Gin no Saji and Shokugeki no Souma chronicles the journey of a main protagonist who enters a field of study that may change his life forever. Throughout their journey, they master certain skills that makes them stand out and earn the respect of others. There is competition when it comes to the work but also the same time has its rewards. Gin no Saji is more defined by its life style tone of the story while Shokugeki no Souma has more food gimmicks in shounen style battles. However, both series has a similar feeling when it establishes their journey to become professional talents.
The main characters differ quite a bit, but both enter schools that specialize in one area. Both manga go into great detail about their respective subjects. Souma has more conflict and a shounen feel compared to Silver Spoon's slice of life style, but both a diverse cast of characters.
Uchuu Kyoudai (Space Brothers) and Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) are excellent examples of a coming age story following characters and their dreams. The main male protagonist from both series discovers their potentials with what they want to be and throughout both series, their stories highlights their journey. Both series have great writing when it comes to character relationships that explores a variety of themes. They also hold a strong deal of realism that can be relatable in many ways for other readers.
If you're looking for slice-of-life mangas with a slight spin, then maybe Uchuu Kyoudai is the manga for you! Uchuu Kyoudai is about a man in his mid 30s, who suddenly finds himself out of job and decides to pursue his childhood dream to become an astronaut, chasing after his younger brother, who is already an astronaut preparing to go into space.
I get this same warm fuzzy feeling after reading both mangas and I appreciated that both mangas have characters who are working towards (finding) a dream yet still have doubts of their own. Humourous and realistic, the storyline of Uchuu Kyoudai moves forward with little drag and cliche, qualities that I too, find worthy in Silver Spoon. read more
The main character attends school in a unfamiliar rural setting and gradually adjusts to it through the people around him.
Both don't know exactly what they want to do in the future but have expectations from their families.
Both quickly develop a crush on the girl who is sweet and caring to him and a one-sided rivalry with the girl's childhood friend.
Both series are about finding your passion and a sense of belonging; Silver Spoon through agriculture, Sakamichi no Apollon through jazz.
These two manga both follow young male protagonists who find themselves only semi-willingly thrust into rural situations. In Gin no Saji it's a kid who doesn't have a dream so he ends up at a farming high school, and in Barakamon it's a young calligrapher who goes to a small island village to find inspiration. They both feature a fun cast of characters, comedic slice of life with occasional serious moments, and they both have a similar heartwarming feeling.
Looking for a slice of life series with interesting concepts? Gin no Saji and Tonari no Seki-kun will guide you with its characters and setting that invites creativity. Both series involves a main male protagonist who experiences with new ideas in their lives. Through these experiences, they learn to have fun and more about what they do. Although both series doesn't focus explicitly on a story, they have well-thought out themes that creates a sensation. Recommended for anyone interested in creative slice of life.
Gin no Saji and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso depicts the journey of a protagonist. They build a life with their friends but also explores a profession that they become passionate about. Throughout both series, we see the everyday life experiences of the main male lead. There is also a good amount of character relationships that are explored with meaningful connections. Through friendship and trust with determination, we see how much some characters change in both series.