It took a while, maybe 4 or 5 episodes but it’s growing on me and it’s gotten to the point where I am really enjoy it so I’m really glad I’ve stuck with it and anyone else who did the same is probably thinking the same thing.
Character development is very prominent with Hachiken for the most part but also Mikage as well in a subtle way. Her growth will most likely be seen later on in the series because at the moment Hachiken is hogging the spotlight but that’s okay because he’s the main character and because he’s interesting. His growth as a character isn’t just spoken about or told it’s shown which is most important and the things we get to see him do now and in the future are rather entertaining but strangely educational to some degree.
Mikage and her farm are a much better location for this anime than the school as it takes us away from the safe school setting and lets the characters not only interact with a new environment but also a range of characters that aren’t all students of the same age and I appreciate that fact more and more as I watch anime set in school.
Realism or at least what i believe is realism. I don’t know anything about farming but the way Silver Spoon portrays it seems very realistic. A lot of the grind is obviously cut out but we get to see so much stuff that isn’t in normal anime. That alone is enough to make this series better than a lot of anime in my eyes but it’s also the way the information is presented in bulk which gives it appeal.
What do you like about Silver Spoon? There is plenty here to talk about that I wouldn’t even be able to cover in a 2000+ word post.