara Shida
Rin's cheerful classmate. Her name comes from Ena, Gifu.
Sakura Kagamihara (各務原 桜, Kagamihara Sakura)
Voiced by: Marina Inoue[8]
Portrayed by: Yurina Yanagi
Nadeshiko's older sister. She loves driving.
Minami Toba (鳥羽 美波, Toba Minami)
Voiced by: Shizuka Itō
Portrayed by: Kaho Tsuchimura
A substitute teacher who enters Nadeshiko's high school. She became the Outdoor Activities Circle's advisor as she prefers clubs that are not busy most of the time. She drinks alcohol a lot. She is first met by Nadeshiko and Rin during their camping while she is camping with her little sister. Her surname comes from Toba, Mie.
Ryōko Toba (鳥羽 涼子, Toba Ryōko)
Voiced by: Sachi Kokuryu
Portrayed by: Honoka Kitahara
Minami's sister, who commonly camps with her. The Outdoor Activities Circle girls originally assume her to be a boy.
Ayano Toki (土岐 綾乃, Toki Ayano)
Voiced by: Tomoyo Kurosawa[9]
Nadeshiko's childhood friend from middle school.
Hajime Shinshiro (新城 肇, Shinshiro Hajime)
Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka[8]
Rin's maternal grandfather. He loves outdoor camping and he is the one who influenced Rin on her camping hobby. He first appeared as the old man who camps alone who Chiaki met when she was scouting for a campsite. His voice actor is also the narrator in the anime, which could mean he is the narrator himself.
Wataru Shima (志摩 渉, Shima Wataru)
Voiced by: Takahiro Sakurai[10]
Rin's father. He goes to work with a moped. In the anime, he made his first appearance on the special episode where he borrowed a three-wheeler motor scooter as a susbtitute for Rin's moped which was being serviced at that time.
Saki Shima (志摩 咲, Shima Saki)
Voiced by: Kaori Mizuhashi
Portrayed by: Ayumi Mikata
Rin's mother. She went camping together with her husband and father (Rin's grandfather) in the past.
Shūichiro Kagamihara (各務原 修一朗, Kagamihara Shūichiro)
Voiced by: Shintaro Ōhata
Portrayed by: Yūsuke Noguchi
Nadeshiko's father.
Shizuka Kagamihara (各務原 静花, Kagamihara Shizuka)
Voiced by: Nozomi Yamamoto
Portrayed by: Eiko Yamamoto
Nadeshiko's mother.
Akari Inuyama (犬山 あかり, Inuyama Akari)
Voiced by: Risae Matsuda
Aoi's younger sister.
Narration
Voiced by: Akio Ōtsuka[8]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

The series began serialization in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in July 2015 until 2019 when it was transferred to the new website and app Comic Fuz. Ten volumes have been released so far.[11] Yen Press has licensed the manga for a North American release, and released the first volume of the manga in English in March 2018.[12]

No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 November 12, 2015[11]978-4-8322-4635-5March 27, 2018[13]978-0-3165-1778-2
2 July 12, 2016[11]978-4-8322-4719-2June 5, 2018[14]978-0-3165-1782-9
3 February 10, 2017[11]978-4-8322-4804-5July 24, 2018[15]978-0-3165-1785-0
4 July 12, 2017[11]978-4-8322-4851-9November 13, 2018[16]978-1-9753-5480-0
5 December 12, 2017[11]978-4-8322-4900-4February 19, 2019[17]978-1-9753-0192-7
6 March 12, 2018[11]978-4-8322-4927-1May 21, 2019[18]978-1-9753-2863-4
7 October 11, 2018[11]978-4-8322-4983-7September 24, 2019[19]978-1-9753-5812-9
8 April 26, 2019[11]978-4-8322-7092-3March 24, 2020[20]978-1-9753-0845-2
9 January 10, 2020[11]978-4-8322-7149-4August 25, 2020[21]978-1-9753-1537-5
10 March 12, 2020[11]978-4-8322-7174-6

Anime[edit]

