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Laid-Back Camp

Aug 16, 2020

This is my first review of an anime I've made for quite a long time, so please bear with me.  Personally, I'm a big fan of slice-of-life shows like Yuru Yuri, Non Non Biyori, Sound! Euphonium, etc., and I've watched them ever since I've watched Azumanga Daioh, which was originally released back in 2002.  I find slice-of-life shows appealing, and I personally prefer them over mainstream action shows, but of course different people have different tastes.  Yuru Camp, aka Laid-Back Camp, is easily one of the most relaxing, laid-back anime I've watched along with Non Non Biyori.  Yuru Camp is perfect to make me forget about all my worries in real life momentarily.

Yuru Camp may be just a typical slice-of-life anime at first glance, but the characters are what separates this anime from other slice-of-life anime, and how cute they are.  It's cute girls going camping, and who doesn't love them?  Yuru Camp did not have much of the plotline, but it did have some character development.  We get to see Rin, who's experienced in solo camping, has become more open to camp with her friends.  Plus, the campers have recruited a young girl to the guild!  Otherwise, the anime mainly just shows lots of mischievous camping fun between high school girls, and the narrator, voiced by Akio Otsuka, even teaches the viewers some helpful camping tips!

The characters are all unique, and they are all pretty likable.  Rin is a confident, relatable girl who likes to be alone but doesn't mind being friends with other girls. Nadeshiko is a ditzy, energetic girl who likes to eat a lot, and she has made some of the cutest facial expressions I've ever seen.  Her Tareme eyes has already made herself cute, and I really like her energetic personality.  Aoi is a very nice girl who has a cute little fang, and Chiaki is the tomboy with glasses along with her fiesty personality.  My favorite character of the show is Ena, who's Rin's best friend, and she's voiced by one of my top favorite seiyuus, Rie Takahashi.  Her voice is so soothing, and I really wish she would get more screen time.  The voice acting in general is well done, with Nao Touyama being the other standout by making Rin such a cool character.

Overall, Yuru Camp is an incredible anime that gives its maximum comfiness to viewers like me.  Being a slice-of-life moe anime, it was odd that there was not really any downtime in the series, but maybe the "downtime" was all the cute scenes and I was so happy that I didn't really have to care about my viewing experience.  I am very excited for Season 2 of Yuru Camp in 2021, and I really hope that this anime will be dubbed in English if possible.  This anime is easily one of my favorite slice-of-life anime I've watched, and I highly recommend watching Yuru Camp to slice-of-life fans.  You won't regret it, and it might even inspire you to go out camping like many people after watching the anime.

9/10 story
10/10 animation
9/10 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

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