Silver Spoon Manga Volume 1
About Silver Spoon Manga Volume 1
Silver Spoon Manga Volume 1 features story and art by Hiromu Arakawa.
Time for a change of pace.
Yuugo Hachiken flees the hustle and bustle of city life to enroll at Oezo Agricultural High School. At first he's just trying to outrun his problems, but instead he finds a place for himself in this quaint rural community. Between the classrooms and cow patties, the boy becomes a man.
Ratings & Reviews
Farming and Finding Your Place
by Christopher -
I loved the anime but for a long time lamented that the manga wasn't getting localized in the USA. Now that it is, I finally got the chance to read it and it's fantastic. It's funny yet emotional, and you get to see that start here. Highly recommend to fans of more slice of life dramas.
A manure shoveling good time!
by beclemund -
How does one go from creating one of the most popular fantasy manga series in Fullmetal Alchemist to a slice-of-life, high school comedy! It is a surprising change of direction, but it's not surprising how good it is.
Yuugo Hachiken arrives at Ooezo Agricultural High School with a full bag of preconceptions. Expectations of academic superiority over who he sees as a bunch of country bumpkins, are turned on their head. He finds he is unable to top any one subject while surprising his cohorts with his overall competency for someone unused to life on a farm. Hachiken also has to reckon with the intense physical demands of the practical application of farming and develops a new respect for his fellows.
Hiromu Arakawa's art is exceptional. In particular, her illustrations of animals leap to life on the page. While most of the illustrations are understandably subdued, the plow horse race was every bit as exciting as any of Ed Elric's battles. Recommended!
Why can't I give it 6 stars?
by Mr. Igarashi
It's not often that I come across a manga with such an exquisite story that I am so vigorously compelled to purchase the physical copies -- for the many re-reads to come. The story is so well written, with a strong cast of characters, funny and relatable moments, and beautiful visuals, that it makes you want to experience the farm life yourself. You don't have to have an interest in agriculture to enjoy this, but you'll probably develop one after reading it. I strongly, strongly urge you to take a chance with this series.