Film opened in Japan on July 1
Chinese film distributor MediaLink began streaming an English- and Chinese-subtitled trailer for the Eiga Yurukyan△ (Laid-Back Camp Movie) anime film on Wednesday. The trailer reveals that MediaLink’s screening of the film in Hong Kong will open on October 6.
MediaLink also licensed the film for Taiwan.
The film opened in Japan on July 1, and ranked at #3 in its opening weekend. The film has sold 690,000 tickets and has earned 1,000,000,000 yen (about US$7 million) at the Japanese box office as of August 23.
The film is based on Afro‘s Yurucamp (Yurukyan△, Laid-Back Camp Δ) manga. The film depicts Nadeshiko and the others, now grown-up, after some time has passed since the television anime. Rin, who now works at a small publisher in Nagoya, gets a text message from Chiaki. Yamanashi’s tourism promotion organization has put Chiaki in charge of reopening a site that had closed several years ago. Upon hearing this, Rin suggests such a spacious site could be turned into a campsite. Chiaki and Rin reunite with Nadeshiko, Aoi, and Ena to launch the campsite development project.
The five assemble in work clothes to mow the grass, hold planning meetings, and build a campsite from square one, in scenes reminiscent of their club days in high school. The trailer also features scenes of Ayano Toki and Sakura Kagamihara.
The television anime’s five main cast members reprised their roles, and several main staff members including director Yoshiaki Kyougoku and scriptwriters Jin Tanaka and Mutsumi Ito returned from the television anime. Singer Asaka performs the film’s opening theme song “Sun Is Coming Up,” and Eri Sasaki performs the ending theme song “Mimosa.”
The first anime premiered in January 2018. The ROOM CAMP (Heya Camp) short anime spinoff premiered in January 2020. The second season of the anime premiered in January 2021 and ended in April 2021. The cast and staff announced the movie at an October 2018 event.
Afro launched the manga in Houbunsha‘s Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2015. Yen Press began releasing the manga in English in March 2018.
Source: MediaLink’s YouTube channel