Photo/IllutrationAn official illustration for the “Laid-Back Camp” animated TV series ((c) afro, HOBUNSHA/ Yurucamp Partners)

A short animated series from the “Yurucamp” (aka “Laid-Back Camp”) franchise will hit small screens in January.

The new offering is titled “Heyacamp” (Room Camp).

Adapted from a manga of the same name by afro, “Laid-Back Camp” aired from January to March last year.

“Heyacamp” will be created by the main production staff of the original animated series.

Masato Jinbo, who was responsible for the opening sequence of the main series, will be directing the short series at anime studio C-Station.

Mutsumi Ito will serve as the main screenwriter, while Mutsumi Sasaki will reprise her roles as character designer and chief key animation supervisor. The main anime’s director Yoshiaki Kyogoku is attached as supervisor.

A new visual symbolizing the entire “Laid-Back Camp” franchise has also been unveiled.

In it, Nadeshiko Kagamihara, Rin Shima and other characters are seen against the backdrop of Mount Fuji at sunrise.

The second season of the original TV series and an animated feature film adaptation are also in the pipeline.

Visit the anime’s official website at (http://yurucamp.jp/).

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