The official site for the upcoming TV anime adaptation of Shiro's mountaineering-themed manga Yama no Susume opened on 2:00 pm, October 12th (JST) and revealed the two main staff with the anime's key visual. The director is Yusuke Yamamoto (Welcome to the N.H.K., Sergeant Keroro, Aquarion EVOL) and Yusuke Matsuo(Black Rock Shooter OVA as character designer, THE IDOLM@STER and Yuruyuri as animation director) designs the anime characters. The anime is slated for January 2013 release on Tokyo MX station and will be followed by other stations.
Main voice cast
Yuka Iguchi as Aoi
Kana Asumi as Hinata
Yoko Hikasa as Kaede
Yui Ogura as Kokona
According to the site, "Yama no Susume" is translated as "Encouragement of Climb." The manga has
been running in EARTH STAR'S monthly manga magazine Comic Earth Star. The second volume will
be released in Japan on December 12th.
The story is about two childhood friends, Aoi and Hinata. Aoi is an in-doors type of person and also
has a terror of heights. On the contrary, Hinata is an out-doors type and loves mountaineering. They
decide to try mountaineering to see the sunrise they saw together in their childhood from the mountain top.
Anime key visual
The cover of the manga volume 1
Source: Animate TV
© Shiro/EARTH STAR Entertainment