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Yuru Camp – 05

「二つのキャンプ、二人の景色」 (Futari no Kyanpu, Futari no Keshiki)
“Two Camps, Two Campers’ Views”

Continuing where we left off the last time around, our two groups are settling down in their destinations; Fuefuki Park for the Outdoor Activities Club, and Rin’s trip to Yatsugatake Chuushin-Kogen Quasi-National Park. Throughout the episode, it switches back and forth between the two groups as Rin tries to make due with some of the setbacks she has along the way while the Club is trying to organize their schedule and budgeting properly. Although the two camp sites have distinctions that set them apart from one another, their similarities lend themselves to the duality between Nadeshiko and Rin as similar yet different people.

Fuefuki Park aligns perfectly with the mind-set of Aoi, Chiaki, and Nadeshiko as their desire to hang out and mingle fits well with the communal feel of the camp site. It’s modern stylings and the convenient availability of vendors, in-door lounge areas, and a manager to help everyone get situated in their designated camp make it so that it’s the ideal destination for bonding. The outdoor hot springs give the girls a chance to both decompress with some quality heating pad-free warmth for a change, but also converse with each other as they overlook the city and mountains. There’s also the stress-free worry about having quick access to everything they’d need to camp out such as wood, warmth, and food. Despite it being the perfect place for them to socialize and relax, the girls have to contend with how organized the place is since all of the great food and warm buildings threatens to defeat the purpose of the prepwork they did to get there. All of Nadeshiko’s food-based luggage was almost compromised with how good the fried onsen eggs looked and tasted.

Rin’s resilience is a major factor in her enjoyment of Yatsugatake as she had to rely entirely on her navigation skills and her recipe for soup pasta to enjoy the view from the one area of the park that wasn’t foggy or dry. Her inability to find areas to access such as a hot springs area that was closed for the season or an easy-to-reach part of the mountain that looked good depended on how well Rin is able to do on her own. With the hot springs option out of the question and a lack of places to eat and stay like Fuefuki Park, Rin had to work by herself to find areas in Yatsugatake that did justice to its vantage points of the city. However, while it’s not as luxurious or as extensive in features as Fuefuki, it’s quaint and quiet setting is one that aligns with how Rin carries herself as it rewards the hard efforts that she made to reach her destination and remain self-reliant on her own comfort.

At the same time Yatsugatake and Fuefuki do have one thing in common; their view. Both have a beautiful skyline that spans across the cities below them, so while Yatsugatake might look quaint and Fuefuki might look modern, the best view from both parks fleshes out the best of both the contemporary cityscape that they overlook and the mountainous regions beyond them. The last scene emphasizes how Rin and Nadeshiko’s experiences align so well that despite being at much different destinations, what the two have as a common interest is how stunning the city lights pair with the stars and mountains that surround them. In the process, it helps Rin grow fonder of Nadeshiko as they begin to exchange texts more often as pen pals in this situation, and allows them to share their similar yet different views together. The enjoyment Rin seemed to have with her correspondence with Nadeshiko also opens the door to potentally growing more interested in the idea of camping together once again.

February 2, 2018 at 12:44 pm
18 comments »
  • February 2, 2018 at 1:16 pmewok40k

    http://randomc.net/image/Yuru%20Camp/Yuru%20Camp%20-%2005%20-%20Large%2036.jpg
    it is amazing to see social media and smartphonmes actually help connect people and bring out the best from them…
    this show is far too idealistic
    but that is one of its charms as healing one

    • February 2, 2018 at 1:44 pmWorldwidedepp

      Yes indeed, as long they have reception on their Mobiles, they give them some sort of feeling “save”. Because with their GPS they always haven an “You are Here!” Map, for not getting lost.. But as i said, as long you haven an net, battery not dead and of course you can read the Map…

      • February 2, 2018 at 1:46 pmWorldwidedepp

        But it can never be wrong, if these Girls also know how to find the way manual.. with reading Maps, how to know where North, South, East and West are (Stars) or to wander around with landmarks as lighthouse… In case you really lost Mobile…

    • February 3, 2018 at 9:00 amChoya

      It is often that we see the dangers and bullying that comes with smartphones and socia media, but Yuru Camp’s approach aligns itself well to offering a rebuttal on how useful it can be to get closer with others. Rin’s closest friendships are strengthened by her constant text-based contact with Ena and Nadeshiko. And then there’s this episode where the two swap pics from their destination and feel as if they’re sharing the view together. It is idealistic in its approach to mass media, especially with Rin enthusiastically directing Nadeshiko to a live feed from the cafe. Still, it’s nice to see that the cast of this show is able to enjoy nature as well as use the conveniences of modern day tech to get closer with eachother

    • February 10, 2018 at 9:35 pmVaans

      I was speechless on how amazing this is, and how the two shared pictures of those. This makes me watch this episode many times.

