Aniplex of America to Release SILVER SPOON Season 1 on DVD
From the Author of the Hit Series Fullmetal Alchemist Comes a Story of Farm Work, Friendship, and the Freshest Food!
Source: Aniplex of America press release
Official Site: ginsaji-anime.com (Japan), AniplexUSA.com/silverspoon (US)
Special Thanks to Joanna Metoki
Aniplex of America has announced plans to release the first season of SILVER SPOON (銀の匙, Gin no Saji, 2013) in a complete DVD set on July 15th. Pre-orders have already begun through official Aniplex of America retailers.
SILVER SPOON is an anime adaptation of the manga series originally created by author, Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist), which has been awarded both the 5th Manga Taisho Award and the 58th Shogakukan Manga Award in 2012. The unique story follows Yugo Hachiken, a young man who decides to attend an agricultural high school in the countryside of Hokkaido prefecture in order to escape the academic pressures he had to live within the city. The series demonstrates how Yugo, who is initially burned-out, comes to see his life through a different light as he engages with his classmates and works with the animals on the farm at Oezo Agricutral High School a.k.a. Ezono. The anime series is directed by Tomohiko Ito, best known for his work with SWORD ART ONLINE, and the animation was produced by A-1 Pictures, notable for their work on popular titles such as SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI: THE KINGDOM OF MAGIC, BLUE EXORCIST, and OREIMO 2.
The first season of SILVER SPOON’s anime series began its simulcast schedule in July of last year. Anime News Network writes that although the subject of farming is not a common theme in anime, this title “makes it both informative and entertaining.” The Fandom Post also writes how the first season of SILVER SPOON “was a delight, both funny and meaningful, as it showcased a different way of life through the outsider’s (our) point of view.”
The Complete 1st Season DVD Set features all 11 episodes of SILVER SPOON with the original Japanese audio with English subtitles on 3 DVD discs. The bonus contents feature the textless openings, textless ending, trailers, and commercial.
The SILVER SPOON – Complete 1st Season DVD Set- will be available for sale in the U.S., Canada, Central and South Americas only.
About SILVER SPOON
Based on the hit manga series by Fullmetal Alchemist author, Hiromu Arakawa!!
The only reason why Yugo Hachiken decided to attend the Oezo Agricultural High School (a.k.a. Ezono) was simply because the school had a dormitory. Entering Ezono was a way for Yugo to run away from the stifling academic pressures in the city, however, it didn’t take long for him to realize that life is not that simple.
Yugo is soon forced to face more hurdles in his new environment surrounded by all the farm animals and the magnificent Mother Nature. He also begins feeling a different kind of pressure as he deals with his classmates who, unlikely him, all have a clear view of what they want for their futures.
Even so, as Yugo overcomes one challenge after another at Ezono and deepens his bonds with his classmates, he begins to grow stronger both physically and mentally.
This is a coming-of-age story filled with sweat, tears, and literally a lot of dirt!
SILVER SPOON – Complete 1st Season DVD Set-
Street Date: July 15, 2014
SKU #: AOA-4101
• Language: Japanese
• Subtitles: English
• Total Run Time: Approx. 275 min.
• Rating: 13UP
• Textless Opening
• Textless Ending
*Bonus contents subject to change.
About Aniplex of America Inc.
Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite DVD and Blu-Ray releases such as BAKEMONOGATARI, DURARARA!!, PUELLA MAGI MADOKA MAGICA, THE GARDEN OF SINNERS and BLUE EXORCIST. The company’s ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles, SWORD ART ONLINE, MAGI, BLAST OF TEMPEST, OREHURA and VIVIDRED OPERATION.
For more information on SILVER SPOON, please see the previous coverage here on SciFi Japan: