Gin no Saji (Silver Spoon)

Hello everyone. I hope you are all doing well. I have been having severe depressive episodes that have really drained me, both physically and mentally. I am just trying to cope however I can. Today, I want to talk about anime which I have not done since the beginning of the year. The anime in question is called Gin no Saji, or Silver Spoon in English. So without further ado, let us get into it.

Gin no Saji follows the escapades of Yuugo Hachiken, a studious, book-smart boy from the city. He has grown up trying to live up to his father’s high expectations of him, but never got the approval he so desperately worked hard for. With the new school year dawning, Yuugo decides to enrol in an agricultural school, Ooezo Agricultural High School, which is a boarding school in the countryside, a far cry from what he is used to. Hachiken believes that his smarts would give him an edge over the other students and will allow excel at this school.

The characters of Gin no Saji. Image Credit: Pinterest.
The characters of Gin no Saji. Image Credit: Pinterest.

He quickly finds out, however, that he is very much out of his depth. His fellow classmates, and schoolmates in general, all come from farming backgrounds and have goals and dreams related to farming and animals. Yuugo enrols in the school without having a clear goal for his future, and as a result feels a little disconnected from his peers. Yuugo resolves to make the best out of this situation and adapt to his new environment. As the semester progresses, Yuugo finds himself forming friendships and bonds with his fellow students and learns a lot from them, but also realises that he has a lot to offer them and the school as well.

Gin no Saji is a Slice-of-Life anime with comedic elements. However, it also contains some serious, emotional situations and scenes. Characters also have some philosophical and meaningful conversations that anyone will be able to relate to. The music is great and fun when appropriate but also melancholic as well when needed. The voice acting is terrific. The characters are really well fleshed out and you will find yourself comparing them to people you know in your personal lives. You also learn quite a lot about farming and agriculture. It is a nice, relaxing anime to watch. Gin no Saji has just two seasons, each with eleven episodes so it is quick and easy to get through. I will leave a short trailer below. Please enable closed captions.

Well, that is it from me. Thank you all for reading, and I will see you all in the next post.

Sincerely Yours,

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