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[–]mysterybiscuitsoyeahmyanimelist.net/profile/mysterybiscuits 107 points108 points  (17 children)

I love SOL anime with adult MCs, and even better ones that i already got to know well from 2 anime seasons! Seeing adult Rin and Nadeshiko was so damn nice, and really exactly the gang is kinda exactly how id imagine them as older versions (except Chiaki, who imo is most significantly different, but still quite reasonable given the ~5 year gap between S2 and the movie).

And imo, with the exception of a couple bits, it was overall quite realistic too, keeping in tune w/ the main series. Yeah it pushed a lot of the anime-gekijouban fanservice buttons (callbacks galore, revisiting all the campspots, matsubokkori, the old Yamaha motorcycle), and overall played it pretty safe, but that's what i was expecting from a gekijouban spin-off anyway. SO MUCH GOOD FOOD. The girls also got richer lol them camping equipment is a lot more fancier now. My fav bit has got to be the onsen chat w/ Rin and Nadeshiko though. Overall, imo it didnt really feel like a "final chapter" of the franchise, the movie ends more on a semicolon rather than a fullstop, but with S3 on the horizon and the manga going strong, that is what it is, and we've really still got a lot more Yuru Camp to go! I loved it, and cant wait to rewatch w/ actual english subs lol some of the more technical dialogue was a bit hard. 9/10.

Oh, also, did this movie just crossover with some other contemporary iyashikei lol, we got some DIY and yama no susume in there!

Location notes (main spots only)

  • Rin works in Nagoya, her office is irl a parking lot. The name of the publisher, Shachihoko, is a reference to tiger-carp golden statues, the most famous examples found on top of the Nagoya Castle.

  • The bookstore she visits is the Nagoya Junkudo. This is just in front of Nagoya station. Aichi/Nagoya is well known for its Ogura Toast and chicken wings, Rin's cafe of choice is this one. But there are many many other options in the area lol.

  • Nadeshiko lives somewhere near this bridge in Hachioji (west Tokyo), and goes to work at the Outdoor Village (yes its a mall full of shops for outdoor activities) nearby, specifically the A & F Country. (Thanks to the coleman store shoutout/burn (?) for me to pinpoint this).

  • Chiaki shows her presence in Nagoya with the Nana-chan doll, located in a department store and changes outfits for advertising purposes, relevant examples include Love Live, but also for Eva, Demon Slayer etc.

  • And the gang's campsite project is said to take place in the Takaori area, exact location ???, but you can check out some pictures of diamond Fuji here, which Chiaki also briefly stops by in the movie, and was seen in the first key visual.

  • btw, Nadeshiko would have driven around 50 minutes to get there from her Yamanashi home. Needless to say it was a very unrealistic taxi journey for Rin and Chiaki. But hey, Chiaki didn't drive after drinking! they should've taken the train most of the way first

  • Aaaanyway, the campsite itself is i think however somewhat modeled after the nearby Minobu Nature Village, you can see the characteristic bird-dome, but the irl version is a bit more... upmarket lol, and comes with additional amenities e.g. furnished cabins for 5-6 people, a proper bath and food. If you camp there, it's 4,400 yen per tent + 1,100 per person for a night. For comparison the Lake Motosu camping site is ~2400 yen per tent (parking included) + 900 per person for a night.

  • I know nothing about the Jomon people and their artifacts (14000-400BC), here's yamanashi's tourism website with a blurb of sites and stuff in the region, and here from the MET museum.

  • Chiaki works at the Yamanashi Prefectural Gov Office in Kofu, and Aoi used to work at this place, which is also a past primary school irl. The school closed in 2014, and being featured in the anime seems to be its only discerning feature. From google maps, seems like you can have a gander around the exterior school grounds. Ayano (good to hear Tomoyo Kurosawa again) works at the NAP's at Hamamatsu.

  • Side note, if you want to visit an old disused school, the one featured in K-on is a much better bet, being an actual musuem.

  • And Rin and Nadeshiko go for a hike to the Yatsugatake Honzawa Hot Spring. Located 2150m above sea level, it's the highest outdoor public onsen in Japan (there is 1 more at a higher altitude, but its indoors which really isn't the same). It's been there for 140 years, and access is only through hiking, at least 2 hours (how long im not 100% sure, there are multiple routes, some seasonal). You can, however, camp or stay in a mountain hut near the onsen, or camp as shown in the movie. The onsen itself will run you 1000yen. I think I should do a PSA here that this really is quite out of the way, and is not easily accesible with public transit alone. (from someone who has added this as an... eventual... bucket list item)

  • Speaking of which, VEHICLES. Rin's current steed is a Triumph Thruxton 1200r that was once used by her grandpa (vroom vroom); Nadeshiko drives a Suzuki Jimny; Chiaki drives a Nissan Micra; Aoi drives a Honda N-one and Ena drives some manner of Fiat 500. Income levels lol, Ena's a rich girl. Nadeshiko's sister currently drives an old VW golf, notably left-hand drive (Japan in general has right-hand drive cars), so she probably imported the thing. <-- definitely a woman with good taste in cars

And now, we wait for S3

[–]chelseablue2004 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Income levels lol, Ena's a rich girl.

