“Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” Begins Broadcasting on April 4th! & Report from the Advanced Screening


The TV anime “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” is set to start broadcasting sequentially from April 4, 2024. The opening theme song is “Laid-Back Journey” by Kimino ne, and the ending theme song is “So Precious” by Asaka. A report from the advanced screening of “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” held on February 24, 2024, at Shinjuku Piccadilly has also arrived.

“Laid-Back Camp,” based on the manga of the same name by Afro, began broadcasting its first season in January 2018, sparking a camping boom. The series has continued to draw attention with a second anime season, an anime film, and two live-action dramas.

It had been previously announced that “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” would be broadcast across nine networks including AT-X, TOKYO MX, BS11, Sun TV, KBS Kyoto, TV Aichi, Hokkaido TV, YBS Yamanashi Broadcasting, and SBS TV. However, it has now been revealed that the series will start broadcasting on April 4, 2024.

Details on the theme songs, already announced, have also been finalized. The opening theme “Laid-Back Journey” by Kimino ne will be released on April 24, 2024, and the ending theme “So Precious” by Asaka will be available on the same day.

On February 24, 2024, an advanced screening event for “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” took place at Shinjuku Piccadilly, featuring screenings of episodes 1 through 3. After the screening, voice actors Yumiri Hanamori (Nadeshiko Kagamihara), Nao Toyama (Rin Shima), and Tomoyo Kurosawa (Aya Toki) took the stage to reflect on the series so far and share lively discussions about the upcoming “SEASON 3.”

When asked about highlights from the first three episodes, Hanamori expressed her love for the handmade sausage episode, noting its significance in future episodes and what she learned about temperature control and timing from the series. Toyama marveled at the appearance of alcohol stoves and portable heating gadgets in the show, praising the ingenuity of the high school girls in managing their allowances. Kurosawa was delighted to participate in character messaging conversations, welcoming herself as a newcomer to the series with a smile.

With the broadcast date set, anticipation for “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” is building. Stay tuned for the premiere on April 4th!

Details of the “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” Advanced Screening Event
Date: February 24, 2024 (Saturday) 12:00 (Event concluded)
Venue: Shinjuku Piccadilly, Screen 1
Featuring: Yumiri Hanamori (as Nadeshiko Kagamihara), Nao Toyama (as Rin Shima), Tomoyo Kurosawa (as Aya Toki)
MC: Haruka Mori

The “Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” advanced screening event was held on February 24, 2024 (Saturday) at Tokyo’s Shinjuku Piccadilly. Episodes 1 through 3 of the upcoming series, set to start broadcasting in April, were previewed on the big screen. Following the screening, voice actors Yumiri Hanamori (Nadeshiko Kagamihara), Nao Toyama (Rin Shima), and Tomoyo Kurosawa (Aya Toki) took the stage, warmly welcomed by the audience with applause. They shared their enthusiasm for the upcoming broadcast and highlighted the story’s attractions.

Yumiri Hanamori shared her excitement about “Laid-Back Camp,” recalling how the series coincided with the camping boom and noting the joy of hearing the show’s BGM in other TV programs featuring camping. Nao Toyama expressed her admiration for the various camping gadgets and character collaborations featured in the series, appreciating its broad appeal. Tomoyo Kurosawa, who joined the series in “SEASON 2,” observed local residents in Hamamatsu discussing the series enthusiastically, feeling the extensive reach and love for the show.

During the event, the first three episodes of “SEASON 3” were screened in advance. When asked about highlights from these episodes, Hanamori mentioned her fondness for the handmade sausage episode, urging viewers to pay attention to it as it becomes key in the future. Toyama was impressed by the various gadgets featured in the show, appreciating the high school girls’ ingenuity in budgeting and creativity. Kurosawa was delighted to participate in character messaging conversations, warmly welcoming her as a newcomer.

The event was lively, with anecdotes shared about recording experiences. Hanamori reminisced about hearing unusual sounds outside the booth during recording sessions, caused by Toyama cooking hamburgers. Toyama also shared her experience of cooking hamburgers with the staff after her part in the recording was done. Kurosawa concluded by expressing her happiness to participate in character messaging conversations and asked for continued support.

The event concluded with messages of gratitude from the cast to the fans. Hanamori spoke about the series supporting new beginnings, Toyama expressed excitement for the return of “Laid-Back Camp” under a new production team, and Kurosawa encouraged viewers to enjoy the delicious food featured in the series until the end.

Hanamori: “This broadcast begins in spring, and I believe many people will be starting new chapters in their lives. I think this work, with its gentle atmosphere, will be like a push forward for everyone. We’re starting anew with a new staff team, inheriting the ambiance from before while also taking on the challenge of a new pace for ‘Laid-Back Camp.’ I believe it’s a work that supports new beginnings, so I hope everyone enjoys it.”

