Typically this is not my kind of things.. but I just happened to watch the Laid-back Camp via crunchyroll. Links below. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laid-Back_Camp#Anime Crunchyroll: https://www.crunchyroll.com/laid-back-camp Neither serious drama nor in-depth philosophies there, … but I was honestly kinda blown away largely in three aspects. 1. The anime was ridiculously hardcore in providing real and practical tips for camping and outdoor activities (choice of devices, outdoor cooking recipes, etc etc -- some apply for Japanese/Fuji Mt only.. but so many generalizable considerations). Maybe to the point day to day useable for most novices -- myself included. 2. LC nailed it in delivering what comfy and slice of life would look/feel like. Combined with the point above, it seriously motivates people (well.. myself lol) to spend the night camping in the field. For a very much indoor guy like me, the impact was nearly revolutionary. 3. Very interestingly, unlike many other animes of this kind, LC does NOT push 'getting along' -- typical norm of Japan I guess. Don't get me wrong. I don't hate people, socialization, or team works. But many works of this genre (say, K-on) put too much emphasis on "building a closed circle and sticking to that". In LC, characters' socialization is presented bidirectionally. For example, Rin (quiet girl, poor at getting along, hardcore solo camper) learns how much enjoyable camping together could be. But she still focuses on camping alone with arguing solitude is still something to enjoy and not necessarily equal to loneliness, albeit she's no more afraid of hanging out together. On the contrary, Nadesiko (typical extroverted girl in Japanese animation; noob camper) thoroughly enjoy getting along with her new friends and spending night in fields together with them. She definitely prefer doing it as a group, but in later episodes, she showed interest in doing alone. The anime also emphasize indirect connection through messenger (which I believe is this). All things considered, the anime tried to deliver a lovely message "As long as you're not fully isolated, it's ok to take any form of having fun -- either yourself or with others". At least that's what I perceived. The whole anime is strongly supported by great music and fantastic visuals. I've been to Fuji Mt once, and what I saw in anime completely reminded me of the great moment. Now I want to visit there again.. but that Corona (sigh).