Logo of the anime

A twelve-episode anime television series adaptation, directed by Yoshiaki Kyōgoku and produced by C-Station, aired from January 4[22] to March 22, 2018. Jin Tanaka supervised the series' scripts and Mutsumi Sasaki designed the characters.[6] The opening theme is "Shiny Days" by Asaka, which was released as a single on January 24, 2018, while the ending theme is "Fuyubiyori" (ふゆびより) by Eri Sasaki.[23] The series was released on three Blu-ray Disc/DVD volumes between March 28 and July 25, 2018, each containing an additional OVA episode.[24] Crunchyroll co-financed, licensed and streamed the series.[25][26]

A second season, new film, and short anime were announced to be in production in October 2018.[27][28] The short anime, titled Heya Camp, aired from January 6 to March 23, 2020. The series is directed by Masato Jinbo, with Mutsumi Ito handling series composition, and Mutsumi Sasaki as character designer. Yoshiaki Kyōgoku is credited as supervisor, while C-Station is returning to produce the short anime.[29] The theme song for the short series is "The Sunshower" by Asaka.[30] A special episode was bundled with the series' Blu-ray Disc/DVD volume on May 27, 2020.[31] The second season will premiere in January 7, 2021.[32][33] The opening theme for the second season is "Seize the Day" by Asaka, while the ending theme for the second season is "Haru no Tonari" by Eri Sasaki.[34]

Yuru Camp[edit]

