Yama no Susume: Next Summit

Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit

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Japanese: ヤマノススメ Next Summit
English: Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2022 to Dec 21, 2022
Premiered: Fall 2022
Broadcast: Wednesdays at 00:30 (JST)
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: 8bit
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Themes: CGDCTCGDCT, IyashikeiIyashikei
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.661 (scored by 65916,591 users)
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Ranked: #13432
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Popularity: #4430
Members: 24,789
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While reminiscing about her journey so far, Aoi Yukimura finds herself eager to go mountaineering once more. A likely opportunity arises when Koharu Senjuin invites Aoi to check out the Mountaineering Club after school. As the head of the club, Koharu speaks enthusiastically of the activities she and the other members partake in, especially as they strive to reach the top in various competitions.

Although impressed by the club's dedication to its goals, Aoi feels reluctant to join, preferring to learn and enjoy mountaineering at her own pace. Her experience during this brief visit, however, leaves her wondering why she climbs mountains in the first place. With the support of her friends, Aoi searches for the true motivation behind her hobby, all while continuing to train for the highly anticipated second trip to the summit of Mt. Fuji.

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Yama no Susume: Next Summit was released on Blu-ray and DVD in three volumes from January 25, 2023 to March 24, 2023.

A special autumn festival event was held in Hanno City on October 2, 2022, featuring script reading, show discussions, and a preview screening of episode five. A video game based on the series is planned to be released on PlayStation 4 and the Nintendo Switch.

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Characters & Voice Actors



Onozuka, Hikari

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Takao, Kanon

Yukimura, Megumi

Hisakawa, Aya



Opening Theme

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"想いのち晴れ" by Aoi (Yuka Iguchi), Hinata (Kana Asumi) (eps 1-11)

Ending Theme

"扉を開けてベルを鳴らそう" by Aoi (Yuka Iguchi), Hinata (Kana Asumi) (eps 1-4, 6-8, 9-)
"扉を開けてベルを鳴らそう" by Aoi (Yuka Iguchi) (eps 5)
"扉を開けてベルを鳴らそう" by Hinata (Kana Asumi) (eps 9)
"スタッカート・デイズ" by Aoi (Yuka Iguchi), Hinata (Kana Asumi) (eps 12)


Dec 20, 2022
There are lots of "hidden gem" anime that everyone knows about and are often... unpolished, but Yama no Susume is a real one. It seems nothing short of miraculous how many incredibly talented animators, artists, and directors were pulled from across the industry to make this series and it shows as just about every other frame looks like something you'd hang above your living room fireplace (if you have one of those for some reason). Between this and an entirely loveable cast who you can't help but root for as they interact and grow, Yama no Susume stands among the best in the Iyashikei/CGDCT genre.

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Dec 21, 2022
EnK-Onragement of Climb

Encouragement of Climb is back and this time with full length 24 minute episodes for it’s final(?) season. Although I actually preferred the previous seasons 12 minute length episodes, there was an appropriate amount of story and content this time around (expect for the first 4 episodes which were recaps of the previous seasons with some added scenes) so I suppose it was justifiable.

If you’ve never watched Encouragement of Climb before, it’s another cute moé blobs doing cute things ala mountain climbing edition. Aoi has climbed mountains literally and metaphorically in order to overcome her introverted ways and social anxiety in order ...
Jan 16, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I've set my rating to 7, but it would have been an 8, if it weren't for the first four episodes.

Reason is, I binged all four seasons and OVA's, so having the first four episodes of this season basically being mostly reruns/highlights from the previous seasons, this felt like they had either run out of money or story.

The rest is pretty good, though. If there's a fifth season, I hope to see the relationship between Konoka and Honoka develop further. There was a small hint about closer friendship in one of the episodes.

Then again, maybe this show has (literally) peaked now, as Aoi has reached ...

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