Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls has been released recently on Netflix India. It is a Japanese anime television series centred around Sport Climbing. The animation is focused on female competition sport climbing characters. It is based on an existing Japanese manga series of the same name by Ryūdai Ishizaka.
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls has made a splash in the anime community due to its unique theme related to sport climbing. It promotes the female sports-women genre.
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls – Trailer
Climbing – As sports
Sports climbing, like rock climbing, has been trending as sports in the west and has been a huge hit in Japan, too. In fact, its popularity made the sport find its way in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics as an event for the very first time in the history of the Summer Olympics. Although sport climbing involves a number of different types of climbing, currently, one of the most popular forms is bouldering.
Bouldering sports explained
Bouldering is an activity that can involve climbing outdoors, or at an indoor rock wall in a gym. Any outdoor climber would know that the sport is far more difficult since it’s mandatory training and its equipment requirement. Safety mainly depends on weather and rock conditions which vary by time and location.
On the other hand, the floor space directly underneath indoor rock walls is covered in thick protective padding. Unlike outdoor path, indoor climbing involves fixed path set by the indoor platform and are labeled by the difficulty levels. What is unique is that these walls can be modified depending on the season, allowing climbers to experience something new.
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls
Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls releasing on Netflix India is good news for Indian anime lovers. It focuses mostly on indoor climbing. High-school student Yoshi Kasahara (Konomi) discovers climbing and uses her unique gamer and puzzle-solving skills to advance in the sport. She competes against some of the top athletes of her generation alongside her schoolmates.
Climbing, in general, is a sport that is enjoyed by all. It is a common sight to see strangers cheer for each other in gyms, share tips on difficult routes, and support fellow climbing partners. Iwa Kakeru! Sport Climbing Girls anime has been successful in conveying a sense of comradeship and warmth. After the release of a mainstream anime movie in Indian theatres, this is a piece of good news for anime lovers of the country. If you do have NETFLIX subscription, do add this anime to your “watch list”.