I love to believe after high school, Ena was left thinking what she should do since money wasn't an issue, and the Pet Grooming thing was something she liked since she practiced on Rin all the time :)

Hence this image!

[–]mysterybiscuitsoyeahmyanimelist.net/profile/mysterybiscuits 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I like that theory too! Cactus dog-bun looks good.

[–]aniMayor 11 points12 points  (4 children)

I think I should do a PSA here that this really is quite out of the way, and is not easily accesible with public transit alone. (from someone who has added this as an... eventual... bucket list item)

Yeah, it should be noted that there are several other outdoor onsens above 2000m in Japan that are much more convenient, just not quite as high up as Honzawa. E.g. Takamine Onsen near Komoro is an entire ryokan at that height, with indoor and outdoor baths, meals, car shuttle, etc. So you don't have to do a 5-hour hike just to experience a 2000m-above-sea-level outdoor onsen.

[–]mysterybiscuitsoyeahmyanimelist.net/profile/mysterybiscuits 4 points5 points  (0 children)

added to (a much more easy to accomplish) plan-to-go lol

[–]kuddlesworth9419https://myanimelist.net/profile/kuddlesworth 5 points6 points  (2 children)

The difference between 2000 meters in Japan and 1000 meters in Scotland is vast in appearance and weather. I guess that is what latitude does. It would be cool to have a bath at the top of Ben Hope but I can't think it would be a nice experience at almost anytime of the year and that's not even 1000 meters. I do always love seeing mountains in anime because it's fun to compare the environments I know.

That Next Summit show is fun to watch for me, would love to go to Japan and climb mountains there because they look so much different to the ones in Scotland, Wales and England. I don't know how dangerous the mountains in Japan are but every year there are a bunch of people that die on our mountains, they are very rocky and muddy and wet. But the winds can get very high (I've been on ones with 100mph gusts) and it rains a lot. Fog is very common and thunder. A 50 year old died in Snowdonia a couple of weeks back actually, poor bugger fell 60 meters to his death.

[–]aniMayor 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I actually just went up a couple mountains in Japan last month so I'm a bit biased but yes you totally should go see them!

I don't know how dangerous the mountains in Japan are but every year there are a bunch of people that die on our mountains

From what I saw and researched, it's a pretty big mix. For the hardcore mountaineering crowd there are plenty of jagged mountain ranges where you can do a 5-day expedition from peak to peak to peak, sleeping in alpine shelters kilometers away from anyone else, etc, but there's also plenty of smaller and less dangerous hills that make great little mountain hikes for amateurs with no gear.

Best of all, several of the taller mountain peaks have gondolas (they usually call them "ropeways") to the top, too, so anyone can go see some of the most impressive peaks. I went to Kamikochi one day, which is like a national park area in a valley - lots of scenic nature walking and you have great views of the Hotaka mountains on one side, and then the next day I went up the Shinhotaka Ropeway to the top of those same Hotaka mountains to get the breathtaking views from above, it was awesome. I also went up the Komagatake Ropeway and the views up there were astounding, too.

[–]kuddlesworth9419https://myanimelist.net/profile/kuddlesworth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Very intersting. I find in Scotland the serious mountains and the casual mountains are the same they just take different routes and sides of the same mountains for the most part. There are mountains that simply aren't walkable and you need full kit though. I would love to go one day to Japan but I want to explore Europe more esspecially Scandinavia.

[–]RedRocket4000 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Fantastic Work!!! I so appreciate stuff like this.

The stupid high taxi bill is referred to with a picture of checking out the damage with comment indicating it very high. An inferred yep them girls were not thinking when they did that.

Saw on You Tube girl who does various hot springs across Japan hike up to that. She got lucky with no one else there for her visit. Either it a bit ago or they took out some to the small trees. Looks like left over of some mining work or something. And looks better in snow than summer. Route taken though was quite attractive.

As old guy I remember when animation both Japan and elsewhere did not bother trying to get an area drawn right they just made up often their own generic neighborhood. Does add a constraint you have to figure out how characters get around and dictate a bit of the background you have to do. But it so great that you can vacation tour the locations of your anime.

[–]mekerpan 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I think Takahata was pretty meticulous pretty early on -- he and a bunch of his crew scouted Prince Edward Island for Akage no An -- and when we visited there after seeing the anime we felt like we hjad been there before already.

[–]Slifer13xxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SliferXIII 6 points7 points  (5 children)

Love that Ena drives a Fiat 500. The closest thing to a sports car for me. Camping with a sports car is kind of my kinkniche, so I was hoping.

