Yama no Susume

Encouragement of Climb

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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: Thursdays at 01:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: 8bit
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, ComedyComedy, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Duration: 3 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.821 (scored by 2372523,725 users)
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Ranked: #45492
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Popularity: #2102
Members: 67,186
Favorites: 131

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As a child, Aoi Yukimura adored mountains and was passionate about climbing. However, a playground accident has since left her afraid of heights, turning her toward indoor hobbies. Unfortunately, now a shy and timid first-year high school student, Aoi has become so absorbed in these pastimes that she can barely socialise with others, leaving her practically friendless. It’s only when she runs into the lively Hinata Kuraue, an old friend from her climbing days, that things start to change.

Impulsive and high-spirited, Hinata insists on having Aoi join her in all sorts of climbing activities. Though reluctant at first, Aoi quickly finds that her time with Hinata brings back fond memories of their childhood and soon decides to start climbing again. As the return to her past hobby starts to bring her out of her shell, Aoi finds herself gaining close friends, taking on new challenges, and continuing to find her own encouragement to climb.

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Yama no Susume adapts the 1st volume and part of the 2nd volume of siro's manga series of the same title.

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Yamamoto, Yuusuke
Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard
Asumi, Kana
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Iguchi, Yuka
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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)

Mar 20, 2013
ProfessorGinkgo (All reviews)
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
Aug 15, 2013
renfire (All reviews)
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
Apr 4, 2013
djWHEAT (All reviews)
When seeing the title of this anime, I thought that watching a acrophobic moe girl trying to climb mountains could lead to some funny hijinks. Sadly I was kind of disappointed when more than half of the show was about moe girls doing cute things and "talking" about climbing. This made the story kind of generic and forgettable.

The art of the show is your standard moe style, with all the bright colors, cute girls and big shiny eyes that you expect from such a show. Other than that I can't really say much about it, except that it was okay i guess.

The sound is where read more
Nov 1, 2016
teqkoi (All reviews)
This is one of the best and short anime series I have ever seen, since its three minutes in one episode and the story is really simple but really good.

Kinda long review, which could help you decide watching this anime.

Story (8):

This story follows an introverted girl named Aoi and her childhood friend Hinata.
Aoi is introverted and shy, when Hinata is an extrovert and loves mountaineering (going to mountains). They both decide to climb a mountain, to see a sunrise they saw together when they were younger.
Episodes fit together into a continuous story, it wasn't very predictable but the story is very short and simple because read more


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