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.
Wow, not only was this a sign-heavy episode, but also a note-heavy one! I’m just going to go through them in no particular order.
Yukichi is the guy on the 10,000 yen bill. If it were in America, the joke would be Benjamins. Oshikura manju is this goofy Japanese kids “game” where they link arms in a circle back-to-back and push in and out. The movement is supposed to heat you up. See also: Maho Girls Kanpu masatsu is that thing where you rub a dry towel quickly over your body to heat it up. You can probably visualize a wrinkly naked old man doing it if you’ve seen enough anime.
Hottokeya is a pun (or not) that sort of combines the word “hot” with the verb “to leave alone”, so it’s as if the person in the hot spring is telling others to let them be.
The flag on the moon is a total parody of Potepo from Aikatsu. Don’t try to convince me otherwise.