Odds are that Hiromu Arakawa's slice-of-life manga Silver Spoon
is getting the anime treatment, if we are to trust a report
from Media Factory's Da Vinci magazine. The original story states that the manga, which won
the 5th Manga Taisho Award earlier this month, "seems to have anime adaptation plans" - like other previous winners of that award.
The Silver Spoon manga
, also known as Gin no Saji, has only been running since May 2011, and its 3rd compiled volume will be released this April 18. The 3rd volume's limited edition will even bundle an actual silver spoon
, by the way. The author Hiromu Arakawa is best known for her Fullmetal Alchemist
Below is the story synopsis for Silver Spoon, from Manga Updates
"The young boy named Yugo Hachiken apparently aspires to live separated from his family. So he takes his chances by enrolling to an agriculture school, one which requires its students to live at a dormitory. He thinks, with his talent in studying, no problem will arise no matter what kind of school he goes to. But he is proven wrong. Grown up as all-easy-to-get city boy, he is forced to uncover not-too-convenient truths about agricultural life. Enjoy the story of Hachiken, as he is trying to keep up with his friends, farmers' heirs who are already accustomed to hardworking farm life."