Yuru Camp Season 3: Everything You Need to Know About the Cozy Camping Anime

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Are you ready to join the Outdoor Activities Club for another season of Yuru Camp? The relaxing and heartwarming anime about camping in Japan is coming back for a third season, and we have all the details you need to know.

Yuru Camp, also known as Laid-Back Camp, is based on the manga series by Afro. It follows the adventures of Nadeshiko Kagamihara, a cheerful girl who loves camping, and Rin Shima, a solo camper who prefers solitude. Along with their friends from the Outdoor Activities Club and the Camping Club, they explore various camping sites across Japan and enjoy the beauty of nature.

The anime has been praised for its soothing atmosphere, charming characters, stunning scenery, and informative tips on camping. It also features a catchy soundtrack that perfectly captures the mood of each episode.

The first season of Yuru Camp aired in 2018 and was followed by a second season in 2021. A short spin-off series called Heya Camp (Room Camp) was also released in 2020. In addition, a live-action drama adaptation premiered in 2020 and had a second season in 2021.

The anime also had a movie titled Yuru Camp: Sauna to Gohan to Sanrin Bike (Laid-Back Camp: Sauna, Rice, and Three-Wheeled Motorcycle), which was released in July 2022. The movie featured an original story that was not based on the manga.

But what about Yuru Camp season 3? When will it come out? What will it be about? And what other news do we have about the cozy camping anime? Read on to find out!

Yuru Camp Season 3 Release Date

The third season of Yuru Camp was officially announced at a special event called Final Stage Greeting on October 10, 2022. The event was held simultaneously at 16 different venues across Japan and featured live viewing of the movie and recorded messages from two voice actors: Hanamori Yumiri (Nadeshiko) and Touyama Nao (Rin).

Afro, the creator of Yuru Camp manga, also confirmed the announcement on Twitter while sharing the cover of the 14th volume of the manga. He also posted a special illustration to celebrate the third season announcement. The illustration showed Nadeshiko, Rin, and Aoi Inuyama (one of Nadeshiko’s friends) smiling happily while holding camping gear.

However, no further information about Yuru Camp season 3 has been revealed yet. We don’t know when it will premiere or how many episodes it will have. We can only speculate based on previous seasons.

The first season of Yuru Camp aired from January to March 2018 and had 12 episodes. The second season aired from January to April 2021 and had 13 episodes. The movie came out in July 2022.

Based on this pattern, we can expect Yuru Camp season 3 to air sometime in early or mid-2023. It will likely have around 12 or 13 episodes as well.

Of course, this is just our guess and nothing is confirmed yet. We will update this post as soon as we get more official news about Yuru Camp season 3 release date.

Yuru Camp Season 3 Trailer

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If you are a fan of Yuru Camp, you might be disappointed to see that there is no actual trailer for the third season yet. Instead, we have to settle for the opening song of the second season by Asaka, which is still a catchy and cheerful tune.

But don’t lose hope! Based on the previous seasons and the recent movie, there are some clues and hints about what we can expect from the third season of Yuru Camp. Let’s take a look at what we know so far.

Yuru Camp Characters, Cast, Studio, and Staff

We can be almost certain that the studio, staff, and cast of Yuru Camp will remain unchanged in the third season. After all, they have been consistent throughout the first and second seasons and the movie.

The studio behind Yuru Camp is C-Station, which has also worked on other anime such as Dragonar Academy and Starmyu. The scriptwriter is Itou Mutsumi, who has also written for ReLIFE and Flying Witch. The music composer is Tateyama Akiyuki, who has also composed for Kemono Friends and Zombieland Saga. And the director is Kyougoku Yoshiaki, who has also directed Outbreak Company and One Room.

The main voice actors of Yuru Camp are also expected to return for their roles in the third season. They have all expressed their excitement for the new season on social media. They are:

CharactersCast
Shima RinTouyama Nao
Kagamihara NadeshikoHanamori Yumiri
Inuyama AoiToyosaki Aki
Oogaki ChiakiHara Sayuri
Saitou EnaTakahashi Rie

As for the opening and ending songs of the third season, we can assume that they will be performed by Asaka and Eri Sasaki again. They have both provided songs for both seasons of Yuru Camp so far.

Of course, there might be some changes or surprises in the staff or cast lineup in the future. But based on what we have seen so far, it seems unlikely that they will deviate from their winning formula.

Yuru Camp Story

If you are not familiar with Yuru Camp yet (in which case you should definitely watch it), here is a brief summary.

Yuru Camp follows the adventures of five high-school girls who love camping in different locations around Japan. They enjoy nature, food, friendship, and relaxation in their own ways.

The main character is Rin Shima, a solo camper who prefers to camp alone in quiet places. She meets Nadeshiko Kagamihara by chance when she finds her sleeping near her campsite at Lake Motosu. Nadeshiko is a cheerful girl who wants to see Mount Fuji from different angles. They end up spending a night together by a campfire while eating instant noodles.

Later on, Rin meets Nadeshiko’s friends from her school’s Outdoor Activities Club: Aoi Inuyama (the club president), Chiaki Oogaki (the club vice-president), and Ena Saitou (Nadeshiko’s classmate). They invite Rin to join their camping trips or visit them at their clubroom.

Together they explore various camping spots around Japan while having fun conversations, learning new things about camping gear or local cuisine, and enjoying each other’s company.

Yuru Camp News

Yuru Camp is based on a manga series by Afro, which started serialization in Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2015 and later moved to Comic Fuz website and app in 2019. The manga has been licensed by Yen Press for North American release and has 14 volumes so far.

The anime adaptation by C-Station premiered in January 2018 and received critical acclaim for its soothing atmosphere, charming characters, beautiful scenery, and cozy soundtrack. The anime was streamed by Crunchyroll worldwide and was co-financed by Crunchyroll SC Anime Fund.

The anime was followed by a second season in January 2021, which continued the story of Rin Shima, Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Chiaki Ogaki, Aoi Inuyama, and Ena Saito as they explore various camping spots around Yamanashi Prefecture and beyond. The second season also introduced new characters such as Ayano Toki and Akari Inuyama.

In July 2022, an original anime movie was released in theaters, featuring an original story set after the second season’s events. The movie showed the girls going on a camping trip together to celebrate their graduation from high school. The movie was a box office success, earning 7 million dollars worldwide.

The popularity of Yuru Camp also spawned other media adaptations such as live-action drama series and video games. The live-action drama series aired on TV Tokyo from January to March 2020 for the first season and from April to June 2021 for the second season. The drama cast Haruka Fukuhara as Rin Shima, Yuno Ohara as Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Momoko Tanabe as Chiaki Ogaki, Yumena Yanai as Aoi Inuyama, and Sara Shida as Ena Saito.

The video games were developed by Gemdrops and Mages and were released for various platforms such as PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Windows PC, iOS, and Android. The games used virtual reality technology to allow players to experience camping with the characters of Yuru Camp in different locations such as Lake Motosu and Fumoto Campsite.

With its soothing charm and positive message about friendship and nature appreciation, Yuru Camp has become one of the most beloved anime series of recent years. Fans are eagerly awaiting more news about the anime’s third season, which has been announced but not yet confirmed for a release date. Until then, fans can enjoy rewatching their favorite episodes or reading the manga to relive the joy of camping with Rin and her friends.

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