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Posted 3/7/14 , edited 3/7/14

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There are some things you just can't change, no matter how much you yell at it.

Isn't it important just for him to be there for him? I think he's already realized that he can't do anything to change the actual situation, but he's also seeing that both Komaba and Mikage are bottling up their feeling and pretending like they can just go on without letting it all out.

He's asking to share in their suffering, because they are important friends to him. I think, for him, being an emotional support is all that he can do and all that he should do. But that's a hugely important task, because otherwise Mikage will just continue to go on her life, all the while being torn up inside about what's going on back at home.

In that sense, I thought the end of the episode was a huge moment for his character. He's somewhat accepted the reality of the situation, so he's changed his actions accordingly.

I should also say that I think his reaction to this situation goes beyond just his "nice guy who wants to help people" persona. A huge theme of the show has been dreams, and while Hachiken has seen numerous people struggle to accomplish their dreams thus far, this is the first time he's seen someone's dream snatched away from them.

I'm convinced that is the major reason he is so angry/upset about what is happening with Komaba. This is a new reality of the world for Hachiken, and he doesn't like it at all. And why should he? The fact that dreams can be ground underfoot because of the realities of the world...it's not a pretty truth.
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I have seen to many Komaba's in my lifetime trying everything in their power to earn money for their families. Few have succeeded (like 2 I seen), while many failed. The best thing you can do in this situation is to get all the feelings and emotions out and face reality as it is. I'm not saying Hachiken is wrong in these situation (who would want to see their friend suffer), but that's apart of life and he going have to accept it. This show is going come from behind and be my favorite for this season.
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Sigh. Life's a bitch...and then you die.
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Yeah. Silver Spoon shows the reality of farming. This includes the business side. If I ever have someone tell me they want to be a farmer, I'm going to insist they watch this anime.

It reminds me of an article I saw where animal shelters are now having people dropping off chickens. They thought it would be a great idea to raise chcickens for eggs. But, what do you do when the chickens stop laying eggs? The people have raised them as pets. Also, unless it is a good multipupose breed (and there are very few) there will no be much meat and it won't be that good. So, they end up dropping them off at animal shelters that are not set up for chickens. My family, we turn the old chickens into pet food.
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Posted 3/13/14 , edited 3/13/14
Ep. 9

It's all business here, and without money, there is not much anybody can do about it. So it's time to say goodbye to the cows, but now Mikage needs to bid farewell to the horses. Then she tells everybody that she has her own dream that doesn't involve taking over as the head. That was quite an emotional episode here, showing that farming is still a business. It's very well done here, and now Mikage and Komaba are now at a junction in their lives. As for what Mikage's dream is, that will have to wait until next week.
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Posted 3/13/14
Ep 9

In response to this somber episode, I will put a screenshot of a more light hearted moment



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Posted 3/13/14
You've got two more episodes to save your girl's dream Hachiken. I've got faith in you.
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The beginning of the episode made my eyes waver a bit. That was killed though by the guy walking in on them and then asked if he should lock the door.

But then they had Komaba's sisters crying because the cows were being sold off, and yeah....got a little teary eyed, I'll admit.

And then after the credits. Oh man.....when Mikage's gramps said they should sell the horses to help pay the debt, I was stunned. Like mouth agape, not moving, barely breathing shallow breaths, eyes wide open just staring at my TV as everything played out.

Having horses was the only reason Mikage was able to bear being at her farm.

And look at my boy Hachiken being the emotional anchor for his girl.

I haven't read the manga but something tells me that next episode will be filled with lots of shouting.
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Posted 3/13/14
I was quite surprised that this guy


wasn't Tokiwa. Either way, that joke was a much welcomed tone change, for an otherwise serious episode. I'm really liking Silver spoon,
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At least Aki didnt have to drop out of school!But Komaba story is sad. He had a chance of becoming a good baseball player. A word of advice dont count Hachiken to come up with something.

Selling the horses bad move for Aki the only reason she would work the family farm
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Posted 3/13/14
Good episode and sad as well.

Can't wait to see Aki in action next episode.
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Season 2, episode 9

Damn, I feel sorry for those cows...
Geez, they really are running low. Sad episode....but I like that last scene with Mikage. "I Have a Dream!"
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Posted 3/13/14
poor komaba family
i really feel for them it was such a sad sight when the trucks came to their farm
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Most significant line of the episode? Mikage telling Hachiken to stop saying that he isn't good enough. They may never come back to it, but I can guarantee you that he heard that loud and clear, and that he will remember it.

I can't even put into words how much I appreciate this episode and the level of respect it held for everything that went on. This is horribly real and tough stuff that it is showing, and Silver Spoon refuses to trivialize it or otherwise play it off as anything besides what it is: real life. That meeting at the end of the episode held special resonance for me, as my family has had and continues to have ongoing discussions about the family farm.

What Hachiken and Mikage experience is right on the mark: you don't have a say and you can't do anything, even though you know that what is going on will eventually impact you. You can try to ignore it, but it's there and it always will be.

Finally, I have to applaud Hachiken's bravery for not letting go of the reins. He's essentially willed his way into perhaps the toughest situation of his entire life (at least when he was studying, he had direct control over the outcome), and is gritting his teeth and bearing the pain right there along with his friends. That's not an easy thing to do.

Seriously, this show is incredible.


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.
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Posted 3/14/14

iblessall wrote:
...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.
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