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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

Random thoughts:

  • I’m done? Already? A post didn’t take 4+ hours? I’m so confused…


ED Sequence

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)

January 2, 2013 at 7:24 pm
  • January 2, 2013 at 7:43 pmAnother Idea

    I enjoyed this. I wish this was a normal full length series instead of some of the other stuff airing this winter.

  • January 2, 2013 at 8:11 pmHelvetica Standard

    hmm, doesn’t look half bad :)

  • January 2, 2013 at 9:11 pmgawrshness

    when you look at it from screenshots you keep getting the feel that this should be the regular length type of anime…such a shame that it isn’t

  • January 2, 2013 at 9:20 pmos

    From the screen shots, I can’t see many scenery porn.
    that is what I am after.
    I will check the anime myself.

  • January 2, 2013 at 9:58 pmRoguespirit

    I think I’ll keep watching, it’s a different kind of story that I don’t see much of so I think I can spare 3 minutes.

    I really feel for characters like Aoi who take so much misfortune from some of the people around them. Even though they may have the best of intentions it annoys me sometimes when they never consider the other persons feelings.

  • January 3, 2013 at 6:42 amGoodSoft

    it’s only 3 minutes wrong

    Tell me it’s a typo.

    • January 3, 2013 at 11:11 amStilts

      LOL! It was, but at least it was a funny one, eh? :D

  • January 3, 2013 at 7:28 amewok40k

    Quote: I’m done? Already? A post didn’t take 4+ hours? I’m so confused…
    well, with an episode so short, you can’t expect epic Kyokaisenjou – class post…

  • January 3, 2013 at 9:44 amAki-Chan

    Maybe I’m the only one who thinks so , but because its so short , I have time to watch it along with the other series I am watchign this season
    Aoi’s so kawaii!!!!!

    • January 3, 2013 at 10:13 amAki-Chan

      Oops , I didn’t finish the sentence…i meant that Yama no Susume’s shortness means I can watch this as well as the other 4 series-making its length a very good thing ^^

  • January 3, 2013 at 11:18 amJinzilla

    It’s wrong that this anime only lasts 3 mins per episode. :/

  • January 3, 2013 at 8:38 pmKairoru

    This one amazingly good. But if only this anime is a full-length episodes.

  • January 4, 2013 at 1:06 amd-LaN

    Aoi reminds me of my little sister lol. She just can’t use a escalator without some1 guiding her.

    For a second I thought I saw “cute girls climbing cute mountains” XD

    Stilts SEAL of approval!? Will watch!

  • January 4, 2013 at 8:45 pmedo

    By the way this is not yuri.. the girls talked about boys and getting a boyfriend.

  • January 5, 2013 at 1:08 amTheMoondoggie

    Sorry… this is just too short. Dropped until I can get all the episodes and mesh them together in one episode.

  • January 5, 2013 at 7:33 pmTopboy

    Even only 3 minutes but I was funnier than another 3 minutes anime this season.

  • March 8, 2013 at 1:09 pmsena

    Totally watchable. 3 minutes at a time is about enough moe for me.