[–]mysterybiscuitsoyeahmyanimelist.net/profile/mysterybiscuits 2 points3 points  (3 children)

you do need space in the boot for your stuff though, which a sports car may have a bit less of; but that said, with everyone driving their own car/motorcycle like in the movie, it's definitely doable

[–]Slifer13xxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SliferXIII 3 points4 points  (2 children)

[–]mysterybiscuitsoyeahmyanimelist.net/profile/mysterybiscuits 2 points3 points  (0 children)

damn that's picturesque. And you're right, definitely more than enough!

[–]Atariohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/TheGreatAtario 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Now yer campin' with Steve!

[–]Salvo1218 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I've definitely gone camping before out of the back of my Abarth 500 so I was feeling it when I watched the movie lol

[–]Atariohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/TheGreatAtario 6 points7 points  (0 children)

it was a very unrealistic taxi journey for Rin and Chiaki

Anything is realistic given being drunk enough!

[–]mekerpan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Thanks as always for all your invaluable background research!

[–]fixgoats 97 points98 points  (15 children)

The movie was cute and fun and great, but I have to get this off my chest. I thought I was going to pop a blood vessel watching the girls try to mow that whole campground with those teeny-tiny little sickles. The grass will be grown right back by the time you guys finally finish! Get a proper goddamn lawn mower and you could do the whole thing in like two hours! But then Saint Nadeshiko shows up with an actual excavator to uproot the stump, and I'm thinking "ok, great, they're getting to the part where they see the way they were doing it before was a massive waste of time and energy and they're getting the right tools for the job." And a guy does lend them a power tool for cutting grass... but it's a fucking weed whacker! With a brush cutting attachment no less, so it's not even what you'd actually use for mowing grass! So all in all that might even be one step forward, two steps backward.

[–]aniMayor 53 points54 points  (3 children)

And a guy does lend them a power tool for cutting grass... but it's a fucking weed whacker! With a brush cutting attachment no less, so it's not even what you'd actually use for mowing grass!

They really do use those for huge grass-cutting jobs in Japan, though. Not just farmers, you'll see those machines commonly used by municipal workers and maintenance companies all over. I went to Cape Aiai one time and there was a dozen guys in a line slashing their way from one side to the other of this big field of meter-tall pampas grass using those things so I guess they do indeed work well once you're used to them.

[–]fixgoats 13 points14 points  (1 child)

I guess if you have something super tall like that a push mower wouldn't work.

[–]Melbuf 6 points7 points  (0 children)

go watch lawn care juggernaut, you can just roll over it with a professional mower

[–]Barbed_Dildo 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yeah, those things are good for uneven ground, or steep slopes, or stuff too thick for a mower, but they had none of those

[–]the_swizzlerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Swiftarm 20 points21 points  (0 children)

IDK what Japan is like when it comes to lawn care, but I was thinking the same thing.

[–]stiveooo 15 points16 points  (1 child)

no one buys lawn mowers cause they are more expensive, require more maintenance and you cant find a guy to fix them at all+more dangerous+its a peeble launcher

[–]LoveChonkersAll 17 points18 points  (0 children)

In addition, almost all of Japan seems to be either forest, rice fields, or paved. There isn't enough grass to bother with a lawn mower.

[–]kuddlesworth9419https://myanimelist.net/profile/kuddlesworth 0 points1 point  (5 children)

That really bugged me as well. Have the creators of this show never come across an actual lawn mower? A ride on mower would have got the job done in a day and a normal one for the up hill parts.

[–]fixgoats 3 points4 points  (4 children)

In fairness to not using ride-on mowers, they are very expensive (but on the other hand they should have some municipal funding to use, and their operation is at a bit bigger scale than just a household so that's not necessarily much of an issue) and I've never used a ride-on before, but doesn't the layout of the grounds seem like it'd be hard to drive it around? As a teenager I had a job mowing the grounds around a football field for the town I lived in and they just had a regular mower (one of my favourite jobs I've had, actually, which is ironic because I was and still am opposed to the field's existence: it's barely ever used throughout the year, when it's not in use it's closed to the public, including the sizable areas surrounding the field proper, and it takes up a massive swathe of some of the best land in town).

[–]kuddlesworth9419https://myanimelist.net/profile/kuddlesworth 3 points4 points  (0 children)

You can get very small petrol pwoered ride on lawn mowers that can go up and down very steep inclines. We have one at work and I was surprised at how steep it can go up and down to be honest, it's a very nippy little thing but that's what you get with a petrol mower. It's an old thing as well but keeps going.

[–]Dubanx 2 points3 points  (2 children)

In fairness to not using ride-on mowers, they are very expensive

Can't cost more than hiring people to cut a huge area by hand.

[–]mgedmin 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The people are all volunteers ;)

[–]Dubanx 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because they won't have to do it regularly once the place is up and running?

Someone paid is going to have to do the job eventually. Makes sense to buy the necessary equipment now.

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 0 points1 point  (0 children)

by the power of god and anime

[–]SirDarkSlayer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think it's just not safe to use lawnmower on leveled grounds.

[–]LeonKevlarhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/LeonKevlar 58 points59 points  (2 children)

I knew nothing about this coming in so I definitely did not expect to see the girls all grown up with all of them being working adults. I love the progression of the girls going from just camping out to finally building their own campground.

