After four episodes I can say with complete honesty that there isn't a single bad thing I say about Yuru Camp for it hits its marks in all the right places. Having been in Boy Scouts going all the way back as a child, this anime definitely brought back a lot of great memories of my Scouting days and it definitely makes you want to go camping again whether by yourself or with friends, even with all the hard work it sometimes requires.
What makes this anime so special is how it relates to anyone who enjoys going camping. The characters all represent ourselves and how
excited we were to go camping. It goes even further to providing step by step details of how to camp and how to enjoy to the fullest, from how to set up a campsite with safety in mind to how to cook delicious meals using outdoor materials. The level of attention to detail is nothing short or astounding.
The art department has also done a fantastic job of showing just how beautiful the outdoors can be with the backgrounds of Mt. Fuji and other popular camping places in Japan. The characters are also nicely designed. Speaking of the characters, the five girls we've seen so far remind me quite a bit of the five main girls from Sailor Moon. You could say they're practically the camping versions of those characters. The music also suits the series perfectly. You can almost imagined being played right at camp.
With what have seen so far, we have yet to see the five girls camping together as this anime heavily applies. But I'm in no hurry to see that happen anytime soon for the pacing is at a perfect pace and there's really no need to rush. So far, Yuru Camp gets a solid 10 from me and yes that is a rather generous score for me, but like I said in the beginning there's not a bad thing I can say about this anime
Man oh man, the start of Winter 2018 has brought us a CRAP ton of SOL anime, but the make-or-break point is always at the simple execution that reels us in from the get-go, and Yuru Camp is one that delivers wholeheartedly in its simple yet loving aesthetics.
One thing to note that the recent pop-up of the iyashikei (or healing) genre is something that I did not expect out of this series, and it does that as well.
As you'd expect, Yuru Camp is a series that's filled with the slightest comedic-adventure with the educational aspect, and that's it's main draw: teaching us, campers or not,
on the ways of handling camping away from the bustling city and getting the enjoyment out of it. Really love how the details are brought down to the utmost care, and is enticing us to go and try it out.
So there was Rin the solo camping girl at first who does her usual stuff, going around camping places to savor just 3 nights of every area, and getting the feel for it, until the presence of Nadeshiko breaks the ice, and with her go-getting energetic self, revives the school's Outdoor Activities Club and sets forth the journey of learning how and what it means to camp, and opening the cold-hearted Rin to sharing her experiences with Nadeshiko as well.
For a simple yet enticing series, C-Station does it with a sense of great pride in their hands, following the manga adaptation to a T in its simple blissful art and animation that doesn't reek the blessings of simple art design and I've gotta say it's a hell of a job well done.
And the music is one of the highlights for the show. Akiyuki Tateyama of Shimoneta and Kemono Friends fame made the music for this show, and what can I say, for someone who doesn't have a lot of compositions, he's definitely an up-and-rising music composer with some of the best music ever done. Another heck of a job well done with the OST, and props to hearing Eri Sakaki's voice again for ED (as Plastic Memories fans know her great OP composition). Overall, impressive work done here.
Well, what can I say, just watch Yuru Camp and it will bring healing to your heart as you watch girls camp to their hearts' content and will make you smile all the way through.
Sit back, relax, and gaze upon the glory that is Yuru Camp.
Tbh I never expected to enjoy a series this much. With all the anime going on on a Thursday, this is definitely a great way to end it. The first episode already captivated me with its amazing soundtrack, character design, and background art.
Our main character Rin, is someone who enjoys camping alone, we see that in episode 1. She's someone who would rather enjoy camping at her own leisure. However, because there are more amazing characters, she soon starts to meet them as well as open up to them more and becomes more social.
I appreciate these character interactions because it's so humanlike and it's super sweet and all of them have chemistry with each other.
