Alternative Names Silver Spoon, 銀の匙
Written by Hiromu Arakawa
Directed by Tomohiko Ito
Producer A-1 Pictures
Original Run July 12, 2013 – September 19, 2013 (11 episodes, finished)
Genre Comedy, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
Dreaming of a path different from his family of businessmen, Yuugo Hachiken moves from the city and enrolls in an agricultural school, believing he will excel just by studying hard. He then realizes his need to adjust to his new environment, while slowly adapting to the farm life and practices.
Great story line, catchy soundtracks, well-designed artworks. All of these defines Gin No Saji. Words cannot fully explain how much I have loved this anime since its first episode. Despite a simple story line based on a regular agriculture student, the anime does not fail to entertain the audience with lighthearted comedy. The anime itself highlights themes related to life-learning, including adaptation to new environment (which Yuugo is currently facing), pursuit of one’s dreams, knowing oneself, taking risks, having a life direction different from family, and doing one’s best to whichever life has to offer, or in spite of obstacles coming along the path.
A few dragging moments may be the flaw in this anime. And since they are far minor, the anime still manages to entertain the audience while still keeping itself at a right pace.
Currently loving the second season so far. May the second be as best in Winter as the first during the Summer (both in Japan seasons).
Overall Rating 4.90/5 stars (9.8/10)