Camping Girls Go Live-Action in Laid-Back Camp TV Drama

The series kicks off on Japanese TV and on Amazon Prime in January

Laid-Back Camp


Fans of Afro's Laid-Back Camp manga and its anime adaptation can now officially look forward to a live-action spin on the camping series. A TV drama was announced this week, with the series set to debut on TV Tokyo, TV Osaka, and TV Aichi on January 9, followed by Amazon Prime streaming on January 10 and a broadcast on BS TV Tokyo on January 14. 


Ayako Kitagawa is handling scripts for the series, which will be directed by Takashi Ninomiya, Mamoru Koshino, and Kyōhei Tamazawa. Here's a look at the main cast members: 


Rin Shima - Haruka Fukuhara



Nadeshiko Kagamihara - Yuno Ohara



Chiaki Ogaki - Momoko Tanabe



Aoi Inuyama - Yumena Yanai



Ena Saitou - Sara Shida



Afro's manga debuted back in 2015, and Crunchyroll streamed the 2018 TV anime adaptation as it aired in 2018. Here's the synopsis:


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.


Beyond the live-action drama, next up for the series is a short anime called Room Camp, which is also set to debut in January.


Via Comic Natalie




Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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