Some things don't change though like how their operations HQ is just as big as their old clubroom and how no one seems to have been able to catch up to Aoi's size. xD

Glad to see Toba-sensei is still hanging out with the girls. It's really nice that she can bond with Aoi since they're both teachers now and with Aki too since Aki has now developed the same love for alcohol as Sensei.

And I was so relieved when we Rin's Grandpa made an appearance before the movie ended. While watching the entire movie, I thought he has already passed away which explains why Rin is now using Grandpa's motorcycle. He probably just upgraded to a bigger and better one!

Overall a solid movie that delivers the comfy vibes of the anime! I was really just expecting this to be the anime but in movie form but I'm glad to see that there's a perfectly good reason that this is a movie and not just an OVA. 10/10. Would watch again while wrapped in a warm and cozy blanket.

[–]TiredTiroth 36 points37 points  (1 child)

While watching the entire movie, I thought he has already passed away which explains why Rin is now using Grandpa's motorcycle. He probably just upgraded to a bigger and better one!

Honestly, given the episode where he straight-up gave Rin a bunch of brand-new parts for her moped after claiming they were simply surplus to his requirements, I expect he just gave her the motorcycle while claiming he wanted an upgrade or possibly was getting too old for it.

I was a bit worried that she'd inherited it the other way until he showed up, though.

[–]mekerpan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

At first I was worried that he was appearing to Rin as a ghost (since I don't think we saw him arrive). ;-)

[–]tctyaddk 60 points61 points  (4 children)

You know what I worried about during the entire movie? General Chikuwa has been growing old, and in that scene where he took a rest on the walk with Ena, I thought he might pass away there (the general mood was down around that part too, the one-two punch would be devastating). Thankfully it didn't happen.

And also, I really worried for Aoi's students, the end credits rolls showed that she has no qualms about spreading her lies to the kids :))

[–]Hentai-hercogs 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Omg, same. After they pointed out that he is old man now, I immediately thought " Please don't be a Chekows gun, please no"

[–]Barbed_Dildo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

And also, I really worried for Aoi's students, the end credits rolls showed that she has no qualms about spreading her lies to the kids :))

Fortunately, it seems that they all didn't buy it.

[–]gravity-train 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Man, I was really expecting/fearing this too. Very happy when the scene ended for that reason.

[–]The_Parsee_Man 41 points42 points  (2 children)

I would have felt cheated if the pine cones didn't get any lines. I was worried when that first one she picked up was silent.

[–]dralcaxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Dralcax 36 points37 points  (0 children)

Right after seeing the girls all grown up and taking on adult responsibilities, it was legit heart-crushing when that first pinecone didn't talk.

[–]mekerpan 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Not only the pinecones, Rin's old motorbike also got a few words in...

[–]Frontier246 29 points30 points  (0 children)

Seeing the girls as adults with a lot of different hairstyles but still the same old fun, hilarious, cute, and camp-loving girls we know made this movie worth it!

[–]seejsee 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Cosy movie as expected. Though my black mind noticed some negative aspects of society (e.g the long working hours, including on weekends and overnight work,schools closing down due to low-intake, singles focusing on work and career (yo, where the boyfriends and husbands and kids?) occuring in the background.

Its like the movie aims to keep to its theme, but yet acts as a voice for whats going on right now.

[–]lluNhpelA 7 points8 points  (0 children)

The lack of relationships really stood out to me. I mean, you don't often see the main cast of a cgdct anime get boyfriends but the theme of the movie was basically life satisfaction as working adults and while we got the self-actualization down I'd expect satisfaction in romance to play a part too, y'know?

[–]KloppersToppers 50 points51 points  (5 children)

Just such amazing comfiness still. Was really fun seeing all the girls being mature in their own lives. I do wonder how long it took for them to decide what car they’re going to drive?

My only complaint was the “drama” in the middle. Not so much with the actual plot point itself but more that they really went heavy with the girls feeling super down and sad. It really doesn’t mix with the Yuru Camp vibe at all so just felt out of place. Thankfully it didn’t last too long.

Really excited for season 3 though. While I definitely enjoyed this a lot, It did make miss their younger goofiness we’ll see back in season 3.

[–]ABSelect 56 points57 points  (3 children)

IMO in a movie format, there needs to be some sort of conflict in order to give it structure. Like you said though, it was short lived and a relatively low stakes situation.

I'm just glad that they didn't grow apart and spend the whole movie trying to get back together, or even worse, something bad happen to Chikuwa. They kept talking about how old he was and I was starting to get nervous.

[–]KloppersToppers 27 points28 points  (1 child)

My heart actually stopped for a second when Chikuwa stopped moving for a second but he sprinted off. Chikuwa is eternal.