And it ain't just the characters themselves, the background art and colours are super attractive and really compliments the anime very well. There's also the fact that the background art and amazing colours are accompanied by the AMAZING OST. Each soundtrack piece really sets the vibe for each episode and each event that happens within Yuru Camp. Not to mention that GODLIKE OP. I've never heard such a catchier op than this one this season.
Also, apparently the campsites the girls' go to camp at are actually based on actual locations. I saw a few pictures of it in its real life form and it really looks exactly as the anime shows. It's amazing that these beautiful sites are real places to camp.
So in short:
Story (8) - Very Simple, Rin who loves to camps meets a new girl who eventually befriends her and enjoys camping along with her in due time. Then more girls show up and then they'll all camp together. A simple yet very well executed story that hits every note right.
Art (9) - Each character looks unique and the colours are well used.
Sound (10) - Easily one of the best OST's I've heard and the appropriate timings used of these songs really makes the anime all the better.
Character (10) - Each girl carries a beautiful and amazing personality and shows as well as reminds us how cute the CGDCT genre can be. Each girl is lovable and will not disappoint in putting a smile on your face.
Enjoyment (10) - I've enjoyed each second that Yuru Camp has to offer. I've never got bored of this anime and it was beautiful.
Overall (9) - If the goal of this anime was to give you a big smile and show you how girls can camp extremely well, then it does that very well. What can I say, it does everything right in terms of enjoyment, character, soundtracks, and beautiful art.
Yuru Camp will always be the anime to end my Thursdays. Now if you'll excuse me, I need some Ramen.
I'm usually really picky with slice of life series. I mean, really picky.
Still, I had to check this winter season 2018's Yuru Camp△ purely on childhood nostalgia and for the fact that Non Non Biyori is one of my favorite anime. My country, Finland, has one of the most beautiful natural habitats ever and one of my all-time favorite things growing up was renting a cottage with family or friends and doing all kinds of outdoor activities; Hiking, camping, fishing, foraging, cooking outside... The feeling of freedom and ultimate C O M F Y N E S S those things brought was out of this
Yuru Camp△ is an anime which tries to capture that feeling, and fully delivers.
Story (7) - The story is basically pretty straightforward, like SOL usually is. This anime is set in the countryside, away from the hectic citylife, following the simple joys in life the characters get to experience due to camping, school club activities etc. I really liked the pacing of the anime - just slow enough to be super comfy, while still not being boring. The viewer is also informed about camping by the narrator, which is a nice add. Good.
Art (9) - Beautiful, just beautiful. The animation is smooth, even though it may be kind of still from time to time (which is normal for SOL). The background art was spot on and the artists have used a great deal of time to make the campside and the area outside it look exactly like the real thing. Great.
Sound (10) - This is one of the comfiest soundtrack I have ever heard. Beautiful, relaxing and soothing countryside melodies combined with couple of sillier songs make create an amazing OST. Have nothing bad to say about the OP and ED either; positive, heartwarming, C O M F Y. Outstanding.
Characters (8) - The character interactions between Shima Rin and Nadeshiko Kagamihara are amazing, funny and most importantly, creative. Rin slowly transforming from an introvert lone camper to be more open and welcoming due to Nadeshiko's influence is a joy to watch. Nadeshiko's traits remind me of one of my favorite characters, Yui Hirasawa, by being overly positive, clumsy, a glutton, and... an absolute retard :^)
Nadeshiko's interactions with Skinfang-chan and Forehead-chan also are spot on, hope to see more of that also with Rin. Overall, very good, unique and varying characters for SOL.
Enjoyment (10) - I wholeheartedly enjoy this series, both because of my love of nature, childhood nostalgia and the amazing setting and execution of this series. Not many series make me smile from the start 'till the end every episode and I'm excited to see more of this C O M F Y N E S S.
Overall (9) - Weighted mean.
