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Gin no Saji

Gin no Saji

Alternative Titles

English: Silver Spoon
Japanese: 銀の匙


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2013 to Sep 20, 2013
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.221 (scored by 38235 users)
Ranked: #2902
Popularity: #447
Members: 73,502
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Yugo Hachiken dreams of life separated from his family, so he takes the initiative by enrolling in an agriculture school. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problems will arise no matter what kind of school he attends. He is proven wrong very quickly. Raised as a city boy, he is forced to uncover the inconvenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he tries to keep up with his new friends, farmers' heirs, who are already accustomed to the harsh world of farming. With no clear goals or understanding of farming life, how will Hachiken survive this new, cruel reality? The story of a sweat, tear, and mud-stained youth begins!

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Related Anime

Adaptation: Gin no Saji
Sequel: Gin no Saji 2nd Season

Characters & Voice Actors

Hachiken, Yugo
Hachiken, Yugo
Kimura, Ryouhei
Kimura, Ryouhei
Mikage, Aki
Mikage, Aki
Miyake, Marie
Miyake, Marie
Nishimura, Tomohiro
Nishimura, Tomohiro
Mitsuya, Yuuji
Mitsuya, Yuuji


Itou, Tomohiko
Director, Sound Director
Andou, Ken
Episode Director
Deai, Otomi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Kishimoto, Taku
Script, Series Composition

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Dec 30, 2014
Life is what you make it, if anything, it’s far from perfect.

In order to experience the true beauty of the world, we must accept the unimaginable situations we’ve been placed in, no matter how uncomfortable they may be.

Dive into the world of agriculture ‘Gin no Saji’ otherwise known as ‘Silver Spoon’ in English. Our main character, Yugo Hachiken, who in desperation separates himself from his family and their ever growing expectations, enrolls into the boarding school Yezo High School. Carrying a quirky and half assed attitude, Hachiken quickly realizes that escaping the expectations of not only his family, but others as well without read more
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Oct 30, 2013
At the start of watching Gin no Saji, I was unsure of what to think about it. I thought it would be just a fun little slice of life anime, but what I got far exceeded my expectations.

Gin no Saji is the perfect example that we each have the ability to set our own path and believe what we want to believe. And even if we face adversity we still stand by our beliefs.

Personally I have never seen an anime in which a city boy was placed in a farming school, so kudos to the maker of the manga for doing it well. The anime read more
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Feb 24, 2015
Watching the first couple of episodes of Gin no Saji I was very sceptic. I had heard that it was a very good series but I just could not see it. Having powered through the first two episodes I was relieved to discover that it was indeed a very good series. It was very fun and it deviated from the norms of slice of life anime.

Story: 8

The story is pretty much what you would expect from such a series but due to the set up in an agricultural high school there were several minute changes that boosted the series as a whole. Unlike other read more
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Feb 4, 2014
"Tokiwa, how can something so tasty come out of an anus? Chickens are amazing"

As an anime I picked up out of a whim I did not expect much, but nonetheless Gin no Saji delivered tenfold. Not only was it a light hearted watch with tasteful comedy given the context, but Gin no Saji really isn't afraid to explore complex issues which inevitably challenge our perspectives on our morality and allow us to really see what we take for granted. Let's go into specifics.

Story (9)
Hiromu Arakawa has created the plot through envisioning the life of the protagonist Hachiken, who takes the initiative to enrol in an read more
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both are good slice of life about agricultural studies in Japan 
reportRecommended by TsubasaKnight
Slice of life series with a taste of realism. Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) and Barakamon shares a number of similarities. The main male protagonist is abruptly thrown into a new environment where he isn't used to. In the beginning, they cope with their new living conditions. However through experience, they are able to earn the respect of other characters he meets. The relationship dynamics are perhaps the most important element as the MC blends in with others while developing his own character. Recommended for all ages especially those seeking a realistic slice of life. 
reportRecommended by Stark700

Both have the same setting in an agricultural high school.

Both have the same main characters who came from the city to study in the said school.

Both also involves the same main character's who are running away from something.

Both main character's wear glasses.


One anime is focus on one main character, while in the other anime it is evenly distributed among the group of characters.

the glasses wearing main character has that "from the frying pan to the fire" kind of predicament, while the other glasses wearing character is more of a "from the  read more 
reportRecommended by Nasty001
The same creator: Hiromu Arakawa. From character design and humor too. Gin no Saji is a slice of life while FMA/B is action oriented series. 
reportRecommended by AnimeFan500
Similar in that both series deal with young adults/adolescence either pursuing their dream or going on a journey of self-discovery. 
reportRecommended by Master10K
The general vibe of a protagonist trying to navigate his life seems similar. The level of humour seems similar, too. 
reportRecommended by flinty17

Opening Theme

"kiss you" by miwa

Ending Theme

"Hello Especially" by Sukima Switch

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