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'Gin no Saji: Silver Spoon' Wins Manga Taisho Award 2012

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Mar 23, 2012 2:40 AM

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According to Comic Natalie, Gin no Saji ~Silver Spoon has won the Manga Taisho award 2012. Manga Taisho is held annually and clerks of bookstores select the best title from relatively new series (less than nine volumes).

Results of the final vote
*1, 76 points Gin no Saji ~Siver Spoon
*2, 61 points Giga Tokyo Toy Box
*3, 57 points Nobunaga Kyousoukyoku
*4, 49 points Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu
*5, 46 points 25 ji no Vacances
*6, 43 points Drifters
*7, 41 points Gura Zeni
*8, 40 points I Am a Hero
10, 37 points Getenrou
10, 37 points Takasugi-san-chi no Obento
12, 32 points Hibirock
13, 28 points Aku no Hana
14, 27 points Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso
15, 24 points Hozuki no Reitetsu
16, 12 points Tonari no Seki-kun

Source: Comic Natalie

Previous related news: Manga Taisho 2011 Award List
Modified by Sakana-san, Sep 15, 9:02 AM
Mar 23, 2012 2:43 AM

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I've heard about it before.. might check it out someday.
Mar 23, 2012 2:51 AM

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No way! I've kept on putting it off because i thought it looked bad. Ah well i've been proved wrong, ill go check it out.
Mar 23, 2012 2:54 AM

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Mar 23, 2012 3:11 AM
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the mangaka of Full Metal Alchemist, i read chapter 1 of this manga and i thought its boring, i might be wrong then
Mar 23, 2012 3:15 AM
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Silver Spoon and Drifters are the only two I've even heard of.
Mar 23, 2012 3:22 AM

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great slice of life - arakawa sensei is my goddess - may she continue to win awards forever!!!! aku no hana is genius as well - one of the most twisted and deep psycho-dramas ever (only problem is the scanlations are WAY too slow - i'm dying to see what happens next)!!! nice to see shuuzou oshimi getting some well-deserved recognition as well - yuutai nova by him is also amazing!
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Mar 23, 2012 3:23 AM

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Ah, excellent. It's a nice series.
Mar 23, 2012 4:35 AM

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Well I can see why people would think Gin no Saji is boring as it's merely a farming slice-of-life coming-of-age story and there's no action, totally unlike FMA, and granted the first few chapters are kind of boring.

But seriously, as it went on, it started hitting it's stride and got really really funny. And it teaches you alot about the agriculture process and farm life in general, which I have a slight interest in. I felt like the manga really got good during the Pizza arc.

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Mar 23, 2012 5:29 AM

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good to hear, it's a calm and nice series after all
Mar 23, 2012 5:34 AM

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Nice. I've been following this since the beginning.
Mar 23, 2012 6:37 AM

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I've heard about this, and even wanted to try it, since I love FMA, but shounen about farmers... Just doesn't sound exciting enough.
Mar 23, 2012 6:52 AM
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nopers. none of these interest me. :/ I' think its cuz I'm too immature. Might like this stuff when i'm older.
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Mar 23, 2012 7:10 AM

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i thought *1, 76 points Gin no Saji ~Siver Spoon might be boring and i'm suprise to see i'm a hero in 8th
Mar 23, 2012 7:18 AM

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Heard of it before, didn't seem interesting. Only other I know about is Aku no Hana, but I've read nothing but bad things about it ever since I PTR'd it.

Some of these seem interesting...I Am Hero.
Mar 23, 2012 7:28 AM

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Mar 23, 2012 7:32 AM

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i like to read this manga , so good
Mar 23, 2012 8:54 AM

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Although Silver Spoon's riding on Arakawa's previous success, it's a great SoL whose topic the mangaka has a personal connection with. It's certainly a 180 from FMA, however, so it's kind of ridiculous that some people are disappointed in it just because it's not an action series.
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Mar 23, 2012 8:54 AM
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*5, 46 points 25 ji no Vacances

put whatever this is on the site please

It looks really intriguing
Mar 23, 2012 11:01 AM

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It has "Silver Spoon" in the name, how could it not? XD
Mar 23, 2012 11:30 AM

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That's great, Gin no Saji is awesome and hilarious :D

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Mar 23, 2012 11:37 AM
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Oh nicee. I like Gin no Saji! I'm always up for a slice of life type manga. But I've never heard of a majority of the others - might check those out.
Mar 23, 2012 12:36 PM
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There are some interesting titles there...
Mar 23, 2012 1:36 PM

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Of course it won... because Arakawa is a genius.
Mar 23, 2012 1:54 PM
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I saw the picture and was like "Fullmetal Alchemist's mangaka", definitely. XD

Might read. Doesn't seem like action though.

Edit: There isn't much action, but it's FUNNY + educational.

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso seems interesting.
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Mar 23, 2012 3:24 PM

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oh wow I like Silver Spoon and all, but I never expected it to win lmao
Mar 23, 2012 3:56 PM

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That's great.
The plot idea by itself is not something that might interest you instantly, but the development is really cool. I can't say it deserved, though, because it's the only one I know in the list.
Mar 23, 2012 5:23 PM

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OOOh Ok I'll read it!! XD
Mar 23, 2012 6:22 PM

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So much stuff on that list that I want to read, but most have like 30 readers. I hate when stuff like this happens.
Mar 23, 2012 7:16 PM

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Only reason it won is because of who it's written by.

Silver Spoon is horribly mediocre with empty characters.
Mar 23, 2012 7:45 PM

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Oh, thanks for clearing this up for us.
Mar 23, 2012 8:42 PM

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Cool. I'll check it out now. Nice to see Drifters, it's a good manga.
Mar 24, 2012 6:05 AM

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No wonder, Silver Spoon is awesome ='D very funny with great characters.
Mar 25, 2012 4:07 AM

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People have been very disappointed by Silver Spoon, because they expected another Fullmetal Alchemist. I think Arakawa-sensei took a great risk in writing Silver Spoon, but she has a great connection with this manga and is doing a pretty good job. Although it does start off a little slow, it really caught me when I was a few chapters in and it's main character will be able to do a lot for the series in the future. There's a lot of potential and I always like to remember people that FMA also started out as nothing special and just your average shounen, but got better over the time and ended as the best Shounen I've read so far.

There's a lot of room for improvement and knowing Arakawa, I'm sure she'll make use of it. :) As of now, I really like the series, let's see what'll happen with it.
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