No. Title[a] Original air date
1"Mount Fuji and Curry Noodles"
Transcription: "Fuji-san to Karēmen" (Japanese: ふじさんとカレーめん)
January 4, 2018 (2018-01-04)
A girl named Rin Shima comes to a campsite in Lake Motosu, facing opposite Mount Fuji, to spend the day camping. While setting up a campfire, Rin notices a peculiar girl sleeping by the public restroom, but thinks nothing of it. Later on in the night, Rin once again comes across the girl, Nadeshiko Kagamihara, who had gotten herself lost after just moving to a new house, and shares her curry noodles with her before they both get a clear view of Mount Fuji. After eventually managing to get her sister to pick her up, Nadeshiko leaves Rin with her phone number in the hopes of camping with her once again. A few days later, Nadeshiko begins attending her new school, which Rin also attends.
2"Welcome to the Outdoor Activities Club!"
Transcription: "Yōkoso Nokuru e" (Japanese: ようこそ 野クルへ)
January 11, 2018 (2018-01-11)
Nadeshiko pays a visit to her school's Outdoor Activities Club, consisting of two members; Aoi Inuyama and Chiaki Ohgaki. The girls attempt to put together a cheap tent only for it to break on them. They are helped out by Rin's friend Ena Saitou, who draws Nadeshiko's attention towards the fact Rin also attends her school. Later, as Rin goes on another solo camping trip, Nadeshiko, having been informed by Ena, goes over with some hotpot.
3"Mount Fuji and Relaxed Hot Pot Camp"
Transcription: "Fuji-san to Mattari Onabe Kyanpu" (Japanese: ふじさんとまったりお鍋キャンプ)
January 18, 2018 (2018-01-18)
While Nadeshiko makes gyoza hotpot for Rin, Chiaki gets a job at a liquor store to fund the club. Enjoying the meal, Rin apologizes for being cold towards Nadeshiko when she invited her to join the club and promises to camp again with her sometime. After spending the night in her sister's car, Nadeshiko wakes up early to watch the sunrise over Mount Fuji.
4"The Outdoor Activities Club and the Solo Camping Girl"
Transcription: "Nokuru to Soro Kyan Gāru" (Japanese: 野クルとソロキャンガール)
January 25, 2018 (2018-01-25)
While planning for their first camping trip together, the Outdoor Activities Club experiments with cost-effective ways to make their sleeping bags more effective in cold weather before ultimately deciding to buy some sleeping bags online. Meanwhile, Rin gets her motorcycle license and goes on a solo camping trip in Nagano. As the club members hike through Fuefuki, stopping at a cafe and hot springs resort along the way, they are sent a live security camera feed of Rin on the highway.
5"Two Camps, Two Campers' Views"
Transcription: "Futatsu no Kyanpu, Futari no Keshiki" (Japanese: 二つのキャンプ、二人の景色)
February 1, 2018 (2018-02-01)
Nadeshiko's group takes a nice relaxing dip in the hot springs, almost succumbing to the urge to eat before they reach their campsite. Meanwhile, Rin arrives at the Takabotchi Highlands and is overcome by a desire to go to a hot spring too, only to discover the nearest one has closed down. Dejected, Rin decides to climb up the peak, where she is rewarded with a lovely view, before finding a spot to cook some pasta. The club finally arrives at their campsite, where Nadeshiko makes curry for everyone. While the others are asleep, Nadeshiko goes to take a picture of the city lights to send to Rin, who goes to the summit of Mt. Takabotchi to send her a similar view in return.
6"Meat and Fall Colors and the Mystery Lake"
Transcription: "Oniku to Kōyō to Nazo no Mizūmi" (Japanese: お肉と紅葉と謎の湖)
February 8, 2018 (2018-02-08)
Rin opens a package to find a mini-grill, which she dreams of using to cook various meats while talking with Ena. Nadeshiko overhears their conversation and suggests a camping trip to try the grill. The two visit a supermarket to buy meat, but are forced to settle for substitutes as their desired items were not available. While there, they meet Aoi, who is working as a cashier, and tell her of their plans. Meanwhile, Chiaki is visiting Lake Shibire when she encounters a man grilling steak in a skillet, who offers her part of it. Rin and Nadeshiko are driven by the latter's sister to the lake.
7"A Night on the Lake Shore and Campers"
Transcription: "Kohan no Yoru to Kyanpu no Hitobito" (Japanese: 湖畔の夜とキャンプの人々)
February 15, 2018 (2018-02-15)
At Lake Shibire, Rin and Nadeshiko set up their tents as the latter worries about the myth of a ghost in the lake, while Rin's mother calls the man who had offered Chiaki the steak, revealing him as Rin's grandfather. Rin struggles to ignite the coals in the mini-grill, so Nadeshiko visits a nearby camp for advice. She meets a pair of siblings, one of whom is drunk; the other offers input and new coal for use. After cooking the meat, the two head back to the siblings' campground to give them plates of food as thanks, receiving jambalaya in return. That evening, Rin leaves her tent and encounters a silhouette of a beastly creature, prompting her to run off. As it turns out, the still-inebriated sister had stumbled upon their campsite.
8"Exams, Caribou, Steamed Buns, Yum!"
Transcription: "Tesuto, Karibū, Manjū Umai" (Japanese: テスト、カリブー、まんじゅううまい)
February 22, 2018 (2018-02-22)
Chiaki shows off a wooden bowl and skillet set to Aoi, which she learns must have the lacquer finish removed in order to place hot food inside and be seasoned, respectively. As they work on this, Ena visits and the three talk about their new substitute teacher and camping after exams. Nadeshiko, Chiaki, and Aoi later visit an outdoor sporting goods store in Minobu, Yamanashi, where Nadeshiko declares her intention to get a job to buy a gas lantern.
