Collaboration includes new art work, original character goods, and a music video
Camping life manga and TV anime Laid-Back Camp is teaming up with Hokkaido Television Broadcasting's variety TV program How Do You Like Wednesday? in a unique collaboration that includes new artwork, original character goods, and an animated music video.
The original character goods will be available at the "How Do You Like Wednesday? Matsuri FESTIVAL in Sapporo 2019" event, which runs from October 4 - 6, 2019, at the ban.k (Sapporo Bankei Ski Area) venue in Bankei, Chuo Ward, Sapporo Prefecture, Hokkaido, Japan. The festival is also collaborating with Attack on Titan and Evangelion.
The collaboration also includes a new music video (above) featuring animation from Laid-Back Camp set to "1/6 Yume Tabebito 2002 ver.", a song by Ryoichi Higuchi that is closely associated with the How Do You Like Wednesday? TV show. The new artwork (above and below) features the girls from Laid-Back Camp dressed as contestants on How Do You Like Wednesday?, as well as a new illustration by Laid-Back Camp author Afro featuring the casts of both shows teaming up.
The Laid-Back Camp TV anime is directed by Yoshiaki Kyōgoku and features animation by C-Station. Crunchyroll describes the story of the series as follows:
Nadeshiko, a high school student who had moved from Shizuoka to Yamanashi, decides to see the famous, 1000 yen-bill-featured Mount Fuji. Even though she manages to bike all the way to Motosu, she's forced to turn back because of worsening weather. Unable to set her eyes on her goal, she faints partway to her destination. When she wakes up, it's night, in a place she's never been before, with no way of knowing how to get home. Nadeshiko is saved when she encounters Rin, a girl who is out camping by herself. This outdoorsy girls story begins with this first encounter between Nadeshiko and Rin.
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