Let's calculate the overall weighted mean when art and sound have weight of 0.5 (art and sound are only half as important as story, character and enjoyment):
(I don't go too in depth with this review, and its my first review so bear with me)
Story 9/10: Rin loves camping, and she especially loves it in the autumn because there's less people and the autumn colours. The solo camper Rin has camped solo for a long time, but meets a very energetic girl named Nadeshiko who just got into camping, she's always positive (and eats A LOT).
Those two starts developing their friendship..
Art 10/10: The art was beautiful from the start, the scenery on the campsites they visit is beyond pretty. The characters are very cute and well drawn, the background is also always
well detailed so the surroundings are not bland at all.
Sound 10/10: The voice actors fits all the characters perfectly in my opinion. Not to mention how the opening makes you happy and hyped for the upcoming episode, while the ending makes you comfy and relaxed, and also fits the camping theme really well.
Character 10/10: The two main characters compliments their weaknesses very well, Rin is the more silent and alone type while Nadeshiko is the more energetic and outgoing type.
Enjoyment 10/10: This show is so wholesome, cute, heartwarming, comfy and just in general great watching, i can't help but forget everything around me and just focus on this very good slice of life series. There's not a moment where i feel like i should check how far i am in the episode, or do something else.
Overall 10/10: This show is great, if you haven't already watched it, you should go binge watch every single episode available right now. You won't regret it.
(only thing that's driving me crazy is;
How are their phones not running out of power, and how are they getting signal in the middle of nowhere..)
AHHH YES! A series about moe but loveable anime girls who desire to go camping, aka Girls Gone Camping (jk LOL)! Now, it doesn't seem so appealing at first, considering it's slice of life and mostly focuses on girls, with pretty much NO males in sight. But it's honestly a heartwarming, laid-back (no pun intended), and funny series to follow with characters you can actually relate to well from real-life experiences.
So I'll try to keep it as simple as possible while making my cases clear.
STORY: Honestly, it doesn't need a story structure like that from almost all action, mecha, shounen, and thriller series; that's not
its role. This is basically following the development of friendships between a group of girls who share similar interests when it comes to camping. Granted, it's not the most appealing, and most slice-of-life shows like this usually have "story" as one of their weak points. Could this story be developed better? Honestly, I don't know, because I don't really see how changing up the structure right now would have a positive effect. Besides, the series is more laid-back, so the need for a serious plot, as I may have touched on previously, is unnecessary.
ART: The animation doesn't try to shout and impress anyone, but it has its own charm, especially when it comes to hilarious situations. I feel that the "derp faces" (which are actually drawn quite well and fit the situation) work so well here in depicting the lightheartedness of the series. It's funny how the animation style isn't supposed to be mind-blowing, but it is, anyway, imo, due to it being the perfect style for series like this.
SOUND: Just like with the art style, the sounds are very good with depicting the lightheartedness of situations, as well as having "chill", laid-back soundtracks at the appropriate times. In a way, it kinda makes one feel like they're right in there with the characters themselves. One more thing: that OP is catchy as hell!!!!!!!!
CHARACTERS: THREE WORDS: BUNDLES OF FUN! Rin is mostly antisocial and solitary, and acts more mature than most of the others, but she's not completely against making friends, especially with the likes of the crazy and energetic yet lovable girl that is Nadeshiko. As for the latter herself, her naivety is literally the heartbeat of the abundance of comedy; pretty much everything that happens in the series involving her cluelessness and kindhearted nature is gonna give you at least a good chuckle or a hearty laugh. The other characters have their own perks when it comes to the lightheartedness as well. Another thing is that these characters can actually be relatable to one's own real-life experience; for example, Nadeshiko can be relatable to that one particularly hyper and noisy friend who you can't really hate at all, and Rin would be that one person you notice in school who tends to be alone with a small friend circle, but yet is open to talk and converse with (though may feel uneasy when dealing with very talkative people).
ENJOYMENT: Even as a "former" ygo fan and a person who likes watching action, romance, and supernatural series, this series is one of the handful of lighthearted series that really put me at ease, especially if I've recently watched a tense, action-packed episode from another show. Due to this, my enjoyment level is almost through the roof, and I could've picked 11 or higher if I have the choice.
