Fun at the Farm
A common problem with the slice of life genre is the portrayal of overdone cliches and tropes. Like, how many times has anime done the typical lifestyle of a Japanese high school student?
““Silver Spoon” does this niche genre justice by showcasing a world that most city slickers wouldn’t think twice about: life on a farm (school).
Synopsis: Yugo Hachiken decided to escape from the stressful school and home environment in the city by enrolling at Oezo Agricultural High School. Unlike his peers who’ll eventually embark upon an agricultural career, he decides to study there only because he believes it’ll be less competitive academically. Unfamiliar with his new surroundings, he tries his best to adapt to the agricultural world he’d never thought of living in.
You would be surprised how much I have learned from this show about farms and food. At the very least, it is worth a look if slice of life is your cup of tea.