Encouragement of Climb

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Encouragement of Climb is an animated television series about two friends who are very different. They have been friends for many years and this series is about their attempt to climb a mountain together to see a sunset. Friends are not always alike. This series highlights the differences which can exist between close friends. One friend prefers to stay at home, indoors, and the other friend is adventurous. His adventurous nature takes him many places and into many situations.

Earth Star Entertainment
2 Seasons, 36 Episodes
January 2, 2013
Cast: Yuka Iguchi, Kana Asumi, Yôko Hikasa, Yui Ogura
Encouragement of Climb

Encouragement of Climb Full Episode Guide

  • Honoka accepts Aoi's invitation to visit Hanno and watch the fireworks with her, Hinata, Kaede, and Kokona!! Unfortunately, Aoi and Hinata still aren't speaking after a recent fight. Can they make up in time to enjoy the festival?

  • The girls have a celebratory dinner at the hut, then a good night's sleep before going to see the sunrise on Mt. Tanigawa. Will this mark the end of Aoi and Hinata's promise?

  • Now climbing instead of just riding up Mt. Tanigawa, the girls keep encountering a mysterious girl with a camera, and Aoi can't help wondering about her.

  • Hinata's excited to be visiting Mt. Tanigawa with Aoi again. Aoi seems gung-ho herself on the way over, but can she remain so when faced with the dreaded ropeway?

  • It's the day before the girls will climb Mt. Tanigawa. While Aoi bakes a pound cake to take along, Kokona celebrates her birthday early with a stroll around Hanno in her brand-new hiking shoes.

  • Aoi is looking forward to her upcoming trip to Mt. Tanigawa... but she promised her mother she'd conquer her mountain of summer homework first, a prospect that looks bleak when she hasn't even touched it yet!

  • To cover the increasing costs of mountaineering, Aoi takes her first part-time job at a sweets shop run by a friend of the family. Can she overcome her shyness and lack of confidence enough to give the customers a friendly smile?

  • Aoi wants to climb Mt. Tanigawa, but is worried about handling the required ropeway and ski-lift due to her fear of heights. Hinata suggests they all visit a big nature fun park for a change of pace from mountains. While Aoi has a great time with the girls, could the trip be serving an additional purpose?

  • Aoi wants to climb Mt. Tanigawa next, but is worried about whether she can handle the ropeway with her fear of heights. She and the other girls gather at Kaede's house for advice, and a few other things.

  • While going through her closet, Kaede finds a raincoat that gets her reminiscing about a dear friend from middle school.

  • Aoi invites her mom to join Hinata and her dad on a trip to Mt. Kirigamine, for a gentle climb with lovely scenery!

  • When Kokona invites the group to visit a place with lots of fireflies, it brings up a shared experience from Aoi and Hinata's past - that they each remember very differently...

  • It's summer vacation, and Aoi is still feeling down after her unsuccessful climb of Mt. Fuji. But then Hinata's postcard from the summit finally arrives, prompting Aoi to revisit their first climbing spot - for a surprising discovery.

  • As Hinata and Kokona visit the summit of Mt. Fuji, Aoi must grapple with her regret and frustration on the descent.

  • Just before reaching the Eighth Station on Mt. Fuji, Aoi falls prey to fatigue - or is it altitude sickness? Her three friends have a difficult decision to make.

  • The girls finally arrive at the Mt. Fuji Fifth Station. After a hearty lunch, they begin their climb. The path is nice and easy at first, but it's still a long way to the top of Japan's highest mountain...

  • With their plans for climbing Mt. Fuji all set, there's just one day left until the big adventure! But the girls still need to procure enough snacks to keep from getting hungry on the climb, along with some perspective to handle the pre-climb anxiety.

  • Summertime is swimming time, and Hinata's set on swimming in a woodsy river spot within walking distance, with all the girls in sexy swimsuits! However, it doesn't go quite as planned...

  • It's bad enough when Hinata's carelessness gets Aoi publicly embarrassed. But when Hinata messes up Aoi's precious knitting project, a simple apology isn't enough. How can she make it up to her?

  • After the girls reach the summit of Mt. Mitsutouge, it's time to go back the way they came. Aoi expects the rest of the trip to be easy and boring, but learns that the descent has its own unique challenges. That hot springs by the station is starting to sound very inviting...

  • The girls begin to climb Mt. Mitsutouge. It's an easy walk at first, but as the path gets steep and rocky, Aoi grows tired and discouraged. Will the promise of a (secret?) gorgeous sight be enough to keep her going?

  • After hearing Aoi mention Mount Fuji, Hinata decides to surprise her with a great view of it from the top of an even higher mountain than Mount Takao. But, which mountain would be the best choice for Aoi's first real climb? Can the girls keep the Mount Fuji view a secret until she reaches the summit?

  • Aoi and Hinata set up a tent in Hinata's backyard, then Kaede and Kokona join them for cooking curry rice and having a tent sleepover!

  • Aoi, Hinata, Kaeda, and Kokona meet up for a picnic at Hannou River.

  • In preparation for their next trip, Aoi invites Kokona over to help her cook snacks.

  • Aoi, Hinata, and Kokona help each other down the mountain.

  • Hinata teaches Aoi, mountain manners and learn about giant flying squirrels.

  • Aoi and Hinata embark on their second climb and meet some interesting people along the way.

  • Aoi picked the mountain but now she needs the right equipment.

  • It's Aoi's turn to pick the mountain, so she calls on her new friend to help.

  • Aoi meets a girl from her school who is crazy about backpacking.

  • Aoi and Hinata have a camping cook-off.

  • Hinata convinces Aoi they should start with a small mountain and work their way up to the big ones.

  • With the help of Hinata's dad, the girls familiarize themselves with the necessary gear to climb.

  • Aoi spends most of her time alone, but an old friend from middle school has arrived to make good on an old promise.