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Silver Spoon Vol. 3

(銀の匙 Silver Spoon [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon] #3)

4.22  ·  Rating details ·  658 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Hachiken melewatkan liburan musim panas di pertanian Mikage... Hari-harinya dipenuhi keringat, kerja keras, dan kebingungan, jauh sekali dibandingkan dengan musim panas di kota... Lalu Hachiken kembali ke asrama yang telah biasa dia tinggali, teman-teman biasa yang tertawa seperti biasa. Musim panas belum akan berakhir...

Jangan sampai lewatkan komik yang sudah meraih Peng
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Paperback, 192 pages
Published September 10th 2014 by Elex Media Komputindo (first published April 18th 2012)
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Jordan
Jul 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hiromu Arakawa is some sort of genius. The fact that she could pull of Fullmetal Alchemist AND this, which are totally different, awes me. I just... cannot even... (However! I could see the farm in FMA, and the same soul in this) Just DO NOT expect this to be anything like Fullmetal Alchemist.

The art is lovely, with realistic enough looking animals and large, farmy backgrounds. I've gotten a good laugh or two through what's been released so far. Some parts are educational, especially for America
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Rod Brown
The summer doldrums settle in during the first half of the volume as our hero, Hachiken, continues on as a helping hand on a classmate's dairy farm during a school break. The introduction of a new supposed-to-be-wacky character falls flat, and there is not much new or interesting knowledge offered about farm life.

The second half picks up as the students return to school and see how much can change in just a month apart. One change is that the little pig to which Hachiken has become attached is a
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Pilos
Pretty emotional volume, I daresay, especially for what concern the last chapters.
In this issue we are introduced to Hachiken's older brother, who apparently shares the same disdain towards his parents as the young siblings. A funny presence, indeed.

However, what I appreciated the most here is Hachiken's work in changing his mindset when forced to face animals death. There would be several ways in which this could have been resolved and Arakawa choose the most mature one.

Another little perk t
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Taylor Ramirez
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Cookie
Aug 17, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bd-manga-comics
An entertaining read. This is a bit the epitome of the "slice of life" genre. ...more
Kailey (Luminous Libro)
Hachiken attends an agricultural high school even though he has no interest in pursuing an agricultural career. In this 3rd volume, Hachiken is conflicted about his favorite pig, Pork Bowl, being sent to the slaughterhouse. He has to work through his feelings about raising animals for slaughter, and it brings up a lot of debate among his classmates. He works hard to earn the respect of his teachers and classmates, and his thoughtfulness and kindness draws people to him.

This manga is hilarious! T
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Anna C
Sep 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fools waste their money on foolish things. Only the wise use their money to better themselves. A man's worth can be determined by how he spends his money. --> jleb banget ini, lol

Don't go thinking you're a failure just because you made one mistake.

And yet you can kill livestock, but nobody wants to see their pet die. I wonder what the difference is.

All animals want to live, so...where do you draw the line?
The only justification is our tastebuds. If that is not a sufficient justification for do
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Amy
Apr 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There isn't too much plot in this series, but it's a nice slice of life story with lots of funny parts that are made considerably more funny by Arakawa's wonderful art style. One of my best friends has a small farm and I keep recommending this to her because Hachiken's reactions to things keep reminding me of conversations we've had, hahaha... ...more
Shae
Mar 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I continue to be amazed at the amount of detail taken with this series! I love seeing our characters grow and change with each phase of this story. I'm excited to see what is in store for our characters! ...more
Kristin
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This continues to be an enjoyable, relaxing read. Hachiken's relationship with his paretns will hit home for a lot of people, and I loved seeing him bloom on Mikage's farm, surrounded by kind and understanding people. ...more
Baileys Book Babble
Such a fun story but also super educational read.
~Cyanide Latte~
I'm glad that I got through this volume today (I kept setting it down and reading only a few pages at a time, which is unusual for me to do with manga at all. It felt very odd.) I already have the fourth volume, and I didn't want to put this off for very long.

So if you've kept up with the Silver Spoon manga thus far, we last left off with our boy Hachiken agreeing to work over his summer break at Mikage's farm. In this volume, we not only see what comes of his job there and his interactions as h
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Evelyn
Things I took away from this volume:

Families are a great thing. They are a center of support and a safe harbor when things get rough. (Or they’re supposed to be anyway) But more often than not, family are the hardest people to talk to.

