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Web Manga 'Iwa Kakeru!: Climbing Girls' Gets TV Anime

by Vindstot
Apr 24, 2020 2:36 AM | 39 Comments
An official website opened for a television anime adaptation of Ryudai Ishizaka's Iwa Kakeru!: Climbing Girls (Hang On! Climbing Girls) web manga on Friday. The anime series will air under the title Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls.

Synopsis
Konomi Kasahara, a junior high school girl, has made a big name after winning numerous competitive puzzle game tournaments. The story begins when she finds a sports climbing club in her high school. Using special skills other than that of puzzle games, Kasahara becomes fascinated with climbing.

Staff
Director: Tetsurou Amino (Nijiiro Days, Break Blade)
Series Composition: Touko Machida (Harukana Receive, Runway de Waratte)
Character Design: Yoshihiro Watanabe (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai, Sora no Otoshimono)
Music: Tsubasa Itou (Egao no Daika, Princess Connect! Re:Dive)
Studio: Blade

Cast
Konomi Kasahara: Sumire Uesaka (Musaigen no Phantom World)
Jun Uehara: Yui Ishikawa (Qualidea Code)
Sayo Yotsuba: Aina Suzuki (Mahou Shoujo Site)
Nonoka Sugiura: Miyu Tomita (Bokutachi wa Benkyou ga Dekinai)

Ishizaka began drawing the sports manga on the Cycomics website in December 2017 and ended it in May 2019. A sequel manga, Iwa Kakeru!!: Try a New Climbing, launched the following month. Kodansha published the first two volumes of the original manga in 2018. Shogakukan will re-release all four volumes on April 30. The company released first volume of the sequel manga digitally on February 28.

Official site: http://iwakakeru-anime.com/
Official Twitter: @iwakakeru_anime

Source: Comic Natalie

Iwa Kakeru!: Sport Climbing Girls on MAL

20 of 39 Comments Recent Comments

From the synopsis and the cover image I just really get a combination of Yuru Camp, Dumbell Nan Kilo Moteru!? and Keijo!!!!!!!! vibes, just without it's ecchiness. I feel it's going to be something in between those 3. I hope I'm right and if I am and it's going to be made good and not fucked up, then it will for sure be just my thing and one anime I would never forget.

Note: I know nothing og source material or anything, only this synopsis and cover image.

Jun 9, 2020 6:01 PM by DrLarsen

As a climber I'm excited for the first climbing anime. However, I would have preferred an adaptation of Noboru Kotera-san (https://myanimelist.net/manga/92859/Noboru_Kotera-san?q=noboru) which is a more serious (less fan service) look at the world of bouldering.

Apr 27, 2020 10:14 AM by Hannatach

What is the deal with this unknown studio pop out? I hope it does not turn to horrible mess.

Apr 26, 2020 6:22 PM by chriskor022

I'm happy Ainya get another roles, idc the others.

Apr 26, 2020 4:44 PM by Detective1412

RealTheAbsurdist said:
We're not the ones causing any of this; because we're not the market. Japan is. Most of us illegally stream these anime; not buy any of the DVDs and whatnot. Nobody in the anime industry in Japan is reading our posts and comments on MAL: because again, we're not the market, and they don't have the time.


Suuure. That's a convenient excuse you may wash your hands with. And yet, some of the deplorable trends of Japan still have enjoyed wide success under our latitudes. It doesn't help things, you can't deny it. The West as a whole seem to be perfectly fine with the current state of matter. So, here you are. You get the crapadoo you so longed for. More fetish shows made under pseudo educative intent.

Also, your statement is a half truth. To an extent, the Western audience matters in the eyes of producers. Why Fairy Tail kept going for so long? This garbage was mostly popular in the West. Also, weren't some titles like Space Dandy made for our demographics in mind?

Apr 26, 2020 3:28 PM by sorcery

sorcery said:
RealTheAbsurdist said:
I'm honestly frustrated that Japanese animation studios are willing to make new anime with unique concepts that...I don't care for.
Instead of an adaptation about girls...climbing, of all things, I'd rather get adaptations of great manhwa like Bastard, Sweet Home, proper adaptations of Spirit Circle, Berserk. These are all source materials that not only have unique stories, but also have interesting premises.
Or if Japanese animation studios HAVE to adapt a source material about cute girls, can it at least have a unique premise? Can we at least get an adaptation of Renai Harem Game?
Don't get me wrong: I like waifus. I am a filthy weeb just like the rest of you...but I'm really sick of anime where the only selling point are the cute girls, and a dumb gimmick for a premise.


No matter if it pleases you or not, that's what you get, after your waifuist kind opened the floodgates of moebait. It initially started innocently enough with titles like Azumanga Daioh; but now it is to the point 60% of seasonals are basically made of non ecchi fetish shows. You enabled it, now deal with it. Open you mouth and swallow another quarter pounder of saccharose fluff made around alibi premises.


