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Posted 3/14/14

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...Hands down, best of the season. This is a different kind of excellence that what's happening over in Hunter x Hunter, but it is no less great.
I agree 100%, best episode of the season, of both seasons of Gin no Saji. Excellent stuff. So glad the romance has finally happened, love all the husband material eyes!

Great to see him supporting her at the end, and her speaking up too! Can't wait for the last 2 episodes.


Totally agree.

This was a hard episode to watch. Farming is far more than a job. And when a farm goes bust, it can ruin lives. So many details are spot on. Watching farm troubles is gut wrenching. And if it was hard to watch, it must have been incredibly difficult for Arakawa sensei to write. I really hope Mikage can pursue her dream, but it will require a lot of strength. Good thing Hachiken is there for her.
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This was a hard episode to watch. Farming is far more than a job. And when a farm goes bust, it can ruin lives. So many details are spot on. Watching farm troubles is gut wrenching. And if it was hard to watch, it must have been incredibly difficult for Arakawa sensei to write. I really hope Mikage can pursue her dream, but it will require a lot of strength. Good thing Hachiken is there for her.
I agree it was hard to watch but... since I live in the farm belt here I drive by collapsed barns on a daily basis. Small family farms especially since nowadays the markets are being taken over by large multinationals with factory farms instead. Nothing worse than a factory pigfarm... ugh.

I went to the University of Guelph which contains Ontario Agricultural College and Ontario Veterinary College. Some of my classmates were aggies and vet wannabies so I completely understand where the mangaka is coming from, where many of the characters are coming from as I'm sure they were based upon real students. Many of my friends were struggling with the pre-vet courses. Honestly it is more difficult to get into vet college than medical school here as there are more medical schools but only one vet college around here.

Farming is a tough biz. Some of my friends already had herds of cattle they'd bought on their parents farms, farms they planned to take over. Having to sell your dairy cows is tough. Beef cattle, it is just the way of things.

But horses... that's never good to be getting rid of them as nowadays they are only for leisure unless you are racing them or using them for rides. You get really attached to them so on the one hand I can see why she doesn't want to get rid of them but on the other hand it is very expensive to keep them so I can see why they would want to sell them off first.
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Farming is a tough biz. Some of my friends already had herds of cattle they'd bought on their parents farms, farms they planned to take over. Having to sell your dairy cows is tough. Beef cattle, it is just the way of things.

But horses... that's never good to be getting rid of them as nowadays they are only for leisure unless you are racing them or using them for rides. You get really attached to them so on the one hand I can see why she doesn't want to get rid of them but on the other hand it is very expensive to keep them so I can see why they would want to sell them off first.


With beef cattle, you do expect to part with them, but it can still be tough. My wife's family focuses on breeding stock for beef cattle. A lot of blood, sweat, and tears go into it. The details they remember... which animals went where and when is amazing. And the special animals they still have fond memories of.

Horses... yeah, they really become part of the family.
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If I had a "best episodes" list (which I don't), this would be on it.

Teary-eyed moments, but also a few lighthearted ones. Life.
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I love horses and even I know why they have to of first
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Ep. 10

And so, that dream Mikage is to go to college, and Hachiken is doing what he can to make it happen. Well, not exactly. She actually wants to work with horses and Banei racing. But as a condition, she must go to college in case the industry goes belly-up. To set the stage for the finale, Hachiken is going home to face his parents to take control over his future. That's just another great episode here about someone taking control over their dream.
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Is it really all over next week?

That sucks.

I'm so happy with this show right now. It's another one of those times where I can't say it with words. It might very well end up in my personal top 10 when all is said and done next week.

There was a lot of love in that smile, no matter what she says.


Also, this line....only Hachiken...
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Please tell me there will be another season, think I will be upset next week.
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This Episode was a much needed "cheer up" episode after that episode of Samurai Flamenco I just finished.

Hachiken and Aki are totally-not-dating. They're in their own little zone since the last episode... Eventually they'd better actually get together.

I also have a new found respect for Aki's father. He may have almost thrown a table at our protagonist, but he understands what his daughter wants.

I'm betting that the next episode isn't going to be as nice as this one, When ever Hachiken's father's on screen, things get depressing.
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cosham wrote:

Please tell me there will be another season, think I will be upset next week.


Me too.

I actually found this series enjoyable and a bit realistic.

I'm going to become a very unhappy camper once this ends.
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Season 2, episode 10


Great episode again. I love how the show never forgets its main theme of following dreams. Even if Mikage isn't bright, she holds the passion to do what she wants - to work with horses.

I don't think it matters if she is smart or not as long as she puts her efforts in to what she enjoys. Of course, college is important too for opportunities. One more episode to go. I'm really going to miss this series next week.
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Ep 10



And with that, Hachiken passed on from the world of the living.
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Another great episode. Right now I can't decide if this or Kill la Kill is my favorite of the season.

I almost died laughing at the scene were Hachiken "died" and met Pork Bowl in the afterlife.

And of course in true teenage male fashion, as soon as Mikage said she'd do anything for Hachiken, he focused in on her mouth and breasts.....

Also did that one roommate of Hachiken's have an Arpeggio of Blue Steel poster on his wall? Cause it kinda looked like it.
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Another great episode. Right now I can't decide if this or Kill la Kill is my favorite of the season.

If I may advise...

It's this.

(I know I'm butting in, but that's just how much I am pro-Silver Spoon at this point).
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Koda89 wrote:
Another great episode. Right now I can't decide if this or Kill la Kill is my favorite of the season.

If I may advise...

It's this.

(I know I'm butting in, but that's just how much I am pro-Silver Spoon at this point).


Well they both have their own strengths. Silver Spoon has far better characterization(I love KlK's cast, but aside from maybe Satsuki, none of them are really all that complex or fully fleshed out), and a much more grounded story that hits closer to home(as you can see from my location I'm in Oklahoma, so this is a very topical series for me). KlK has more badass spectacle, though.

To put it another way, it is like comparing my two favorite non-anime films from 2013, Pacific Rim and 12 Years a Slave. One is bad ass action spectacle, the other is more real and better written.

They both appeal to what I really like and both are in my Top 10 favorite series at this point.

Interestingly, the first season of SS was only my third favorite series to air and end in 2013, behind only The Eccentric Family and Arpeggio of Blue Steel. It is season 2 that firmly puts the series as a whole in my Top 10.
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