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Mar 13, 2014 9:11 AM
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I think this does has something to with Hachiken whether Mikage admits it to or not. After all, friends care for each other right?

Well, I liked the bonding this episode. There's a good connection especially at the end there. They'll get through this I think.
Mar 13, 2014 12:00 PM

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Now that's a cliffhanger. Glad that I always end up listening through the whole ED.

Gah, too good, cannot wait another week... >_<
Mar 13, 2014 12:11 PM
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DAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAMN. Man i really hope they make a 3rd season out of this one. It's funny, serious, educational and can make you anxious about the next episode like shounen anime do. It's really great. They developed Mikages and Hachikens relationship so much in a single episode yet everything looked so natural. I can't wait for the next one. Love gin no saji :3
Mar 13, 2014 12:12 PM

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Mar 13, 2014 12:17 PM

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Brilliant episode T^T Every bit of it was friggin great!!!

That part before the OP was so damn amazingly done >.<
How Hachiken told her to rely on him although he doesn't know what he could do
And Aki started to cry saying she'll lean on him more and consult him in everything possible. Why didn't u continue ur sentence AKI!!! >.<
How they were seen holding hands and got the mood read quickly "Should I lock the door?" hahahaha AkixHachiken <3

Lol'd at the teachers recommending Crab by going cozy on a Russian ship XD
And Dat reaction to Hachiken wanting to Net auction the figure XDXDXD

The part watching Komaba's ranch being sold off was so sad :(
And the cleaning the ranch part was touching too.
Loved the part where Hachiken was holding Aki's hand after she told him to give her more courage <3

And above all that greatness the final part after the ED was The best part!!
Poor Aki!! How she wants to follow her dream but can't tell her family at all with all the expectations they have for her.
And then another critical hit by wanting to sell the horses >.< Aki's face during that part was so sad T^T...Good job Hachiken telling her that this will be her last chance and he'll be there with her supporting her while tearing up (And her dad staring at them!!) So damn intense!!! Dem emotions were just brilliantly depicted!! I've been waiting to see this part animated and it didn't disappoint one bit :D

Can't wait for nxt ep :D And Loved how Aki's parents were whispering about Hachiken being a potential bride for Aki XD If he heard what they were saying he'd be in heaven from happiness hahaha ^^
Mar 13, 2014 12:23 PM

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Jaw to the floor
Mar 13, 2014 12:32 PM

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They have to sell their horses now. Good time for Mikage to let her family know her feelings at the end. This is getting really good.
Mar 13, 2014 1:19 PM

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I was waiting for this episode to be animated! And the next too! 5/5
Mar 13, 2014 1:25 PM

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So great yet so short... Damn i love this anime.
Mar 13, 2014 1:55 PM

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Wow...what an amazing episode.Hachiken is being super awesome yet again, and Mikage!! you go girl, dont give up on your dreams even if it means opposing to everyone around you.
Holy shit i cant wait anymore.This week is going to be a torture for me.

(Hachiken and Mikage were holding hands!!>D)
Mar 13, 2014 1:55 PM

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Mar 13, 2014 2:18 PM

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So, so good. I love this anime so much. Thank you so much for gracing the anime/manga world with your masterful writing skills, Arakawa.

The part before the OP killed me...that was some good comedy.

The rest of the episode alternated between being heartwarming and heartbreaking, but the shift in tones felt completely natural and didn't clash at all, it all flowed together.

Also, the bonding between Hachiken and Mikage this episode was fantastic. So nice to see how far their relationship has progressed. That cliffhanger at the ending, though... I can't wait.
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Mar 13, 2014 2:28 PM

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It was a great, bitter-sweet episode.

Tho I started to find annoying the fact, that Hachiken has to apologize all the time for being an outsider. I mean, really, he might be naive and idealistic, but he's not stupid, he learns pretty fast, that the farm life isn't only about cute little animals and fresh food, yet, he still has to prove over and over again, that he's not an airhead. Seriously, give the guy some credit!
Mar 13, 2014 2:41 PM

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Loved that post-credits scene. Hachiken still continues to be an awesome character.
Hold the door...
Mar 13, 2014 3:00 PM

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It's been a while since I last saw such a good episode in an anime. The tension at the end. Now, that's what I call a cliffhanger.
Mar 13, 2014 3:10 PM
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There are times that this show makes every other slice-of-life series look amateurish by comparison. Another fantastic episode.
Mar 13, 2014 3:47 PM

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FEELS TwT. Mikage has a dream!!!. I was hoping Hachiken would have helped them out.
Mar 13, 2014 3:50 PM

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Wow, things got pretty dirty there at the end.

