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First Impression: Super Cub

A train pulls into the station. It is nighttime in a small town, and everyone is asleep as Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1 floats gently through the air. The…

Beneath the Tangles

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Winter 2021 Anime Awards

Another season of anime has come and gone, so once again I’ll be looking back at some of the things I enjoyed most from what I was watching.…

Rory Muses

Winter 2021 Final Thoughts

Yeah, I know, would you believe it? For Great Justice lives! Everything looked on the upswing heading into 2021, and a truly stacked season—arguably the most stacked season…

FOR GREAT JUSTICE

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Yuri Quickie: Yuru Camp△ 2

Of all the sequel seasons I have watched recently, Yuru Camp 2 has to be the simplest to talk about, hence the Yuri Quickie instead of a G-View.…

The Yuri Empire

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Yuru Camp△ S2 – 13 [Final]

And with that Yuru Camp’s second season has wrapped up. This was another really good episode that let the emotions of a season ending mix with the feelings…

Anime Evo

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 13 (Fin) – It Goes Both Ways

From the first shot of the episode, we know something has ended, because the girls are walking down the mountain after watching the sun come up. It’s the last…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Media Update – End of March 2021

A review of Ori and the Will of the Wisps, plus thoughts on Laid-Back Camp and a pair of online lives

Zubat's Grove

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Laid Back Camp – Anime Playlist

As an anime season winds down, I start thinking about what music to add to my anime playlist. Winter 2021 is no exception, and yields some fine music…

Apprentice Mages Lounge.

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Laid Back Camp 2: Ep 4 Impression

Nadeshiko’s hard work is finally paying off. During the first two episodes, there were a couple of scenes depicting what a typical day at Nadeshiko’s part time job…

Umaru blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2.12: Party at Izu

Part 4 of the Izu Group Camping Arc along with the highly anticipated double birthday bash. It’s sad saying farewell to childhood friends. Luckily Nadeshiko would get to…

The Yuri Empire

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Yuru Camp△ S2 – 12

I’m really glad this ride isn’t over yet. This final camping trip of the season has been a great little arc for the show and it should wrap…

Anime Evo

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 12 – Crossing the Rubi-tombolo

Yuru Camp takes a quick look back at when Nadeshiko was saying a tearful goodbye to her best friend Ayano; and I agree with the commenter that Kurosawa…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2.11: Setting Camp at Izu and Sightseeing

Part 3 of the Izu Group Camping Arc. Let’s take a look at some highlights like usual. Nadeshiko won the race.

The Yuri Empire

Yuru Camp 2 – Episode 11 – Relaxation Time and Laid Back Camp Cooking

Episode impressions of Yuru Camp 2 Episode 11 as the camping trip continues as they finally make it to the camp site and relax.

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 11 – Mamashiko Ajiii!

As expected, the highest point of Hosono Plateau offers a view that’s well worth the climb…or the race to the top if you’re Nadeshiko, Akari, or Chiaki. Also…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ S2 – 11

This episode really let the camping trip truly begin and that was a lot of fun to see. Although they did spend much of the day traveling around…

Anime Evo

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 10 – Dispatches from the Geofront

The OP to Yuru Camp’s second season is a vast improvement over the first, but there was one thing that always bugged me: a Nissan MPV was featured instead…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 09 – You’ll Never Ride Alone

Nadeshiko is back from her solo trip, and admits that after her dinner of foil-wrapped salmon (the veggies were apparently only an appetizer!), things got a little boring.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 08 – Wabi-Sabi Worrywart

Chiaki, Aoi, and Ena take the episode off this week, as aside from a sprinkling of Sakura it’s a totally Nadeshiko & Rin show, and every moment of…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Together, Alone: How Laid-Back Camp Shows Companionship Through Technology

Alex Henderson explores Laid-Back Camp's use of tech like smartphones as a means of connecting one another, even across the greatest expanses

Anime Herald

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 07 – Going Solo

Chiaki, Aoi, and Ena were a lot of fun these past two episodes, but by the end of their Lake Yamanaka trip I was ready for some Rin…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 06 – Ice Station Yamanaka

Their dreams of cape camping dashed, Chiaki, Aoi and Ena set up their two tents and their tarp as close to it as they dare, then break out…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 05 – Chiaki’s Perfect Plan

Rin has her bookstore job and Nadeshiko has her new gig at the restaurant, so for the first time in a while we’ve got a camping trip involving…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 04 – One Step Closer to Fancy Camping

This week there’s no camping, but plenty of Outclub hijinx, starting with Chiaki buying a new tarp for their next trip only to forget to bring the posts.…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 03 – Top-Grade Eels and Feels

When Rin tells Nadeshiko she’ll be staying in Shizuoka for a couple extra nights due to the snow back home, Nadeshiko makes an alternate proposal: Rin could join…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 02 – Four Sunrises

Rin arrives at Iwata, and it’s everything a gal from a landlocked prefecture could hope for: crystal-clear skies and endless ocean. Riding her moped beside the sea feels…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2 – 01 – The Power of Curry Cup Ramen

In its first season Shima Rin mentioned she first started camping in her first year of middle school. The second season opens by saying “You don’t have to…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

Animecast: Come Be Isekai If You Want To Live!

