Aoi Yukimura, a girl who likes indoor activities and afraid of heights,  was taken to the hobby of mountain climbing at the start of high school by her childhood friend, Hinata, leading them to find new friends and experiences. Now, as they get past the summer break, what other places will they ascend next?


Halimun Muhammad (The Indonesian Anime Times)

Encouragement of Climb returns for the third season with its usual stride, unrushed but steady. In the quarter of an hour duration that continues from the second season, the first episode takes viewers to enjoy the delight of the scenery as Aoi and Hinata takes a relaxed ascent of Mt. Tsukuba. And the enjoyment is accentuated by gentle musical compositions from yamazo/Tom-H@ck for the show, as well as the characters’ own delightful responses to the scenery. Callbacks to previous ascents underlined how much the girls has experienced throughout the series’ measured journey, and also how much they’re bonded together through mountain climbing. Aoi’s failure to reach the top of Mt. Fuji in the second season is still in her mind. But she has accepted it composedly and determined to learn and prepare better to take on the mountain again at another time. With all that, this third season is shaping up to continue to present charming journeys for longtime viewers of the series.

Facts and Figures

Alternative Title Yama no Susume
Source material Manga by Shiro
Casts Kana Asumi as Hinata Kuraue
Nao Toyama as Honoka Kurosaki
Yoko Hikasa as Kaede Saito
Yui Makino as Yuka Sasahara
Yui Ogura as Kokona Aoba
Yuka Iguchi as Aoi Yukimura
Yuko Gibu as Hikari Onozuka
Director Yusuke Yamamoto (Sgt. Frog, Knight’s & Magic)
Series composition Yusuke Yamamoto
Character Design Yuusuke Matsuo (The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls, Black Rock★Shooter)
Opening Song “Chiheisen Stride” (Horizon Stride) by Yuka Iguchi, Kana Asumi, Yoko Hikasa and Yui Ogura
Ending Song “Irochigai no Tsubasa” by Yuka Iguchi and Kana Asumi
Studio 8-bit
Official Site
Broadcast Date 2 Juli 2018 (1640 GMT, 2340 WIT), 3 Juli 2018 (0140 JST)

Screenshots and Trailer

© Shiro/Earth Star Entertainment/ “Encouragement of Climb Third Season” Production Committee
© Shiro/Earth Star Entertainment/ “Encouragement of Climb Third Season” Production Committee
© Shiro/Earth Star Entertainment/ “Encouragement of Climb Third Season” Production Committee

The Indonesian Anime Times

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