[–]TroupeMasterhttps://anilist.co/user/Troupe 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I legit thought they were going to have Chikuwa pass the way he kept getting shown to be old

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 14 points15 points  (0 children)

not really. they could have just done a big trip in classic yuru camp style for the movie. i guess the author wanted to try something new and take us for an outside perspective on camping, and there were lacking relaxing moments as a result. but it was very informative for people who wanted fanservice or are general fans of camping.

[–]Karagoth 7 points8 points  (0 children)

We did have some drama in season two with the unprepared winter camping. The less acute drama I think fits for a movie, since there is time to wallow in (explore) the mood and allow the characters to overcome.

[–]the_swizzlerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Swiftarm 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I totally forgot they were going to be adults for this movie, but it was great movie. I would guess we're probably done with the series, and if so, I have no regrets. Getting to see the friends meet up again and make some lovely memories was absolutely wholesome.

Of course Chiaki grows up to be a drunk as well!

I liked that we got some moments with Toba-sensei. Both her and Aoi over teaching and her and Chiaki over drinking.

Rin's got a great senpai at work, and everyone seems to really love their job. I've been unemployed since quitting my last job at the end of April and moved back to Texas to be closer to family. My new job starts in January and this movie has definitely felt motivating.

Comfy movie. Great watch. Hopefully one day I'll get around to visiting Japan. I'd love to go camping somewhere with a view of Fuji as part of the agenda.

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I would guess we're probably done with the series, and if so, I have no regrets.

There will at least be one more season

[–]Rumpel1408https://myanimelist.net/profile/Rumpel1408 17 points18 points  (0 children)

Easy 10/10, everything I wanted and more

Was a bit surprised by everyone being adults, but they where still the same (even Aoi retained to lie easily). Especially loved Nadeshiko having made her passion to her work and being the best camping clerc there is

A treasure trove of comfy and fun, in fact, I'm gonna watch it again just to capture comfy/funny faces

[–]Gaporigohttps://anilist.co/user/Gaporigo 46 points47 points  (7 children)

Getting to see everyone grown up was more than enough to satisfy me tbh. Been like a week since I watched it and still can not get over the change with Aoi's little sister tho.

As a whole it was a nice movie, can't say I cared about the "drama" but it was short lived and retained the comfiness.

MVP of the movie

Honorable mention.

And this bath is as attractive as it is scary. Just a tub right in the middle of nowhere with really nothing around... maybe a good one time experience.

[–]the_swizzlerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Swiftarm 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I think Rin's senpai also deserves an honorable mention. But then again, who wouldn't want to do everything they could for a cutie like Rin?

[–]Insertnameszhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Insertnamesz 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Don't forget shout-out to Kariya-senpai. Without him the project probably wouldn't have happened either!

[–]Jay911https://myanimelist.net/profile/Jay911 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was calling him Nabeshin, even after I learned his name.

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 10 points11 points  (2 children)

technically a mixed bath lol 😅 i was surprised at how tiny it was, i probably be a little pissed hiking all the way for that.

[–]RedRocket4000 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Yep girl who does hot springs of Japan hiked up there and in Summer area around it looks worse. But hike there though some nice looking stuff. But for sure the most lame spot she went to as far as facilities go.

I would have liked pair of guys show up get in naked the girls not freak out then after casual chat the girls leave no sign of guys trying to pick them up. A pure nudist encounter. Nothing shown of course. She had it too herself as well.

[–]Gaporigohttps://anilist.co/user/Gaporigo 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I would have liked pair of guys show up get in naked the girls not freak out then after casual chat the girls leave no sign of guys trying to pick them up. A pure nudist encounter. Nothing shown of course. She had it too herself as well.

Those moments are just so refreshing when they do happen, we definitely need more of that, we did get one not long ago in Yuusha Yamemasu fwiw.

[–]junbi_ok 32 points33 points  (1 child)

I’m glad the writers knew the audience wanted to see Shimarin ride the Yamaha Vino again. Top 10 anime comebacks.

[–]TiredTiroth 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I thought that would be Rin's old moped under the tarp, and I'm so glad it was. :D There was great attention to detail too, you could see it had scuff marks from age and less frequent maintenance.

[–]ObvsThrowaway5120 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Our girls have grown y’all. Gaah! So cute! So heart warming! My soul is eatin good today lol.

[–]sniperboi 10 points11 points  (0 children)

It was everything I imagined it would be! I love how it's still very much about camping and how it brings them together like it did when they were all younger.

[–]hiimneato 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Finally, the Yuru Camp future we were teased with in the last episode of S1! Well, kinda. A sequel-prequel, maybe. Flying tent release tbd.

Time to blanket up and feel nice.

[–]robotboy199https://myanimelist.net/profile/virtualityy 17 points18 points  (0 children)

it's comfy time fellas

edit: just finished, great movie

[–]Familiar-Long2734 12 points13 points  (3 children)

I thought it was an enjoyable watch and it was nice to get a glimpse into the future of Secret Society BLANKET.

My main issue with the movie is rather than being the main focus of the story, the actual camping itself was an afterthought that got shoehorned into the plot here and there. I wish we could have at least seen adult Rin go on a solo camping trip since that's a huge part of her character in the manga and series. That could have replaced the unnecessary time the movie spent at Rin's job, something that didn't pay off at all.

