Afro’s Laid-Back Camp manga first launched in 2015, and its 12-episode TV anime premiered in 2018. Now, the next logical step is a live-action TV drama, which is officially set to premiere on Amazon Prime, as well as TV Tokyo and other networks in Japan, in January of 2020.
Takashi Ninomiya, Mamoru Koshino, and Kyōhei Tamazawa are directing the series, with Ayako Kitagawa on scripts.
Main cast members, pictured respectively below, include 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 Saitou.
There’s also the Room Camp series of anime shorts due out in January, so there will be plenty of Laid-Back Camp fun to go around in 2020. Here’s how Crunchyroll describes the series:
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.
Via Comic Natalie