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Yuru Camp△ (ゆるキャン△), also known as "Laid-Back Camp", is an anime by C-Station that debuted on January 4th, 2018 (January 11, 2018 for free Crunchyroll viewers)[2] and had its finale on March 22nd, 2018 for Season 1. It was originally a manga series by Afro.

For Season 1, the opening theme song, SHINY DAYS, was performed by Asaka and the ending theme song, Fuyu Biyori (ふゆびより), was performed by Eri Sasaki.[3]

With the release of the Season 1 BD/DVD, 3 special 8 min. episodes were aired from March 28, 2018, to July 25, 2018.

In October 2018, a Yuru Camp△ Secret Society Blanket Enrollment Briefing event announced plans for a second season, a movie, and an anime short-form mini-series called Heya Camp,[4] but not much other detail has been released. Later it was announced that Heya Camp△ would premiere on January 6, 2020 on several Japanese TV stations as well as simulcast on Crunchyroll (where it will be called ROOM CAMP).[5]

Schedule

Season 1

Broadcast schedule in Japan:[6][7]

  • AT-X: every Thursday during the 23:00 time slot beginning on January 04, 2018.
  • Tokyo MX: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on January 04, 2018.
  • Sun TV: every Thursday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on January 04, 2018.
  • KBS Kyoto: every Thursday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on January 04, 2018.
  • BS11: every Thursday during the 25:30 time slot beginning on January 04, 2018.

Season 2

Season 2 was announced to premiere on January 7, 2021.[8]

Broadcast schedule in Japan:[8][9]

  • AT-X: every Thursday during the 23:00 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021.
  • Tokyo MX: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021.
  • BS11: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021.
  • Sun TV: every Thursday during the 24:30 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021 (technically January 08).
  • KBS Kyoto: every Thursday during the 25:00 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021 (technically January 08).
  • YBS Yamanashi Broadcasting: every Sunday during the 09:30 time slot beginning on January 09, 2021.
  • Hokkaido TV: every Monday during the 25:20 time slot beginning on January 11, 2021 (technically January 12).
  • SBS: every Tuesday during the 25:55 time slot beginning on January 12, 2021 (technically January 13).

* Broadcast dates and times are subject to change.[9]

It will also be available on the NTT Docomo Anime Store[10] and Abema TV services simultaneously with the television broadcast, as well on other services later.[8]

Streaming schedule in Japan:[9]

  • D Anime Store: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021.
  • Abema TV: every Thursday during the 23:30 time slot beginning on January 07, 2021.

* Delivery date and time are subject to change.[9]

Reception

The anime did very well at the Anime Trends Winter 2018 Anime Awards and won Anime of the Season, Favorite Comedy, Favorite Slice-of_life, and Favorite Opening Theme Song.[11] Also, Rin and Nadeshiko came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively for Best Girl.[11] Later in the year, the anime won top honors for best anime of first half of 2018 according to Japanese AT-X (a 20-year-old Japanese premium anime channel available via satellite and cable) subscribers.[12]

In January 2019, Polygon rated the anime as one of the best of Winter 2018[13] and Crunchyroll nominated the anime for Best Character Design for 2018 in its Anime Awards.[14]

Laid-Back Camp was one of the nominees for Anime Trends 2019 (for shows aired in 2018 as qualifiers) Anime of the Year (of 17), Comedy Anime of the Year, Slice of Life Anime of the Year, Best Adaptation, Best in Character Design, Best in Sceneries and Visuals, Best in Soundtrack, and Opening Theme Song of the Year.[15] Nadeshiko Kagamihara and Rin Shima were nominees for Girl of the Year.[15] Unfortunately, none were winners, but SHINY DAYS did come an extremely close second in the Opening Theme Song of the Year race at 20.83% behind the winning 20.87% and Slice of Life Anime of the Year at 35.78% behind the winning 36.61%.[16]

Synopsis

Yuru Camp is the story of Rin Shima and her friend Nadeshiko Kagamihara. Rin is a high-school girl who likes camping by herself. Nadeshiko is a member of their school’s Outdoor Activities Club, and likes camping with others. In each episode they do such camping activities such as travelling to the campsite, setting up a tent, cooking food, eating food, and enjoying the scenery.