Even if you're mostly someone who just watches to see action, action, action, plot, plot, plot, climax, climax, climax....this series can give you a good breather while making you a fan of it. I highly suggest watching the first few episode before deciding what to do next. If it doesn't entice you, it's fine, though you'll be missing out a lot, honestly.
Just enjoy, and be "laid-back", while watching this series....I now rest my case :D
Yuru Camp△ is quite possibly the most enjoyable anime I've experienced in my life. If you were to record me watching an episode, you would get a video of a grown man smiling like a goofball and giggling for 20 minutes straight. Yuru Camp△ seems to be made for the sole purpose of lifting your spirits and making your day better.
The story for Yuru Camp△ is nothing special but is executed very well. The anime revolves around our lovable cast as they go on camping related adventures. Even if you have no interest in camping, this show is sure to get you at least
a tad interested in venturing the outdoors with your friends.
Art for this show is absolutely gorgeous. The character designs are fairly simple yet are able to convey each character's personality well. The background scenery in this show is truly a spectacle to behold and adds an authentic feel to the show.
The soundtrack for the show is god-tier. The catchy opening song captures the fun element of the show and the beautiful ending song captures the relaxing feel of the show. The music utilized during scenes is perfectly implemented to capture the atmosphere. Voice acting is absolutely phenomenal across the board. My favorite VA would have to be Sayuri Hara (Chiaki), her line delivery absolutely cracks me up.
Here we get to the highlight of the show: the characters. Each character is lovable and unique in their own way which makes the character interactions perfect. I could watch an anime entirely dedicated to Nadeshiko traveling and meeting different people or Rin visiting various camping sites.
This anime just feels like a pillow for your soul, I could watch 1,000 episodes of this and never get sick of it. Even if you're not a fan of slice of life anime, I implore you to at least give this show a chance...you might be pleasantly surprised.
I know a lot of people are going to write off this review because I gave this series a 1, but I really don’t care. I have two MAJOR complaints about this series that, worryingly, nobody seems to mind and I just want to get my opinion out there.
First off, this series literally feels the need to explain EVERYTHING to you. And I’m not even joking. A sign that clearly shows that you can’t light a fire on the grass? Main character thinks to herself and the audience: “Oh yeah, I shouldn’t start a fire on the grass. I wish I had this nifty thing
that elevates it enough to not start a wildfire.” Main character starts making a fire? Narrator comes out of nowhere and gives you a step by step run down of what is happening right in front of your eyeballs. Unless you are literally incapable of understanding context clues, this is wholly unnecessary and frankly should be annoying to anyone with an ounce of intelligence. You know those video games that have a tutorial for everything? The ones that have a tutorial for a menu? This anime is that amount of hand holding and then some.
Another thing that really, really bothers me is how slow the pacing is, and I’m not trying to criticize the genre here. My 3rd favorite anime of all time is Girls’ Last Tour, another Iyashikei that flew under the radar last season and is honestly everything that Yuru Camp should be. With that out of the way I feel like I can explain my feelings without people discrediting my assessment due to an apparent genre bias. I know Iyashikei are inherently slow, but the extent to which the episodes drag everything out is ridiculous. When a character does something, every single element that goes into it is shown, such as putting up a tent and cooking food. I would put more examples here, but the episodes stretch everything out so much that there aren’t any more examples to list and the ones I could are just variations on the same idea.
Individually, these complaints aren’t too offensive, but putting them together really insults my intelligence, and it honestly should insult yours as well. Are people really so stupid that they need to be shown every single detail in order for things to make sense? If I say I’m driving to the store, do I need to say that I’m going to get my keys, put them in the ignition, take whatever and whatever road, pull in to the parking lot, find a parking spot, and walk in for you to understand what I’m going to do? No, but when I watch Yuru Camp, I can’t help but feel that’s how smart C-Station expects you to be.
