Laid-Back Camp Movie Gets July 1 Release Date, Ena Saito Visual


The Laid-Back Camp movie is set to premiere on July 1 in Japan. A visual of Ena Saito with her dog Chikuwa on a bench was released alongside the announcement.

Ena’s visual is the latest in a series of off-shot or candid visuals for the movie. Previous visuals featured Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Rin Shima, Chiaki Ohgaki, and Aoi Inuyama.


Plot details have not yet been revealed, but it was said that the characters will be older in the movie than they were in the series and that Afro, the mangaka of the Laid-Back Camp manga, was consulted with repeatedly from the early stages of pre-production.

The first and second seasons of the camping-themed Laid-Back Camp aired in 2018 and 2021 respectively, while a spin-off called ROOM CAMP aired in 2020. Crunchyroll describes Laid-Back Camp as:

Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she’s forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it’s night, in a place she’s never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.

The Laid-Back Camp manga by Afro, which began in 2015 and has 12 tankoubon volumes as of April 2021. The Houbunsha-published manga was first serialized in Manga Time Kirara Forward but is currently running in the COMIC FUZ app, and is published under the Manga Time KR Comics label. 

The Laid-Back Camp movie’s staff includes Yoshiaki Kyougoku (Laid-Back Camp Season 1 and 2) as director, Jin Tanaka (Laid-Back Camp Season 1 and 2 series composer and scriptwriter) and Mutsumi Itou (ROOM CAMP series composer and scriptwriter, Laid-Back Camp Season 1 and 2) as scriptwriters, and Mutsumi Sasaki (Laid-Back Camp and ROOM CAMP) as character designer. C-Station is the animation production company.

Meanwhile, the cast includes Yumiri Hanamori as Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Nao Touyama as Rin Shima, Sayuri Hara as Chiaki, Aki Toyosaki as Aoi Inuyama, and Rie Takahashi as Ena Saito.

Source: @yurucamp_anime

Melvyn originally wanted to write about video games, and he did so for a few years, starting from his college days. He still writes about video games sometimes, but now focuses on anime-related news content and the occasional review. Some of his free time is spent self-learning Japanese, both out of interest in the language and because English-translated light novels and manga are expensive. Every anime season, Melvyn looks forward to discovering new standout episodes and OP/ED animation sequences, as well as learning about the storyboard artists and directors behind them.
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