‘Yuru Camp’ is a slice-of-life adventure manga written and illustrated by Afro. In other markets, it is also known as ‘Laid-Back Camp.’ The series is published by the Tokyo-based publisher Houbunsha and translated into English by Yen Press. The Japanese animation studio C-Station picked it for an anime that ran from January 4, 2018, to April 1, 2021, for twenty-five episodes and five specials.
After the anime arrived on Crunchyroll, the streaming service announced that they were producing an English dubbed version that launched in August 2022. They released the cast list on their website:
- Morgan Lauré (Hime in Kakushigoto) as Nadeshiko Kagamihara
- Celeste Perez (Sei in The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent) as Rin Shima
- Hannah Alyea as Aoi Inuyama
- Katelyn Barr (Natsumi in Date A Live) as Chiaki Ogaki
- Molly Zhang (Hachimitsu in Shikimori’s Not Just a Cutie) as Ena Saito
- Robin Clayton as Sakura Kagamihara
- Monét Lerner (Druj in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) as Shizuka Kagamihara
- Greg Lush (Lindo in Dance with Devils) as Ito
- Morgan Lauré as Pinecone
Jad Saxton works on the project as the ADR Director with Morgan Lauré and Sara Ragsdale are assistant ADR Directors.
You can watch the trailer below:
MyAnimeList described the synopsis as follows,
“While the perfect getaway for most girls her age might be a fancy vacation with their loved ones, Rin Shima’s ideal way of spending her days off is camping alone at the base of Mount Fuji. From pitching her tent to gathering firewood, she has always done everything by herself, and has no plans of leaving her little solitary world.
However, what starts off as one of Rin’s usual camping sessions somehow ends up as a surprise get-together for two when the lost Nadeshiko Kagamihara is forced to take refuge at her campsite. Originally intending to see the picturesque view of Mount Fuji for herself, Nadeshiko’s plans are disrupted when she ends up falling asleep partway to her destination. Alone and with no other choice, she seeks help from the only other person nearby. Despite their hasty introductions, the two girls nevertheless enjoy the chilly night together, eating ramen and conversing while the campfire keeps them warm. And even after Nadeshiko’s sister finally picks her up later that night, both girls silently ponder the possibility of another camping trip together.”
The anime received a spin-off film ‘Laid-Back Camp: Movie’ which was released in Japan in 2022.
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