Encouragement of Climb (ヤマノススメ, Yama no Susume, lit. "Recommendation of Mountaineering") is a slice-of-life manga series written and illustrated by Shiro, which began serialization in Earth Star Entertainment's Comic Earth Star magazine in 2011. An anime television series by 8-Bit aired in Japan between January and March 2013 and was simulcasted by Crunchyroll. A second season aired from July 2014 to December 2014. An original video animation will be released in Q4 2017 and a third season will air in 2018.
The title tells the story of the childhood friends Aoi, a girl who prefers staying inside and who has acrophobia, and Hinata, a girl who loves mountains. The two decide to climb a mountain in order to once again see the morning sun from its peak as they did when they were young.