But the intro was priceless, when that guy opened the door.
Mar 13, 2014 4:10 PM
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When the credits came I thought "wow, it went by so fast" then I realized it still was almost mid episode XD

Good decision to put the credits there, they would have been a complete mood killer at the end, considering how it all developed. Many directors could learn from this.

Tense cliffhanger, I really want to know how Mikage's family will react.
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Mar 13, 2014 4:34 PM

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It amazes me how this anime just draws me in every episode. I was holding back tears when Aki started crying but I lost it when Komaba's sisters started crying. I'm glad Aki is starting to tell her family that she wants to follow her own dream. This episode ended at chapter 68 in the manga & I believe their are 90 somethin chapters out now. They can't end the anime in 2 more episodes. I want a third season.
Mar 13, 2014 4:58 PM

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The drama in this series surpasses so many of the new anime that's being aired at present. Super episode and the Mikage and Hachiken relationship is looking very good.

Mar 13, 2014 5:02 PM

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OMG the untimely ED freaked me out because it wasn't supposed to finish so soon!?? But what came after it was too serious so had to have the tense atmosphere.

And that opening scene was just priceless - Mikage almost said it!!! This show gives me the best comedy in the best of ways.

On the other hand, the Komaba ranch business was even more depressing this episode. The little twins crying really got to me, and these kids, Komaba, Mikage, all Hachiken's classmates...they really are too young to have to worry about loans and debts.

It's frustrating but I simply cannot express how much I love this show. There isn't a single scene, or dialogue, or character that I don't love to bits!

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Mar 13, 2014 5:05 PM

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LOL. Great humour.
"I'm going to... lock... the door..."
"Should I lock the door!?"
And seems Aki does like Hachiken? ;D

Wow, that suspense at the end was great.

That cliffhanger; I really don't know what to expect!! Glad to hear there are more chapters and I hope they get adapted. Such a great series. Excellent combination of slice of life, educational substance, comedy, and set in the countryside which I love. <3
Not to mention natural characters and realistic situations. :)
Mar 13, 2014 5:11 PM

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Never give up your dreams.
OH GOD, this anime is very good.
Mar 13, 2014 5:14 PM

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It is so sad seeing the twins cries when the cows get taken away..
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Mar 13, 2014 5:17 PM

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Jaw to the floor

That's about all I have to say today. Expectations exceeded, this was the epitome of a perfect episode. It's seriously amazing how much of an impact drama can have when it's done so subtly and naturally.

Mar 13, 2014 5:45 PM

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Man this show is amazing! Everything about it is so great; it really pulls me in and Hachiken is such a relatable character that feels are unavoidable. You can do it Mikage! Hope everything works out and a third season be announced. This is too damn good. Pity not as many people know of it/watch it then us fans would like.
Mar 13, 2014 6:17 PM

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Another amazing episode 5/5
What was up with the ending song in the middle?
Poor Aki, when her granpa said that he would sell the horses, I felt so bad for her. Now she told them, I'm sure they'll understand her.
Mar 13, 2014 6:19 PM

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Amazing. Simply amazing. A-1 really shows what the studio can do w/ an SoL series. And Silver Spoon just fits them to a tee. I was waiting for this part to be animated and it didn't disappoint at all. Nice touch w/ the early ED. Really nice touch. Next week will be awesome.

P.S. Arakawa sensei when will you be back from the research break? 3 weeks w/ out the Silver Spoon manga is killing me.......
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Mar 13, 2014 6:53 PM

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Jesus fucknuggets I love this show
Don't forget.
Always, somewhere,
someone is fighting for you.
As long as you remember her,
you are not alone.
Mar 13, 2014 7:01 PM

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Wow that cliff hanger..
Mar 13, 2014 7:12 PM

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Loved this episode with all my heart! I remember I really enjoyed this part in the manga, but it didn't expect it's still has such an impact on me!
Mar 13, 2014 7:17 PM

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I am speechless. Hiromu Arakawa is a genius.
Mar 13, 2014 7:30 PM
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This season since it isn't, IMO, as good as the first season but this episode really turned it up a notch. This episode alone is worth me uprating this show from an 8 to a 9.
Mar 13, 2014 7:57 PM

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It's like this whole Thursday's goal was trying to make me cry ;_;

glad Aki built up some courage to tell her family
Mar 13, 2014 9:37 PM
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LOL. Great humour.
"I'm going to... lock... the door..."
"Should I lock the door!?"

