Yuru Camp Season 3 announced – Laid-Back Camp Season 3 anime TV show in production

Laid-Back Camp manga creator Afro’s celebratory illustration accompanies the Yuru Camp Season 3 announcement. Pic credit: The Laid-Back Camp Official Twitter

Great news for Yuru Camp fans: The Laid-Back Camp anime series is getting a third season!

The revelation, accompanied by a celebratory illustration by Yurukyan mangaka Afro (see above) was made on October 22, 2022.

Obviously, it’s too early to speculate about the Yuru Camp Season 3 release date as the cat was just let out of the bag!

We’ll keep you promptly posted as new information is becoming available.

On top of two anime series seasons, Laid-Back Camp also received an anime film adaptation; Yuru Camp: Movie premiered on July 1 in Japan and exceeded 650,000 attendees on August 15, when an ‘appreciation video’ was released to mark the occasion (see below).

Yuru Camp Season 1 aired in 2018, while Season 2 followed in 2021. In between, a spin-off series titled Room Camp was broadcast (2020). The movie focuses on the Laid-Back Camp characters as adults. A live-action drama based on the Yuru Camp manga series aired in 2020 and 2021 (two seasons).

The franchise is having a field day, so it’s only natural to follow up with a third anime season.

About the Yuru Camp franchise

C-Station is the production company behind the Yuru Camp anime film and series. For Season 3, we’ll have to wait and see whether the company will be reprising its role.

The Yuru Camp: Movie staff members included, as follows:

  • 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 these people also worked on one or multiple previous Yuru Camp anime projects.

Laid Back Camp Season 2 Yuru Camp Season 2 Anime Key Visual
Two key visuals for the Yuru Camp Season 2 anime. Pic credit: Studio C-Station

The cast members of Yuru Camp: Movie included:

  • Yumiri Hanamori — Nadeshiko Kagamihara
  • Nao Tōyama — Rin Shima
  • Sayuri Hara — Chiaki Ōgaki
  • Aki Toyosaki — Aoi Inuyama
  • Rie Takahashi — Ena Saitō

The cast members of the Yuru Camp anime series included:

  • Yumiri Hanamori — Nadeshiko Kagamihara
  • Nao Tōyama — Rin Shima
  • Sayuri Hara — Chiaki Ōgaki
  • Aki Toyosaki — Aoi Inuyama
  • Rie Takahashi — Ena Saitō
  • Marina Inoue — Sakura Kagamihara
  • Shizuka Itō — Minami Toba
  • Sachi Kokuryu — Ryōko Toba
  • Tomoyo Kurosawa — Ayano Toki
  • Akio Ōtsuka — Hajime Shinshiro
  • Takahiro Sakurai — Wataru Shima
  • Kaori Mizuhashi — Saki Shima
  • Shintaro Ōhata — Shūichiro Kagamihara
  • Nozomi Yamamoto — Shizuka Kagamihara
  • Risae Matsuda — Akari Inuyama
  • Naomi Shindō — Mineko Inuyama
  • Akio Ōtsuka — the narrator

It is reasonable to expect that at least the main cast members will be reprising their roles for Yuru Camp Season 3 but nothing has been announced yet.

About the Yuru Camp manga

Laid-Back Camp (ゆるキャン△, Yurukyan) started off as a manga by Afro in 2015. The series is still ongoing. Originally serialized in the seinen magazine Manga Time Kirara Forward (2015 to 2019), Yuru Camp has since moved to the COMIC FUZ app.

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 for an English-language release and has published 12 Volumes as of September 27, 2022.

As for the plot, the manga title should be indicative enough. Laid-Back Camp is a representative example of the iyashikei genre: it’s wholesome and… laid-back!

READ: What is iyashikei and where to start with ‘healing anime’: Give your soul a treat

The franchise inspired two video games 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).

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