Some anime titles have it better than others these days. Albeit it’s likely impossible for any of them to acquire the success levels One Piece Film: Red is enjoying, some have set more modest milestones.
Yuru Camp: Movie is one of those. As of August 15, the Laid-Back Camp anime movie has exceeded 650,000 attendees!
To celebrate the occasion and thank the fans for their support, the anime’s official Twitter has released an ‘appreciation video,’ which you can see below:
The video shows some unique scenes not featured in the Yuru Camp film, so it’s well worth a watch.
The Laid-Back Camp anime film premiered on July 1 in Japan. In the first three days, the film was seen by over 251,000 attendees; concluding with August 15, there were over 650,000 moviegoers. So far, the film has grossed ca. ¥962.9 million (US$7.1 million) in Japan.
The production committee behind the movie deems the occasion worth celebrating; hence, we may well enjoy the new short video!
About the Yuru Camp anime film and series
Yuru Camp: Movie (映画 ゆるキャン△, Eiga Yurukyan) follows the franchise’s relaxed characters of the future. Scilicet, whereas the anime series details the adventures of high-schoolers, the film depicts the adults reunited to enjoy building a campsite.
Preceding the movie are two Laid-Back Camp anime seasons (aired in 2018 and 2021, respectively), a short spin-off anime (Room Camp, aired in 2020), and a live-action drama (two seasons, which aired in 2020 and 2021, respectively).
C-Station is the production company behind both the film and anime series.
The Yuru Camp: Movie staff includes:
- Yoshiaki Kyōgoku — director
- Jin Tanaka, Mutsumi Itō — scriptwriters
- Mutsumi Sasaki — character designer
- Yoshimi Umino — art director
- Hiroaki Tanaka — photography director
- Taeko Mizuno — color designer
- Akiyuki Tateyama — music composer
All staff members also worked on one or multiple previous Laid-Back Camp anime projects.
The cast members of Yuru Camp: Movie include:
- Yumiri Hanamori — Nadeshiko Kagamihara
- Nao Tōyama — Rin Shima
- Sayuri Hara — Chiaki Ōgaki
- Aki Toyosaki — Aoi Inuyama
- Rie Takahashi — Ena Saitō
About the Yuru Camp manga
Laid-Back Camp (ゆるキャン△, Yurukyan) is inspired by the eponymous manga by Afro, which began in 2015 and is still ongoing. The manga was serialized in the seinen magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward from 2015 to 2019 and via the COMIC FUZ app since 2019. It’s currently being published under the Manga Time KR Comics label. As of March 2022, the individual chapters have been collected into 13 tankōbon volumes.
Yen Press has licensed the series and has published 11 Volumes as of April 26, 2022. Volume 12 is set to be released on September 27, 2022.
As for the plot, the title is rather indicative. Laid-Back Camp is a representative example of the iyashikei genre, meaning it is a relaxing, wholesome title suitable for all audiences.
The Yuru Camp franchise has inspired two video games, both released in 2021: a VR video game (Laid-Back Camp Virtual: Fumoto Campsite) and a visual novel by MAGES (Laid-Back Camp: Have a Nice Day).