Hong Kong-based content distributor Medialink Entertainment Limited has started streaming the anime short Room Camp to their Ani-One streaming platform.
The first episode was made available last January 6, and subsequent episodes will be streamed every Mondays at 09:00pm PHT, within an hour after its initial Japanese telecast.
All episodes will be streamed on their YouTube channel, which will be available in multiple subtitles, including Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese and English.
Room Camp (Heya camp) is an anime short, which serves as a spinoff of the popular slice-of-life manga series Laid-Back Camp (Yuru camp) by Afro.
The manga series is being serialized by Japanese publisher Houbunsha since July 2015, which is currently being published on their Comic Fuz digital platform since last year, and currently has eight volumes.
In addition to the anime short, the popular series is set to have a second season and an anime film. A live-action television drama based on the popular manga is set to premiere in Japan this Thursday, January 9.
Japanese entertainment content provider Crunchyroll, which streamed the first season on a simulcast basis in January 2018, described the anime 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.
Laid-Back Camp anime’s staff, including director Masato Jinbo, scriptwriter Mutsumi Ito and character designer Mutsumi Sasaki, returned to work on the anime short, which is being produced by C-Station.
The first season’s cast members, Yumiri Hanamori (as Nadeshiko Kagamihara), Nao Toyama (as Rin Shima), Sayuri Hara (as Chiaki Ogaki), Aki Toyosaki (as Aoi Inuyama) and Rie Takahashi (as Ena Saito), returned to play their respective roles.
Medialink Entertainment is a distributor of Japanese anime content and other intellectual properties in Asia since 2000, based in Hong Kong. They have provided content for free-to-air and pay-TV providers, as well as streaming platforms.
In 2016, the company launched their own streaming platform Ani-One, which featured simulcast anime titles and content from their programming library, mostly in Chinese subtitles.
UPDATE (January 9, 12:30am PHT): We have changed the year listed on the article’s title to the current year 2020, instead of “2019”. We sincerely apologize for the error.