- See Yuru Camp (manga) for the article about the manga or Yuru Camp (TV drama) for the live-action series...
Yuru CampΔ (ゆるキャンΔ), 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) and had its finale on March 22nd, 2018 for Season 1. It was originally a manga series by Afro.
With the release of BD/DVD, 3 special 8 min. episodes were aired from March 28, 2018 to July 25, 2018.
In October 2018, a Yuru CampΔ Secret Society Blanket Enrollment Briefing event announced plans for a second season, a movie, and an anime short-form mini-series called Heya CampΔ, but not much other detail has been released. Later it was announced that Heya CampΔ would premiere on January 6, 2020 on several Japanese TV stations as well as simulcast on Crunchyroll (where it will be called ROOM CAMP).
- 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.
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. Also, Rin and Nadeshiko came in 2nd and 3rd place respectively for Best Girl. 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.
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. Nadeshiko Kagamihara and Rin Shima were nominees for Girl of the Year. 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%.
Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she's forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it's night, in a place she's never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home.
Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.
- Akari Inuyama (Aoi's younger sister)
- Shuuichirou Kagamihara (Nadeshiko's father)
- Shizuka Kagamihara (Nadeshiko's mother)
- Sakura Kagamihara (Nadeshiko's older sister)
- Narrator/Rin's Grandfather
- Oomachi-sensei (teacher at Motosu High School)
- Saki Shima (Rin's older sister)
- Minami Toba/Drunk camper (teacher/advisor to The Outdoor Activities Club)
- Ryouko Toba/Androgynous camper (Minami's older sister)
- Named, but imagined
- Hayatarou (legendary dog from 700 yrs ago dreamed by Rin)
- "Mount Fuji and Curry Noodles" (「ふじさんとカレーめん」)
- "Welcome to the Outdoor Activities Club!" (「ようこそ野クルへ！」)
- "Mount Fuji and Relaxed Hot Pot Camp" (「ふじさんとまったりお鍋キャンプ」)
- "The Outdoor Activities Club and the Solo Camping Girl" (「野クルとソロキャンガール」)
- "Two Camps, Two Campers' Views" (「二つのキャンプ、二人の景色」)
- "Meat and Fall Colors and the Mystery Lake" (「お肉と紅葉と謎の湖」)
- "A Night on the Lake Shore and Campers" (「湖畔の夜とキャンプの人々」)
- "Exams, Caribou, Steamed Buns, Yum!" (「テスト、カリブー、まんじゅううまい」)
- "A Night of Navigator Nadeshiko and Hot Spring Steam" (「なでしこナビと湯けむりの夜」)
- "Clumsy Travelers and Camp Meetings" (「旅下手さんとキャンプ会議」)
- "Christmas Camp!" (「クリキャン！」)
- "Mount Fuji and the Laid-Back Camp Girls" (「ふじさんとゆるキャンガール」)
- "Heya Camp Episode 0" (「へやキャン△episode0」; included with BD/DVD volume 1)
- "Tall-Tale Camp" (「ほらキャン△」; included with BD/DVD volume 2)
- "Survival Camp" (「サバキャン△」; included with BD/DVD volume 3)
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.
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. It is hosted by Nadeshiko Kagamihara's seiyu, Yumiri Hanamori. As of February 2020, it is still ongoing. The radio program feature was announced and said to include a "Heya CampΔ Talk Event" (「へやキャン△トークイベント」) on May 24, 2018.
Heya Camp△ shorts
- Main article: Heya CampΔ
An short-form, spin-off mini-series expected to premiere on January 6, 2020 starting with an anime short that was expected to be released after Season 1 in January 2020. A director and several crew member have been identified as well as a key visual being released. The preview Episode 0 was released on YouTube for free viewing on December 12, 2019.
Season 2 confirmed
- 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.
- On October 6, 2018, it was confirmed that Yuru CampΔ was slated to receive a second season. 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 CampΔ Twitter page.
- The second season will air in January 2021.
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Crunchyroll - Laid-Back Camp Episode 1 – Mount Fuji and Curry Noodles
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Crunchyroll News - Cast Gets Comfy in New Key Visual for HeyaCamp TV Anime by Paul Chapman November 15, 2019 6:07am MST
- ↑ Crunchyroll News - Outdoor Life is Leisurely in "Laid-Back Camp" Trailer by Paul Chapman November 10, 2017 7:46am MST
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 7.0 7.1 Anime Trending - DARLING in the FRANXX, Laid-Back Camp dominates Winter 2018 Anime Awards by Deiru April 21, 2018
- ↑ 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
- ↑ Polygon - The best anime of 2018 By Palmer Haasch, Julia Lee, and Austen Goslin Updated Jan 3, 2019, 10:26am EST
- ↑ Crunchyroll News - CR Features Argues About the Best Opening Sequence of 2018 by Ricky Soberano January 10, 2019 1:33pm MST
- ↑ 11.0 11.1 Anime Trends - Official Nominees - 5th Anime Trending Awards
- ↑ Anime Trends - Official Results - 5th Anime Trending Awards
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 01
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 02
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 03
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 04
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 05
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 06
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 07
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 08
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 09
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 10
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 11
- ↑ Story｜TVアニメ「ゆるキャン△」公式サイト - 12
- ↑ http://yurucamp.jp/bddvd/vol1.php
- ↑ http://yurucamp.jp/bddvd/vol2.php
- ↑ http://yurucamp.jp/bddvd/vol3.php
- ↑ Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp Welcomes Us Back with New Trailer by Kara Dennison September 21, 2020 8:52am MST
- ↑ 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 http://www.onsen.ag/program/yurucamp/
- ↑ 30.0 30.1 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
- ↑ 31.0 31.1 Crunchyroll News - Laid-Back Camp's Short Anime Followup Set for January 2020 by Joseph Luster April 24, 2019 3:52am PDT
- ↑ Crunchyroll News - HeyaCamp Episode 0 Streamed in Lead Up to TV Anime Premiere by Daryl Harding December 12, 2019 3:42am CST
- ↑ 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
- ↑ 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！
- ↑ 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
- Official Yuru CampΔ (ゆるキャンΔ) anime website (mostly Japanese)
- @yurucamp_insta (official Instagram account; in Japanese)
- @yurucamp_anime (official Twitter account; mostly Japanese)
- @LaidBackCampEN (official English Twitter account; seems to be run by Crunchyroll)
- Crunchyroll Collection
- Anime Holy Place - Laid-Back Camp ”Yuru Can △” | Anime Introduction
- Anime News Network - Laid-Back Camp Event Brings Warmth to Chilly Yamanashi by Lynzee Loveridge 2018-11-08 17:45 EST
- 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
- AnimeAnime.jp - 「ゆるキャン△」続編決定！ TVシリーズ第2期＆ショートアニメ＆劇場版が一挙発表 2018.10.7 Sun 21:00 (in Japanese)
- 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
- Polygon - The best anime of 2018 (so far) By Palmer Haasch and Julia Lee Aug 7, 2018, 5:44pm EDT