Expanding upon their streaming library for the start of Japan’s Fall 2022 anime season, HIDIVE has confirmed they hold the exclusive rights to Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit, the newest adaptation of the cute mountaineering manga which also goes by the Japanese anime Yama no Susume (ヤマノススメ). This is the fourth season of the TV anime, with the last airing in 2018.
Streaming of Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit will commence next month, with a future home video release to be distributed by Sentai at a later date.
Staff and cast from past adaptations of this charming series have reprised their roles, including studio 8bit (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime) and returning director Yusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the N.H.K.). Yusuke Matsuo (The IDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls) provides character design.
In terms of the show’s Japanese voice cast, it includes Yuka Iguchi (Mako Reizei in Girls und Panzer) as Aoi Yukimura, Kana Asumi (Komari Koshigaya in Non Non Biyori) as Hinata Karaue, Yoko Hikasa (Mio Akiyama in K-ON!) as Kaede Saito, Yui Ogura (Kokoro in The Great Jahy Will Not Be Defeated!) as Kokona Aoba, Nao Toyama (Rin Shima in Laid-Back Camp) as Honoka Kurosaki and Emiri Iwai (Mei-Mei Xiang inSword Art Online: Alicization – War of Underworld Part 2) as Koharu.
The Story of Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit
Aoi Yukimura’s fear of heights won’t hold her back in the next adaptation of Encouragement of Climb! Joined by fellow mountaineering enthusiasts, including the spirited Hinata Kuraue and the other climbers they’ve met on their journey to great heights, Aoi and friends tackle tough challenges and conquer new summits while they embark on adventures throughout the mountain ranges of Japan. Fans new to the franchise will get to know the world of Encouragement of Climb via a selection of compilation episodes that reintroduce fan-favorite characters and beloved moments from the series. Later episodes contain all-new stories that continue the tale of Aoi and her ambition to overcome her fears and achieve her dreams.