Featured Characters

Main Article: List of Characters

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Supporting Characters

Named, but imagined
  • Hayatarou (the legendary dog from 700 yrs ago dreamed by Rin)
Un-named
  • Lake Motosu caretaker (ep 1)
  • Caretaker (ep 5)
  • Caretaker (ep 6)
  • Caribou store clerk
  • Climber/Ocha no Oneesan/Tea girl (ep 9)
  • Climber's friend (ep 9)
  • Japanese sweet shop clerk
  • Part-time job girl

Episodes

Season 1

Ep. # Episode Name Japanese Air Date
1 "Mount Fuji and Curry Noodles"
(「ふじさんとカレーめん」)[17]
January 4th, 2018
2 "Welcome to the Outdoor Activities Club!"
(「ようこそ野クルへ!」)[18]
January 11, 2018
3 "Mount Fuji and Relaxed Hot Pot Camp"
(「ふじさんとまったりお鍋キャンプ」)[19]
January 18, 2018
4 "The Outdoor Activities Club and the Solo Camping Girl"
(「野クルとソロキャンガール」)[20]
January 25, 2018
5 "Two Camps, Two Campers' Views"
(「二つのキャンプ、二人の景色」)[21]
February 1st, 2018
6 "Meat and Fall Colors and the Mystery Lake"
(「お肉と紅葉と謎の湖」)[22]
Feburary 8, 2018
7 "A Night on the Lake Shore and Campers"
(「湖畔の夜とキャンプの人々」)[23]
February 15th, 2018
8 "Exams, Caribou, Steamed Buns, Yum!"
(「テスト、カリブー、まんじゅううまい」)[24]
February 22nd, 2018
9 "A Night of Navigator Nadeshiko and Hot Spring Steam"
(「なでしこナビと湯けむりの夜」)[25]
March 1st, 2018
10 "Clumsy Travelers and Camp Meetings"
(「旅下手さんとキャンプ会議」)[26]
March 8th, 2018
11 "Christmas Camp!"
(「クリキャン!」)[27]
March 15th, 2018
12 "Mount Fuji and the Laid-Back Camp Girls"
(「ふじさんとゆるキャンガール」)[28]
March 22nd, 2018

Season 1 specials

Ep. # Episode Name
1 "Heya Camp Episode 0" (「へやキャン△episode0」; included with BD/DVD volume 1)[29]
2 "Tall-Tale Camp" (「ほらキャン△」; included with BD/DVD volume 2)[30]
3 "Survival Camp" (「サバキャン△」; included with BD/DVD volume 3)[31]

Season 2

Main article: Season 2
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New logo for Season 2

Another new logo from the opening sequence

A season 2 for the anime was announced back in October 2018 and premiered in early January 2021. There were many promotional events in the leadup to the new season plus several new characters were announced (primarily Nadeshiko's middle school friend, Ayano Toki and Aoi's younger sister, Akari Inuyama). With the new season, the girls will be venturing outside of Yamanashi prefecture toward the coast and Nadeshiko's old home region. They will also be gearing up for more camping adventures as they have money to spend from part time jobs.

We'll also get to see a few scenes of a younger Nadeshiko, who has apparently gone through a few changes. Also, while Rin continues to focus on solo camping, Ena joins the Outdoor Activity Club for camping sooner than previously.

Ep. # Episode Name Japanese Air Date
1 "Curry Noodles Are the Best Travel Companion"
(『旅のおともにカレーめん』)[32]
January 7, 2021
2 "New Year's Solo Camper Girl"
(『大晦日のソロキャンガール』)[33]
January 14, 2021
3 "Surprise Camping and Some Deep Thoughts"
(『たなばたキャンプと改めて思ったこと』)[34]
January 21, 2021
4 "What Are You Buying With Your Temp Job Money?"
(『バイトのお金で何を買う?』)[35]
January 28, 2021
5 "Caribou-kun and Lake Yamanaka"
(『カリブーくんと山中湖』)[36]
February 4, 2021
6 "Cape Ohmama in Winter"
(『大間々岬の冬』)[37]
February 11, 2021
7 "Nadeshiko's Solo Camp Planning"
(『なでしこのソロキャン計画』)[38]
February 18, 2021
8 "Camping Alone"
(『ひとりのキャンプ』)[39]
February 25, 2021

