Silver Spoon

Anime Expo 2017: Yen Press Licenses Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon) Manga

At the 2017 Anime Expo event, Yen Press announced that they have acquired the license to Hiromu Arakawa’s Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji) manga!  There is no release date set for Silver Spoon, but if the author sounds familiar, it’s because Hiromu Arakawa is also the creator of Fullmetal Alchemist!

Silver Spoon has had two anime seasons so far for a total of 24 episodes. A third anime season has not been announced yet; however, it may have been due to the fact that the manga has been on hiatus and just made a return. Arakawa put the manga in hiatus to assist with family medical issues. describes Silver Spoon as follows:

Yuugo Hachiken is studious, hard-working, and tired of trying to live up to expectations he just cannot meet. With the ushering in of a brand new school year, he decides to enrol in Ooezo Agricultural High School, a boarding school located in the Hokkaido countryside, as a means to escape from the stress brought upon by his parents.

Initially convinced that he would do well at this institution, Hachiken is quickly proven wrong by his talented classmates, individuals who have been living on farms their entire lives and know just about everything when it comes to food, vegetables, and even the physiology of livestock! Whether it be waking up at five in the morning for strenuous labor or to take care of farm animals, Hachiken is a complete amateur when it comes to the harsh agricultural life.

Gin no Saji follows the comedic story of a young student at as he tries to fit into a completely new environment, meeting many unique people along the way. As he struggles to appreciate his surroundings, Hachiken hopes to discover his dreams, so that he may lead a fulfilling life on his own terms.