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Silver Spoon Manga Ends in 4 Chapters

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Manga resumed serialization after hiatus on Wednesday

This year's 49th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine revealed on Wednesday that Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga will end in four chapters.

The website for the magazine had stated last Wednesday that the manga is entering its "climax" with its return in the magazine's 49th issue. The manga returned 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.

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

Sources: Weekly Shonen Sunday issue 49, Comic Natalie


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