VIDEO: English Audio "Silver Spoon" Manga Promo

Gag English voice over promotes limited edition release of new manga from Fullmetal Alchemist's Hiromu Arakawa

This is truly a great week for English voice overs in anime/manga promos. This one is more a gag for a Japanese audience than for actual English speakers, but after Tuesday's international Berserk trailer, we're now getting a must hear promo for the limited edition of volume 5 of Fullmetal Alchemist manga author Hiromu Arakawa's agricultural manga Silver Spoon - featuring a real bonus tea spoon.

 

 

In her follow-up to mega-hit Fullmetal Alchemist, manga author Hiromu Arakawa drew on her upbringing as a Hokkaido farmer to write Silver Spoon, the story of bright student Yugo Hachiken who schemes to get away from his family by enrolling in an agricultural school that requires students to reside in its dorms, only to find it more work than he had envisioned.

 

As ulikely as it might sound, the manga has been a smash hit, winning this year's Manga Taishō award and warranting million copy print runs.

 

 

Volume 3 of the manga also featured a silver spoon limited bonus.

 

Book stores are also doing a promotional bookmark giveaway.

 

Speaking of that Berserk trailer....

 

There's now a voice-over-free fan edit...

  

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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