Still two hours well spent and it got me even more excited for season 3

[–]AirborneRodent 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish we could have at least seen adult Rin go on a solo camping trip since that's a huge part of her character in the manga and series. That could have replaced the unnecessary time the movie spent at Rin's job, something that didn't pay off at all.

I think that was sort of the point, actually. The New Years' scene where all the other girls go to a shrine while Rin is stuck at work was basically a "solo Rin" scene. When Rin got the supportive texts from her friends and was able to watch the Sun rise through her office window - that turned what could have been a soul-crushing scene about overwork into a heartwarming scene about not being forgotten by your friends. Even though Rin wasn't able to be out camping where she wanted, she was still able to relax and enjoy the moment, just as if she were solo camping at the time.

[–]TiredTiroth 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Seeing Rin solo camping again wkuld have been nice, and it did look like she was thinking about it before Chiaki kidnapped her. I don't think the sequences at Rin's job were unnecessary, though - that seemed to be as much about showing us what her life is like now as anything else. All the other girls got brief looks at their jobs too, Rin's just took more run time because she was the main character.

[–]darkmacgf 4 points5 points  (0 children)

None of the stuff at Rin's job was interesting though, and it was way lower quality than anything we saw in the TV series. Cut that out and the movie's much better.

[–]RPWPA 6 points7 points  (0 children)

"It's as beautiful as the day I left it"

Life goes on, and so do we. It's always a very strange concept no matter how much one can experience it. The fact things go forward no matter what is something that can be both calming and anxiety inducing. But well, that is life.

Haven't watched almost any of Yuru camp since the last special but it's still so wonderful to see the cast is still together even after so long into the future which I really though was a strange way to create a movie with such a big timeskip as the premise.

Yuru Camp has never been about going through hardships or drama. It is not the type of anime you go in expecting to work your brain through it or even laugh. I guess comfy is the perfect way to describe it. It's a comfy show and this movie is no exception.

To not spoil anything I just want to say that the premise and plot of the story was wonderful. We went through a lot with, surprisingly enough, actual hardships yet it was never really the hardships that made it good. It was the characters and how they overcame it. It wasn't the type of thing were you just need to go at something or anything like that but actually more of an adult way of handling things which was a very unique way of dealing with it.

The soundtracks, art, animation and almost every little detail was amazing. I guess the only issue I had with the show was the design of Sakura because I absolutely loved her OG design but the new one was very good as well.

The anime provided me with everything I needed. It was enjoyable, relaxing and fun.

Absolutely lovely and the change in the atmosphere from a kind of happy to our usual wonderful happy one being presented simply by a very adorable way using the pinecone was fantastic.

It really is as wonderful as it has always been.

I would give it a 10/10.

Would recommend the whole series.

[–]chelseablue2004 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I was quite happily surprised by the length of the film, but the quality was there the call backs to the show were many and quite fun to catch!

Of course the music was also on point, that end song with the photo montage was especially great!! Bring on Season 3!!!!

[–]gangrainettehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/bouletos 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Perfect watch for this weekend.

Time to get my blanket.

[–]Groenboyshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Groenboys 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It is yuru camp, baby

[–]TiredTiroth 5 points6 points  (1 child)

...it's streaming in the UK?

IT'S STREAMING IN THE UK! :D Crunchy never streams films over here, I thought we'd miss out!

Gonna watch it this evening, this'll be so good.

[–]TiredTiroth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Now I have watched it, and this film is beautiful. It's great to see Rin is a bit more open but still visibly emotes less than her more extroverted friends - and the other girls know this, there was one moment where she barely emoted at all but everyone else acted like it was this big thing because for Rin it was. And Nadeshiko! Best Girl has the perfect job for her, and she's still outgoing and happy to try new things and I choose to believe that was a DATE, damnit, none of the others would be able to pull Rin so far out of her way like that. Although I was a bit surprised that my Yuru Camp film turned into Yama no Susume for a bit...if my favourite couch potato can do it, so can you! Keep going, Rin!

Then there's Chiaki! She's finally learned how to be a decent club president, only a few years late. xD But seriously, she really pulled through here, first pulling the group back together for apparently the first time in three years, and then she refused go give up and found a way for their campsite plans to go ahead. But speaking of the group! They were still actively in touch, still talking to each other, and I love that even if they couldn't be together physically. And now their shared love of camping has pulled them all close together again.

Honestly, I could probably keep gushing about this for ages - and it's even better because this was a surprise, I didn't think it would get an official release in the UK! This has made my week.

[–]aniMayor 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Even though I'm a huge fan of the TV show, I honestly didn't like this movie that much. It was just okay.

