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Gin no Saji (Manga)

Gin no Saji

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Synonyms: 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


Score: 8.251 (scored by 3838 users)
Ranked: #4322
Popularity: #311
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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!

(Source: Chronowarp)

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Adaptation: Gin no Saji, Gin no Saji 2nd Season
Side story: 3.11 wo Wasurenai Tame ni Heroes Comeback


Hachiken, Yugo
Mikage, Aki
Aikawa, Shinnosuke
Beppu, Tarou
Hachiken, Shingo
Inada, Shinichirou

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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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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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Both are about an agricultural school, with a bunch of comedy elements.
If you're looking for slice-of-life mangas with a slight spin, then maybe Uchuu Kyoudai is the manga for you! Uchuu Kyoudai is about a man in his mid 30s, who suddenly finds himself out of job and decides to pursue his childhood dream to become an astronaut, chasing after his younger brother, who is already an astronaut preparing to go into space.

I get this same warm fuzzy feeling after reading both mangas and I appreciated that both mangas have characters who are working towards (finding) a dream yet still have doubts of their own. Humourous and realistic, the storyline of Uchuu Kyoudai moves forward with little drag and cliche, qualities that I too, find worthy in Silver Spoon.

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