Followup

Radio Onsen

Radio Onsen-Laid-Back CampΔ Information Station.jpg

Radio Onsen (an internet radio station in Japan) hosts a regular Yuru Camp-based radio show called "Radio CampΔ Yuru CampΔ Information Station" (「らじキャン△~ゆるキャン△情報局~」) starting around June 10, 2018 and occurring around once per month.[40] It is hosted by Nadeshiko Kagamihara's seiyu, Yumiri Hanamori.[40] As of February 2020, it is still ongoing.[40] The radio program feature was announced and said to include a "Heya Camp△ Talk Event" (「へやキャン△トークイベント」) on May 24, 2018.[40]

Heya Camp△ shorts

Main article: Heya CampΔ

An short-form, spin-off mini-series expected to premiere on January 6, 2020[5] starting with an anime short that was expected to be released after Season 1[41] in January 2020.[42] A director and several crew member have been identified as well as a key visual being released.[42] The preview Episode 0 was released on YouTube for free viewing on December 12, 2019.[43]

Season 2 confirmed

Camping adventures continue for The Outdoor Activities Club (plus Rin and Ena)! A new character and middle school friend of Nadeshiko's will be introduced, Ayano Toki!

  • On March 23, 2020, a teaser video and some new visuals were released for Season 2 with a planned release time of around January 2021.[44]
  • On October 6, 2018, it was confirmed that Yuru Camp△ was slated to receive a second season.[45] Additionally, on April 24, 2019, a key visual for the second season (although it might have been for Heya CampΔ) was released via the Yuru Camp△ Twitter page.[46]
  • The second season will air in January 2021.[47]
  • In Japan, there will be a special pre-screening of the first episode on November 29, 2020, at Tokyo's Marunouchi Piccadilly. The main voice cast will be in attendance, and 36 theaters across Japan will Livestream both the cast appearance and the premiere.[48]
  • A promotion for Season 2, called "I'm in Yamanashi on Weekends. Yuru Campaign", was set up for the fall of 2020. It has a number of fan events including a stamp rally.[49]
  • A Yuru CampΔ x Hello Kitty (『ゆるキャン△』×『ハローキティ』) is a crossover event where Hello Kitty will guide viewers through Yuru Camp△ locations in Yamanashi prefecture.[50]
  • A Yuru CampΔ x Hachinai (『ゆるキャン』×『ハチナイ』) is a crossover event that will happen in the smartphone game for Hachigatsu no Cinderella Nine in late November 2020.[51]
  • Both singers from Season 1 return for Season 2, the opening theme song, Seize The Day, performed by Asaka and the ending theme song, Haru no Tonari (はるのとなり; Next to Spring), performed by Eri Sasaki.[52]
  • Yuru CampΔ Special Event (Tentative) is an event apparently centered around Heya CampΔ to be held at Yomiuri Hall on April 11, 2021 (Sunday). It will feature 4 of the 5 main seiyuu and priority ticket purchasing will be given to those with Heya Camp△ Blu-ray & DVD vouchers starting on November 29, 2020 10 PM JST.[53]
  • Yuru Camp x Sanrio Characters collaboration (which grew out of the Yuru Camp△ x Hello Kitty event) was announced on November 29, 2020, with visuals and indication that more goods are forthcoming.[54]

Film

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TBA[41]