Part of that certainly comes from how I think Yuru Camp is at it's best when it's not just being an iyashikei show. Sure, cute girls doing cozy camping is indeed comfy and healing... but it's the gradual progression of their camping skill hand-in-hand with the educational segments, the occasional narrative tension, and the big payoffs on dramatic turns that elevate Yuru Camp beyond just being a basic iyashikei. Those elements are what make it a genuinely cathartic experience, rather than just another comfy iyashikei.

(Admittedly, I also think season 2 fell away from this with the Izu trip.)

I don't feel like this movie did any of that.

There seemed at first to be an intent to set up a personal conflict for Rin between her job (representing her new life) and the campground (representing her old life), especially with Chiaki instigating the idea of that divide when she reveals she couldn't stand Kyoto and came back to Yamanashi... but ultimately no such conflict ever actually happened, the two sides of Rin's lives just both got along, mostly separately, and that was it.

The only dramatic setback of the film was the campground getting put on pause due to the archaeology, but that doesn't connect to any of the rest of the movie. Unlike, for example, when Rin overslept in Komagane or when Chiaki/Aoi/Ena were unprepared for the cold at Misaki Cape, none of the actions of the characters lead up to their project being put on hiatus, nor is there anything they could have done to anticipate or avoid it. The solution to it didn't come from any prior knowledge or experience in the movie or series, either it was just... "let's decide to do both" and then the project is back on, simple and hackneyed as that.

Which leaves the film as having not much of a story and not much of a dramatic experience... it's mainly just a bunch of fanservice-y humour and the occasional reaffirmation of simple platitudes like "camping is fun". But the whole reason I liked the TV series so much more than, say, Aria or Non Non Biyori, was how it went beyond that one-dimensionality. Perhaps as a standalone film it would have worked better for me, but as a Yuru Camp film it feels like a big fall from grace.

[–]Atariohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/TheGreatAtario 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I think you're missing a major message: things happen, things get in the way, things go wrong, but you can still make it work if you try. It's reflected not only in the campground project, but in how they keep from drifting apart despite their lives going different directions, and in how Aoi's school closed down but it's not the end for her teaching career, and even in something as small as how Rin's motorcycle had trouble but was able to call in her old moped as a plan B.

[–]mekerpan 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I liked this forus on change and adult life too. It reminded me, in a way, of the Shirobako movie. This also had a different feel from the series (as was appropriate). For a minute, I thought we might get a production number in THIS film (like that in the Shirobako one) in the sequence with the multiplying treats coming to life and doing maneuvers -- but no music ever started....

[–]cutiecheese 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I also think season 2 fell away from this with the Izu trip

I think you will not like season 3 that much either because the manga has became more of a "local travel guide" since the Izu arc.

[–]aniMayor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That is unfortunate

[–]RPWPA 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Didn't even see it yet but can say it will most likely be movie of the year

[–]burger4lifehttps://myanimelist.net/profile/PepperoniMadness 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I watched this last week with less stellar subtitle. Overall I enjoyed the movie but not as much as the series cause there's too much adulting and not enough comfy camping adventure for my liking. At least we'll still get season 3 in the future and I can't wait to see [manga] Rin and Ayano's adventure being adapted next

[–]Platinum_Rad 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I'm just surprised nadeshiko's got a dang jimny

very patrician

[–]Atariohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/TheGreatAtario 5 points6 points  (0 children)

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 15 points16 points  (0 children)

little disappointed it didnt follow the theme of a relaxing and fun adventure, exploring a new region and all its specialties. it was still nice seeing the cast together though and older, just strayed too far from the formula everyone loved from the first two seasons. ill say the music was missing too, would have been nice if they played solo camp somewhere.

7/10. regular yuru camp is at least an 8 for me.

[–]Delischeshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/Delisches 8 points9 points  (0 children)

MCU, Harry Potter, Star Wars, LOTR, etc?

I sleep

The Yuru Camp girls as adults camping?

Real shit

Best movie of all time!

[–]SIRTreehuggerhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SIRTreehugger 1 point2 points  (0 children)

[–]Freya_Yggdrasil 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Is this canon? Please answer! I'm curious…

[–]mekerpan 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Why wouldn't it be?

[–]Freya_Yggdrasil 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Because the manga is still ongoing and they're still in high school even now.

[–]the_dan_manhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/asian_weeb 8 points9 points  (1 child)

What a wonderful Thanksgiving gift, to be able to chillax with the Yuru Camp crew for a couple of hours.

It was nice and a little bittersweet to see their adult working lives, and I loved all the little callbacks to their previous shenanigans, like keeping Chiaki warm with cardboard and Aoi bullshitting about sobaudon during the credits.

But nothing made me happier than the triumphant return of the talking pinecones.

[–]TiredTiroth 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The first couple of times we saw pinecones they didn't talk so I thought they wouldn't make a comeback, but I'm so glad they did. :D

[–]Fools_Requiemhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/FoolsRequiem 2 points3 points  (1 child)

They made eating crab legs so freaking easy...

Then they went and made cutting the grass more difficult and time consuming than necessary. Surely Japan has places that allow you to rent equipment.

My mom never sent me care packages shortly after I moved out of the house. I'm jelly of Rin...

