Crunchyroll's Laid-Back Camp Anime Continues Next Year In Short Follow-Up Story

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Laid-Back Camp is one of the most popular slice of life anime from 2018, and it's getting a short follow-up story early next year called Heya Kyan (which translates to Room Camp and has thus been nicknamed Heya Camp). Heya Camp will premiere January 2020.

According to Comic Natalie, and translated by Anime News Network, Laid-Back Camp opening animation sequence director Masato Jinbo will be heading Heya Camp. Laid-Back Camp writer Mutsumi Ito and character designer and chief animation director Mutsumi Sasaki are returning to reprise their roles in Heya Camp as well. The director of Laid-Back Camp Season 1, Yoshiaki Kyougoku, will supervise.

After Heya Camp, Laid-Back Camp will be getting a full second season, as well as a movie. A key visual for Laid-Back Camp's future direction and stories was released alongside the announcement of Heya Camp's premiere date. The artwork sees main characters Nadeshiko and Rin take center stage at the base of Mount Fuji, while Nadeshiko's fellow Outdoor Activities Circle members Chiaki and Aoi and Rin's friend Saitō stand to their left. On their right stands the Outdoor Activities Circle advisor Minami and Nadeshiko's older sister Sakura. The key visual can be viewed below.

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Laid-Back Camp follows Nadeshiko and Rin, two high school girls who love camping. Rin is a quiet girl who prefers to camp alone, while Nadeshiko is quite boisterous and would rather spend time with others. Despite their different personalities, the two high schoolers forge a very close relationship and continue to camp together--with Rin beginning to open to the idea of occaissionaly spending time with others and Nadeshiko learning to appreciate more solitude excursions.

The anime is one of our favorite series from 2018 and it was nominated in both the Best Girl and Best Japanese Voice Acting Performance categories for the Crunchyroll Anime Awards. Laid-Back Camp is a fairly relaxing series to watch that's mostly geared towards making the audience laugh and teaching them the basics of camping. The anime is based off an ongoing manga series, and is currently streamed on Crunchyroll.

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