Laid-Back Camp S3 opening animation includes fun OP ‘Laid-Back Journey’ by Kiminone

The Laid-Back Camp, Season 3 opening animation has been released ahead of the anime itself, which premiered in Japan earlier today.

The new Laid-Back Camp Season 3 opening animation not only gives us a look at our favorite campers, albeit in a sweet, pastel-colored style, but it also features the anime’s catchy opening theme song — Laid-Back Journey by Kiminone.

The slice-of-life anime itself is one of this season’s most anticipated releases, as it has been almost two years since the Laid-Back Camp movie was released in Japan.

A movie, of course, that had our favorite girls — Rin, Nadeshiko, Aoi, Chiaki and Ena — as adults, although the third season of the anime series now has them back as high school students.

New staff and studio for Laid-Back Camp, Season 3

The third season of Laid-Back Camp also comes with a completely different staff and studio (which is a bit of a worry), although it was nice to watch the Laid-Back Camp, Season 3 opening animation and see the familiar lettering style that we all love, and to see our favorite campers at least looking like themselves.

Shin Tosaka (IS: Infinite Stratos) is directing the new season of the anime, after the first two seasons were beautifully directed by Yoshiaki Kyogoku.

Masafumi Sugiura (Uma Musume: Pretty Derby) is now in charge of series composition, while Takanori Hashimoto (animation director of A Whisker Away) is the new character designer.

The anime has also moved studios from C-Station, who produced both the first two seasons and the movie, to Studio 8bit.

But, as 8bit has done beautiful work with anime like Blue Lock, That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, and Encouragement of Climb, I’m not to worried about their involvement in Season 3 of one of my favorite all-time anime series.

The first episode of Laid-Back Camp, Season 3 premiered on various channels in Japan, and is now streaming internationally on Crunchyroll.

Watch the Laid-Back Camp, Season 3 opening animation before you head off to watch it, as it really is a sweet thing.


About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist who spent a decade covering the anime and manga industries while living in Asia. Now based in Vienna, Austria and currently obsessed with Katsugeki Touken Ranbu, KONOSUBA, The Archdemon's Dilemma, Kaiju No. 8, and the Boys' Love danmei Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation.