English: Silver Spoon
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2013 to Sep 20, 2013
23 min. per episode
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Score: 8.231 (scored by 28958 users)
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SynopsisYugo 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!
Related AnimeAdaptation: Gin no Saji
Sequel: Gin no Saji 2nd Season
Characters & Voice Actors
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 misses no opportunities to put the main character, Hachiken, into situations far outside of his comfort zone, thus leading to hilarious developments. But don't let the comedy fool you, because there are moments in this anime where they ask the tough questions, and you may see things in a different light by the end. Another plus is that there's never too much focus on one side character at a time, and instead they all develop together through their interactions with Hachiken. The story progresses at a steady pace, which allows viewers to get to know the characters, but also prevents boredom by giving you a nice change of scenery every episode or two. If the beginning was a little less slow it would be perfect.
Now the art is very well done, and for some of the farm equipment and the more movement oriented scenes it is incredibly detailed and flows almost seamlessly. But, I have to take off some points for the lack of movement during a good portion of the dialogue oriented scenes.
The soundtrack wasn't much to write home about, but I did enjoy the opening and none of the tracks felt out of place. On another note, the Japanese voice acting was well done, and I felt that most of them fit there characters perfectly. Even better than that though, is that I found none of their voices to be annoying and normally there is at least one.
What really sets this anime apart for me is the characters. Not because they are necessarily original character concepts, but because they each add something to the story, whether it's laughs, insight, or even their worries about the future.
Overall, I very much enjoyed this anime and would definitely recommend it to anyone thinking about watching it. read more
Gin no Saji is a pearl hidden deep underneath the all of the 2014 winter animes. I originally read the description of this anime when it first came out, and found it like any other slice of life anime, that will be good but not enough to keep me wanting to watch more. Boy, was I wrong, and thus came to write this review, which is my very first so please be easy on me. Arakawa Hiromu has out done herself again with this award-winning anime. Gin no Saji is definitely an anime you would want to watch when you want to watch a comedic, light-hearted but deep anime.
The plot to this anime is rather simple; boy with family problems, doesn't know what he wants to do in life, and goes to an agricultural high school to learn more about himself. The plot is simple to follow but truly teaches you about life and food. To city folk, livestock is simply to eat and not to think about any further; where as to country or farm folk, there is so much more to think about when it comes to bringing these animals to the slaughterhouse and making them into daily food. The anime is simple yet deep.
Art and Sound
Both the art and sound are simple but nice thus fits extremely well into the simple farm life plot. The art style is distinctly Arakawa Hiromu.
The characters are all very likable with the exception of maybe only one. Each character have their own type of personality but comes together as one big family, making the anime family friendly and guaranteed for laughter. As viewers, we see our main protagonist, Yugo Hachiken, develop from the new antisocial character to one that becomes much more outspoken and social. We see him interact with all kinds of characters and help them overcome their problems.
Gin no Saji is such a great anime that I sincerely doubt that I will be able to find another slice of life anime on par with this one. I loved watching all the characters including Pork Bowl and Vice Pres, interact, laugh, and argue with each other. I loved learning about the deeper thought process that comes with livestock being born and only a few months later to die for human's sake. Lastly I loved every moment this anime had to offer. Definitely a 10/10 if you need a simple, hilarious, and deep slice of life anime to watch. read more
Agriculture, mood, feeling. The slice of life element with some occasional comedy.
both are good slice of life about agricultural studies in Japan
While both shows are slice-of-life with an agricultural basis, Moyashimon focuses more on bacteria/microscopic organisms and various types of brewed drinks, whereas Silver Spoon looks more at farm animals and dairy.
Those interested in both relaxing and informational shows with fun and quirky characters should check it out.
There is a lighthearted mood present in both series of Moyashimon and Gin no Saji. Then, there's the school life setting along with the characters and themes. (involving agriculture)
In Moyashimon, there is the addition of supernatural themes inserted in. However, both series follows a format of agricultural style in terms of its themes. There is also lighthearted comedy as well.
Slightly educational slice-of-life comedies that take place at an agriculture school. Several characters have the same personality, and the feeling you get while watching them is identical.
Both revolves around a protagonist in an agriculture school.
Both shows are slice-of-life stories that focus on agricultural schools, and the life of the characters who go there. They both have quirky characters, and comedic moments.
Their main differences is that Gin no Saji focuses more on food while Moyashimon focuses more on science.
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 fire to the frying pan" thingy.
Both of the settings are in farming schools and both are very funny.
Both anime are station around agricultural surroundings.
Both are set in an agricultural high-school, where the MC from the city has come to study and all crazy things starts to happen.
Set in the countryside, Nourin follows the daily lives of high school students whose school is close to a dairy farm for agriculture activities. The main characters interact with each other about their problems, work on the farm, or just have fun on their free time. Nourin is a mostly a comedy show where an idol retires from the entertainment industry and goes to a school close to a dairy farm. Expect some romance, comedy, and conflicts around the story. Gin no Saji follows a boy who has been assigned to a school, though focuses much more on him going through life and his education about the farm.
Opening Theme"kiss you" by miwa
Ending Theme"Hello Especially" by Sukima Switch
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