The special Yama no Susume / Encouragement of Climb theatrical screening and stage talk event in Tokyo has come and gone without any official announcements of a new anime for the popular moe / mountain-climbing series, but Japanese fans are still holding out hope for the recently announced "Encouragement of Climb Official Fan Meeting", which will be held in Hanno City, Saitama Prefecture, Honshu, Japan. Hit the jump to learn more.
Among manga/anime fans, Hanno City in Saitama Prefectures is well known as the location of Shiro's mountaineering-themed manga Yama no Susume/Encouragement of Climb and its anime adaptations. The city yesterday added seven original items inspired by the series to the gift list to the "hometown tax" donors. Check the details after the jump.