This article is about the manga. You can view info on the anime instead.
Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin
|Römaji||ginga nagareboshi gin|
|English||Silver Fang - The Shooting Star Gin|
|Korean||은아 흐르는 별 실버|
|Genre||Coming of age, Action, Adventure|
|Serialization||Weekly Shōnen Jump; Jump Comics|
|Prequel||Ginga Densetsu Riki|
|Sequel||Ginga Densetsu Weed|
Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (Silver Fang: the Shooting Star Gin) is a manga/anime series by Yoshihiro Takahashi. The series came out in the 1980s and has become widely popular in Scandinavia and Finland, especially in Finland, despite the series’ Asian origins. It is first series of Ginga.
The manga has only been published in Japanese, Chinese, Korean, Finnish and English. The manga has been published in 7 editions.
First edition contains 18 volumes. Second and third editions contains 10 volumes. The fourth, sixth and seventh editions contains 8 and the fifth contains 6.
Finnish edition of this series has 18 volumes plus special edition of volume 1 in honor of Yoshihiro Takahashi’s visit to Finland to be guest of honor in Finnish anime/manga event Tracon. Manga Planet announced in July 2020 that they got the acquired licenses for the official English translation of the manga. It will be released on August 6 on Manga Planet’s own website.
You follow the silver brindle Akita puppy Gin’s journey from a puppy to an adult dog and document his struggles.
Deep in Futago Pass, a monster bear called Akakabuto has taken over and spread fear in the villagers as he kills them as soon as they get close.
In the beginning you follow the human boy Daisuke’s and his dog Gin’s training to become hunters so they can avenge Gin’s father Riki’s death of Akakabuto.
Gin wants to avenge his father, Riki’s murder, and therefore joins a pack of wild dogs, Ohu’s army, to gather males around all of Japan in three months. But the journey is filled with dangers and adventures.
Great Battle Arc
All the males have come back from the journey across the country, and now it’s time to face Akakabuto and his bear minions in the Great Battle.
Time has passed since the death of Akakabuto, but suddenly some wolves kidnap Cross and her pups. Now Gin and his pack find themselves wrapped into a new conflict.
In Other Languages
- Manga version (online) named Silver Fang – the Shooting Star Gin and released by Manga Planet.
- Manga version named as Hopeanuoli (Silver Arrow) and released by Punainen Jättiläinen.
- Manga version named 은아 흐르는 별 실버 (Silvery Shooting Star Silver).
- Mandarin manga version named 銀牙 虎紋獵犬物語 (Silver Fang, A Tiger-striped Hound Story).
- Chapters in the volumes are 54. Though in Weekly Shōnen Jump it was 164 chapters, or in 164 magazines.
- Small changes in later editions:
- “homo” (ホモ) is used in 1st and 2nd edition, and in 3rd edition and onward it’s “gei” (ゲイ); when Smith talks to Gin after Gin saved him when they’re hanging in the waterfall.