Sorry we’re like a whole season late! The second of Yuru Camp’s specials is here; please enjoy! Number three soonerish kind of!
Sobaudon returns. Go back to Episode 6’s Room Camp if you’ve forgotten what the joke is there.
The main note this episode is about the title, which is used throughout the episode. ‘Hora’ (法螺, but more commonly in kana) stems (probably) from the ‘horagai’ (法螺貝), the Japanese name of Charonia tritonis (‘Triton’s trumpet’). Big conch shell; makes a sound when you blow it. This trumpet-blowing evolved over time to mean telling tall tales, or exaggerating in general (it is, though, a bit different from ‘blowing one’s own horn’). Or rather, to blow the horn (ほらを吹く, ‘hora wo fuku’) is associated with that, while by extension the tales or stories themselves would be (roughly) the ‘hora’.
So ‘hora’ was translated as ‘bull’, ‘horafuku’ as ‘spouting bull’, etc. This bull (meaning nonsense or lies or whatever else; I’m sure you know) actually has a separate etymology from ‘bullshit’, though they’ve ended up meaning close to the same thing.
The ability to use ‘bull sisters’ (ほら吹き姉妹) is also a very fortunate coincidence.
I’ve graciously been allowed to write this final post, so here I am.
I came into this thinking Yuru Camp would more or less be a shadow of Yama no Susume (the Δ’s because it’s the third season (the actual third season’s coming Summer; watch it!)) but it quickly showed itself to be something pretty different. Quality yuru’s always been at the heart of the show, and in these final two episodes Yuru Camp’s really brought it back; maybe things slowed down (or, uh, sped up?) a bit in the middle, but we’re back to where we were: a quiet, lovely campground with a view of Mount Fuji. ΔotS; can there be any contest? I hope you were all able to take it as easy as we weren’t. Thanks as always for watching Asenshi.
That’s all from me, but the other two have their bits to say, too:
Akatsukin: This was one of those “fun to watch, not to sub” shows, which is great yet also unfortunate. The time spent working on it seriously felt as slow as the title of the show implied. That said, I loved Nadeshiko and Rin (and all that Aoi art wink wink) and I’m glad we picked it up. However, I will definitely never simuledit again. For real this time. Also, sorry to the Wixoss fans, but I need to follow my girl to her new show. See you there.
A lot of this episode felt like something out of a fever dream. Anyway, there are two things that beg mentioning. First is about houtou, a form of udon. You can look it up for yourself in that link there, but the reason that Takeda Shingen keeps appearing in the background is because legend says that he invented it. Second is a weird thing that Rin keeps saying, the wasei-eigo “match pump”. Basically it means “to stir up trouble to get credit for the solution”, and comes from “lighting a match and then putting it out with a water pump“. I have no idea where they possibly got this from.
Onee-chan is lovely too. Both sisters make everything they eat and drink look good
I think the only unexplained joke this time is with Lake Shibire, as 痺れ means to feel numb or tingly. This episode, I was finally able to self-insert and imagine a day when I may go camping myself. What a badass that guy is.