Silver Spoon is one of the most endearing slice-of-life anime series that aired from 2013-2014. Fans of the show are still waiting for Silver Spoon season 3.
Silver Spoon (Gin no Saji) is based on the Japanese manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. The story is about Yuugo Hachiken, a high school student who enrolls in Ooezo Agricultural High School after fleeing from his father.
The anime series produced by A-1 Pictures aired for two seasons from 2013 to 2014 with 22 episodes. There is a live-action film based on the manga as well, released in March 2014.
If you are wondering about Silver Spoon season 3, continue reading as I show you everything we know so far about the status of the show.
Will There Be Silver Spoon Season 3?
Unfortunately, there is no news regarding Silver Spoon season 3. The second season aired in 2014, and since then, the Studio has not made any statement regarding the renewal of the series or whether it will be returning for another season.
Its been more than 9 years since the second season, so it’s safe to say that the anime will not be returning for another season. Most shows take 2-3 years before making a comeback. However, looking at the timeline of Silver Spoon, it seems bleak that the show will make a return.
There are a lot of factors that determine the status of the show like the source material, popularity, and viewers’ demand.
Silver Spoon Source Material
Silver Spoon anime is based on the manga of the same name by Hiromu Arakawa. Most know her from her famous manga, Full Metal Alchemist. After creating one of the most famous manga, Arakawa wrote Silver Spoon which was different from her usual action, fantasy works.
The manga is the original source material for anime and in this case, Silver Spoon manga has finished. There are a total of 131 chapters (15 Volumes). The last volume was published in February 2020.
The manga went into a hiatus in 2017 because of Author’s family issues and it was concluded in 2020. The anime series used up to 89 chapters, which leaves very less source material for another season.
Considering the lack of source material, it is safe to say that we might not get a full Gin no Saji season 3. The material is only fit for a few special episodes if the producers decide to continue the story.
There is plenty of anime that have not been renewed for another season like Darwin’s Game, Great Pretender, and King’s Game.
What We Know About Silver Spoon
Silver Spoon anime is one of a kind. Everything in the anime is based on real-life. This includes the setting, and technology as well. The author of the manga also grew up on a farm so she took inspiration from her real life for the manga.
Arakawa had first-hand experience of farm life and she was able to write the main character from her own experiences.
Because Silver Spoon is a slow slice-of-life anime, it is appealing to a niche audience. That is why it is unlikely that the show will be returning for another season considering there are plenty of fast-paced shows in the anime industry like The Chainsaw Man and more.
I only hope, it gets picked up by a Studio in the near future because the story deserves a full ending like the manga.
If you are one of the fans waiting for another season, you can watch the live-action movie. The movie adapts the early arcs of the anime and is the best one to binge-watch. It’s full of adventure and laughter as Yugo struggles with farm life in the live-action movie.
You can watch the trailer here:
Is Silver Spoon Popular?
Silver Spoon manga is very popular to this day. The slice-of-life comedy manga has sold over 17 million copies as of 2020. This is a great number for its genre. The anime and manga resonate well with young readers of today as it shows life in the village.
On IMDB, the show has a high rating of 8/10 and has positive reviews from critics. The anime is hailed for its great animation and story. Despite being a comedy anime, it gets quite emotional and behind all the puns and jokes, there are great life lessons as well.
One quote from the anime that sticks with me is:
“Because of the life they were born into, they are immediately stuck as an existence that can’t even choose their own life and death.”
Like livestock, humans live a similar life as well, despite all efforts. We are judged harshly based on our achievements, and those who fall behind are overlooked like worthless livestock. However, life is not perfect. It has its own magical moments as well, and you must make the most of it.
On MyAnimeList, the show has an audience score of 8.09 and a popularity rating of #764. Gin no Saji is not your usual slice-of-life anime, as it exceeds expectations.
The anime is not for everyone, but it’s worth the watch. If you find yourself watching fast-paced action anime, Silver Spoon is the perfect anime to watch to relax and laugh.
Meet the Characters of Silver Spoon
Here are the main characters of Silver Spoon:
- Yuugo Hachiken
- Aki Mikage
- Mayumi Yoshino
- Ichiro Komaba
- Shinnosuke Aikawa
- Hajime Nishikawa
- Tamako Inada
- Ayame Minamikujo
- Keiji Tokiwa
- Taro Beppu
- Shingo Hachiken
Despite being a popular anime and manga, unfortunately, there is no official announcement regarding Silver Spoon season 3. The second season of the anime aired in 2014, and ever since there is no word from the Studio.
It seems the show will not be returning for season 3 any time soon. We can only hope some other studio picks up the story and decides to continue the show. Till then, you can read the manga to complete the story and stay tunes as I will keep you updated regarding any developments or changes.