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Gin no Saji


Alternative Titles

English: Silver Spoon
Japanese: 銀の匙

Information

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
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.181 (scored by 58,032 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #3252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #464
Members: 115,624
Favorites: 1,267
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Synopsis

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 enrol 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 at 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.

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Background

Gin no Saji is an anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa's ongoing 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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hachiken, Yuugo
Hachiken, Yuugo
Main
Kimura, Ryouhei
Japanese
Kimura, Ryouhei
Mikage, Aki
Mikage, Aki
Main
Miyake, Marie
Japanese
Miyake, Marie
Komaba, Ichirou
Komaba, Ichirou
Supporting
Sakurai, Tooru
Japanese
Sakurai, Tooru
Inada, Tamako
Inada, Tamako
Supporting
Takagaki, Ayahi
Japanese
Takagaki, Ayahi

Staff

Itou, Tomohiko
Itou, Tomohiko
Director, Sound Director
Deai, Kotomi
Deai, Kotomi
Episode Director, Storyboard, Assistant Director
Nogami, Kazuo
Nogami, Kazuo
Episode Director
Andou, Ken
Andou, Ken
Episode Director


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Objective
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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Darkluigi
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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pakoko
Aug 3, 2013
“Because of the life they were born into, they are immediately stuck as an existence that can’t even choose their own life and death.”

Such is the life of livestock. Chickens are killed to be eaten if they don’t lay enough eggs; horses are immediately retired or put to rest if they don’t win any competitions or get injured; and pigs and cows are sold at a really cheap price if they do not eat enough. Behind the scenes of our farms and their livestock, the idea of the “survival of the fittest” is more clear-cut and harsh than it is in human society. However, humans read more
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Stark700
Sep 19, 2013
Everyone has dreams. In fact, dreams can come in all shapes or sizes. It be as simple as getting an A+ on a math exam or to something as difficult as winning a gold medal in the Olympics. The problem with dreams is though is that not everyone seems to be able to follow all the way through. It’s from dreams though that people learn about the world and about themselves. In Silver Spoon, we follow a main male protagonist named Yugo Hachiken as he embarks on a road for his future but one that he never expected to turn out to be.

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