Daily Helping for September 11th, 2021 – Laid-Back Camp

An animation still from the tv series Laid-Back Camp. Rin Shima and Nadeshiko Kagamihara are camping, sitting outdoors, wearing winter clothing and drinking tea.

I am not a camper. I love the outdoors, and I will roll around in the dirt from dawn to dusk. But at the end of the day, I want a hot shower and a proper bed. And if that makes me a pampered princess, well then so be it. All of this is to say that I didn’t exactly have high hopes for Laid-Back Camp. An anime series about a group of girls who go camping? Perhaps not really my cup of tea.

And yet, here we are, because this series was recommended to me as a relaxing watch. I don’t know about the rest of you, but the news these days seems to have devolved into a daily competition to see how fast my blood can boil. Which means I was down for anything relaxing. And surprisingly, Laid-Back Camp delivers on that promise. I don’t know why this is the case, but there’s something about watching a group of girls pitch a tent that I find incredibly calming. I still don’t have any desire to actually go camping myself, but it’s fun to watch others do it.

Also, I should note that the scenery in this show is incredibly beautiful. I only managed to see Mount Fuji through the window of a train while I was in Japan, and it was a brief view at that. Therefore, I think another trip is in order once we can all travel again, because clearly I missed out on some stunning national parks. But again, no camping. I’ll leave that to the intrepid adventurers of Laid-Back Camp.


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