9"A Night of Navigator Nadeshiko and Hot Spring Steam"
Transcription: "Nadeshiko Nabi to Yukemuri no Yoru" (Japanese: なでしこナビと湯けむリの夜)
March 1, 2018 (2018-03-01)
Nadeshiko plans to go camping with Rin, but catches a cold the night before and has to stay at home. As such, Rin decides to go on her own to a campsite at Kamiina, and attempts to take a detour to get there, but finds out that the road is closed. After meeting some mountain climbers, she lets Nadeshiko and Chiaki decide where she goes next, and visits a temple and a hot spring before eating at a restaurant and oversleeping. Meanwhile, Chiaki visits Nadeshiko at home and cooks hōtō for her family.
10"Clumsy Travelers and Camp Meetings"
Transcription: "Tabi Heta-san to Kyanpu Kaigi" (Japanese: 旅下手さんとキャンプ会議)
March 8, 2018 (2018-03-08)
Rin oversleeps and is rushing to her campsite when she encounters a roadblock. Upon being told by Chiaki that it may have been left there and never moved, she proceeds and reaches the site, where she struggles to set up due to the windy conditions. Nadeshiko, Chiaki, and Aoi plan their Christmas camping trip and invite Rin, who initially refuses before being convinced by Ena to accept. Toba, the new teacher, is unintentionally lured into becoming the Outdoor Activities Club advisor and is invited to the Christmas camp. Upon hearing Toba mention bringing beer along, Nadeshiko realizes she was the drunk sister from the Lake Shibire trip.
11"Christmas Camp!"
Transcription: "Kuri Kyan!" (Japanese: クリキャン!)
March 15, 2018 (2018-03-15)
Chiaki and Aoi check in at the Asagiri Plateau campsite while Toba sets up her grill and starts drinking. While the two eat at a nearby restaurant, Rin prepares her tent and Nadeshiko shows up shortly after. The four purchase firewood and return to Toba's table, where she has fallen asleep as Ena and her dog Chikuwa arrive. The campers and Chikuwa spend the afternoon playing frisbee with other kids before going their separate ways. At night, Aoi cooks sukiyaki for the group. When their stove runs out of gas, Rin leaves to buy more. She remembers Ena's comments about how fun a group camping trip would be, to which she smiles.
12"Mount Fuji and the Laid-Back Camp Girls"
Transcription: "Fuji-san to Yuru Kyan Gāru" (Japanese: ふじさんとゆるキャンガール)
March 22, 2018 (2018-03-22)
Nadeshiko tells the group what she expects them to be like in ten years when Rin returns. After bathing, the campers enjoy various movies and shows on a tablet Chiaki had brought along until they decide to call it a night. Under the stars, Rin and Nadeshiko talk about their plans for the new year before going to sleep. The next morning, the two cook breakfast and watch the sunrise behind Mount Fuji. Rin returns to her job at a bookstore, while Nadeshiko continues pondering about getting one of her own to afford camping equipment. Ena texts her about a job opportunity delivering New Year's cards, which she accepts. In the epilogue, Nadeshiko returns to Lake Motosu to solo camp when she receives a message from Rin, who also happens to be doing the same. Nadeshiko proposes sending photos of their respective campsites to one another; after seeing herself in Rin's picture, she turns around and realizes they will be camping at the same location.
OVA1"Room Camp episode 0"
Transcription: "Heya Kyan episode 0" (Japanese: へやキャン△episode0)
March 28, 2018 (2018-03-28)[35]
Chiaki and Aoi are examining their cluttered clubroom when the latter presents a camping magazine. The two balk at the equipment's high prices so Chiaki proposes using standard gear from home, though Aoi notes her ideas are impractical or illegal. Aoi finds three metal poles and ties them together to create a tripod grill, which convinces Chiaki to improvise camping gear with other spare items in the clubroom. However, her plan falls apart when they agree it makes them look like hobos, and they settle for buying a cheap tent online.
OVA2"Tall Tale Camp"
Transcription: "Hora Kyan" (Japanese: ほらキャン△)
May 23, 2018 (2018-05-23)[36]
While Nadeshiko is reading a magazine, Chiaki and Aoi discuss camping customs in other countries. Aoi briefly leaves before coming back, but catches Nadeshiko's suspicion as she is smaller; the real Aoi returns shortly after and reveals the doppelgänger is her younger sister Akari. When Nadeshiko notices Akari's Mount Fuji keychain, the latter and Aoi warn her of an impending war between the Shizouka and Yamanashi Prefectures over who has the better view of the mountain, scaring Nadeshiko. Chiaki chides Nadeshiko for her gullibility when Akari dressed as Rin shows up; although Nadeshiko successfully sees through her ploy, she falls for her older sister Sakura doing the same.
OVA3"Survival Camp"
Transcription: "Saba Kyan" (Japanese: サバキャン△)
July 25, 2018 (2018-07-25)[37]
During a plane flight to Australia, turbulence causes Chiaki to panic and jump out with her friends in tow, with the five parachuting onto a deserted island. After establishing a base camp, they struggle to find food and are forced to share a cup of ramen. The next day, the five's luck increases when Chiaki discovers a wealth of bananas and Rin catches a large fish. Although they enjoy themselves, Nadeshiko and Chiaki realize they spent too much time camping on the island over trying to escape, prompting them to run to a cliff and call for help.