Media

Images

Videos

References

  1. Crunchyroll News - Crunchyroll Announces "A Place Further Than the Universe", "Laid-Back Camp" And More Winter 2018 Simulcasts! by Humberto Saabedra December 22, 2017 2:00pm MST
  2. Crunchyroll - Laid-Back Camp Episode 1 – Mount Fuji and Curry Noodles
  3. Anime News Network - Yurucamp Anime's Theme Song Artists, New Visual Unveiled by Rafael Antonio Pineda 2017-11-24 01:30 EST
  4. Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp to Return for Season 2, a Movie, and a Short Anime by Joseph Luster October 07, 2018 8:49am PDT
  5. 5.0 5.1 Crunchyroll News - Cast Gets Comfy in New Key Visual for HeyaCamp TV Anime by Paul Chapman November 15, 2019 6:07am MST
  6. Crunchyroll News - Outdoor Life is Leisurely in "Laid-Back Camp" Trailer by Paul Chapman November 10, 2017 7:46am MST
  7. 超!アニメディア - 【インタビュー】「ゆるキャン△」花守ゆみり×東山奈央SP対談「可愛いがつまった作品です」 2017/12/27
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Anime News Network - Laid-Back Camp Season 2 to Premiere on January 7 by Egan Loo 2020-11-29 07:09 EST
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 yurucamp.jp - 2021年1月7日よりAT-X、TOKYO MX、BS11ほか 全国8局にて順次放送開始!さらにdアニメストア、ABEMAでも地上波同時配信決定! (in Japanese) 2020.11.29
  10. dアニメストア
  11. 11.0 11.1 Anime Trending - DARLING in the FRANXX, Laid-Back Camp dominates Winter 2018 Anime Awards by Deiru April 21, 2018
  12. Crunchyroll News - AT-X Subscribers Choose Laid-Back Camp and A Place Further Than the Universe as Their Top 2 Anime of First-Half 2018 by Mikikazu Komatsu October 03, 2018 11:15pm PDT
  13. Polygon - The best anime of 2018 By Palmer Haasch, Julia Lee, and Austen Goslin Updated Jan 3, 2019, 10:26am EST
  14. Crunchyroll News - CR Features Argues About the Best Opening Sequence of 2018 by Ricky Soberano January 10, 2019 1:33pm MST
  15. 15.0 15.1 Anime Trends - Official Nominees - 5th Anime Trending Awards
  16. Anime Trends - Official Results - 5th Anime Trending Awards
  17. Story|TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 01
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  28. Story|TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 12
  29. http://yurucamp.jp/first/bddvd/vol1.php
  30. http://yurucamp.jp/first/bddvd/vol2.php
  31. http://yurucamp.jp/first/bddvd/vol3.php
  32. 第1話 『旅のおともにカレーめん』
  33. 第2話 『大晦日のソロキャンガール』
  34. 第3話 『たなぼたキャンプと改めて思ったこと』
  35. 第4話 『バイトのお金で何を買う?』
  36. 第5話 『カリブーくんと山中湖』
  37. 第6話 『大間々岬の冬』
  38. 第7話 『なでしこのソロキャン計画』
  39. 第8話 『ひとりのキャンプ』
  40. 40.0 40.1 40.2 40.3 http://www.onsen.ag/program/yurucamp/
  41. 41.0 41.1 Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp to Return for Season 2, a Movie, and a Short Anime by Joseph Luster October 07, 2018 8:49am PDT
  42. 42.0 42.1 Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp's Short Anime Followup Set for January 2020 by Joseph Luster April 24, 2019 3:52am PDT
  43. Crunchyroll News - HeyaCamp Episode 0 Streamed in Lead Up to TV Anime Premiere by Daryl Harding December 12, 2019 3:42am CST
  44. Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp Season 2 Teases 2021 Return with New Visuals by Paul Chapman March 23, 2020 6:30am MST
  45. Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp to Return for Season 2, a Movie, and a Short Anime by Joseph Luster October 07, 2018 8:49am MST
  46. 2:00 AM · Apr 24, 2019 @yurucamp_anime: お待たせしました!ショートアニメ「へやキャン△」は2020年1月に放送開始です!
    さらに!「へやキャン△」、TVアニメ2期、映画へと続いていく「ゆるキャン△」をイメージした、「シリーズビジュアル」も公開!
    夜明けと共になでしこ達の新しい物語が始まります

    http://yurucamp.jp/news/1075
  47. Anime News Network - Laid-Back Camp TV Anime's 2nd Season Reveals Visuals, January 2021 Premiere by Jennifer Sherman 2020-03-23 09:48 EDT
  48. Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp Welcomes Us Back with New Trailer by Kara Dennison September 21, 2020 8:52am MST
  49. yurucamp.jp - 『週末も山梨にいます。ゆるキャンペーン△』開催決定! (in Japanese) 2020.10.08
  50. Crunchyroll News - Hello Kitty Explores Yamanashi in Comfy Laid-Back Camp Season 2 TV Anime Collaboration by Daryl Harding November 01, 2020 1:54am MST
  51. Dengeki Online - 『ゆるキャン』×『ハチナイ』コラボが復刻開催! (in Japanese) 2020年11月09日(月) (Monday, November 09, 2020) 22:00
  52. Anime News Network - Laid-Back Camp TV Anime's 2nd Season's 2nd Teaser Video Streamed by Crystalyn Hodgkins 2020-11-12 05:27 EST
  53. yurucamp.jp - 2021年4月11日(日)よみうりホールにて 『ゆるキャン△ スペシャルイベント(仮)』の開催が決定! (in Japanese) 2020.11.29
  54. yurucamp.jp - 『ゆるキャン△』×サンリオ 描き起こしコラボビジュアルが公開! さらにコラボグッズの販売も決定! (in Japanese) 2020.11.29

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