Gin no Saji

Silver Spoon

What would you like to edit?

Alternative Titles

Japanese: 銀の匙
English: Silver Spoon
German: Silver Spoon
Spanish: Silver Spoon
French: Silver Spoon
More titles


Type: TV
Episodes: 11
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 12, 2013 to Sep 20, 2013
Premiered: Summer 2013
Broadcast: Fridays at 00:45 (JST)
Licensors: Aniplex of America
Studios: A-1 Pictures
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Theme: SchoolSchool
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 8.091 (scored by 130948130,948 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #4932
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #821
Members: 291,918
Favorites: 2,879

Available At


Streaming Platforms

Ranked #493Popularity #821Members 291,918
Add to My List
Episodes: /11


Yuugo Hachiken is studious, hard-working, and tired of trying to live up to expectations he just cannot meet. With the ushering in of a brand new school year, he decides to enroll in Ooezo Agricultural High School, a boarding school located in the Hokkaido countryside, as a means to escape from the stress brought upon by his parents.

Initially convinced that he would do well at this institution, Hachiken is quickly proven wrong by his talented classmates, individuals who have been living on farms their entire lives and know just about everything when it comes to food, vegetables, and even the physiology of livestock! Whether it be waking up at five in the morning for strenuous labor or to take care of farm animals, Hachiken is a complete amateur when it comes to the harsh agricultural life.

Gin no Saji follows the comedic story of a young student as he tries to fit into a completely new environment, meeting many unique people along the way. As he struggles to appreciate his surroundings, Hachiken hopes to discover his dreams, so that he may lead a fulfilling life on his own terms.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


Gin no Saji is an anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's manga of the same name that has sold over 12 million copies in Japan alone and was honored with a nomination for the 19th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize. The series aired in 2013 on the famous Fuji Television noitaminA block, which has aired several prominent anime including Anohana, Nodame Cantabile and Psycho-Pass. Gin no Saji has been licensed by Aniplex of America for streaming and home video distribution in North America. The anime adaptation was followed by a live-action film adaptation, of the same source material, that premiered in 2014.

Related Anime

Characters & Voice Actors


Odagiri, Narumi
Assistant Producer
Itou, Tomohiko
Director, Sound Director


Opening Theme

Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"kiss you" by miwa

Ending Theme

"Hello Especially" by Sukima Switch


Dec 30, 2023
At the end of each episode there's a smile on my face. Combined with the music outro, it gives me a warm feeling inside. It is very easy to get into the MC's shoes and understand his straggles. He is very relatable but also a very fun character. You can't hate him. I recommend this one to everyone (except vegans). It is a nice change of pace and it will not fail you.
ps i'm amazed every time that diamonds like this one find their way to me out of nowhere. i wouldn't had pick this one out of a bunch. i guess going back to ...
Apr 8, 2023
So, you want to know about Gin No Saji? Well, it's an anime about a high school boy named Yugo Hachiken who enrolls in an agricultural school to escape the pressures of academic success. Riveting stuff, I know.

But don't let the mundane premise fool you, because Gin No Saji is actually quite an enjoyable and heartwarming anime. The story may not be groundbreaking, but it's executed well and offers a unique glimpse into the world of farming and agriculture.

The style of the anime is simple and understated, but it works perfectly for the laid-back atmosphere of the story. The animation is clean and consistent, and ...
Nov 22, 2017
Mixed Feelings
As a vegan, this anime was a difficult watch, but I decided to put my personal beliefs aside and try and give it a shot.

The story as stated, is about a city boy who enters an agricultural school and develops culture shock as he discovers a totally different view of life. Everyone is connected to their buisness, their families, and their farms. Over time, Hachiken develops bonds with the other students and learns new skills, often struggling and complaining about the chores and work load in a comedic fashion. Hachiken also struggles with his own morality as he is faced with the cruel reality of ...

Interest Stacks

by Gino99
50 Entries · 26 Restacks
by JaimieF
50 Entries · 159 Restacks
50 Entries · 70 Restacks


Recent News

Q4 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/23]

Q4 2016 Anime & Manga Licenses [Update 12/23]

In this thread, you'll find a comprehensive list of anime and manga licensed in the fourth quarter (Oct-Dec) of 2016. Fall anime which were licensed before the more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

North American Anime & Manga Releases for July

Here are the North American Anime & Manga releases for July 2014 Week 1: July 1st - 7th Anime Releases A Certain Scientific Railgun S Part 1 Cat's Eye more

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Gin no Saji Episode 10 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Stark700 - Sep 12, 2013
137 repliesby DebiPS »»
Jan 18, 4:22 PM
Poll: Gin no Saji Episode 4 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Aug 1, 2013
171 repliesby DebiPS »»
Jan 10, 4:28 PM
Poll: Gin no Saji Episode 3 Discussion ( 1 2 3 )
Stark700 - Jul 25, 2013
113 repliesby DebiPS »»
Jan 9, 3:34 PM
Poll: Gin no Saji Episode 11 Discussion ( 1 2 3 4 )
Stark700 - Sep 19, 2013
153 repliesby Shikkakku »»
Dec 18, 2023 1:33 AM
Poll: Gin no Saji Episode 9 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Stark700 - Sep 5, 2013
92 repliesby Shikkakku »»
Dec 17, 2023 5:18 AM

Recent Featured Articles

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

In Numbers: The Best Anime of the Decade

What's the #1 anime of the 2010s? Which year was the best? What studio had the most hits? We have the answers to all these questions and more!

by Shymander


Top 15 Best and Worst Fat Anime Characters

Top 15 Best and Worst Fat Anime Characters

Anime is full of skinny, beautiful people, but once in a while a series offers a break from the usual. Discover what happens when an anime throws in a fat character.