From Hokkaido to Kyushu, Laid-Back Camp fever will be taking over the country when its sequel anime film launches in Japan on July 1. Ahead of then, a pop-up kitchen car detailed with Laid-Back Camp anime film decals will be traveling throughout the country selling exclusive specially branded drinks stopping off at malls across Japan's two biggest islands.
Pictures of what the kitchen car should look like were released:
Starting off up in Hokkaido on June 19, the car will travel "downhill" through Japan until it reaches Minobu, Yamanashi (the setting of the Laid-Back Camp series) on July 18, stopping at a few malls to sell its wares and also bypassing other areas of the country in the meantime, though not stopping. Here's the full schedule for where the car will stop:
- June 19 – Ario Sapporo in Hokkaido
- June 24 – Prime Tree Akaike in Aichi
- June 26 – Ario Yao in Osaka
- June 28 – Ario Kurashiki in Okayama
- July 2 – Ario Hashimoto in Kanagawa
- July 3 – Ario Kameari in Tokyo
- July 9 – Ario Soga in Chiba
- July 10 – Ario Kawaguchi in Saitama
- July 16 – Nagisaen Camping Ground in Shizuoka
- July 17 – ???
- July 18 – Old build. Shimobe ES & JHS in Yamanashi
The car will also head through the Tohoku, Chugoku, and Shikoku regions as it heads to its next stop. Those who capture a picture of the car and Tweet about it will be able to go into the running to win exclusive goods from the Laid-Back Camp anime film. Those who are able to grab the kitchen car when it stops can purchase a drink and get an exclusive coaster, with six available to collect.
The Laid-Back Camp anime film will continue the stories seen in the two TV anime series, which are streaming right here on Crunchyroll. The cast and staff from the TV anime will return for the film under the watchful eye of the original creator Afro. Crunchyroll describes the TV anime as such:
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.
Source: Comic Natalie
Daryl Harding is a Japan Correspondent for Crunchyroll News. He also runs a YouTube channel about Japan stuff called TheDoctorDazza, tweets at @DoctorDazza, and posts photos of his travels on Instagram.