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Silver Spoon 1 – Anal Egg

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It’s a good thing so many of us live so blissfully of ignorant of where many things we ingest/use every day originate. There are so many other “EGGS COME FROM BUTTS” equivalents if your curiosity is ever set aflame.

Much of Silver Spoon‘s first episode is standard “fish out of water” comedy, which is a fine enough introduction for me. It’s tough to get a true sense of a world from the outside looking in, so hey, everything’s gonna be all crazy when you step into the unknown. But maybe it won’t be full of poultry constantly expelling eggs from the cloacas. I suppose that depends entirely on the world in which you find yourself! Maybe ass eggs will be the least of your troubles . . .

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I think you all knew this was coming as soon as I could find a kosher place to put it. This is absolutely my favorite part of any show thus far this season. What a beautiful moment of dark humor. I’m having trouble deciding what I liked most: the blood spatter, the pleased look on these guys’ faces as one of them holds a bloody hatchet, or the blood gushing from the neck of the still-convulsing chicken. Oh, who am I kidding? The censored blood gushing killed me. (Pun intended.) I like chickens just fine, but I am more than willing to sacrifice a 2D chicken for such a big laugh. And nothing else quite so starkly demonstrates the difference between the all-business farmers and Hachiken.

Nothing else is quite so amusing, though there’s other stuff I enjoyed. The giant, angry horse gave me a good laugh, and the horse that can’t stop chewing on Hachiken is strangely adorable. Anything with city folk getting their arrogance turned upside down is fun, as well. In general, we probably overvalue the knowledge that serves us well in our day-to-day lives. Obviously it has its place, but there are plenty of places where the knowledge we possess means jack shit. Here, Hachiken finds a place where his normal method of survival is useless. And even when given an opportunity to lord his superiority over the new guy who’s lost in this agricultural world, Aikawa has a nice perspective: “Oh, our knowledge is really skewed, so it’s nothing to be proud of.” He knows his knowledge is useful in some places and not so useful in others. It’s a nice moment of knowing one’s strengths and weaknesses.

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But seriously that horse is fuckin’ adorable.

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19 Comments

  1. NormalMar
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 2:56 am | Permalink

    I am all about this show if this guy keeps getting chewed on by horses, rammed into by cows, and covered in chicken blood (that was my favorite part too).

    • Shinmaru
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 7:24 pm | Permalink

      SAME

  2. Gedata
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 3:03 am | Permalink

    I declare this series Hagane no Saji/Fullmetal Spoon

    • Shinmaru
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 7:26 pm | Permalink

      Don’t try to bring those chickens back to life!!

  3. Desi
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 3:32 am | Permalink

    Dangit Scamp, you could’ve called this post BUTTS again and made it a seasonal tradition to start all new shows off in that way!
    I am dissapointed.

    • Posted July 13, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink

      wat? This is Shinmaru.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 7:28 pm | Permalink

      I am unnerved that BUTTS is associated with Scamp rather than me. I must step up the BUTTS.

    • NormalMar
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 8:21 pm | Permalink

      NEEDS MORE CHICKEN BUTT

  4. Posted July 13, 2013 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    The way they tried to brainwash us into thinking that eggs are something that come out from assholes is awful. Hahaha. I hope there’s no kid who’s hating eggs now because of this show.

    • RandomGoodJobGuy
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Permalink

      I think it would have the opposite effect. Turning those to like that sort of fetish. This only makes those who have an ass fetish like it even more.

      Now I feel horrible for mentioning such a horrible thing. Wait, no I don’t.

    • Shinmaru
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 7:30 pm | Permalink

      They showed them being thoroughly cleaned, so it’s all good as far as I’m concerned!

  5. Salce
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 1:48 pm | Permalink

    Seriously, Am I the only one who doesn’t care at all if the eggs share the same orifice with poop? After all, I’m not eating the eggshell.

    We eat a lot of more disgusting things…

    • Shinmaru
      Posted July 13, 2013 at 7:33 pm | Permalink

      True on both counts.

  6. Stef
    Posted July 13, 2013 at 8:49 pm | Permalink

    I’m all for a comedy show on farm work and agriculture. This is a domain that doesn’t get nearly enough coverage in fiction (and non-fiction I might add). So far so good. I’m curious to see how it will evolve.

  7. Someone Else
    Posted July 14, 2013 at 3:31 am | Permalink

    I was happy that the show didn’t turn into Moyashimon wannabe with the similar setting. Anyways needs more bloody beheaded chickens because I like fried chicken. Who wants some?

  8. Posted July 14, 2013 at 10:10 pm | Permalink

    CLUCKS

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  10. luffyluffy
    Posted July 17, 2013 at 5:32 pm | Permalink

    This was the best first episode of the season, easily. ARAKAWADOMINATION BEGINS AGAIN!

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