Afro's "mono" Manga Receives TV Anime Adaptation

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Afro's "mono" Manga Receives TV Anime Adaptation

A new official website and Twitter account opened on Friday to announce that Laid-Back Camp creator Afro's "mono" 4-panel manga is getting a television anime. The website unveiled a visual, main staff, and a 360° video, allowing viewers to move the panoramic camera around.

Afro shared an illustration to commemorate the announcement.

Ryota Aikei (Jujutsu Kaisen assistant director) is directing the anime at Soigne. Takuya Miyahara is designing the characters, while Yoko Yonaiyama (A Sign of Affection) is handling the script. Aniplex is producing the anime.

Afro launched the "mono" 4-panel manga in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Carat in March 2017. The manga follows high school girls in the "cinephoto" club, combining cinema and photography. Houbunsha published the manga's third compiled book volume in October 2022, with the fourth volume set to release on April 25.

Afro's notable work, Laid-Back Camp manga, debuted in Houbunsha's Manga Time Kirara Forward magazine in 2015 before moving to Houbunsha's Comic Fuz manga website in 2019. Yen Press began releasing the manga in English in March 2018.

The Laid-Back Camp anime premiered in January 2018, with Crunchyroll streaming the series as it aired, including an English dub. The second season aired in January 2021, and the third season, Yurukyan△ Season 3, is set to premiere on April 4. An anime film based on the manga was released in July 2022, with Crunchyroll streaming the film in November 2022.