Yama no Susume – 01
「山だけはダメ！」 (Yama Dakeha Dame!)
“Anything But Mountains!”
Cute girls climbing mountains – that’s the premise behind Yama no Susume, and it’s exactly what you’re thinking it is. So why am I bothering to intro it? Because shorts are often ignored merely because they’re shorts, but if you like slice of life, this is a good one you may enjoy checking out.
Are the girls cute? Yes, they are. Main girl Yukimura Aoi (Iguchi Yuka) is bad with people and deathly afraid of heights, making her a magnet for misfortune and the cute zetsubou faces that accompany it. While she receives the misfortune, her elementary school friend Hinata (Asumi Kana) is the one obliviouslydishing it out with her perky, blunt personality. Their dynamic works well, and the seiyuu are total pros. All good so far.
How’s the animation? Good. The early classroom sweep was a touch odd, but the rest was of good quality, something I wouldn’t be surprised to see in a full-length series. How about the story? What story. This is slice of life, people!
All in all, the first episode was far better than most shorts I’ve watched. For those, the greatest worry is that they’re going to be badly animated, have little time to tell a story or make a joke, and all around just be shifty productions. With Yama no Susume, that’s not the case. If you like slice of life shows starring cute girls, I suggest you check it out. After all, it’s only 3 minutes long, and I give it the Stilts Seal of Approval as a non-shifty show. That counts for something, right?
tl;dr: @StiltsOutLoud – A good little slice of life short w/ cute girls & no quality problems. I will be following this one #yamanosusume
- I’m done? Already? A post didn’t take 4+ hours? I’m so confused…
ED: 「スタッカート・デイズ」 (Staccato Days) by 井口裕香, 阿澄佳奈 (Iguchi Yuka & Asumi Kana)