Voice-featured character goods company Grow-Up Factory will hold a pre-sale for its latest talking cushions featuring voices of the four main girls of the Encouragement of Climb anime series and Super Socico at the upcoming Anime Japan 2015 event. Check the videos how to use each items after the jump.
This weekend, Encouragement of Climb director Yusuke Yamamoto and supporting cast member Kyoko Narumi attended a talk at outdoor goods retailer ICI Ishii Sports. Grabbing some attention, Yamamoto answered a question about a third season of the adaptation of Shiro's moe mountaineering manga, saying that while nothing has been definitively decided, there's interest on the part of producer and manga publisher Earth Star Entertainment. More after the jump.
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.