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    ヤマノススメ サードシーズン

    The third season of the moe mountaineering show. Aoi has gained some experience having climbed many mountains, and tackling the highest one in Japan unsuccessfully. Now, these cute girls are going on some more outdoor adventures together to experience even more amazing things the Japanese countryside has to offer.

    Airs: Monday, July 2, 2018

    Studio: 8-Bit

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  • #2
    Episode 1

    A night to remember.

    It is great to see this show back for another season, and what better way it is to start things off with an easy hike with the one thing different being that the outing is at night. Quite a great view of the city lights there as Aoi and Hinata sure enjoyed themselves much like all tjose couples who made their way to Mt. Tsukuba.
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    • #3
      Re: Episode 1

      Face it, Aoi and Hinata. You're a couple.
      Avatar: Shimarin from Laid Back Camo.

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      • #4
        Episode 2

        If the shoe fits...

        Aoi is pretty anxious to try and tackle Mt. Fuji again, but unfortunately it won't be safe to try again until next summer. In the meantime, there's quite a lot she can do so that the second time goes much better, starting with buying a new pair of hiking shoes. She might not think of it as being practical, but they make quite a difference when it comes to hiking up a mountain as they are built to handle anything slippery. When it comes to hiking, it's function over fashion, though hiking shoes have become more stylish lately. I remember wearing hiking shoes, and it's pretty amazing the kind of difference they make as they are built to put a lot less stress on the foot as the construction reduces the pressure of sustained walking over rough terrain. So now that Aoi has her shoes, it's onto the next bit of preparation.
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        • #5
          Episode 3

          Hiking is best enjoyed with friends.

          So just like with what Rin did so often with solo camping, Aoi is solo hiking up the Hanno Alps, and she's finding it quite difficult to do, especially since she's not experienced or conditioned to handle it. And she later realizes why as she took the hard way up the hill when there was a less strenuous route as Kokona happens to be passing by there. It's a good things she ran into Kokona seeing that she was totally wiped out and ready to call it quits right there until she met a friend that made her want to keep on going. Once again, that was nice to see Aoi getting more experience and training, which are going to go a long way. Aoi's not quite there yet where she can handle doing things solo.
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          • #6
            Episode 4

            No need to sing solo here.

            Now that school is back in session and it's now fall, the focus is now on Aoi's school life as the weather is cooling down and becoming not so ideal for hiking. And as such, she's off singing karaoke with Hinata and other school friends. Seeing that she's not exactly confident in her singing ability that she's getting overly nervous about it, but luckily for her, the choice of song was a great one as everybody sang along. That was rather unexpected with this karaoke episode, but nevertheless it was quite fun to watch, especially seeing Aoi freaking out just before it was her turn to sing getting her to realize that this was a time to let loose and have fun more than anything.
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            • #7
              Episode 5

              Picture prefect palace.

              With Hinata?s father on his way to Gunma, Aoi, Hinata, and Kokona decide to take this opportunity to visit a castle in the outskirts of town, and they have quite the experience there, all while they are doing photography in different ways. While digital cameras are the norm, there still is nostalgic value to having picture they can actually tough with film cameras, and as such that?s why Honoka still insists on it. Pretty nice to see those girls not only acting like princesses, but looking the part as well. Just another amazing time to be had.
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              • #8
                Episode 6

                Coffee for beginners.

                Aoi is looking to do something grown-up by drinking coffee, and it leads to quite a lot of awkwardness, especially when she thinks that what she's doing is too kiddy according to Hinata. She spends quite a lot of effort trying to brew the perfect cup, and ends up coming to the hike feeling beat due to her lack of sleep from the caffeine, but in the end she managed to pull through. Little did she realize that adding milk is not a childish thing to do, and she would have certainly benefited from it. That was just cute to see Aoi overthinking things as she didn't have to go through all that to appreciate coffee seeing that appreciating it is a process that she will have plenty of time to complete, but nevertheless she's trying new things.
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                • #9
                  Episode 7

                  Let them eat cake.

                  Hinata wants to go to the planetarium in Ikebukuro with Aoi but she has work to do at her part-time job at the cake shop, so she's taking only herself there. While at work, Aoi is learning about all sorts of different cakes there, especially the Mont Blanc, which is French for white mountain, and meeting all sorts of different customers providing great service to them. There's a girl who has just enough money for the cake, but forgot to bring extra for taxes. Then with the show just closing, a customer comes rushing asking for something, and little did she know that it was Kokona's mother. That was some great customer service there those girls showed as for them it's all about giving customers what they came for, and should there be any problems that they were willing to help things out. Quite a nice gesture that was all-around.
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                  • #10
                    Episode 8

                    One place in common.

