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.
Let me start off by saying how we are blessed with so many SOL anime this season. SOL is definitely one of my favourite genre so how can I miss it? With that to say, it is not easy to produce a great SOL anime, the story, art, pace, sound, character are all contributing factors in producing a good anime. Yuru Camp△ is one that really nails it. Hence, I decided to write a review and explain why SOL anime fans cannot miss out this heartwarming SOL anime that reeks of awesomeness. Please bear with this amateur review of mine! :)
Story - 8. Much like
a typical SOL anime, set in the countryside and away from the bustling city like Tokyo, it allows viewers to relax and busk in the simple yet enriching lifestyle of the protagonists. Protagonist is a cheerful new kid in the block, making friends from the get-go, excited to enjoy the camping life - setting up tents, having campfire and eating hotpot with a group of friends with a common interest. Pacing of anime were perfect - not too fast nor too slow, considering the fact that there are currently only 3 volumes in the manga. Best part is, viewers get to gain many knowledgeable information about camping such as the different types of tents, camping ethics and camping materials etc.
Art - 9. Gosh! Were the art beautiful! Exactly what I expected from a SOL anime set in the countryside. The artwork also depicts Mt. Fuji and various camping site in perfect details. It's as if we're witnessing a poetry in motion.
Sound - 10. I was really AMAZED by the BGM after minutes in the first episode. The beautiful, countryside melody plays as soon as one of the main character rides her bike onwards the camping site makes me feel so relaxed. Not to mention the Opening and Ending theme used really fit the series! Especially the heartwarming ending theme which really reminds me of Non Non Biyori. To sum it up, C-Station really aced in this category. Well done!
Character - 9. Each character has their own distinctive trait that define each of their personalities. The character development is also well-paced as it shows one of the MC being introvert at first and not wanting to meddle with the protagonist. But we clearly knows that as time goes, she will definitely be a part of them and all we have to do is to just watch. Clearly there's plenty of room for character development for the next few episodes to come!
Enjoyment - 9. What more can I say, I thoroughly enjoy the first two episodes. It is so heartwarming and relaxed that it makes me interested to go camping myself! I just enjoyed the campfire scenes, setting up of tents and eating hotpot in front of the bonfire. It is these little things that make viewers like me happy.
Thanks for reading and hope it makes you decide to watch Yuru Camp△.