HIDIVE has announced that it has acquired the exclusive rights to Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit, a new adaptation of the mountaineering manga of the same name in Comic Earth Star magazine. The series will premiere exclusively on HIDIVE in Fall 2022.
Aoi Yukimura’s fear of heights won’t hold her back in the next adaptation of Encouragement of Climb. Joined by fellow mountaineering enthusiasts, including the spirited Hinata Kuraue and the other climbers they’ve met on their journey to great heights, Aoi and friends tackle tough challenges and conquer new summits while they embark on adventures throughout the mountain ranges of Japan. Fans new to the franchise will get to know the world of Encouragement of Climb via a selection of compilation episodes that reintroduce fan-favorite characters and beloved moments from the series. Later episodes contain all-new stories that continue the tale of Aoi and her ambition to overcome her fears and achieve her dreams.
Staff and cast from past adaptations of this series have reprised their roles, including studio 8bit and returning director Yusuke Yamamoto. Yusuke Matsuo provides character design. The series stars Yuka Iguchi as Aoi Yukimura, Kana Asumi as Hinata Karaue, Yoko Hikasa as Kaede Saito, Yui Ogura as Kokona Aoba, Nao Toyama as Honoka Kurosaki and Emiri Iwai as Koharu.
The future home video release of Encouragement of Climb: Next Summit will be distributed by and available from Sentai Filmworks.