Gin no Saji
Silver Spoon
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Gin no Saji

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Japanese: 銀の匙 Silver Spoon
English: Silver Spoon
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 15
Chapters: 131
Status: Finished
Published: Apr 6, 2011 to Nov 27, 2019
Genres: Award Winning Award Winning, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama
Theme: School School
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Arakawa, Hiromu (Story & Art)


Score: 8.361 (scored by 1550415,504 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #2802
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #406
Members: 41,815
Favorites: 1,574

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Silver Spoon
Volume 1


Yuugo Hachiken has spent every waking moment of his life studying in order to achieve the highest grades in school. Finally cracking under the pressure of his parents' expectations for success, Yuugo decides to leave his city life and enroll in the rural Ooezo Agricultural High School. However, he has absolutely no experience with farming!

Attempting to utilize the skills he has built through studying, Yuugo begins to pursue the true meaning of having a dream and perhaps discover his own along the way. But life is not as simple as it seems to be, and Yuugo must learn that hardship may appear when you least expect it.

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In 2012, Gin no Saji won the Grand Prize at the 5th Manga Taisho Award and the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in the shounen manga category. Gin no Saji won the first Japan Food Culture Contents Award in 2013 and was nominated for the 19th annual Tezuka Osamu Cultural Prize in 2015.

The series was published in English as Silver Spoon by Yen Press from February 27, 2018 to September 22, 2020. It has also been published in English by Shogakukan Asia since December 5, 2014 and in Polish by Waneko since December 2013.

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May 15, 2023
tl;dr: A manga that has good character development and makes agriculture interesting, but drags on too long and meanders into its ending.

This manga is about a boy named Hachiken who due to having a mental breakdown due to the pressure of trying to keep up academically, abruptly decides to attend Ooezo Agricultural High School. The thing is, having lived in a city all his life, it’s an entirely new world to him. Thus, he very much feels like a fish out of water, finding everything that comes across his path as surprising and having to get used to everything. However, he’s also “the man that ...
Jul 11, 2022
Today's review is that of the second most notorious work of Hiromu Arakawa, "Silver Spoon". A comical, coming-of-age, agricultural-themed manga of which I grew really fond.

Its story revolves on Yugo Hachiken, a kid who following the failling of his high-school entrance exam decides to run away from his family to an agricultural high school at the very edge of Hokkaido, in Tokachi. There he meets a lot of new friends and learns to look towards the future with a smile on his face, unlike in the past. Comical and emotional scenes abound, being the former the most recurrent of all, and in my opinion, Arakawa's ...
Oct 3, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Silver Spoon | Gin no Saji Manga Review. A manga made by the FMA author. Can it hold up to the fame and recognition that Full metal alchemist has made?


Note: I watched the anime both seasons before reading the manga. Though i did also concurrently read the manga while i was at it.

S1 Review:

S2 Review:

Silver Spoon starts off with the the MMC who is highly academic joining a school focuses on agriculture. He later joins the 'horse club', which i refuse to write the official name, cuz you know he's got a crush on the main heroine like all main characters do. Throw ...

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