Publishing company Kadokawa opened an official website for a new television anime for siro's Yama no Susume (Encouragement of Climb) manga on Friday, revealing the main staff and teaser visual (pictured). The new anime series will air under the title Yama no Susume: Next Summit and feature a returning cast.
Yuusuke Yamamoto (Yama no Susume, Oshi ga Budoukan Ittekuretara Shinu) is returning to direct the new television anime at animation studio 8bit. Yuusuke Matsuo (The [email protected] Cinderella Girls, Black★Rock Shooter (OVA)) is once again serving as the character designer.
Aoi Yukimura: Yuka Iguchi (Sora yori mo Tooi Basho)
Hinata Kuraue: Kana Asumi (Non Non Biyori)
Kaede Saitou: Yoko Hikasa (Demi-chan wa Kataritai)
Kokona Aoba: Yui Ogura (Hinako Note)
Honoka Kurosaki: Nao Touyama (Kiniro Mosaic)
The climbing-theme adventure slice of life manga has been serialized in Comic Earth☆Star magazine in August 2011. Earth Star Entertainment published the 19th volume last August, with the 20th volume scheduled for release on April 12.
The first anime season aired in 12 3-minute episodes in Winter 2013, followed by a short special episode two months later. The 24-episode second season featured a duration of 13 minutes per episode and bundled two unaired episodes with its second and seventh Blu-ray volumes.
Source: Press Release, Comic Natalie