ゆるキャン△ Vol. 12 🏕

Volume 12 Discussion Thread

Start Date: 8th January
Previous: Volume 11

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Reading Schedule

Start Date                   Chapter                                                        Page Numbers   Page Count
January 8th 64 - 薪を作ろう 3 - 26 24
January 15th 65 - ホラかホンマか回想キャンプ 29 - 52 24
January 22nd 66 - 薪割り道具とみずがき湖の謎グルメ 55 - 78 24
January 29th 67 - バスキャンロ 北上中 81 - 104 24
February 5th 68 - めしテロはじまるよ!! 107 - 130 24
February 12th 69 - 春の瑞牆冬キャンプ 133 - 156 24
February 19th 番外編 - へやキャン△ 159 - 176 22

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Finally got around to setting up the thread…

64 - 薪を作ろう

Start date: January 8th

  • I’m reading along :books:
  • I’m taking my time :camping:
  • I’m dropping out :no_good_man: :no_good_woman:

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On page 9, Sensei’s suggested locations are Lake Shibire (which we’ve visited before) and Lake Tanuki (also suggested previously, but not actually visited yet).

Otherwise, they only go to one place, and it’s not precisely specified, or particularly identifiable. That said, according to this page (which I’m pretty sure I linked to last time), the distribution sites in Minobu during 2021 were somewhere here and somewhere here. (Oh, look. There’s a PDF with maps and directions.)


Oh, lots of exposition this chapter. Guess we’re back to a teaching chapter rather than a travelling chapter.

Page 3, the real-world version of 石炭おかき is 石炭あられ. It looks… thoroughly inedible. Aki’s 白樺昔話 is… less clear, but it might be named for Lake Shirakaba. Maybe foreshadowing? We’ll see.

Page 5, 無料薪II:リベンジ・オブ・ザ・あきちゃん.

Page 7, that’s a new look for Sensei. Mind you, was their first attempt at getting firewood really recent enough that こないだ still applies?

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Finally more ゆるキャン it is great coming back to this relaxing manga. It was nice having a teaching chapter again. Also as much as I like Nadeshiko & Rin it is great that we get to see the other girls go out aswell. Can’t wait for next week.

I never thought I would see someone this excited about firewood

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I’m late again weee

65 - ホラかホンマか回想キャンプ

Start date: January 15th

  • I’m reading along :books:
  • I’m taking my time :camping:
  • I’m dropping out :no_good_man: :no_good_woman:

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As the the manga makes quite plain in the narration, the adventures in this chapter commence at Nirasaki Station. At the top of 32, Aki muses whether they’re going to Shosenkyo - and as she thinks, the bus does leave from Kofu Station (citation). The Peace Kannon is here. (The location on the title page is gonna show up later, spoiler alert, so I won’t mark it now.)

On page 37-38, they arrive in Akeno - they buy their tomatoes from this place. Not sure exactly where the bus let them off (the nearest bus stops that Google knows about are all on the town’s main road, a half hour’s walk away), but the first panel of page 38 is here. There are a number of sunflower farms in the area - like this one.

On page 45, they arrive at Lake Mizugaki - the building depicted in the second panel is the Visitors’ Centre. (The final panel of page 44 is also near the Visitors’ Centre).

They start walking anti-clocwise around the lake. There’s a pedestrian path, which is too far from the road to show up on street view, but there are some photo spheres. On page 48, they arrive at the Shiokawa Dam Lookout (which is also the location on the title page - told you it’d be coming up later). The bath Ena mentions is here (and ヨシヤー to ヨシャー has to be one of the subtlest bland name versions I’ve seen in this manga so far). Can’t tell from here whether it’s actually hot or not, but surely with a name like ~の湯, it’d have to be…

On page 50, they arrive here - from the Visitors’ Centre, where the bus let them off, it’s 36 minutes’ walk, uphill all the way, so it’s not too surprising that Aki’s a bit tired. (It’s slightly shorter walking clockwise, but still uphill.) Interestingly, the street sign they’re looking at lacks romaji in the street view, but to be fair, this street view photo was taken in 2014. Are they waiting for ゴドー?

Side note, here is Google’s bus directions for getting to Mizugaki from Nirasaki, but it doesn’t go anywhere near the tomato shop. Hmm…


So, flipping through this volume back when I bought it, I was rather wondering why (and how) Nadeshiko was doing the picture-in-picture talento reaction shot thing in this chapter and later chapters. Didn’t realise until the end of last week that this chapter is Aki telling Nadeshiko the story of their adventure. Though Aki going “get back in your box!” is amusing. (And today I learnt that it’s called a ワイプ. Why, though?)

Page 35, I see the simulation is starting to break down in the final panel there. Maybe they should stop playing with the settings.

So, that cart Ena is dragging around on page 38, and is blocking the aisle on the bus on page 44… is that real, or is it just full of the imaginary camping supplies for the imaginary dogs?

Page 51, I must say, it’s a bit rude that there’s so many readings for 神戸. There’s one in Mie read as かんべ…


Proper nouns:

Page 31
韮崎=にらさき

Page 32
昇仙峡=しょうせんきょう

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