No real-life connections this week - the only new location visited this chapter is the school, and while it might be based on a real school, there’s not enough information for me to locate it. The one that appears in the live-action drama is this one, and though I think it looks different to the one that’s in the manga and anime, the photos of it on Google Maps are nevertheless filled with Yuru Camp standees and images and various displays - like this, or this. Wonder if Yuru Camp pilgrims are allowed to just walk in, of if it was just a once-off event.
On the continuing saga of characters not being named, while the 野クル girls introduce themselves on page 48, as I mentioned before, we only hear Rin’s given name on page 58, and Saito’s family name on page 60. I’ve checked the later volumes of the manga, and the first time I can find Saito’s given name being mentioned is way down in volume 4, chapter 20 - it’s Ena.
I wonder if the original readers were also confused by the lack of names, because the anime adds the following scene after the last panel on page 60:
千明：おお、シマリンじゃ！ (It’s Chiaki’s nickname for Rin - she says it in one go without a pause)
And then Nadeshiko excitedly races directly towards Rin and runs smack into the window.
So, the thing that’s always bugged me about the 野クル clubroom: where does the door go when it opens? Is there an empty space behind that wall, and they could easily get a bigger clubroom with the simple application of a sledgehammer?
Page 42, lower-right panel, what’s the middle word on the spine of the big black book? スナップ?
Page 43, heh, that cardboard box in the fourth panel. “Onamaz”. Wonder if they’ve got Onamaz Empri as well.
Page 47, third panel, I’m guessing the Nadeshiko POV implies that she can hear everything they’re saying?
Page 54, idly curious as to what company “Gianttree” is referencing.
Page 57, in the drama, the pole completely fragments when it snaps - bu when they show it up close later on, it’s a much cleaner break. (Though, it suddenly occurs to me there’s one thing they’re not addressing - these collapsible poles have an elastic that runs right down the middle, which isn’t shown here in the manga. Or the anime. If the elastic breaks, a simple pipe over the pole isn’t going to help. I do love how Saito just happens to have one on hand, though.)