Tokyo-based anime character goods company Grow-Up Factory will release "Yama no Susume Voice Clock," an alarm clock featuring the voices of the four main voice cast from the ongoing TV anime series Yama no Susume/Encouragement of Climb. Check the sample video introducing their voices after the jump.
Encouragement of Climb fans have been waiting for young photographer Kurosaki Honoka to turn up. Good news. After being spotted in a Christmas visual, the character, voiced by Nao Tōyama, is finally showing up in season two of the anime adaptation of Shiro's moe mountaineering manga. Get a look after the jump.
Moe mountaineering is just got even cuter as Good Smile Company has previewed their super deformed Nendoroid figure of Encouragement of Climb lead Aoi Yukimura. For the first climber Nendoroid, they've put together special inclined based. She, along with sleeping bag shaped Nendoroid Pouches, go on sale November 5th. Meanwhile, order have launched for a Batman Nendoroid ahead of The Dark Knight's February release.
Crunchyroll had a couple of announcements for existing series, starting off with the return of the Encouragement of Climb 2 simulcast. The show will return tomorrow, and all previous episodes will be available later today. More after the jump.
This week's episode 12 of Encouragement of Climb season 2, "Dear My Friend" got some assistance from Trigger and Kill La Kill veteran Shota Iwasaki (animation director on episodes 5, 11, 16 and 22, key animator on the second opening). Some familiar company came along for a special cameo appearance. Get a look after the jump.
Saitama, Japan is getting ready to kick off a string of anime events leading up to the Anime and Manga Festival in Saitama (Anitamasai) and ANISAMA WORLD 2014 concert October 11th and 12th. To encourage otaku tourists to start visiting, special collaborative goods featuring home town characters are being offered along with an anime pilgrimage smartphone stamp rally, launching August 29th. Get a look after the jump.
King Records has posted a short version of the music video for Yui Ogura's "Tinkling Smile," the song featured as the ending for Encouragement of Climb Second Season. Meanwhile, Ms. Ogura was joined by Yuka Iguchi in throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at game between the serie's pro-baseball hometown team, the Saitama Seibu Lions and the the Orix Buffaloes.
Strap yourself in for another day of new anime announcements at Crunchyroll! The first title in today’s bumper crop is Season Two of Encouragement of Climb, based on the manga by Shiro. Read on for full details!
Cute girls return to the mountains this summer with a second anime shorts adaptation of Encouragement of Climb. Watch out Mount Fuji because Comic Earth Star has posted a preview of the second season. Check it out after the jump.