Yama no Susume is a popular anime about cute girls and their outdoor hiking activities! The first season aired in 2013 followed by a second season in 2014 and an upcoming third season in 2018!
Yama no Susume Season 3 Confirmed for 2018
A Yama no Susume Official Fan Meeting was held on 3 June 2017 at the Hanno Municipal Hall in Hanno, the place where the famous anime is set! Yuka Iguchi (voice of Aoi) and Kana Asumi (voice of Hinata) appeared at the event. Comedian Mouton Ito was the host and started the event with a talk segment. Questions like, ‘Who do you think is the cutest, Aoi, Hinata, Kaede, Kokona, Yuuka or Honoka?’ and ‘Is there a mountain you want to climb?’ were asked to Iguchi and Asumi. Both gave some really witty replies.
The next segment was about the fans’ favorite 10 scenes from Yama no Susume. Fans could vote prior to the event for scenes from the first and second seasons. The ranking was revealed in a countdown and of course the fans cheered for every single scene revealed. The great winner was the scene in which Aoi and Hinata held hands while watching the sunrise from the summit of a mountain in Season 2. The fans got emotional when the scene played and showed the beautiful sunset that Aoi and Hinata saw from Mount Tanigawa.
After a short break, the second half of the event started with a fun scene between Iguchi and Asumi. The basic story was that Hinata told Aoi that on 3 June it would be her anniversary with a special person, and as Aoi has no idea who that person could be, she is very flustered while talking to Hinata. The result was a very comical scene and the audience roared with laughter.
At that point, the surprise guest came in, Yoko Hikasa (voice of Kaede). The three of them attended the present lottery. After that, a segment called Furusato to Nouzei Dai 2-dan started. In the 1-dan last year, they announced that original goods would be made in collaboration with a manufacturer of mountain climbing equipment. Details on the second collaboration for this year will be announced later. The mascot of Hanno city, Yumenori-kun, also appeared on stage and appealed to the audience to donate to their local Furusato Noozei program.
After this segment, the venue went dark. A trailer for the 2017 OVA Yama no Susume Omoide Present was shown announcing that there will be a 3rd season of the anime coming in 2018. To this news the venue broke out in applause. There were also videos with comments from the mayor of Hanno city and Yui Ogura (voice of Kokona) while the venue was still in a celebratory mood. The attending cast ended the event with comments on their expectations for the future.
Yama no Susume Season 3
Coming in 2018
Original Work: Shiro (Serialized in Earth Star Entertainment’s Digital Comic Earth Star)
Director: Yusuke Yamamoto
Character Design and Chief Animation Director: Yusuke Maatsuo
Screenplay: Kazuyuki Fudeyasu
Animation Production: 8bit
Yuka Iguchi as Aoi
Kana Asumi as Hinata
Yoko Hikasa as Kaede
Yui Ogura as Kokona