The Japanese publisher Shogakukan is producing 1 million copies of the fourth volume of Hiromu Arakawa's Silver Spoon manga in its first printing. Silver Spoon started weekly serialization on the 19th issue of Shogakukan's Weekly Shonen Sunday magazine on April 6, 2011. The company produced 330,000 copies for the first volume's first printing. Publishing 1 million for the first printing only after 15 months from its serialization start is the fastest record in the history of the company. The fourth volume is scheduled to be released in Japan on July 18.