The fall 2020 anime adaptation of the web manga series Iwa-Kakeru! -Sport Climbing Girls- saw an October 3rd, 2020 premiere and now we’re exploring the Japanese home video release side. Happinet has started to roll out some of what’s going on with it by scheduling the first volume for January 8th, 2021 where it’s a Blu-ray-only release priced at 14,080 yen. It looks like it’s going for a three-disc/four-episode approach. With that’s awhile away, we now have a look at the packaging and cover for the third and final set that’s due out on March 3rd, 2021, which continues a great look.
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.
The manga from Ryudai Ishizaka began in 2017 and has two volumes released digitally so far.
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.
Plot Concept: The story focuses on a former national champion puzzle gamer who uses her ability of analysis to become a natural at climbing.
|1||01/08/21||Booklet, Postcard, Episode 1 Commentary, Clean Opening, Clean Closings (2)|
|2||02/03/21||Booklet, Postcard, Episode 5 Commentary, Clean Closings (3)|
|3||03/03/21||Booklet, Postcard, Episode 12 Commentary, Promos|