Laid-Back Camp Movie Posts TV Ad, Nadeshiko 'Candid Photo' Visual
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The official website for the anime of Afro's Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga posted a commercial and first "candid photo visual" for the upcoming Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) on Thursday. The ad is also airing during the rerun of the first Laid-Back Camp television anime, which also starts on Thursday.
The film staff is posting a series of "candid photo visuals" of the characters in their daily life before the film opens. The first visual features Nadeshiko Kagamihara hanging out a sleeping bag and blankets to dry on her veranda.
Afro said that the staff checked back with the manga creator at nearly every step of the production from the earliest script draft and designs. The creator noted that the characters are a little bit older as well as the personal anticipation at seeing what even Afro has not seen yet. Director Yoshiaki Kyougoku thanked the fans for their support which made this film happen, and joked about once again going location-scouting and eating delicious camp food while making anime.
The television anime's five main cast members are reprising their roles, and the staff members returning from the television anime include:
- Director: Yoshiaki Kyougoku
- Script: Jin Tanaka, Mutsumi Ito
- Character Design: Mutsumi Sasaki
- Production: DeNA Contents Planning Department
- Animation Production: C-Station
Shochiku is distributing the film, which will open early this summer.
The anime adapts Afro's "slow outdoor manga" which follows two young women. Rin likes to go camping by herself along the lakes that provide a scenic view of Mt. Fuji. Nadeshiko loves to take cycling trips by herself to places where she can see Mt. Fuji. After they meet, Rin and Nadeshiko take camping trips, eat cup ramen together, and enjoy the scenery.
The first anime premiered in January 2018, and Crunchyroll streamed the 12-episode series as it aired. The ROOM CAMP (Heya Camp) short anime spinoff premiered in January 2020. The second season of the anime premiered in January and ended in April. The cast and staff announced the movie in an October 2018 event.
Afro launched the manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2015. Yen Press began releasing the manga in English in March 2018.
Sources: Laid-Back Camp anime's website, Comic Natalie