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Silver Spoon Manga Teases Imminent Ending

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
13th volume of manga that inspired 2 TV anime, live-action film shipped on Thursday

The 13th volume of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga revealed on Thursday that by the manga's 14th volume, the climax of the manga's story will be "imminent."

Arakawa announced last month that she put the manga back on a short hiatus after having just resumed it in this year's 21st issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday in April. The announcement added that the WEB Sunday website and the magazine itself will announce when the manga will be published again.

Arakawa announced in August that she would slow the pace of her manga due to the health of a family member declining. Arakawa revealed in April that her family member's medical treatment is finished, so she is relieved. She added that she can't become negligent however, so little by little, she will continue to draw manga while watching over her family member.

Arakawa created Fullmetal Alchemist before penning Silver Spoon. Silver Spoon won 2012's Manga Taisho (Cartoon Grand Prize) and Booklog awards, and 2013's Shogakukan Manga Awards in the boys' category.

The first season of the anime adaptation of the manga aired on Fuji TV's Noitamina late-night programming block in summer 2013 and the second season premiered in January 2014. Aniplex USA released both seasons on home video, and Crunchyroll streamed the first and second seasons of the anime. A live-action film adaptation opened in Japan in March 2014.

The television anime adaptation of Arakawa's The Heroic Legend of Arslan manga premiered in April in Japan. Funimation is streaming the series as it airs.

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