A Fun Camping Trip

A Fun Camping Trip is an anime episode of Blue Exorcist that was released on 07/17/2011

Synopsis

As the school semester ends, Rin and his class undergo a three day training in the woods under the supervision of Shura and Yukio. During the lantern hunt, Mephisto and Amaimon plan to provoke Rin while Rin is captured by a moth after his classmates successively got the peg lantern across the river.

Plot Summary

Yukio notices Shiemi getting closer to Rin
Yukio notices Shiemi getting closer to Rin

The school semester ends, and Bon, Ryuji, and Renzo follow him. Kamiki bids farewell to Paku. Yukio informs his class that Shura will be accompanying them on a three day long combat training course. At the camp, Renzo displays his fear of bugs and arachnids when he sees a spider. Yuko states that the girls will set up the magic circle. Kamiki recalls hating Shiemi and that she cannot talk to her since she hates her. At dusk, Rin cooks for his class. Ryuji and Renzo are shock at how good his cooking is. Rin recalls skipping school which causes him to miss social events like this. Yukio tells Shiemi that she is paying attention to Rin, but when Shiemi asks Yukio about what he said earlier, he dismisses it. Meanwhile, Shura is drunk; Ryuji is stunned that she is still a minor and 18 years old. Yukio explains that she will turn twenty six this year, but Shura hits him with a can. Yukio gets mad, but his mood and composure quickly returns. Yukio states the mission's objectives about surviving three days to find three lanterns. Shura warns Rin to not use his flames or the paladins and the higher ups will kill him.

Rin finds Shiemi injured
Rin finds Shiemi injured

The mission starts with everyone chanting on the giant spell circle. Once Yukio fires his gun, the exwires rush out to find the lanterns. Rin and Ryuji find themselves swarm by moths. Kamiki destroys the bugs with her spirits while Ryuji and Bon use their chants. However, Shiemi cannot defeat the moths when the moths rip out the paper that summon her greenman spirit. When Rin hears Shiemi screams, he rushes to brush the moths away. Once Shiemi's head has blood dripping a bit, Rin burst into flames. Rin tries to calm down, but Ryuji sees the blue light. Luckily, Ryuji did not see Rin conjuring the flames. Ryuji informs Rin to shut his flashlight because it attracts moths.

Ryuji's message from Bon
Ryuji's message from Bon

Suddenly, Renzo barges in, and Rin attacks him. Ryuji catches him. As the cellphone rings, Bon's message reveals that Bon has found a lantern, and he tells his group to work together. Meanwhile, at the camp, Yukio is disappointed that Rin used his flames while Shura is laughing because she knew it would happen. Yukio asks Shura if she is going to report to the Vatican. Shura replies that she will not report, and she will train Rin in the way of the sword. Also, she states that she has a thing for guys who aim high. At another location, Amaimon spots Shura and finds that she is hiding the demon slaying sword. Mephisto asks Amaimon if he has the king of the forest to help them.

Ryuji's plan
Ryuji's plan

After finding the peg lantern (a huge stone lantern), Bon comes up with a plan. His plan is to set up a four man position around the perimeter of the peg lantern. Shiemi feeds the flames with the dead moths while Renzo combats the moths; Ryuji chants while Rin pulls the cart since he is the strongest. However, they face the destroyed bridge with black stuff. Ryuji continues chanting and sketch the plan. His plan reveals that they will use Peg lantern as a boat.

Shiemi rides on Rin's shoulders
Shiemi rides on Rin's shoulders

Rin has Shiemi on his shoulders, and he crosses the river. Once the lantern sees Shiemi, it chases her. Rin throws Shiemi across the river, and the peg lantern jumps into the cart. Bon reseals the lantern to its inactive form. When Rin touches the bridge's gate, the seals break and it falls into the river. Suddenly, tentacles pull in Rin, and a giant moth emerges from the river.

Points of Interest

  • For the first time, Renzo reveal that he is afraid of bugs and spiders.
  • Yukio notices Shiemi getting closer to Rin.
  • According to Yukio, Shura turns 26 this year.
  • Peg lanterns love women.
  • In this episode and for the first time, Rin's classmates realize Rin is good at cooking and has immense strength. For example, Rin's cooking makes his friends eat with awe while Bon use Rin's strength to pull the giant peg lantern on the cart.

Miscellaneous

  • Japanese Name: "Tanoshii Kyanpu" ((愉しいキャンプ)
  • Manga Chapter: Chapter 11-12 (Volume 3)
  • Opening Theme: "In My World" by ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D
  • Ending Theme: "Wired Life" by Meisa Kuroki

Characters & Voice Actors

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Rin Okumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Nobuhiko Okamoto ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Konekomaru Miwa ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yuki Kaji ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Renzo Shima ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Koji Yusa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Ryūji Suguro ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kazuya Nakai ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Noriko Paku ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kamiki Izumo ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Eri Kitamura ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Yukio Okumura ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Jun Fukuyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shura Kirigakure ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Rina Satō ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Shiemi Moriyama ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Kana Hanazawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Takara ( x ) ( x ) ( x )

Credits

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Kazue Kato Original Concept A writer, illustrator, and mangaka. Creator of the manga Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist).
Tensai Okamura Director He's the creator of Darker than Black and a director for many shows.
Takashi Kojima Key Animator Animator
Ryota Yamaguchi Writer
Hiroyuki Sawano Music He's the musician in Guilty Crown, Blue Exorcist, and more.
Hiro Maruyama Producer

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