      Can this anime get anymore damn comfy? My gawd.

  • February 2, 2018 at 1:32 pmpuppygod

    It’s telling how fast Rin responded to Nadeshiko mail. I’m sure she had phone in hand and was thinking about messaging Nadeshiko herself :3

  • February 2, 2018 at 1:35 pmWorldwidedepp

    @Admin

    Why is this Anime blog here not linked with the previous ones on the Top left corner, like RandomC always do? Can someone give him an hand?

  • February 2, 2018 at 1:41 pmWorldwidedepp

    Sadly there are to cold for that, but nothing tops an warm summer rain, when the drops made the sound hitting the ground, the tent or Umbrella, it gives you an special feeling and perhaps it runs down your spine.. an special “nature” touch

    Also good that there are some Camping Manager to give starters some help. Not everybody know hot to camp right from the beginning. So someone that can have an eye over them, can be of much help.. But only if they ask.. Nothing is false as to but your nose in things you do not need

    I also like this Anime

  • February 2, 2018 at 3:47 pmRenaSayers

    Yeah ah—mum must be proud, daughter is well endowed. with this scene and the light hearted camping trips great characters the producer can easily minipulate the audience into leaving the home more often and smell the roses.

    http://randomc.net/image/Yuru%20Camp/Yuru%20Camp%20-%2005%20-%20Large%2007.jpg

    Every camping trip has a pyromanic, Yuru Camp is no different. The president shouldn’t be in charge of the fire starting.

    http://randomc.net/image/Yuru%20Camp/Yuru%20Camp%20-%2005%20-%20Large%2027.jpg

    • February 5, 2018 at 9:42 amChoya

      It is a good series for opening up the viewer’s curiosity in going outside to camp more often. I’ve certainly gotten alot more interested in visiting nature trails and campgrounds for sightseeing as a result. It did catch me off-guard that Aoi ended up being that endowed, but with everyone wearing coats for a majority of the series, her most notable traits are the cute fang, dog-ear eyebrows, and Aki Toyosaki’s voice. It’s nice that they are able to create characters that are noticeable and interesting without relying overly on body shape.

      Chiaki might be one of the more trustable campers with fire. I would trust Aoi alot more because she’s the most level-headed of the three, but Chiaki might have an advantage based on being as experienced in camping. Nadeshiko, I’d be weary about starting fires. I do remember my sister having a pyromaniac friend show up to her 16th birthday; ran around with the ignited safety lighter across the house, but luckily nothing burned down.

  • February 2, 2018 at 8:08 pmOne Pinch Man

    http://randomc.net/image/Yuru%20Camp/Yuru%20Camp%20-%2005%20-%2029.jpg
    http://randomc.net/image/Yuru%20Camp/Yuru%20Camp%20-%2005%20-%2036.jpg
    That’s it, Yuru Camp is my AOTS now. Everything I want the manga to be adapted into anime is done wonderfully. Even in black-and-white, the manga also presents great scenery. They make it even better with color and lighting. The OST also helps too. Whimsical whistles and acoustic guitar bring the warm and cozy feeling of outdoor camping.

  • February 3, 2018 at 1:15 amMakoto

    This really makes me consider doing some camping around Mt Fuji, not only Yuru Camp is so nice to watch but i’m also learning about stellar view/camping spots locations !

    Also, i know too well how Rin feels when she found that closed Onsen, at least she had her onsen on her way back.

  • February 3, 2018 at 10:12 amAoihoshikage

    Wow, Yuru Camp is really inching up my personal Anime rankings and we’re only on episode 4. I got a chance to read a few chapters of the manga and I now realize why this Anime is so good: the Anime is nearly 100% faithful to the manga. I guess it’s really hard to screw up a slice-of-life manga, but even with good source material, the Anime feels really well paced and polished. I guess Anime studios are finally learning take their time with the source material. I hope this trend continues!

    • February 3, 2018 at 6:52 pmSK

      An advantage that SOL has is that there usually isn’t a rush to reach the “best” arc of a series, so they can afford to be more faithful while still showing what the manga has to offer. A lot of the fantasy/isekai light novels have pretty similar beginning arcs, while the better stuff comes later. Those adaptations either have to rush through 5 or 6 volumes in a cour, or hope for a 2nd season to actually get there, but if the first arc or 2 isn’t as good, then chances are there won’t be a second season even if they adapted faithfully.

    • February 5, 2018 at 9:33 amChoya

      That’s great to hear that the anime is matching the source material alot better, and that they didn’t cut out any specific parts that take away from how much of the scenery and camping we can take in.

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