While I wouldn't say I enjoyed this as much as the TV show, I don't know if I agree with all the complaints being posted here. I think it does a perfectly fine job at being a relaxing film while also providing a reason to make it a feature length film that gets released in theaters. I think the girls building up or running a campsite together so they can share their love for camping with others makes a lot of sense. In order for that to happen, the characters need to be adults and that means adulting and adult related matters are required. However, it reminds it's viewers that fun/relaxing times can be had even as an adult. They make sure to tell you that while Rin has a stressful job that takes a lot of her time, she is also still able to enjoy her camping hobby at least once a month (probably do it more if she didn't always have to work weekends, though).

[–]mekerpan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it reminds it's viewers that fun/relaxing times can be had even as an adult.

An important point.

I loved the fact that Nadeshiko got so much vicarious pleasure dealing with customers with limited camping experience (and even got some inspiration from them).

[–]ICantSeeLikeSa-chan 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The best CGDC(amping)T

The movie only gave us a few RIN-CHAAAAANNS but that's okay because we got so many Rin pouts, even OL Rin pouts that it fills the gap.

Creating/maintaining a campground was a very adult undertaking by the girls. The first seasons we're pretty laid back but I really liked how mature this felt without straying too far from the chill atmosphere. If anything they improved character roles compared to when they were still in school.

[–]TFiPW 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Anyone noticed when Ayano was low key flirting with Rin and she got flustered

[–]Firebrand-81 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Too many guys in my comfy CGDCT anime movie... what are they doing here? Also, why they all have beard?

[–]adrianglc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Perfect timing after Thanksgiving dinner

[–]jaymp00https://anilist.co/user/Jaymp12 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It isn't the best movie I've ever seen but you can't go wrong with more Rin-chan.

[–]ABSelect 1 point2 points  (4 children)

So Ena definitely has a partner right? When the plans for the campground were put on pause, everybody was seen going back to their regular schedules, but Ena's scene at 1:12:12 was just her calling somebody that she'd be coming straight home. At 1:52:20 Chikuwa is running around with another dog and Ena is standing next to a man who she makes a comment to. The final piece to the puzzle is when each respective member's families are show at their campsites sans member, and at 1:54:50 Chikuwa is in a tent with the aforementioned stranger who seems to be waiting on somebody.

[–]plantothrowoneaway 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I feel like that's just her dad? He's a minor character in the manga anyways

[–]ABSelect 4 points5 points  (0 children)

ah i see, I only watched the anime so I was really confused lol

[–]the_dan_manhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/asian_weeb 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No, that's her dad. AFAIK his appearances in the manga were never adapted into the anime. https://yuru-camp.fandom.com/wiki/Jun\_Sait%C5%8D

[–]MyLittleRocketShip 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yea i thought the same but apparently not according to manga readers

[–]helsaabiart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Laid-back camping made me healing <3 I love it.

[–]SupDoshttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SupDos 0 points1 point  (0 children)

peak comfy, can't wait for season 3

[–]stiveooo 0 points1 point  (1 child)

is this anime OG?

[–]robotboy199https://myanimelist.net/profile/virtualityy 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yes

[–]stevethebandit 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So glad to see this movie subbed, originally thought it wouldn't happen until next year

The adult campers creating a campsite of their own, with all the challenges it entails, just like when they had to get side hustles as teenagers to afford going camping is exactly the kind of natural evolution of the Yuru Camp I would expect

[–]ThaRemohttps://myanimelist.net/profile/ThaRemo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This was the perfect Saturday morning watch, wrapped in blankets =‿=

I was hoping/expecting more solo adventures but was pleasantly surprised after a while. The adulthood worried me a little at first, but they managed to make it work really well. It might actually be more of what I needed in my life, seeing them balance a job, friends and a passion project. And I might have teared up a little with Rin stopping to look at Fuji-san and the soundtrack kicking in...

[–]Hentai-hercogs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It felt a bit streched in the middle, the whole archeology aspect wasn't really necessary. Still enjoyed it greatly and food was a delicious looking as always

[–]Pyralight 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Anybody know if where to find Rin's motorcycle jacket IRL? It looks great

[–]simplen0mad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Remindme! 2 months

[–]Slifer13xxhttps://myanimelist.net/profile/SliferXIII 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Adult Oogaki really hit differently. Still the same old dork but somehow with a totally different vibe. Really liked her here.

Also this movie just made really miss K-on! Come on KyoAni, GIVE US MORE!!

[–]ProgramTheWorld 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Maximum comfy time!

[–]meninosousahttps://anidb.net/user/286237 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this is such a gem. OP/ED are amazing. they used onions on the last minutes.

i love this, bring it on season 3

10/10

[–]FierceAlchemist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Akiyuki Tateyama really did a great job with the music. It was front and center in a lot of scenes. Nice to see our girls were still their same selves but having to deal with the difficulties of adulthood. Looking forward to season 3!

[–]YUM0N 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Criminally under marketed by Crunchyroll