Round one ends with four match-ups, one from each our “regions.” You can vote on the match-ups below, but we also encourage you to subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts. The fun there is in participating in the communal aspect of the games, as our subscribers cheer for their favorites and express disdain… Read More AniMarch Madness 2021: Round One (Day Five)
In season two, episode six of Laid-Back Camp, Chiaki makes a non-alcoholic drink called hot buttered rum cow. My 5th grader wanted to try it at home, so she whipped through a simple recipe we found through Culture Cheese Mag substituting what we had on hand for their items (which are also easily purchased). You’ll… Read More Making Hot Buttered Rum Cow from Laid-Back Camp!
We’re super excited this season for the return of Laid-back Camp, the peaceful and funny series about camping girls. The first episode of season two put us into the past, showing ace camper Rin Shima (“Shimarin”) on her very first solo camping adventure, several years prior to the current day. This piece of fanart helps… Read More Fanart Friday: Shimarin’s First Laid-Back Camping Trip
Everyone who is really good at something—from Olympians down to kids playing video games—has to start somewhere. For Rin in developing her aptitude in camping, it began by receiving a package from her grandfather and unwrapping it to find a tent, which she assembles inside her house. Bitten by the bug, her dad drops her… Read More First Impression: Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp), Season 2
There’s a terrific flow to Laid-Back Camp that seems to be at odds with its outwardly simple nature. The girls of the Outdoor Activities Circle basically just camp (or prepare to camp, or dream about camping, or work jobs to save money for camping gear), but the deftness with which the mangaka, Afro, switches from… Read More Review: Laid-Back Camp, Vol. 8
Rin on a bike? Well, you’ll be seeing her on your scooter, at least (and upgraded? We’ll see how far the season gets), in just a few a days! Season two of Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp 🏕) premieres six days from now! ★ 【Psi】 「志摩リン」 ☆
The 2021 winter season is just ahead of us and it can’t get here any sooner to help us move on from a rough 2020. Not that 2020 didn’t bring us great shows like Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!) and hyped sequels like Re:Zero, but I’m looking forward… Read More Winter 2021 Anime Season Preview
Shimarin the red-nosed reindeer Had a very shiny nose And if you ever saw her It’d probably be in camping clothes ★ 【n2】 「 クリスマスなでりん 」 ☆
Ever been winter camping? Although I grew up doing a lot of camping, it always in the spring or fall, so it’s been both fun and a learning experience for me to see how the girls of the Outdoor Activities Circle (and other friends) have camped during winter in Laid-Back Camp (Yuru Camp). And in… Read More Fanart Friday: Warm Up with Laid-Back Camp’s Outdoor Activities Circle!
Ao Haru Ride, Vol. 13 After thirteen volumes, Ao Haru Ride has come to an end, but instead of celebratory feelings, I couldn’t shake an irksome question: Why is it that this story just never really works? The unlikeable lead characters are one reason, with Kou and Futaba hurtling forward, especially in this volume, without… Read More Otaku Reader’s Corner: Kuma Kuma Kuma Bear, TPN Side Story, and the Final Ao Haru Ride