毎週の漫画 - 銀の匙

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From the author of Full Metal Alchemist....comes a very good manga about the farm life.



Title: 銀の匙, Gin no Saji, Silver Spoon
Author: 荒川弘 (Arakawa Hiromi)
Genre: Shounen, Comedy, Slice of Life
Serialized in: Shougakukan Shounen Sunday
Total Volume Count: 2 (ongoing)

Series Summary from MangaUpdates:
Young boy named Yugo Hachiken apparently aspire to live separated from his family. So he took the chance by enrolling to an agriculture school, one which required its students to live at dormitory. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problem will arise no matter what kind of school he goes to. But he's proven wrong. Grown up as all-easy-to-get city boy, he is forced to uncover not-too-convenient truth about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he trying to keep up with his friends, farmers' heirs who are already accustomed to hardworking farm life.  
Kenn's Comment: I'm a big fan of the series. Not only because it's by the same author as FMA, but because it's really good. It really puts life back into perspective for me; being a city kid all my life, you often forget about farm life.

Before anyone says anything, I'd just like to tell you that there isn't any action or alchemy in this. I've seen a few comments about this not having any action or fantasy compared to FMA and I'm not too pleased to see that. If you compare this to Ohba and Obata's Death Note and Bakuman transition, I've enjoyed the FMA - Gin no Saji much, much more. Bakuman feels too action packed and dramatized, or in my words too 'shounen'. Gin no Saji could easily pass off as a seinen on first glance.

Anywho, it's a great read and you really should take a look at it. I'm wondering if 荒川先生 is familiar with this kind of a life, coming from Hokkaido.

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