With a second season of Encouragement of Climb (aka Yama no Susume) on the way I thought I’d take another look at it whilst waiting for pizza. It only took me about that long to watch the entire series. 🙂
Short form anime generally isn’t something that works for me. I’ve tried about half a dozen on CrunchyRoll and my usual reaction is “meh” at best.
Encouragement of Climb is, so far, the sole exception: the one short form anime I actually enjoy watching.
Encouragement of Climb is the story of the shy Aoi who gained a fear of heights from breaking her leg as a child, and the exuberant HInata who drags Aoi back into social engagement and some hill climbing on the side.
Overall I find Encouragement of Climb to be charming, fun, and an amusing way to pass an hour. The less said about the recent baseball promotion however the better…
 The weather in Canberra has been… special today. I wasn’t going outside if I could help it.
 Which I’m arbitrarily defining as episodes of up to 5 minutes.
 I say “story”, it is more “slice of life” with some character development.
 The next season might reach some actual mountains but I doubt it.