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

by dtshyk
Mar 23, 2012 2:40 AM | 33 Comments
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

20 of 33 Comments Recent Comments

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.

Mar 25, 2012 4:07 AM by kennikitty

No wonder, Silver Spoon is awesome ='D very funny with great characters.

Mar 24, 2012 6:05 AM by Hel

Cool. I'll check it out now. Nice to see Drifters, it's a good manga.

Mar 23, 2012 8:42 PM by MyNameSucks

Oh, thanks for clearing this up for us.

Mar 23, 2012 7:45 PM by Ishkur

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

Silver Spoon is horribly mediocre with empty characters.

Mar 23, 2012 7:16 PM by GZTC

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 6:22 PM by holypoop

OOOh Ok I'll read it!! XD

Mar 23, 2012 5:23 PM by KinkyMegane

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 3:56 PM by Ishkur

oh wow I like Silver Spoon and all, but I never expected it to win lmao

Mar 23, 2012 3:24 PM by Jugem-Jugem

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.

Mar 23, 2012 1:54 PM by Mirorin

Of course it won... because Arakawa is a genius.

Mar 23, 2012 1:36 PM by SagaraYuzuru

There are some interesting titles there...

Mar 23, 2012 12:36 PM by Tomislavr7

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 11:37 AM by horcrvx

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

Mar 23, 2012 11:30 AM by tovabrink

It has "Silver Spoon" in the name, how could it not? XD

Mar 23, 2012 11:01 AM by Retro8bit

*5, 46 points 25 ji no Vacances

put whatever this is on the site please

It looks really intriguing

Mar 23, 2012 8:54 AM by Detective

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.

Mar 23, 2012 8:54 AM by Salinga

i like to read this manga , so good

Mar 23, 2012 7:32 AM by Eternal_Shield

bones, need anime for this one

Mar 23, 2012 7:28 AM by articuzwolf

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 7:18 AM by phnsr

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