                    Honoka invited Aoi to go hiking with her, but she's the only one going on the hike as Kaede is quite busy with work and studying, all while Hinata and Kokona agreed to hike up to a different mountain. So it's just the two of them and as it turns out, those two are going to the same mountain, but Aoi doesn't realize it as Mt. Akagi refers to the range that she and Honoka are hiking up. It has been awhile since Kaede did that explaining segment, and once again she's showing why she's a great student. It will be interesting to see what happens next when those four meet, and while the other three were expecting it to happen, Aoi doesn't know it.
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                    • #11
                      Episode 9

                      They have seen the light.

                      It's no wonder why Hinata and Kokona decided to do this hike without Aoi as it was quite a tough one, though Aoi certainly could have made it with that mindset she has. So while Aoi and Honoka were touring the area, taking a dip in the hot springs, and making a wish at the shrine, Hinata and Kokona see the light breaking through the clouds from up high. Pretty nice episode that was seeing things in a different light. So they end up crossing paths, but it wasn't until the train ride back that they do.
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                      • #12
                        Episode 10

                        Misunderstanding the situation.

                        And now, here is a role reversal of sorts as Hinata said that she had other plans when being asked to go to Ikebukuro with school friends not realizing that those plans were happening on Sunday, not Saturday. This would have been an easy fix by simply letting Aoi know about this mix-up, but instead she fears that Aoi will say something nasty to her if she had found out. This is the kind of behavior I would expect out of Aoi, but not out of Hinata. That was just depressing to see Hinata down and out like that. At least meeting up with Kaede gave Hinata something to do, but it was quite an awkward situation she got herself in.
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                        • #13
                          Re: Episode 10

                          Originally posted by Buckeye View Post
                          ...go to Ikebukuro with school friends...
                          Between Ikebukuro and Hanno (the town in which the main characters live), there is the Seibu Ikebukuro Line railway. So when people in Hanno go to a 'downtown' of Tokyo, say, at weekend, it is likely to be Ikebukuro.
                          Since the Sunshine City building complex in Ikebukuro has a planetarium and a Blue Seal ice-cream shop, probably Aoi and the friends visited the Sunshine City in Episode 10.

                          That folk-toy owl is a folk toy of the Toshima Ward, which includes the Ikebukuro area. The legend behind the folk toy is that a poor girl received a divine message and made folk-toy owls in order to buy medicine for her ill mother and the girl's folk-toy owls sold well. At the Toshima-Ward temple, whose deity gave the girl the oracle, people still buy folk-toy owls.
                          In an autobiographic manga by Fujiko Fujio A, there is a scene where the protagonists buy a folk-toy owl. The Tokiwa-so apartment building was in the Toshima Ward, and Tokiwa-so was famous for being the early living-quarters of big-name manga-ka such as Tezuka Osamu, Fujiko Fujio, Ishinomori Shotaro and Akatsuka Fujio.

                          Since the 'bukuro/fukoro' part of 'Ikebukuro' can be also wordplay on 'fukuro' (owl), the Ikebukuro area has many owl-themed ornaments.
                          http://www2h.biglobe.ne.jp/~TOWN/town/fukurou.htm

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                          • #14
                            Episode 11

                            Four girls, two mountains, and a bum knee.

                            Hinata is still feeling down after missing out on the trip to Ikebukuro, and now it's affecting her on the hiking trip to Mt. Mizugaki where Hinata has the girls taking the hard way up against Aoi's advice, and she hurts her knee in the process. She's determined to tough it out, but there's another mountain to climb, and she's not exactly in shape to do it. I wonder what will happen now and it all depends on when the girls find out that something is not right with her knee to do something about it.
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                            • #15
                              Episode 12

                              A friend in need is a friend, indeed.

                              After a great meal, some stargazing, and a good night sleep, it's off to Mt. Kinpu, a much more difficult hike that just doesn't bode well for Hinata. As much as Hinata tries to tough it out, it was only a matter of time before the other girls find out about it, and Hinata had reached her limit already. While she was willing to wait for them as they continue to the peak, Aoi won't allow that to happen. Aoi sure has gotten quite strong there carrying Hinata's load all the way back to camp. Last time this happened, Kaede stayed with Aoi, and now it's Aoi's turn to help out going to show that friends never leave friends behind.
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                              The only thing better than anime is sports. Get hit hard and you got JACKED UP! Or else it's a C'mon Man!

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