Manga Review: Silver Spoon, Vol. 2

銀の匙 Silver Spoon 2 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 2] by Hiromu Arakawa
銀の匙 Silver Spoon 2 [Gin no Saji Silver Spoon 2]
by Hiromu Arakawa, 荒川 弘

4 out of 5 stars

Hachiken attends an agricultural high school even though he has no interest in pursuing an agricultural career. In this second volume, he discovers an old brick oven, and his classmates beg him to make homemade pizza for them. Hachiken has to find all the right ingredients, and even bribe the teachers to get cheese for a huge pizza party. If he can pull it off, he’ll be the most popular guy in school.

This manga is hilarious! The characters are fun and some of them are really silly.

Poor Hachiken has to learn to butcher a deer, and he witnesses a calf’s birth. He is completely grossed out by these things, and is trying to decide for himself if he can be steady enough to embrace the farm life.

Hachiken gets closer to his friends and learns more about his school. He earns the respect of his teachers. I really love the character dynamics and their friendships.

I think this cover is the weirdest thing I’ve ever seen. Who goes horseback riding in a mini skirt? Her legs would be so horribly chaffed. It makes no sense. Plus the character is well-known for her expertise with horses, so she would know better.

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