Encouragement of Climb

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  • 2013
  • 2 Seasons
  • 7.0  (155)

Encouragement of Climb is a lighthearted anime series produced by Earth Star Entertainment that originally aired in 2013 and ran through 2018, with a total of three seasons and 39 episodes. The show centers around a group of four friends who love hiking and mountain climbing, and their adventures as they explore different mountains throughout Japan.

The story follows the main character Aoi, a shy and reserved girl who becomes interested in hiking after a chance encounter with another hiker, Hinata. Inspired by Hinata's enthusiasm for the sport, Aoi decides to join her on a climb up a nearby mountain. Though hesitant at first, Aoi soon discovers the thrill of being in nature and the sense of accomplishment that comes from conquering a peak.

Throughout the series, Aoi and her friends visit various mountains across Japan, each with their own unique challenges and breathtaking views. Along the way, they learn about the history and myths surrounding each mountain, as well as the personal struggles and triumphs of other hikers they meet on the trails.

One of the standout features of Encouragement of Climb is its beautiful animation, which captures the natural beauty of the mountains in stunning detail. From the vibrant colors of the foliage to the snow-capped peaks and sweeping vistas, every frame of the show is a feast for the eyes.

But while the visuals are certainly impressive, what really makes Encouragement of Climb a standout anime series is its heart. At its core, the show is a celebration of friendship, perseverance, and the power of nature to inspire and uplift us. Each episode is filled with moments of quiet reflection, heartfelt conversations, and small but meaningful victories that leave a lasting impact on the characters and the audience alike.

In addition to its main characters, Encouragement of Climb also features a variety of other hikers and climbers, each with their own unique motivations and personal struggles. From a seasoned mountaineer battling his own limitations to a group of high school girls seeking to bond over a shared passion, each new encounter offers a glimpse into the many ways that hiking and mountain climbing can impact and enrich our lives.

Overall, Encouragement of Climb is a charming and uplifting anime series that's perfect for anyone who loves nature, adventure, and heartwarming stories about friendship and growth. Whether you're an experienced hiker or just looking for a way to escape the stress of everyday life, this show is sure to leave you feeling inspired and uplifted.

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E 24
24. E 24
December 24, 2014
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?
E 23
23. E 23
December 17, 2014
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?
E 22
22. E 22
December 10, 2014
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.
E 21
21. E 21
December 3, 2014
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?
E 20
20. E 20
November 26, 2014
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.
E 19
19. E 19
November 19, 2014
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!
E 18
18. E 18
November 12, 2014
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?
E 17
17. E 17
November 5, 2014
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?
E 16
16. E 16
October 29, 2014
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.
E 15
15. E 15
October 22, 2014
While going through her closet, Kaede finds a raincoat that gets her reminiscing about a dear friend from middle school.
E 14
14. E 14
October 15, 2014
Aoi invites her mom to join Hinata and her dad on a trip to Mt. Kirigamine, for a gentle climb with lovely scenery!
E 13
13. E 13
October 8, 2014
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...
Dear My Friend
12. Dear My Friend
September 24, 2014
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.
I've Had Enough!
11. I've Had Enough!
September 17, 2014
As Hinata and Kokona visit the summit of Mt. Fuji, Aoi must grapple with her regret and frustration on the descent.
Mt. Fuji Is Not Easy...
10. Mt. Fuji Is Not Easy...
September 10, 2014
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.
Nice to Meet You, Mt. Fuji!
9. Nice to Meet You, Mt. Fuji!
September 3, 2014
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...
Make Lovely Memories
8. Make Lovely Memories
August 27, 2014
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.
Encouragement of Swim?
7. Encouragement of Swim?
August 20, 2014
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...
In Order to Do What You Enjoy
6. In Order to Do What You Enjoy
August 13, 2014
After hearing Hinata's dad tell about his Sunrise Climb up Mt. Fuji, Aoi decides she wants to try it too! However, the trek will require some expensive equipment, not to mention permission from Mom...
I Won't Forgive You!
5. I Won't Forgive You!
August 6, 2014
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?
The Fun After the Climb
4. The Fun After the Climb
July 30, 2014
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...
Climbing the Mountain
3. Climbing the Mountain
July 23, 2014
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?
Let's Go See Mount Fuji!
2. Let's Go See Mount Fuji!
July 16, 2014
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?
Let's Camp Overnight in a Tent!
1. Let's Camp Overnight in a Tent!
July 10, 2014
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!
  • Premiere Date
    January 2, 2013
  • IMDB Rating
    7.0  (155)