The farming-themed manga has printed more than 17 million copies
The long-awaited final 15th tankobon volume of Hiromu Arakawa (Fullmetal Alchemist)'s farming-themed manga Gin no Saji / Silver Spoon is finally set to be released in Japan on February 18, 2020.
The publisher Shogakukan announced today that the volume's 1,091-yen special edition comes with "a silver spoon" and a postcard-size diploma of Ooezo Agricultural High School as bonus items. The spoon was made at the Tsubame Sanjo area in Niigata, known for its finely crafted metalwork.
The manga was serialized in Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday from 2011 and has printed more than 17 million copies. After taking several long breaks due to the health issue of the author's family members, its final 131st chapter was published in the magazine's 52nd issue of 2019.
15th volume cover:
The spoon is engraved with the school's three mottoes: Work, Cooperation, and Unfair.
Also, purchasers of the manga's first to 14th volumes will get five-type stickers using Arakawa's newly-drawn illustrations at Japanese bookstores from February 14 (one sticker per volume).
1st and 14th volume covers:
Source: Shogakukan press release
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