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Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon Manga Returns on July 5

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Agricultural series went on hiatus in September

This year's 31st issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine is revealing on Wednesday that Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga will return in the next issue on July 5. The series went on hiatus last September after having just resumed last August.

This issue teased that Hachiken and Mikage will finally become a couple. The story will resume in December of Hachiken's third year in school. Hachiken and Mikage understand their feelings in the lead-up to a coming winter event. Hachiken will have a "white Christmas" this year.

Arakawa revealed her plans for the 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. Arakawa said that she was drawing the storyboards for that part of the story.

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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