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Silver Spoon Manga Enters Final Arc on November 6

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Hiromu Arakawa's manga went on hiatus in June 2018

The official website for Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga will enter its final arc in this year's 49th issue of the magazine on November 6. The website also noted that the series is approaching its "climax." The manga is returning after a hiatus that began in June 2018.

After returning from its previous hiatus in May 2018, the manga went back on hiatus in June 2018 after releasing four new chapters. The hiatus before that began in July 2017 and ended in May 2018. The manga released three chapters in July 2017, following another hiatus.

The series 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 14th and most recent compiled book volume shipped in Japan in August 2017. The 13th compiled volume revealed in June 2015 that the climax of the manga's story will be "imminent," though the series has taken several hiatuses since then.

Arakawa revealed her plans for the manga in Ichijinsha's Febri magazine in April 2017. 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, she planned to show Hachiken and the other characters after graduation. Arakawa said that she was drawing the storyboards for that part of the story.

Arakawa created Fullmetal Alchemist before penning Silver Spoon. Yen Press licensed Silver Spoon for North America. 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 July 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.

Source: Weekly Shonen Sunday


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