Don’t get me wrong, there are some good things about this series, and a plethora of great ideas. I like the texts that pop up when the characters text each other and camping is an interesting setting that gets overlooked way to often. The art is actually pretty pleasing on the eyes and the music is pretty good too. However, my complaints above completely hinder my ability to enjoy this series in the slightest. I can’t really give this anything greater than a 1 when I spend my entire time watching it getting annoyed at how little faith the creators have in the viewers to actually function as a living thing and make very simple conclusions based on very simple evidence.
In an action packed season with blood spilled and wars, Yuru Camp is there to remedy it all.
Story 8: I don't think the story will improve at the end of the series. However the story itself isn't bad at all. it is relaxing without any dramas, conflicts, etc and that is what i want from this show and it delivers it well. So no complaint, a solid 8 from me.
Art 9: the scenery is so good. The foods also look delicious. The character design is also spot on. They all are cute to be expected from an anime about cute girl doing cute thing. More
importantly that the art's quality is consistent every episode.
Sound 10: A relaxing soundtrack one of the strong point of this anime I think. The music and the scene perfectly fit together. The ED is amazing one of the best for me this season. I really loving it.
Character 7: All girls have their own personalities, that's all. Sadly they are not memorable enough for me. They are kinda generic. Rin is loner which open up a bit as the series progress, Nadeshiko is a noisy, carefree which easy to befriend anyone. And the others, I even couldn't remember their name.
Overall (8 + 9 + 10 + 7 + 10 = 44 / 5 = 8.8) : An easy to pick series. A good show to acompany you while you are eating or just want to relax. Just about girls go camp with a slight education about how to do it right.
If you are tired of actions, blood, conflicts, or dramas pick this series to remedy those.
I love the simple story, the great OST, a delicious looking foods, a beautiful scenery.
Although the characters are kinda generic, they still do their job well enough to not hinder the other aspects of this series.
Let's go camping, contact me if you have any plan to go camping, I might join you! ( l o l )..
Compared to other Slice of Life animes, this one is kinda slow. Nothing really happens in an episode, but what makes this anime special is that it doesnt bore us to death. It does a great job of keeping the audiences attention even though theres really not that much going on.
The art is great. Its simplistic yet pleasing in my eyes. The animation is pretty smooth too. C-Station really did a great job making this. Nothing to complain about.
The soundtrack is amazing. It fits with the theme very well and it makes you interested for the whole episode and its one of the best ive
ever seen in a Slice of Life.
Theres really nothing to complain about this anime. This anime portrays campers very well in a realistic way (although im not a camper myself). I really recommend this anime if all you want is to relax.
After seeing exactly half of this anime I'm very pleased with what I got to enjoy. Slice of Life is one of my favourite genres. While there are many this season, Yuru Camp stands out with it's interesting premise.
The focus on camping is not the only thing that makes it stand out, but it's the main one for me. The visuals certainly help in making the experience relaxing, calming and comfortable. Music is very good and, most importantly, quite creative in terms of instruments used. I have to praise this anime for it's mastery in managing the mood. Yuru Camp does it spectacularly well, keeping
every episode calm but not boring. Occasional lively and funny bits kep me from getting bored too easily, while not disturbing the overall atmosphere of the show.
For me, the Characters are likeable and well-written. There is introvertic Rin, who behaves like an actual introvert. This means that she has legit reasons for prefering to be alone while still being capable of spending time with other people and enjoying it. Then we have puppy-like Nadeshiko, who isn't just another cute, cheerful moe cutuot. Her character really shines whenever she interacts with Rin. Watching those two get closer is one of the highlights here, at least in my opinion . As for the other characters, they're not as enjoyable to watch. The supporting cast does well it's job of filling in the spaces between the two main girls when they're not together . However, I have to admit they didn't impress me as much , except for Rin's friend. All the little situations with her were very fun to watch. She added some necessary insight into Rin's personality. Other than her, the remaining girls mainly support either Rin or Nadeshiko, rather than being particularly entertaing on their own. It's not that bad of a thing though.
