The official website for the TV anime Laid-Back Camp Δ revealed the main visual for the Laid-Back Camp Movie on Sunday, May 15, 2022, featuring grown-up Nadeshiko, Rin, Chiaki, Aoi, and Ena reuniting to construct a campsite. The movie is a sequel to the anime.
The press release also announced that filmgoers for the Laid-Back Camp anime film in Japan would receive a special 24-page volume 13.5 of the manga by original author Afro titled “Rin to Nadeshiko no Inagako Haru Camp“ (Rin and Nadeshiko’s Spring Camp at Inaga Lake). The new story ties Nadeshiko and Rin in high school with their adult selves from the film. A commemorative album from the anime will be included in the volume, as well as production material from the film.
A pre-screening of the movie was held at Marunouchi Piccadilly (Chiyoda, Tokyo) on May 15. Ena’s voice actress Rie Takahashi, Nadeshiko’s voice actress Yumiri Hanamori and Chiaki’s VA Sayuri Hara were present at the screening.
Director Yoshiaki Kyougoku was also in attendance and he commented, “It’s a work that is tightly packed with changes and continuations”.
The movie is set to open on July 1, 2022, in Japan.
Five main cast members for Nadeshiko (Yumiri Hanamori), Rin (Nao Toyama), Chiaki (Sayuri Hara), Aoi (Aki Toyosaki), and Ena (Rie Takahashi) are reprising their roles.
C-Station Studios is animating the film which will be directed by Yoshiaki Kyougoku. Character designs are handled by Mutsumi Sasaki, while the screenplay is written by Mutsumi Ito and Jin Tanaka.
Laid-Back Camp, also known in Japan as Yuru Camp, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Afro. The manga was first serialized in Houbunsha’s Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine from July 2015 to February 2019 until it was transferred to the publisher’s website and app for manga called Comic Fuz. It has been collected in thirteen tankōbon volumes. The manga is licensed in North America by Yen Press.
An anime television series adaptation by C-Station aired in Japan from January to March 2018; the anime was co-financed and licensed by Crunchyroll. A short anime spin-off, titled Room Camp, aired from January to March 2020.
A live-action drama series aired in Japan from January to March 2020, and a second drama season aired from April to June of 2021. A second anime season aired from January to April 2021.
A virtual reality video game based on the series was released in March 2021, and a visual novel developed by MAGES was released in November 2021.