I had to watch that part twice because it was absolutely hilarious XD

But man, shedding some tears for Komaba's cows being taken away...they're not even my cows but I understand the feeling of parting. And even the part after that when they were cleaning the livestock house and then Hachiken saying how cold it is without the livestock. Drinking the last batch of milk too, that was all very heartbreaking yet touching.

And go Mikage! Borrow Hachiken's courage and tell your family about your dream! :) I'm glad she's learning to rely on Hachiken.
Mar 13, 2014 10:43 PM

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Graaahhh I was waiting for "that" declaration from Hachiken...

Guess I have to wait another week. It's really too bad that there's only 2 episodes left. It seems that they're going to end it with

There should be enough material from another season but I guess we have to wait until the completion of volume 12 or so.
Mar 13, 2014 10:52 PM

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This was a great episode!

...should I lock the door? Made me lol :D I'm loving Hachiken's and Mikage's relationship :)

Komaba drinking hot milk from a boiling pot. What a boss.
Mar 13, 2014 10:58 PM

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Its been a while since I had this many feels....

Dat freaking ending was too good. Best ep so far!
Mar 13, 2014 11:11 PM

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Was anyone else wanting Hatchiken to confess?

"Want me to lock the door?" Ruined the moment with a laugh... awell I'm laughing :3

"Do that and you're dead!" ;) What a bastard :P

Right out of the pan like a man!

End song so early 0_0

Future husband glint :D

What a cliff-hanger!!!!!

MCAL said:
There are times that this show makes every other slice-of-life series look amateurish by comparison. Another fantastic episode.

Agreed, but I think it's because this anime has a plot while most SoL's don't and are more go-with-the-flow type of shows.
Mar 13, 2014 11:48 PM

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This episode is a fineee mixture of great humour and great drama. I panicked when the ED was playing earlier than it should wwwww

and yes, ahhh cliffhanger, you made me go "BWUOAHHHH" errytime
Mar 14, 2014 1:32 AM

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LOL that beginning ruined the moment, "Want me to lock the door," XD.

Damn, Ichiro's farm being empty feels sad as he is in debt from this situation.

Oh man, they are going to sell the hoarse for getting some money, but Aki has something for her own dream. Oh yeah, the credits caught me off guard somewhere in the middle.

Mar 14, 2014 2:02 AM

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these characters draw me in so much I want to start a fundraising campaign on indiegogo or something for Komaba
Mar 14, 2014 5:43 AM

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This episode went by too fast. I'm at a loss of words now. Just dangle me from your cliff hangers Gin No Saji!
Mar 14, 2014 6:51 AM

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Ah, this one cliffhanger is really...
Mar 14, 2014 7:00 AM
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Damn you Silver Spoon, Y u so good?

Glad that Aki and Hachiken relationship is advancing. And it's advancing A LOT.

That holding hand scene though.
The adaptation for the last scene was very well done. It literately gave shivers down my spine.

A thought: I wonder if Silver Spoon is going to end with Aki and Hachiken marrying, just like bakuman.... (come to think of it. Silver Spoon is A LOT like Bakuman in some aspects)
"There is no love greater than when he lays down his life for his friends."..... It seems I am not a good lover.
Mar 14, 2014 8:27 AM

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DAT ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT EPISODE WHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mar 14, 2014 8:48 AM

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cyborgneko999 said:
DAT ENDING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NEXT EPISODE WHERE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Next week.
Now like all of us, suffer while we wait ;__;
Mar 14, 2014 8:50 AM

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I broke down when the twins started crying T_T

Too bad they didn't have more crab moments like in the manga when just about everyone said crab was the solution ^^
Mar 14, 2014 8:59 AM

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I bet Mikage's mom,grandmother, and uncle are thinking: Join the family.... *__*

Dammit cliffhanger. Next week can't come soon enough >:(
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