- Adorkable: The instances where Rin is shown camping alone are notable due to them showing how dorky her sense of humor is.
- Friendly Fandoms:
- With Metal Gear, of all things, due to Akio Ōtsuka (the Japanese voice for Solid Snake) lending his voice as both the narrator and Rin's grandfather in the anime adaptation.
- Nadeshiko is often compared to Kirby due to having a similar color palette and being an adorable glutton. As a result, Laid-Back Camp fans go hand-in-hand with fans of Kirby, doubly so with the release of Kirby Star Allies coming at the tail end of the anime's initial airing.
- Memetic Mutation:
- "Maximum Comf."Explanation
- "MUST PROTECC THAT SMILE"Explanation
- Secret Society BLANKET spreads its influence further.Explanation
- Moe: Downplayed; while most of the characters are female and their designs are cute, the series is less about inspiring protective feelings for the characters and more about seeing them relaxed and comfortable while camping. An interview with the anime's producer, Shouichi Hotta, reveals that they deliberately tried to avoid making the anime too moe in order to reach a wider audience.
- Self-Fanservice: While Aoi is noticeably curvier than the other girls, fanart often depicts her as more voluptuous then she actually is.
- Squick: It's a relaxing, gentle Iyashikei show that just so happens to depict an extremely graphic, bloody eel gutting in episode 3 of the second season.
- Suspiciously Similar Song:
- The anime's first opening theme, "SHINY DAYS", sounds very similar The Jackson 5's "I Want You Back" and "ABC". The internet didn't pass up on the opportunity.
- Episode 4 has a take on "Thus Spake Zarathustra" during the moon landing sequence, which is odd since the original composition is in the public domain.
- Sweet Dreams Fuel:
- Values Dissonance: Nadeshiko is revealed to have been Formerly Fat due to her eating habits. The fact that she lost weight after her sister Sakura suddenly got fed up with her eating so much and made her bike laps around Lake Hamana can come across as unnecessarily harsh body-shaming to a western audience.
- Viewer Gender Confusion: Minami Toba's sibling. Bishōnen or Bifauxnen? Episode twelve reveals the character in question is a woman named Ryouko(the "ko" suffix denotes that it's a woman's name).
YMMV / Laid-Back Camp