On her second day with the climbing team, Konomi finds herself competing in a competition and it’s only then that she realises how good her teammates are! Can she cope with the pressure?
In last year’s competition, it was just Sayo and Nonoka and they finished in first and second place respectively, however, they need three competitors to stand a chance of the team event. Well, this year, they have Jun and Konomi to bolster their ranks. Konomi watches as Sayo and Nonoka make the walls look like a children’s climbing wall and is starting to feel a little out of her depth. Sure, it was fun yesterday, but can she really help the team or will she be a hindrance.
Before her first climb, another climber offers some advice, and even though it goes against Konomi’s instincts, she takes note. It throws off Konomi’s game plan and forces her to make a mistake. She feels like she’s let the team down, but Jun reminds her that it’s only her second day and that she doesn’t yet have the tools to solve the problem, but it will come if she is willing to commit.
What did you think?
If it wasn’t for this bloody pandemic, I would have already signed up at my local climbing centre. This series is a lot of fun and watching these girls climbing is making me desperate to do the same. My problems aside, I really liked the way we got to see more of the other girls in the team and it didn’t instantly thrust Konomi into greatness straight away. She failed to send both walls, but the second attempt, once she’d got her head back together was a huge improvement. Now, with Sayo’s desire to win Nationals, we have a series goal and it’s going to be fun watching them work towards that and no doubt becoming closer as a group of friends.
What have you learnt?
It’s textbook stuff, but it that doesn’t mean it’s not good. I’m getting some real Harukana Receive vibes from this series and am all in on the positivity and good times that would entail. There’s a good chance I’m going to revisit that series soon as well… Anyhow, back to Climbing Girls. I’m really glad that Konomi didn’t just show up to the competition and instantly succeed. Too often we’ll see characters suddenly excel in something they’ve never tried before, however, now that she has failed, it will feel that much more satisfying when she works her way up. After two episodes, I can confidently say that I’m here for the duration of this series. Chicken Dinner!
Other reviews in the series
- Season One
- Episode 1 – Rocky Puzzle
- Episode 2 – Believe in Yourself
- Episode 3 – The Anti-Monkey Rock
- Episode 4 – Powerhouse Climbers
- Episode 5 – Hard Work and Talent
- Episode 6 – Unbelievable Ability
- Episode 7 – Failure of a Climber
- Episode 8 – Tears of Disappointment
- Episode 9 – The Princess of Climbing
- Episode 10 – Restart!
- Episode 11 – The 15 Second Wall
- Episode 12 – The Road to Best in Japan