Manga Review: Silver Spoon, Vol. 3

Gin No Saji, Vol. 3 by Hiromu Arakawa
Gin No Saji, Vol. 3 (Gin No Saji, #3)
by Hiromu Arakawa

4 out of 5 stars


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! The characters are fun and some of them are really silly. After their summer break, they all come back to school with renewed energy and more of a sense of class unity. I really love the character dynamics and their friendships.
Hachiken has a lot of character development in this volume, and he struggles to decide how he really feels about a lot of things. He tries to help his friends to follow their dreams and goals, even though he doesn’t know what his goal in life is going to be.

We get to meet Hachiken’s older brother who has dropped out of college, and we get a little bit of a closer look at Hachiken’s family life, but it’s still a mystery why Hachiken left his family.

I love the drama and emotional development in this volume!

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