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Number of Applicants For Model School of Manga 'Silver Spoon' Doubles

by dtshyk
Jan 25, 2013 10:24 PM | 31 Comments
According to Mainichi, the number of applicants for admission to Hokkaido Obihiro Agricultural High School Dairy Science Course was 68, up 110% from a year earlier. The high school is the model school of manga "Gin no Saji ~Silver Spoon~". The school principal was pleased that the manga has drawn attention to agricultural schools among many junior high students, especially from outside of Hokkaido prefecture.

Obihiro Agricultural High School official website

The TV anime of the manga will be aired in the noitaminA timeslot this year.

Source: Mainichi

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I'm pretty sure it wouldn't last more than a couple of years after the manga finishes, at any rate.

Sep 23, 2013 11:16 AM by kuuderes_shadow

Do you think it will last that long or just another "short-lived idealism" ?
Dunno.... I lived long enough to witness many news like this, and somehow it didn't last long.

Sep 23, 2013 11:01 AM by Ooguro_Ryuuya

SagaraYuzuru said:
GuiltyKing said:
I've heard only good things about Silver Spoon but reading its synopsis it sounds fairly boring. Guess there has to be more to it, though, looking at the sales numbers.

Unlike FMA, Silver Spoon is a Slice of Life story, but it's not anything like the ones that take over the anime industry. It is what Slice of life anime should be.

It's really old school, has a real 'classic' feel, it's the kind of manga you think of when you think of Weekly Sunday.

Mar 23, 2013 12:07 AM by walla

It's good to read news like this every now and again.

Mar 22, 2013 12:23 AM by brand33

Z-flame said:
Manga - Helping people's lives, one chapter at a time.


That depends on what context and what manga you are reffering to, although i understand how you think!

Jan 27, 2013 8:04 AM by Avolion

Zalis said:
I suppose this manga isn't based on the 1980s US sitcom Silver Spoons, is it?
What is that ? LOL

Jan 26, 2013 11:48 PM by symbv

Wow, it's real O:

Even though I'm a vegan myself... cool stuff!

Jan 26, 2013 11:47 PM by LokiAgdistis

Now they make me wanna watch it more. Always stay positive in live.

Jan 26, 2013 11:00 AM by Mr_Gutts

Sounds like it's time for me to make a manga where people give money and offerings to me. I guess it's good for the school, of course they get the money even if those students drop out.

Looking forward to the anime, was going to read the manga, but I will wait.

Jan 26, 2013 10:07 AM by IntroverTurtle

SagaraYuzuru said:
GuiltyKing said:
I've heard only good things about Silver Spoon but reading its synopsis it sounds fairly boring. Guess there has to be more to it, though, looking at the sales numbers.

Unlike FMA, Silver Spoon is a Slice of Life story, but it's not anything like the ones that take over the anime industry. It is what Slice of life anime should be.


should be is the key word. Almost a thirds of the most popular anime out there are Slice of Life.
A well-known fact about Arakawa-sensei is that she grew up on a dairy farm with her sisters and brother. She is one of those so-called "true farmer." That's why her self-depicted portrait is a cow. In addition, the school in Silver Spoon is also in her hometown, Tokachi Subprefecture in Hokkaido, Japan. It is said in her biography that she went to an agriculture highschool, which let people to believe that Akarawa is indeed an alumnae from Obihiro Agricultural High. If true this manga, and the admission increase was a little homage to her beloved highschool.

Jan 26, 2013 8:25 AM by ThangLong

GuiltyKing said:
I've heard only good things about Silver Spoon but reading its synopsis it sounds fairly boring. Guess there has to be more to it, though, looking at the sales numbers.


Hmm. Funny slice of life that's also educational? I thought the synopsis was boring too. But it's a good manga.

Anyways, glad to hear stuff like this. We need to hear it more often. :D

Jan 26, 2013 8:24 AM by Mirorin

O-0 those farms look nice
but cool news
hope it gets more

Jan 26, 2013 8:07 AM by KamiKali

'Product placement' with positive effects haha:p

Jan 26, 2013 7:07 AM by NinetyBeats

GuiltyKing said:
I've heard only good things about Silver Spoon but reading its synopsis it sounds fairly boring. Guess there has to be more to it, though, looking at the sales numbers.

Unlike FMA, Silver Spoon is a Slice of Life story, but it's not anything like the ones that take over the anime industry. It is what Slice of life anime should be.

Jan 26, 2013 5:51 AM by SagaraYuzuru

yeah, but can they handle farm living? simply being influenced or inspired is not enough.

Jan 26, 2013 5:11 AM by kisami

Haha, Hikaru no Go really did make me buy a little go board. Not too easy to learn alone, though.

I'm glad. The world could always use some more farmers and other agricultural stuff. Interesting that the school from Gin no Saji actually exists, though. Wonder how similar it is.

Jan 26, 2013 5:07 AM by Waffocopter

Captain Tsubasa = Making people want to play soccer
Slam Dunk = Making people want to play basketball
Hikaru no Go = Making people want to play "go"
Silver Spoon = Making people want learn about agriculture

Death Note = Making people want to... uh... mmm... it is better not to think too much about it.

Jan 26, 2013 5:04 AM by LaOveja

Wow That manga is very productive. Blessed are those students. There is nothing better than study & pleasure. It's rare to enjoy studying, but they would thanks to the manga.

Jan 26, 2013 4:31 AM by eminagnam

LOL. More manga should base themselves on real places.. xD

It's great publicity!

Jan 26, 2013 4:07 AM by xehnri

I wonder if the character from the manga is from that school too

Jan 26, 2013 3:50 AM by 9gagdude

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