Ranked #336

Gin no Saji (Manga)

Gin no Saji

Alternative Titles

English: Silver Spoon
Japanese: 銀の匙 Silver Spoon


Type: Manga
Volumes: Unknown
Chapters: Unknown
Status: Publishing
Published: Mar 30, 2011 to ?
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


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Popularity: #290
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Yuugo 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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Gin no Saji has been published in English as Silver Spoon by Shogakukan Asia since December 5, 2014.

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Apr 25, 2012
Gin no Saji, or Silver Spoon, has a lot going for it even before you read the first page. It's created by Hiromu Arakawa, who's previous work includes the highly popular Fullmetal Alchemist. It should then be assumed that it'll no doubt be another amazing manga right? Fortunately, this is true but it does so on its own merit, resulting in a huge number of sales, the 2012 Manga Taisho award and an anime project despite the small number of chapters released at the time. Who knew a manga about farming could be so interesting and enjoyable?

Gin no Saji has an entertaining yarn to spin: read more
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Jul 3, 2011
This manga have a nice story which shows an fun academic life at a agricultural school.
Yugo Hashiken is a young student who lived with their parents at a big city and decided to study in a small city. He don't have any aim in your life at moment. However, when he learns each more time with his schoolmates about some things such as responsabilities, teamwork, friendship, etc; He acquires courage and determination for his academic life at new school and feels commited with his choices, new skills and his friends.

Gin no Saji or Silver Spoon is a manga by Hiromu Arakawa!!!

She is the read more
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Mar 22, 2012
So rather drastic change for Hiromu Arakawa going from Fullmetal Alchemist to Gin no Saji but if you were to consult her wikipedia page you would see that something like this is right up her street.

A story about a boy who moves to the countryside to attend an agricultural high school does seem to fall exactly into the slice of life category but this manga is somewhat different (just like Bakuman).

The surprising mix of technical vocabulary or discussions, ethical issues such as euthanasia and a look at agricultural life from a teenager's perspective give the manga something new alongside the usual slice of life elements read more
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Feb 18, 2013
Silver Spoon is great. Evey character is enjoyable and play their role perfectly. The deilver and execution of the story is very well done, as expected from the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist. It really shows how awesome Nature is and how much animals affect our life. Silver Spoon dosen't really have many flaws worth mentioning. The only negative thing I will say about Silver Spoon is that it hasn't yet reached its full potential.
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