AUTHOR: HIROMU ARAKAWA
RETAIL PRICE: SGD$9.90
PRODUCT DIMENSIONS: 127mm (W) x 190.5mm (H)
COMEDY | COMING-OF-AGE | SLICE-OF-LIFE
Silver Spoon (銀の匙) is a slice-of-life manga series by Hiromu Arakawa, author of the highly popular series “Full Metal Alchemist” . The story revolves around university freshman Yuugo Hachiken, who enrolls in an agricultural high school to flee from the demands of his strict father. However, he soon learns that life on an agricultural school is not as easy as he initially believed.
The manga series is very well received by its readers in Japan, and became the fastest Shogakukan title to reach the mark of one million first-print copies just one year and three months after its launch. It reached the 7th best-selling manga in Japan in 2012, and was the top selling title from Shogakukan. By October 2013 it has sold 12 million copies in Japan. This series has since been adapted into animation, with season 1 airing in 2013 and Seaons 2 in 2014.
A live-action film based on the manga was also produced in 2014. The manga was well received by its Japanese audience while earning itself awards, including the 5th Manga Taishō Award’s Grand Prize, and the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2012, as well as the first Japan Food Culture Contents Award in 2013.
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