I started reading Silver Spoon late last month thanks to the 3 free volume for free promotion on Line Manga. Tan-chan caught a cold at nursery school and got me sick, so I didn’t get much time to read as leisurely as I wanted.
But I finished reading the first and second volume yesterday and just barely managed to finish volume 3 this morning even though the deadline was technically until midnight (I realized you can keep reading as long as you keep the volume open on the app, but once you close it, they delete it).
I’ve seen the anime before and enjoyed it and been wanting to read the manga since they’ll probably not animate the remaining volumes. I’m surprised how accurate the anime was - in fact, I think they made it better thanks to some of the transitional scenes they added.
But I thoroughly enjoyed the first 3 volumes of the manga as well even though reading the text heavy parts was kind of a struggle sometimes. I started looking up vocab in the beginning and stopped due to time constraints, but since I was already familiar with the story, I understood about 85~90%.
The nice thing is there’s furigana too so at the very least, you can still read if not understand the meaning 100%. The farming and agricultural terms and explanations can be tough and a little dry depending on the reader’s interest, but you can always skip those explanations and still enjoy the story, although learning new stuff can be interesting.
My copy of 十角館の殺人 arrived yesterday, but before starting that, I need to catch up on Tugumi and read the read the rest of chapter 1 of 夜カフェ2. So far the first half is just a recap of what happened in the first book, but I’m excited to have a book I can literally read anywhere without having to constantly look up kanji readings