We learned in April 2020 about the adaptation of the web manga series Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls-. The series saw an October 3rd, 2020 premiere date where it’s the launch title for a new block on Asahi Broadcasting called “ANiMAZiNG!!!”. Now, Crunchyroll as a simulcast partner is doing some new promotion for it with a very upbeat clip where Konomi’s dedication to climbing is renewed and she’s ready to go for the gold!
The project is directed by Tetsuro Amino based on the scripts by Touko Machida. Yoshihiro Watanabe is working on the character designs with studio BLADE handling the production of the animation.
The Japanese cast includes Sumire Uesaka as Konomi Kasahara, Yui Ishikawa as Jun Uehara, Aina Suzuki as Sayo Yotsuba, Miyu Tomita as Nonoaka Sugiura, Mikako Komatsu as Chinari Iwamine, Sachi Kokuryu as Chigusa Kumagai, Chihiro Ueda as Masumi Fujita, Daria Midou as Rina Samura, Machico as Kurea Ōba, Yukari Tamura as Anne Kurusu, Akane Fujita as Akane Uchimura, Yuka Terasaki as Kaoru Niijima, Yumiri Hanamori as Maruno Satō, Carin Isobe as Hifumi Benibana, Takehito Koyasu as Jūzō Gotō, Sayaka Harada as Kikuko Gotō, and Ami Koshimizu as Asuka Fujimura.
Aina Suzuki is performing the opening theme song “MottoTakaku” while the main cast of Sumire Uesaka, Yui Ishikawa, Aina Suzuki, and Miyu Tomita will perform the ending theme song “LET’S CLIMB” in-character under the unit Hanamiya Girls’ High School Climbing Team.
The manga from Ryudai Ishizaka began in 2017 and has two volumes released digitally so far.
Plot Concept: The story focuses on a former national champion puzzle gamer who uses her ability of analysis to become a natural at climbing.