Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls

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Synonyms: Hang On! Climbing Girls
Japanese: いわかける! -Sport Climbing Girls-


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2020 to Dec 20, 2020
Premiered: Fall 2020
Broadcast: Sundays at 02:00 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Blade
Source: Web manga
Genres: ComedyComedy, SportsSports, SchoolSchool
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.471 (scored by 2364023,640 users)
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Ranked: #61922
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Popularity: #1959
Members: 70,868
Favorites: 128

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Video games, especially puzzle games, were always at the center of Konomi Kasahara's life. However, upon entering Hanamiya High School, she decides to break away from this lifestyle. As Konomi wanders the halls in search of a new activity to engage herself in, she stumbles upon a gigantic wall owned by the school's rock climbing team. Fascinated, she attempts to scale the wall, discovering that she can use her puzzle-solving skills to help her reach the top.

Certain that she has found her calling, Konomi immediately joins the club. As she strives to improve her climbing skills, Konomi, alongside the rest of the Hanamiya Climbing Team, will learn what it truly means to be a "sports climber" and work to achieve victory in the upcoming competitions.

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Amino, Tetsuro
Ishikawa, Yui
Theme Song Performance
Uesaka, Sumire
Theme Song Performance
Tomita, Miyu
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Opening Theme

"Motto Takaku (もっと高く)" by Aina Suzuki (鈴木愛奈)

Ending Theme

"LET’S CLIMB↑" by Hanamiya Joshi Climbing Club (花宮女子クライミング部) [Konomi Kasahara (Sumire Uesaka), Jun Uehara (Yui Ishikawa), Sayo Yotsuba (Aina Suzuki), Nonoka Sugiura (Miyu Tomita)]

Dec 19, 2020
cigare (All reviews)
Ever since the Big Bang, we have asked ourselves one and only one thing: How fun is climbing? Many people have died without knowing it and unfortunately, even with the most qualified scientists, we weren't able to figure it out. It was then that Iwa Kakeru came to life.

1: You must be a hot girl - 2: You ought to have medium-size tits - 3: Preferably in high school.

These are the requirements for climbing. I agree that these are some rather specific requirements for such an unknown sport, but one must sacrifice oneself for the greater good. Ryuudai, the legend he is, has allowed us read more
Dec 19, 2020
xamantra (All reviews)
Enjoyment: 5.5/10
Story: 2/6
Visuals: 3/6
Characters: 2/5
Music: 2/3
Overall: 4.83

TLDR: It's a fine "for-fun" cgdct sports show. If you're looking for a serious themed sports show, I don't recommend this one.

The story isn't really good. There were so many asspulls. Even in the last episode. The characters are pretty average with a CGDCT style of writing. I also wonder why this show is more popular than Taisou Samurai (oh shit the cover art looks lewd and I forgot that weebs are all perverts). I actually quite enjoyed some parts of the show, to be honest. It's just that because of its very obvious bad parts. I can't give read more
Dec 19, 2020
Marinate1016 (All reviews)
Iwa Kakeru! was easily one of my favourite shows this season. It's actually the first sports anime I've ever seen, and I was not disappointed at all. From the characters' designs, interactions to the actual sport of climbing itself, everything was great for me.

Who should watch this show? People who are into CGDCT, people who are curious about climbing or enjoy outdoor activities in general. If you're coming here expecting something to blow you away narratively, you're going to be disappointed. The scale of the show is small and rather self-contained. It's not too ambitious in anything it does, at least in this first read more
Dec 19, 2020
Watame (All reviews)
Kasahara Konomi. During middle school, she won many puzzle tournaments in Japan. Thanks to her hobby, she enjoyed her school life; she thought she did not need anything else. She was wrong. Her hobby resulted in poor academic performance, so she had to reconsider her life choices. Thankfully, her hard work pays off and she enrolls in Hanamiya girls’ high school.

I will not try to hide the fact that this anime is quite unique. I mean, how many anime about sport climbing do you know? Kasahara Konomi is a hikimori, who only plays games. Her life shows her that everything is not easy and one read more

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