This anime is a Slice of life genre, but it is short with 15 minute anime, but the story and characters are very good. The theme is mountain climbing, but it gives a universal message about the importance of friends and the meaning of trying hard in life. It is a very rich anime, so I would like you to watch it without hating it because of its character and atmosphere.
|Title (Eng)||Encouragement of Climb Season 2|
|Title (Jpn)||ヤマノススメ セカンドシーズン|
|Genres||Slice of life|
|Prequel||Encouragement of Climb|
|Sequel||Encouragement of Climb Season 3|
Continuing their treks through the high peaks of Japan, the mountaineering girls are back for more! First-year high school student Aoi Yukimura, a shy girl with a fear of heights, and her wildly energetic friend Hinata Kuraue set out once again to conquer the perils of backyard camping trips, summer homework, and even a climb on the mountain of their dreams. Joined by middle school student Kokona Aoba and their knowledgeable upperclassman Kaede Saitou, the squad members are ready to take on whatever slopes and challenges they might face, no matter how steep.
Through their shared hobby of mountain climbing, they bond closer than ever and even make new friends on trails all over the country. Whether it is just a local hill or the tallest mountain around, nothing is too much for Aoi and the crew to handle. They will climb, stumble, and rise to even greater heights together!
3. Character’s Way of Speaking
Yukimura Aoi says in a girlish tone, “xxx ね” and “xxx だよ”. At the beginning of the story, she spoke in a withdrawn and timid manner, but as she reunited with Hinata and began to climb mountains, her speech gradually became brighter. Especially when she talks with Hinata, she sometimes speaks in a strong tone like “xxx じゃん” or “xxx してよ”. In the monologue, she speaks in simple politeness such as “xxx です” and “xxx ます”. She is a very good character for both listening and emulating Japanese language learning.
Kuraue Hinata speaks in the usual female tone: “xxx でしょ” “xxx しよう” etc. She sometimes makes boyish remarks such as “xxx しようぜ”. In contrast to the shy Aoi, she often speaks positively and cheerfully. Like Aoi, she is a character that I recommend for listening and emulating Japanese learning.
Saitou Kaede says in a feminine tone, “xxx よね” and “xxx かな”. Since she is the senior of Aoi and Hinata, she talks like, “A reliable older sister”. Other characters speak to her in the honorific style of “xxx です” and “xxx ます”. She has a lot of knowledge about mountains, and often teaches them about mountains. She is also a character recommended for listening and emulating Japanese language learning.
Since she is the youngest member, Aoba Kokona uses honorific expressions when speaking to her superiors. However, listening is easy because it is a simple honorific with “xxx です” and xxx ます” at the end of the word. She has a lot of goofy things to say, but she is a character that I can recommend for both listening and emulating Japanese.
4. Terms and Talking Contents
There are few difficult terms because the anime is centered on the loose conversation of high school girls. There are many daily conversations and the difficulty of Japanese is low. Since the theme of the animation is mountain climbing, there are many terms related to mountain climbing such as “標高” (ひょうこう, Elevation), “高山病” (こうざんびょう, altitude sickness) and “遭難” (そうなん, distress). However, even in the anime, these terms are explained so that even beginners can understand them easily, so there is no problem understanding these terms. Many of the climbing terms used in Japan (mainly mountaineering equipment) are derived from German, so those who know German will find the difference in pronunciation interesting.
5. Beginners can Learn Japanese with This Anime
The content of the conversation itself is very simple and there are only a few variations of the terms that appear, so you can listen to Japanese with great ease. 1 episode is 15 minutes, and difficult terms occurrence rate is very low at 3.2 terms/episode. So you can easily watch this anime without subtitles if you learn it in advance on the Difficult Term List. The difficulty level is like Middle School except for climbing terminology, so it is a highly recommended animation for Beginner.
|Difficult Terms Occurrence Rate||3.2 terms/episode||= 37 / 12|
|Difficulty Level||8th grade||= Middle School|
|Total Difficulty Score||25.6 points||= 3.2 * 8|
|Comprehensive Judgment||Very Easy||in 0 to 29.9 points|
|Recommended Japanese Learner||Beginner|
- The List of Difficult Terms that Appear in this Anime (=38 terms)
# よみ 漢字 Meanings 1 ひょうこう 標高 elevation; height above sea level 2 とざんどう 登山道 mountain trail; path up a mountain 3 ごらいこう ご来光 sunrise viewed from the top of a high mountain; the rising sun 4 ごうめ 合目 station (５合目 = the fifth station) 5 こうざんびょう 高山病 altitude sickness; mountain sickness 6 しょうとくたいし 聖徳太子 Syoutoku Taishi who was able to hear the talk of seven at the same time 7 あまぐ 雨具 rain gear 8 そうなん 遭難 disaster; accident; shipwreck 9 じょしりょく 女子力 woman’s level of motivation in fashion, makeup, taste in clothes 10 こいばな 恋バナ talking about one’s love interests; girls’ talk; gossiping 11 だんがいぜっぺき 断崖絶壁 precipitous cliff; sheer precipice 12 ぜんとたなん 前途多難 having many difficulties in store; grim prospects 13 きがめいる 気が滅入る to feel depressed; to be down 14 こもれび 木漏れ日 sunlight filtering through trees 15 ほっぺたがおちる ほっぺたが落ちる to think something is delicious; to think something is scrumptious 16 おあいこ おあいこ draw; tie 17 まんてん 満天 the whole sky 18 ぜんはいそげ 善は急げ move with haste (when you have no doubts) 19 かいかぶり 買い被り to overestimate; to make too much of 20 いいだしっぺ 言い出しっぺ first person to say something; first person to suggest something 21 やきいん 焼き印 brand (burnt-in mark of identification); branding iron 22 きあつ 気圧 atmospheric pressure 23 きもちがたかぶる 気持ちが高ぶる To be excited 24 たっぴつ 達筆 good handwriting; skillful penmanship 25 まごにもいしょう 馬子にも衣裳 anybody can look good with the right clothes; clothes make the man 26 おさがり お下がり eftovers; hand-me-downs 27 よんびょうし 四拍子 quadruple time; four-four time 28 きんにくつう 筋肉痛 muscular pain; myalgia 29 たりきほんがん 他力本願 salvation by faith in Amitabha 30 りれきしょ 履歴書 personal history; curriculum vitae; resume 31 いちにんまえ 一人前 one portion; one serving; one person 32 ぼけつ 墓穴 grave (pit) 33 こころおきなく 心置きなく freely; frankly; without reserve 34 つめがあまい 詰めが甘い having a poor endgame 35 つう 通 connoisseur; authority 36 まんざらでもない まんざらでもない not all bad; not as dissatisfied (or annoyed) as one would have others believe 37 かんにんぶくろのおがきれる 堪忍袋の緒が切れる to be out of patience; to be unable to put up with something anymore