Yamanashi Prefecture's Kuon-ji Temple Screens Laid-Back Camp Info Video
posted on by Lynzee Loveridge
The characters of Afro's Laid-Back Camp anime are the new video ambassadors for Kuon-ji, a large temple in in Yamanashi prefecture. The over half-millennia old temple (also called Minobu-san Temple due to its location on Mt. Minobu) has an electronic bulletin board located in its reception hall. Characters Nadeshiko Kagamihara (Yumiri Hanamori) and Rin Shima (Nao Tōyama) will appear in a video titled "Minobu-san" that shares facts about the mountain area starting on April 16.
The video will also be released separately on DVD in May. A previous informational video was created about 10 years ago, but staff decided created a new one with updated information.
Yamanashi prefecture has embraced Laid-Back Camp as a new tourism draw with events and special goods. A recent survey found that five events held in 2018 brought in 85 million yen (US$765,000) in earnings and visitors spent 40% more than the tourism average in the past.
Rin, Nadeshiko, Aoi, Ena, and Chiaki will return for a second anime season, movie, and short anime. The first anime premiered in January 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed the 12-episode series as it aired. The anime's home video release in Japan included an "episode 0" anime.