Ranked #3714

Yama no Susume

Alternative Titles

English: Encouragement of Climb
Japanese: ヤマノススメ


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 3, 2013 to Mar 21, 2013
Premiered: Winter 2013
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Manga
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: G - All Ages
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Score: 6.851 (scored by 10,101 users)
Ranked: #37142
Popularity: #1551
Members: 22,405
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Aoi prefers indoor hobbies and is afraid of heights, but her childhood friend Hinata loves to show off her passion for mountain climbing. As young children they once watched the sunrise from the top of a mountain, and now they've decided to take up mountain climbing in hopes of seeing that sunrise again. They have cooking battles with mountaineering gear, climb small hills in their neighborhood, and meet new mountaineering friends as they learn the ropes of the hobby. When will they finally see that sunrise again?

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Yukimura, Aoi
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Iguchi, Yuka
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Kuraue, Hinata
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Asumi, Kana
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Saitou, Kaede
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Hikasa, Yoko
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Yamamoto, Yuusuke
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Asumi, Kana
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Theme Song Performance
Iguchi, Yuka
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Theme Song Composition, Music

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Ending Theme

"Staccato Days (スタッカート・デイズ)" by Aoi (Yuka Iguchi) and Hinata (Kana Asumi)

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Feb 7, 2013
Now, the row of 8's may actually leave many baffled or doubting of the seriousness of this review, but I assure you all scores were given impartially and after long thought.

Also, the show is still going so the review may well be subject to change, but I felt I had to do something about the ridiculous rating: the score as of now is 6.82, which is the average for EXTREMELY BAD anime. Not kidding: EXTREMELY. BAD. Yama no Susume, however, is frankly one of the shows I look forward each week, so I hope this review will encourage more people to watch it.

Enjoyment: 8 read more
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Mar 20, 2013
It’s very rare to find a great show among animated shorts. Many of them produce situational one-shots with the same characters in the same setting. While some of them do have a serial timeline, shorts often lack the details of storytelling. The short series Encouragement of Climb (Yama no Susume) counters these claims by creating situations chronologically with wonderful progression and development for its protagonists.

Encouragement of Climb follows two high school girls and their adventures in hiking to mountain summits across Japan. Aoi, the scared and unsure of the two, learns to overcome her anxieties while being accompanied by Hinata, the tomboyish enthusiastic one who read more
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Jun 28, 2013
(Watched the BD version)
Note: review may contain objectionable content in the sense that you may have an objection to the content

This anime is just so uber kawaii that’ll make your heart go kyun kyun. It is also quite heart-warming.

Slice of life? Hard to say. It is indeed a story about an introverted girl breaking out of her shell to overcome her fear of heights. Along the way, the friends she makes reignite her passion for mountain climbing and she realises, for the first time, the wonderful feeling that comes with spending time with others, a feeling unachievable when she kept to herself. As a result read more
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Aug 15, 2013
Childish show? Yes. About cute girl doing cute things? Yes. At first, I thought this anime will just gonna waste my time. It is short, only 3 minutes per episode. That's why I think this anime can't be very good. How could it be good if it is only 3 minutes? Moreover the story is just about little girl playing around? But, seriously this anime is not like what I thought at first.

Yama no Susume. A story of courage and friendship. As its title -Encouragement of Climb- say, this story is about a little kid (Aoi) who build up her courage in trying something new read more
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