You know that crushing feeling when you mess up so bad and it hurts people you care about? That feeling is ten times worse when you don’t get yelled at. But that inner turmoil forces you to grow as a person. Even though you’ll still feel the shame every time you th
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S.Q. Eries
Sep 26, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
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Becky B
Hachiken finishes his summer job at the Mikage family farm but not before his brother tracks him down for a visit and leaves the entire farm with intense memories of his ramen making skills. Hachiken feels like he made so many mistakes and learned so much he doesn't deserve to be paid, but the Mikage family has a lot to teach Hachiken about giving yourself grace for mistakes and the value of hard work. When school starts back up Hachiken must finally face the fact that the piglet he named and gr ...more
Sara
May 24, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hachiken is finishing up his summer job at Mikage’s family farm. His mother is so worried because of lack of communication from Hachiken that she sends his big brother to look for him. After proving that his dream of becoming a famous ramen chef is highly unlikely, Hachiken’s older brother decides to report to their mother that they should leave him be. Hachiken causes a disaster with the milking machine and tries to refuse the payment offered to him for his summer work, but the Mikage family wo ...more
John
Jan 22, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
It’s a tough summer for Hachiken. He takes to heart a mistake made on his last day of summer as he calculates the cost. But, the Mikage family's assurances over his summer of hard work help to ease his burden. Then, upon his return to school, he finds his favored pig is primed for the slaughter house. Hachiken makes a tough decision to keep Pork Bowl the pig on campus. All that and we also meet the older Hachiken brother Shingo, the ramen chef... oh my goodness! This is my favorite of a series o ...more
Katie Mccain
Sep 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As someone currently re-watching The Good Place I find myself drawn to stories with a philosophical/ethical message and Vol 3 of Silver Spoon provides that in spades. I picked this series up mostly because it's Hiromu's work, partly because I was in the mood for some slice of life, but so far it has surpassed all my expectations regarding comfort storytelling and excellent artwork. The questions Hiromu has her characters struggling with - What are you working towards in life? Is it okay to take ...more
Emily Ross
This has such great messages wrapped in such an amazing story and beautiful illustration.
Two examples of these messages being "Fools waste their money on foolish things. Only the wise use their money to better themselves. A man's worth can be determined by how he spends his money." and "Don't go thinking you're a failure just because you made one mistake."

So Hachiken is staying on his friend Mikage's farm and learns the art of butchering and even more hard work, but actually in a farm rather t
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Denise
Sep 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gnmc2018
My favorite manga this year have involved animals. Usually I avoid stories with animals because I don't do well with sad stuff and cute things. One title has been pretty much free of really sad stuff (Plum Crazy! Tales of a Tiger-Striped Cat). Silver Spoon makes up for it. Animals are cute, but also tasty. Hachiken--and some of his classmates--have to come to terms with the places animals have in our lives.

We get an unflinching look at what some animals are for. Like the volumes before this one,
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Nunya
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Donna
Feb 16, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Hachiken winds down his time helping on a friend's farm and has to decide if he can eat the pig he named 'Pork Bowl'.

This series succeeds because it makes me get invested in the characters. Hachiken is a good guy who is slowly learning to grow up a bit. The thought put into the 'yes, you're not a vegetarian, but see this pig over here - this really cute one - could you eat that?' makes the storyline interesting. I'll definitely be continuing in the series.
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Mary
Aug 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphic-novels
I live where dairy and beef farms (and farm life in general) is common, but I still learn so much with each volume. Arakawa tackles the often unpleasant aspects of farms (mostly the deaths of animals for food) but in such an honest way to explain the importance of each decision and the impact of society and farm life.
Suzanne
Jan 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphica
This volume was a treat to see how some of the students live with their families on their home farms. I like how there is a contrast between the different styles of farms from those that are smaller with the larger ones that do much more culling. It makes me curious to read more volumes but this is the last one I have for now.
Jessica
Apr 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: japan
I enjoyed this just as much as the others. This one had a real "Summer Wars" vibe with the protagonist going to stay with his crush- where nothing really happens between them. I'd have liked to see more love triangles going on. Real curve ball at the end with Pork Bowl. I can't wait to see what happens next! ...more
Emmy Lou
This volume included Hachiken saying goodbye to Pork Bowl. This is a prime example why I can't be a meat farmer. I've helped my friend out on her beef farm a couple times tagging and castrating newborns, but I've become attached to one we call Princess. She's still only a few months old, but I know one day she may used for meat. I'm crossing my fingers she will be used for breeding, but.... ...more
Angelica
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
“You can tell what a man’s worth by how he uses his money.”

This volume was great! The comedy in this manga is on such another level... I find it extremely hilarious. I found myself laughing more in this volume than the other volumes. Can’t wait to read more!!
Kate
Hachiken's first summer of high school, spent working at Aki's family farm, comes to a close. So many life lessons learned, and experience gained. Back at school, he continues to wrestle with coming to terms with Pork Bowl's fate. Soon, it will be fall - what adventures await ...more
Nadina
Jan 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
This was another free good volume, I think something that makes this series so great is the honesty it gives to the farming industry. It makes you ponder food in a way. I love Hachiken's decision with what to do about Pork Bowl.
It is a fun series and makes me want to have a small farm even more.
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Bryn (Plus Others)
Jul 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: other-manga
Still very good, still very thought-provoking! I am looking forward to when the manga outpaces the anime, though -- if that happens.
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Associated names :
荒川弘美 (real name)
ARAKAWA Hiromi

Name (in native language) : 荒川弘

Zodiac : Taurus

Blood type : A

Her self-portrait is usually that of a bespectacled cow, as she was born and raised on a dairy farm in Hokkaido with three older sisters and a younger brother. She worked as a farmer for 8 years before moving to Tokyo.

Arakawa thought about being a manga artist "since [she] was little" and d
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Other books in the series

銀の匙 Silver Spoon [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon] (1 - 10 of 15 books)
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 1 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 1]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 2 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 2]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 4 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 4]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 5 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 5]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 6 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 6]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 7 大蝦夷農業高校生徒手帳つき特別版 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 7]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 8 ホルスタイン部タオルつき特別版 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 8]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 9 オリジナルドラマCDつき特別版 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 9]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 10 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 10]
  • 銀の匙 Silver Spoon 11 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 11]

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