Heya Camp[edit]

No. Title[38] Original air date
1"The Mystery of Canned Tuna"
Transcription: "Tsunakan no Nazo" (Japanese: ツナ缶のなぞ)
January 6, 2020 (2020-01-06)
While exploring the items stored in the Outdoors Activities Club room, Nadeshiko spots canned tuna. Assuming its purpose is to distract wild animals, she inadvertently opens a can when Chiaki and Aoi arrive, with the former intending to use them to create oil lamps. As they discuss Nadeshiko's Yamanashi background, the trio agree to participate in a stamp rally—an effort to visit and collect stamps at the prefecture's landmarks—to win a year's worth of Minobu steamed buns.
2"So Many Mt. Fujis"
Transcription: "Fuji-san ga Takusan" (Japanese: ふじさんがたくさん)
January 13, 2020 (2020-01-13)
The Outdoor Activities Club visits the Mt. Fuji Heritage Center, where Nadeshiko acquires her first stamp. While Nadeshiko is eating curry in Mt. Fuji's form, Chiaki points out the changing shape resembles other Fuji-like mountains in Japan. The rain eventually subsides and the club attempts to observe the real mountain, but are unable to due to clouds; instead, the three trace Mt. Fuji's outline with their fingers.
3"Mad Dash! Kawaguchi Lake Rally"
Transcription: "Gekisō! Kawaguchiko Rarī" (Japanese: 激走!河口湖ラリー)
January 20, 2020 (2020-01-20)
For their next stamp, the club is biking along Lake Kawaguchi, a trip in which Chiaki and Aoi struggle to keep up with Nadeshiko. Inspired by cyclists passing by, the three press on until they reach their destination. The club meets a married couple on a cycling trip who reminisce about their travels. Upon completing the stamp, the three remark about creating their own memories during the rally.
4"A Day in Shimarin's Life"
Transcription: "Aruhi no Shimarin" (Japanese: ある日のしまりん)
January 27, 2020 (2020-01-27)
Rin overhears a television program saying those born in December will suffer a surprise attack, which leaves her wary as she goes about her day. After Ena draws Nadeshiko's face and her hot pot dinner also takes her form, Rin realizes the surprise is Nadeshiko via simulacrum effect.
5"True Facts: Kachikachi Mountain"
Transcription: "Shinsetsu・Kachikachiyama" (Japanese: 真説・カチカチ山)
February 3, 2020 (2020-02-03)
While riding the Tenjō-Yama Park Mt. Kachi Kachi Ropeway, the club discusses the story of Kachi-kachi Yama. However, they also add elements from "The Tortoise and the Hare" and conclude with a happy ending, confusing others in the cable cars.
6"Both of Us, Back in the Day"
Transcription: "Ano koro wa, Futari tomo" (Japanese: あのころは、ふたりとも)
February 10, 2020 (2020-02-10)
As they continue collecting stamps, Aoi and Chiaki recall aspects of their childhood and early friendship at various stamp locations.
7"Operation Hōtō"
Transcription: "Hōtō Chōri Daisakusen" (Japanese: ほうとう調理大作戦)
February 17, 2020 (2020-02-17)
Nadeshiko loses her stamp rally sheet, so Chiaki makes hōtō to cheer her up. While cooking, the club discusses hōtō variations before eating. Meanwhile, Rin's grandfather finds the stamp sheet on the side of the road.
8"Lies Spread 'Round the World"
Transcription: "Hora wa Sekai wo Koete" (Japanese: ホラは世界を越えて)
February 24, 2020 (2020-02-24)
Until she can recover her rally sheet, Nadeshiko improvises by stamping her note pad. After collecting another stamp, the club visits a foot bath where Aoi tells supposed legends about the water and location. Although her tales attract the attention of another bather, Nadeshiko and Chiaki quickly catch on to her lies. In an attempt to emulate her, Nadeshiko tries lying in a Kansai dialect, only for Aoi to tell yet another falsehood about the dialect being popular for legends. At the Shima household, Rin's grandfather drops off the stamp rally sheet.
9"Shizunashi War II"
Transcription: "Shizunashi no Ran II" (Japanese: 静梨の乱 II)
March 2, 2020 (2020-03-02)
At a grocery store, Chiaki spots a caricature of Mount Fuji and points out the outline is based on its perspective from the Yamanashi prefecture; as a result, she proclaims it to be a "victory" for that region. The club later goes to buy tuna bowls for lunch, where Aoi notes Yamanashi is the second-largest consumer of tuna in Japan, with Shizuoka at the top. Nadeshiko is asked to pick between the two prefectures, but compares herself to Mount Fuji as she is connected to both.
10"Scary Ice Caves"
Transcription: "Hyōketsu Kowai" (Japanese: 氷穴こわい)
March 9, 2020 (2020-03-09)
Chiaki decides to film the club during their adventures, but during a test of courage, they encounter a cult surrounding a fireplace; as it turns out, the video was a proposed horror mockumentary. The three enter the Narusawa Ice Cave, where Nadeshiko is separated from the others. Her fear amplified by the video concept, she runs out of the cave and into the forest, where she encounters Rin and receives her stamp rally sheet.
11"End of the Journey"
Transcription: "Tabi no Owari" (Japanese: 旅のおわり)
March 16, 2020 (2020-03-16)
The club completes their stamp rally by visiting the Misato Noyu hot spring. While relaxing, Chiaki reveals the rally was actually organized in advance by her and Aoi, though Nadeshiko was already aware. Nevertheless, she comments she enjoyed the journey before asking for the year's worth of steamed buns. As they leave the hot spring, Nadeshiko suggests they go camping again.
12"Room Camp"
Transcription: "Heya Kyan" (Japanese: へや キャン)
March 23, 2020 (2020-03-23)
Back at school, the club is camping when Nadeshiko asks why Chiaki and Aoi created the stamp rally, to which they explain they wanted her to visit and experience Yamanashi's landmarks that they grew up with. The next morning, Nadeshiko proclaims she had formed her own stamp rally for the club to participate, beginning with the clubroom.
Special"Sauna, Rice and Tricycle"
Transcription: "Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike" (Japanese: サウナとごはんと三輪バイク)
April 29, 2020 (2020-04-29)[39]

