Welcome back to 2017! It’s been a long time coming, but I swear Boxes 2 and 3 won’t take another year to come out.
I suppose I don’t really have a lot to say. This was really always going to be a bonus project (if you’ll recall, our actual Fall 2017 pickup was Kujisuna), but I think the time it ended up taking caught everybody by surprise. On the bright side, if you watched this back when it was airing, great time for a rewatch. If you didn’t, thanks for your patience.
SSR is a truly wonderful show, and we did our best to do our best with it. That said, even after a year in production, there might still be errors, and do let us know if you find any of those. There might be a patch or batch coming along at the end.
Sorry we’re like a whole season late! The second of Yuru Camp’s specials is here; please enjoy! Number three soonerish kind of!
Sobaudon returns. Go back to Episode 6’s Room Camp if you’ve forgotten what the joke is there.
The main note this episode is about the title, which is used throughout the episode. ‘Hora’ (法螺, but more commonly in kana) stems (probably) from the ‘horagai’ (法螺貝), the Japanese name of Charonia tritonis (‘Triton’s trumpet’). Big conch shell; makes a sound when you blow it. This trumpet-blowing evolved over time to mean telling tall tales, or exaggerating in general (it is, though, a bit different from ‘blowing one’s own horn’). Or rather, to blow the horn (ほらを吹く, ‘hora wo fuku’) is associated with that, while by extension the tales or stories themselves would be (roughly) the ‘hora’.
So ‘hora’ was translated as ‘bull’, ‘horafuku’ as ‘spouting bull’, etc. This bull (meaning nonsense or lies or whatever else; I’m sure you know) actually has a separate etymology from ‘bullshit’, though they’ve ended up meaning close to the same thing.
The ability to use ‘bull sisters’ (ほら吹き姉妹) is also a very fortunate coincidence.
v2 patch (Fixes missing dialogue font, extract into episode directory and run .bat to patch)
Not half so amusing as expected, but more than twice as heartfelt. Please enjoy this lovely, touching final episode.
And we’re all done for this season! Thank you as always for joining us, and I hope you were all still able, through inconsistent schedules and pages of dumb notes, to love this show as much as it deserves. Yama no Susume’s always been a standout show in few ways, and most of those were on display in this, our fourth cour. And while much of the first and second seasons was about Aoi’s personal growth, in the third we finally see that come to fruition and what that really means for everyone else (a certain someone else, in particular), and it’s a careful character consideration that we don’t often see from cute girl shows. Episode 10 is the kind of striking, reversing, illuminating episode it takes fifty to set up.
That gets coupled with the Susume-standard once-in-a-while-weird animation, some killer voice acting, an astounding soundtrack they kept up their sleeves until the last four episodes (doesn’t Episode 11 make you want to go climb a mountain?! Woo!), our wonderful scenery, and a ton of Yuuka. I’m sure I’m preaching to the choir in the final episode’s blog post, but Yama no Susume really is a special show, and I’m so grateful to have been able to bring it to you.
The seasons turn, the scenery changes colours, and we continue to make memories. Thanks for coming climbing with us, and don’t forget to actually get out there and do it yourself! It’s the least you can do for the Yama no Musumes. Do some camping while you’re at it, and you’ve got Winter and Summer covered both. Yuru Yama no Camp Susume: Δ Season.
That’s all from me. See you again!
Akatsukin: Well this was a first, picking up a series in the third season. I still remember when Yama Girls was a little baby anime, barely a few minutes each week, and look where we are now. I’ve really liked the clear progression and motifs used throughout each season, from learning how to climb, to trying to scale Mount Fuji, and now to bridging the gap between two people’s hearts. I don’t know about the rest of you, but this is exactly the sort of plot development I love. Here’s to hoping it’ll continue in the future.
P.S. Yuru Camp OVAs are on the way, and so is SSR. I’m sure I’ve been saying this for like two seasons straight, but I’m terribly sorry, and thank you for your continued patience.
Last week’s episode was a subtle, delicate piece about the bittersweet consequences of growing up, of the still altogether surprising whirlwinds one reaps from any blessing. This episode’s got nothing to do with any of that! Get hype, it’s mountain climbing time! Woo, get out there!