The hosts of the Otaku Spirit Animecast are here to give the rundown on anime news of today. Listen in and get caught up, or just get their…

Otaku Spirit

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Jaku-Chara Tomozaki-kun – 10 – Not-So-Laid-Back Camp▽

After a very cute meet-up with Mimimi at the local train, Tomozaki finds suddenly himself on a perfectly conventional normie event, in which he, Mimimi, Hinami, and Mizusawa…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 12 (Fin) – Campvengers: Tentgame

The final episode of Yuru Camp’s first season ends somewhat confusingly with flash-forward that starts exactly how the previous episode ended: with Rin on a bike. Only this time…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ S2 – 10

It was nice having the full cast together for a trip like this. They have all been doing their own thing throughout the season and that works fine.…

Anime Evo

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Yuru Camp△ – 11 – Campvengers: Sukiyaki War

Yuru Camp gets right down to the “final battle” of the season: the big unified Christmas Camping trip. After ten episodes of “forming a new team”, we finally…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 10 – It’s All Coming up Outclub

Rin’s Backup Post-Exams Solo Camping Trip takes a turn from relaxing to nerve-wracking when she oversleeps at the hot springs, leading to an hour-and-a-half drive to the campground…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 09 – Winging It

Rin invites Nadeshiko to join her at a riverside campsite in Nanbucho within biking distance, but when the appointed day arrives, the usually hale and hearty Nadeshiko comes…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 11 – Campvengers: Sukiyaki War

Yuru Camp gets right down to the “final battle” of the season: the big unified Christmas Camping trip. After ten episodes of “forming a new team”, we finally…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

OSMcast?! Show #173: Dragon Quest: Your Story

It may not seem like it, but this is a podcast about hype and expectations. About how one can get so excited for something, then be utterly betrayed…

OSMcast! Anime, Games, Interviews, & More!

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Nonon’s Otaku Theater: Winter Anime 2021, Week 9

Otherside Picnic, Laid-Back Camp, and whatever's going on with The Promised Neverland is discussed by Nonon in this week's Otaku Theater!

TheOASG

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Yuru Camp△ – 08 – Caribou in Minobu

This episode takes place between camping trips, with Chiaki and Aoi returning to the spotlight. After stewing in envy at their last trip over their neighbors’ fancy camping,…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 07 – Good Neighbors

The identity of Cool Campin’ Gramps is quickly revealed: he’s Rin’s grandfather, which makes sense as Rin must’ve caught the camping bug from him. It also explains why…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 06 – Girls with Grills

Rin should close up the library, but the heater is so nice she’s hesitant to leave. She realizes she has a package in her bag, and opens it…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 05 – So Far and Yet So Close

The contrasts between the two parallel camping trips continue. The Outclub takes a relaxing dip at the hot springs with an excellent view, while Rin is…still on her…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ – 04 – Go-Go Outclub Rangers!

The newly three-member Outclub kicks into gear with preparations for their first camping trip together, starting with trying to keep the budget as tight as possible. While experimenting…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ 2.9: Destination Izu

The next arc has our heroines come together to prepare for a long overdue group camping trip to Izu.

The Yuri Empire

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Yuru Camp△ – 03 – Return of the Favor

We watch the day Rin goes camping from Nadeshiko’s perspective, as she searches the family storage shed for a tent only to find it’s a canopy tent; useless…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Five)

Round one ends with four match-ups, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our Facebook,…

Beneath the Tangles

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Yuru Camp△ – 02 – Wide-Open Camp

This was never going to be a show just about two girls, so this week Nadeshiko joins her school’s Outdoor Activities Club, or Outclub for short. To my…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog

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Yuru Camp△ S2 – 09

This show just doesn’t let me down. Yuru Camp delivered yet another good episode that set things up for the final big camping trip of the season. This…

Anime Evo

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Yuru Camp△ – 01 (First Impressions) – So Amazing, So Tiny

I’m three years and two months late to Yuru Camp, AKA Laid-Back Camp, but Hannah taking a very worthwhile look back at Demon Slayer got me thinking, what was…

RABUJOI – An Anime Blog