Drama[edit]

A live-action television drama adaptation of the manga was announced in November 2019. Actress Haruka Fukuhara portrays Rin Shima, with Yuno Ōhara, Momoko Tanabe, Yumena Yanai, and Sara Shida respectively playing supporting characters Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Chiaki Ōgaki, Aoi Inuyama, and Ena Saitō. The drama premiered on TV Tokyo on January 9, 2020.[40] The opening theme is "Mabataki mo Sezu ni" (瞬きもせずに) by H△G, while the ending theme is "Replay" by the band Longman.

Reception[edit]

The English release of the first three volumes of the manga were included on the American Library Association's list of 2019 Great Graphic Novels for Teens.[41] The manga was also nominated for an Eisner Award in the category "Best U.S. Edition of International Material—Asia" in 2019.[42]

In November 2019, Polygon named Laid-Back Camp as one of the best anime of the 2010s, describing it as "the ultimate comfy, slice-of-life anime",[43] and Crunchyroll listed it in their "Top 100 best anime of the 2010s".[44] IGN also listed Laid-Back Camp among the best anime series of the 2010s, stating that it is "a wonderful celebration of nature and friendship".[45]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ All English episode titles are taken from Crunchyroll.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Winter 2018 Anime Preview Guide - Laid-Back Camp". Anime News Network. Retrieved 2019-08-18.
  2. ^ "Laid-Back Camp at Otakon 2019". Anime News Network. 2019-08-15. Retrieved 2020-05-05.
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