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Arakawa: Silver Spoon Manga Will Show Hachiken After Graduation

posted on by Rafael Antonio Pineda
Manga has been on hiatus since September

Hiromu Arakawa revealed her plans for her Silver Spoon manga in the 41st issue of Ichijinsha's Febri magazine on April 18. She said that she had planned to depict Hachiken's first year in detail and then rush through the second year and show a shortened third year. After that, the story will show Hachiken and the other characters after graduation, and that she is now drawing the storyboards for that part of the story.

She also shared that she is considering a return to Square Enix after finishing Silver Spoon. She does not yet know what her next work will be about, but she wants it to be about a subject no one has tackled before. She noted that she has a lot of concepts for future stories, but has not yet developed any of them into a full story.

Arakawa put the Silver Spoon manga on hiatus last September after having just resumed last August. The series also returned from an eight-month hiatus in January 2016.

The manga centers on Yūgo Hachiken, as well as the cast of characters that surround him when he decides to attend an agricultural high school in the countryside. Yūgo's decision to attend an agricultural school is influenced in part by disagreements with his parents, but when he gets to school, he finds himself not used to the realities of a life of farming, agriculture, and animal husbandry. To keep up with his classmates, he finds that he needs to adapt, learning to respect the knowledge of everybody around him.

The manga's 13th compiled volume revealed in June 2015 that the climax of the manga's story will be "imminent."

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 both seasons of the anime. A live-action film adaptation opened in Japan in March 2014.

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