While there's still half of it left, I can already see it as probably the best Slice of Life anime this season. For now I rate it 8, but with a little bit of improvement in the latter half I may consider giving it a 9
Those who haven't watched this, this is a good show that you must watch. The show is relaxing and a nice change of pace from watching action and intense shows. It also gives tips in camping and it shows that it is also good to camp in Winter, it kinda makes me want to explore new things, just saying. It is really funny and has cute characters, not only their art but also their voices. It is a Great Show my good fella...
They remind me of the Girls I handled 2 weeks ago in the school camping...
This is my first review and I am writing
this because I like the show.
Cute girls doing cute things, specifically talking about and going camping. Make no mistake: this is a very pleasant but not great series. There are no explosions, chase scenes or giant robots. There is a lot of beautiful scenery on about the level you would expect for a medium budget anime series. The artwork is adequate.
The story, such as it is through four episodes, revolves the four girls and only two of them are developed at all. Rin, the experienced camper, prefers camping alone in the winter (fewer people) and Nadeshiko, the novice camper, develop their friendship with the common bond of their love of
camping. The other two friends could be anyone at all and it wouldn't make any difference to the story. The "story" is almost more about the joys of camping than it is about the characters.
This is a series that will sooth your nerves and leave you with a peaceful, easy feeling. And a few recipes appropriate for camping.
ok so I am just going to say this. this show is such a pleasant surprise. it was one of this shows I thought I am going to really hate and that's going to suck but it's a really good show. I don't see enough people talking about it and it's a shame. I think that because people already watches a lot of shows this season and that this ne didn't start earlier like another pleasant surprise a place further than the universe it doesn't get it's recognition while it's at least as good and one of the best this season.
the plot is
pretty good. I really like how they write it so far but I do find it lacking in a few points. I think that overall the plot is good but not amazing. now I just want to address that since the plot is about ccamping in the winter I cant help but feel it was an amazing choice to wait to winter season to get this show out as I feel it might not have been as good to me if it was released in the summer or spring.
I also want to note some great things the show does which is to use a lot of texting to make the plot move and show the characters better and the fact that they simply explain camping things so well. I really like it.
I really thought about what to do in this category and I might be wrong or change my mind because this show's characters are great. I do however think they are lacking in a way that they are too similar. they are still a bit different but I hope the show will improve them. with that said I really love how they made the characters. they feel like actual goofy not too serious teenagers and honestly I really like the moments they are texting I their phones because it is so real (they even put some sorts of emojis in there). it also help building the characters and overall I found it great.
while not being overwhelming or amazing like other shows in the season (amb and violet everarden) the art here is great especially for this show. it had miments of me bursting out laughing not because the moment was funny (I think the humor in this show isn't amazing on it's own)but rather because how the art conveyed it. it had a few moments where it tried to make something really beautiful but honestly I think it was ok at that. the art here really have a better impact at characters interactions.
let's talk about the soundtracks. I don't thnk they are amazing or anything but they have moments that are really good and the show knows how to use them.
now let's talk about the op. i usually dont talk much about the op but here the op is so good and i cant bring myself to skip it. it got humor, it got really nice music and the way it plays with visuals and credits is so good. really a great op.
now i think this category got most of it's point from va. they do such an excellent job! i mean seriously, i said the humor wont really work well without the art but the same for the characters. the acting can be so funny and so great. i could really symphatize with some of the characters at certain moments and i think a great deal to that shuld g to the va for doing such an excellent job.
listen guys if you got time watch this. so far it's a really good show and one of my top 5 and maybe even 3 of the season. it is really something special that made me, one of the laziest people youll ever meet thinking about going to camp. it's a great show, I recommend it very much, and let's hope this show will keep being great.
note: after watching 5 ep.