Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit, the new anime series based on Shiro’s Encouragement of Climb manga, is confirmed to debut in 2022! The staff also reveals a new cast and teaser video.
Emiri Iwai joins the cast as the new character Koharu, the mountain-climbing club president at the school Aoi attends.
Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit is again animated by 8-Bit and directed by Yūsuke Yamamoto. Yuusuke Matsuo also returns to design the characters. The main cast members from the previous seasons also reprise their roles.
Aoi Yukimura is a quiet girl who prefers staying indoors and is afraid of heights. When she reunites with her childhood friend Hinata Kuraue, who is outgoing and loves mountaineering, they decide to climb a mountain together, in order to see a sunrise they saw together when they were younger. Along the way, they meet several other girls who are also interested in the outdoors, and begin a series of adventures on various mountains across Japan.
▍Staff and Production
Original Work: Shiro (Serialized at Comic Earth Star)
Director: Yūsuke Yamamot
Character Design: Yuusuke Matsuo
■ Aoi Yukimura – CV: Yuka Iguchi
■ Hinata Kuraue – CV: Kana Asumi
■ Kaede Saitō – CV: Yōko Hikasa
■ Kokona Aoba – CV: Yui Ogura
■ Koharu – CV: Emiri Iwai