Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit New Visual

Encouragement of Climb

A new visual has been released for the upcoming series Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit.

Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit is the latest in the Encouragement of Climb series. The series takes the cute girls doing cute things genre to mountain climbing and follows two friends reconnecting with each other and the friends they make along the way.


The series began in 2011 by creator Shiro in Comic Earth Star. An anime series from Studio Eight Bit (That Time I Got Reincarnated as a SlimeInfinite Stratos) and directed by Yusuke Yamamoto (Sgt. FrogWelcome to the NHK) premiered in 2013 and went for three seasons through 2018.

A plot synopsis from My Anime List can be found below.

“As a child, Aoi Yukimura adored mountains and was passionate about climbing. However, a playground accident has since left her afraid of heights, turning her toward indoor hobbies. Unfortunately, now a shy and timid first-year high school student, Aoi has become so absorbed in these pastimes that she can barely socialise with others, leaving her practically friendless. It’s only when she runs into the lively Hinata Kuraue, an old friend from her climbing days, that things start to change.

Impulsive and high-spirited, Hinata insists on having Aoi join her in all sorts of climbing activities. Though reluctant at first, Aoi quickly finds that her time with Hinata brings back fond memories of their childhood and soon decides to start climbing again. As the return to her past hobby starts to bring her out of her shell, Aoi finds herself gaining close friends, taking on new challenges, and continuing to find her own encouragement to climb.”

A premiere date for Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit has yet to be announced.


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