Toyama: “It’s exciting to think that ‘Laid-Back Camp’ is coming back. Although we’ve moved to a new system this time, as you’ve seen, the atmosphere of ‘Laid-Back Camp’ has been carefully carried on, and the staff has created a wonderful work. I think it’s a work that will make us love it even more. Please continue to support us.”

Kurosawa: “I think it’s been a while since we’ve met Nadeshiko and the others in this timeline. I’ve had a lot of conversations today, feeling ‘Exactly, exactly!’ in the atmosphere of the theater. There will be a lot of delicious things coming up, so please enjoy the broadcast until the end.”

(C) Afro, Houbunsha / Outdoor Activities Project

“Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” Opening Theme
“Laidback Journey”
by KiminoNe
Publisher: MAGES. MUSIC
First Press Limited Edition (CD): 1980 yen (tax included)
Scheduled for release on April 24, 2024
The first press comes with an anime illustrated sleeve case
(After the first press, the product will be available without the sleeve case)

KiminoNe is a music unit that started activities when Tsumugishachi, who was always spinning stories, met the sound creator Hisashika. They debuted from MAGES. in spring 2023 with “Aimai Hello.” Based on the stories written by Tsumugishachi, Hisashika creates music, further enriched by the participation of the up-and-coming female violinist Mai Otani, solidifying the sound’s core. Hisashika crafts the music in various ways to Tsumugishachi’s diverse stories, while Otani’s violin fluidly intertwines with Tsumugishachi’s delicate and emotional vocals. On KiminoNe’s official website, Tsumugishachi’s stories that inspire the music are published as fantasy stories.

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“Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3” Ending Theme
“So Precious”
by Asaka
Publisher: MAGES. MUSIC
Laid-Back Camp Edition (CD + 2 DVDs): 2420 yen (tax included)
Standard Edition (CD): 1980 yen (tax included)
Scheduled for release on April 24, 2024
*The Laid-Back Camp Edition features an anime illustrated jacket

Born on October 7, 1999, in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture. Spent five years in Michigan, USA, from the age of 3. Asaka, a flower blooming in Asia, began her entertainment career in April 2016 and debuted in October as a 17-year-old high school student anime singer with the ending theme “Open your eyes” for the TV anime “Occultic;Nine.” She has also performed theme songs for the “Laid-Back Camp” series, “Centaur’s Worries,” “ISLAND,” “YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world,” “Higurashi When They Cry Gou,” “The Sage’s Disciple,” “Summertime Render,” and various game theme songs. Released her 3rd album “Who’s Me?” on June 28, 2023. Her 14th single, the ending theme “Wayawayawaー!” for the TV anime “Dosanko Gal is Mega Cute,” was released on February 7, 2024. Known for her powerful and charming voice, native English pronunciation, and high expressiveness, Asaka continues to be a highly regarded singer, actively expanding her activities beyond anime songs.

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(C) Afro, Houbunsha / Outdoor Activities Project

“Laid-Back Camp SEASON 3”
Scheduled for broadcast in April 2024!
AT-X: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 23:00 (Repeat broadcasts: Monday at 11:00, Wednesday at 17:00)
TOKYO MX: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 23:30
BS11: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 24:00
Sun TV: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 24:00
KBS Kyoto: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 24:30
TV Aichi: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 26:35
Hokkaido TV: Starting April 4th, every Thursday at 26:25
YBS Yamanashi Broadcasting: Starting April 6th, every Saturday at 10:27
SBS TV: *Broadcast time currently being adjusted

Original Work: Afro (Serialized in Houbunsha’s “COMIC FUZ”)
Director: Jin Tanaka
Series Composition: Pierre Sugiura Character Design: Naotaka Hayashi
Color Design: Miho Hasegawa (Hiwa) Art Director: Takuto Gonno (Goofy)
Background Art: Creative Freaks Director of Photography: Katsuhito Ogawa (Chiptune)
Music: Akiyuki Tateyama Sound Director: Takeshi Takadera
Opening Theme: “Laidback Journey” by KiminoNe
Ending Theme: “So Precious” by Asaka
Animation Production: Eight Bit

Nadeshiko Kagamihara: Yumiri Hanamori Rin Shima: Nao Toyama
Chiaki Oogaki: Sayuri Hara Aoi Inuyama: Aki Toyosaki
Ena Saitou: Rie Takahashi Ayano Toki: Tomoyo Kurosawa
Narration: Akio Otsuka

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Manga Time KR Comics / “Laid-Back Camp” by Afro
The latest volume 16 released on March 12, 2024!
Currently popularly serialized on the manga app “COMIC FUZ” (Houbunsha).

(C) Afro, Houbunsha / Outdoor Activities Project

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