We're not the ones causing any of this; because we're not the market. Japan is. Most of us illegally stream these anime; not buy any of the DVDs and whatnot. Nobody in the anime industry in Japan is reading our posts and comments on MAL: because again, we're not the market, and they don't have the time.

Apr 26, 2020 3:19 PM by removed-user

RealTheAbsurdist said:
I'm honestly frustrated that Japanese animation studios are willing to make new anime with unique concepts that...I don't care for.
Instead of an adaptation about girls...climbing, of all things, I'd rather get adaptations of great manhwa like Bastard, Sweet Home, proper adaptations of Spirit Circle, Berserk. These are all source materials that not only have unique stories, but also have interesting premises.
Or if Japanese animation studios HAVE to adapt a source material about cute girls, can it at least have a unique premise? Can we at least get an adaptation of Renai Harem Game?
Don't get me wrong: I like waifus. I am a filthy weeb just like the rest of you...but I'm really sick of anime where the only selling point are the cute girls, and a dumb gimmick for a premise.


No matter if it pleases you or not, that's what you get, after your waifuist kind opened the floodgates of moebait. It initially started innocently enough with titles like Azumanga Daioh; but now it is to the point 60% of seasonals are basically made of non ecchi fetish shows. You enabled it, now deal with it. Open you mouth and swallow another quarter pounder of saccharose fluff made around alibi premises.

Apr 26, 2020 3:10 PM by sorcery

this isn't what i remember kokou no hito looking like.

Apr 26, 2020 12:30 PM by photophobic

Unlike the ones I have seen. I will definitely put it on my list.

Apr 26, 2020 9:00 AM by Kinyoubi

SpinachGreen said:
It's actually more reasonable than you'd think. Climbing is all about problem solving and each route is like a fresh puzzle. Seems like the author knows their climbing which can only be a good thing for the series.


Oh, is that so? I'm a complete novice when it comes to climbing so I have no clue.

But you've gotten me a little curious in this, thanks!

Apr 26, 2020 7:43 AM by _MushiRock11_

_MushiRock11_ said:
Pretty ordinary Staff but good-looking Cast though.

Sure, why not?

Puzzle game to gaining fond of climbing is some change though, I must say lol.


It's actually more reasonable than you'd think. Climbing is all about problem solving and each route is like a fresh puzzle. Seems like the author knows their climbing which can only be a good thing for the series.

Apr 26, 2020 7:35 AM by SpinachGreen

I really hope that MAPPA (that have adapted good ol manga, ushio no tora, karakuri circus) will adapted a lot more good ol manga like megumi no daigo, umizaru, chocolat, katsu ect.

I love cgdct stuff but its too much. There is a lot of it every season. Please enlighten me with classic stuff!

Apr 26, 2020 5:28 AM by esofdiamon

Why not ? Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru was successful, I am sure this one will be.

Apr 25, 2020 11:12 AM by rvsntn

She went from puzzle games to climbing? Interesting.

Apr 25, 2020 10:16 AM by MrAwesome2018

Seems alright will keep an eye out for this one.

Apr 24, 2020 11:25 PM by Ramkec

I'm honestly frustrated that Japanese animation studios are willing to make new anime with unique concepts that...I don't care for.
Instead of an adaptation about girls...climbing, of all things, I'd rather get adaptations of great manhwa like Bastard, Sweet Home, proper adaptations of Spirit Circle, Berserk. These are all source materials that not only have unique stories, but also have interesting premises.
Or if Japanese animation studios HAVE to adapt a source material about cute girls, can it at least have a unique premise? Can we at least get an adaptation of Renai Harem Game?
Don't get me wrong: I like waifus. I am a filthy weeb just like the rest of you...but I'm really sick of anime where the only selling point are the cute girls, and a dumb gimmick for a premise.

Mod edit: removed deleted quote

Apr 24, 2020 7:35 PM by removed-user

tirafesi said:
Honest question: how do you decide what show to link each VA to when posting this kind of news?

"Konomi Kasahara: Sumire Uesaka (Musaigen no Phantom World)"

Why would you link this VA with Musaigen no Phantom World when they've done other shows that are much more popular? (e.g. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!, Overlord)


prolly the most recent shown they've done? Also Musaigen is a comfy series... why are you denouncing it?

Apr 24, 2020 1:57 PM by _Ako_

Yama no Susume , Muscles & Sweat Version
XD

Apr 24, 2020 1:51 PM by GoodKid15

Yes! More female muscles

Apr 24, 2020 12:00 PM by knktzvra

If it's anything similar to Dumbbell I'm down to it.

Apr 24, 2020 11:46 AM by Punkero

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