A spin-off of Laid-Back Camp
Genre(s): Slice of Life, Comedy, Comfy
Age-Appropriateness: 12+ (Occasional hot spring scenes)
Episodes: 12 three-minute episodes
TheAwersome Rating: 6.9 / 10 (Filler)
Premise: During an Outdoor Activities Club meeting, Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Aoi Inuyama, and Chiaki Oogaki debate what it means to be a real Yamanashi native. Somewhere along the line, Chiaki brings up the Yamanashi Kids’ Stamp Rally, which Nadeshiko has never heard of. The rally encourages one to visit famous places in the prefecture and collect stamps; those who complete the rally will win a year’s worth of Minobu steamed buns. Enticed by the humongous food prize, Nadeshiko is set on participating.
Follow the Outdoor Activities Club as they travel around the Yamanashi prefecture to collect stamps and explore what the region has to offer!
TheAwersome’s Thoughts: This was fun enough but didn’t really bring any of the vibe that you watch Laid-back Camp for. Because the episodes were so short, there wasn’t any of the comfy, relaxing, isolated vibe. There are some genuinely funny parts because the characters are the same great characters, but the whole show is basically a tourism commercial for the Yamanashi Prefecture.
TLDR: Essentially a brief OVA series / tourism commercial. Short, so you aren’t wasting much time by watching it, but doesn’t really contribute to the Laid-back Camp vibe.
That being said, Season 2 of Laid-Back Camp starts in January of 2021, so at the very least this will help get back in the mood for the return of Comf incarnate.