Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin

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Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin
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The first book of the first publication of Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin manga
銀牙 -流れ星 銀-
Manga
Written byYoshihiro Takahashi
Published byShueisha
ImprintJump Comics
MagazineWeekly Shōnen Jump
DemographicShōnen
Original run19831987
Volumes18
Anime television series
Directed byTomoharu Katsumata
Written by
Music byGorō Oumi
StudioToei Animation
Original networkTV Asahi
Original run April 7, 1986 September 22, 1986
Episodes21
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Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (Japanese: 銀牙 -流れ星 銀-, literally "Silver Fang: Meteor Gin") is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Yoshihiro Takahashi. It was published by Shueisha in Weekly Shōnen Jump from 1983 to 1987, and collected in 18 bound volumes. It received the 1987 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen series.

The series tells the story of an Akita Inu pup called Gin (Japanese for "silver") who leaves his master, a young boy named Daisuke, to join a pack of wild dogs. The pack is gathering strong dogs from all over Japan to fight a deranged bear named Akakabuto (Japanese for "red helmet") and his minions. The story begins from the point of view of the humans, but swings to the dogs afterwards. Takahashi was reportedly inspired by a news article about hunting dogs that had been abandoned by their masters and had begun living as wild animals.

Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin was adapted as a 21-episode anime television series by Toei Animation. In western countries, the anime was released as a set of four VHS tapes, and censored for violent images to make the anime more suitable for younger audiences. This led to the removal of several plot-critical scenes, including all footage from the episodes preceding the series finale as well as the deaths of certain characters. Due to limitations of sound-editing at the time this resulted in the background music of certain scenes to be lost.

The anime has been dubbed in Korean, Thai,[1] Finnish, Hungarian, Danish, Norwegian, and Swedish. In 2003, the uncensored and non-dubbed version of the anime was released in Finland and Sweden as a 5 DVD box set. A corresponding DVD set was released in Denmark and Norway on October 3, 2006, this version, however, had a brand new Danish dub. The Finnish publisher Punainen jättiläinen is releasing the original 18-volume manga with the first volume published in May 2010.[2] The Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin data book, Ginga Seiken Densetsu Meteor Gin (銀牙聖犬伝説, Meteor Gin) was released in September 2011 and after Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin ends, its sequel, Ginga Legend Weed (銀牙伝説ウィード, Ginga Densetsu Wīdo) started to be published in December 2011.[3]

The manga has been released for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch at Apple's iTunes App Store and it is also available in English.[4]

Plot[edit]

Media[edit]

Manga[edit]

No.Release date ISBN
01
Chapters 1–3
02
Chapters 4–7
03
Chapters 8–11
04
Chapters 12–15
05
Chapters 16–19
06
Chapters 20–22
07
Chapters 23–25
08
Chapters 26–28
09
Chapters 29–31
10
Chapters 32–34
11
Chapters 35–37
12
Chapters 38–40
13
Chapters 41–42
14
Chapters 43–44
15
Chapters 45–46
16
Chapters 47–48
17
Chapters 49–50
18
Chapters 51–54

Anime[edit]

Takayuki Miyauchi performed both the opening and ending themes, "Nagareboshi Gin" and "Tomorrow".

No. Title Original air date
1"The Birth of Gin, a Little Hero!"
Transcription: "Chiisa na HERO Gin no Tansei" (Japanese: 小さなヒーロー 銀の誕生)
April 7, 1986 (1986-04-07)
2"Gin, Tomorrow Lies on the Other Side of Effort"
Transcription: "Gin yo, Doryoku no Mukou ni Ashita ga Aru" (Japanese: 銀よ努力の向こうに明日がある)
April 14, 1986 (1986-04-14)
3"The Friendship of Gin, Who Risked His Life"
Transcription: "Inochi wo Kakeketa Gin no Yuujou" (Japanese: 命を賭けた銀の友情)
April 21, 1986 (1986-04-21)
4"The Challenge Of the Gigantic Bear Akakabuto!"
Transcription: "Kyoudai Kuma Akakabuto he no Chousen!" (Japanese: 巨大熊赤カブトへの挑戦!)
April 28, 1986 (1986-04-28)
5"Heroic! A Triumph Covered in Scars"
Transcription: "Souzetsu! Kizudarake No Shouri" (Japanese: 壮絶!傷だらけの勝利)
May 5, 1986 (1986-05-05)
6"Howl! The Mountains are Calling"
Transcription: "Hoero! Yama ga Yondeiru" (Japanese: 吠えろ!山が呼んでいる)
May 12, 1986 (1986-05-12)
7"Carve it Into Your Heart! A Male's Heated Oath"
Transcription: "Mune ni Kizame! Atsuki Otoko no Chikai" (Japanese: 胸に刻め!熱き男の誓い)
May 19, 1986 (1986-05-19)
8"Now! The Journey of Males"
Transcription: "Ima! Otoko-tachi No Tabidachi" (Japanese: 今!男たちの旅立ち)
May 26, 1986 (1986-05-26)
9"Demon Dogs! Kai's Three Brothers!"
Transcription: "Maken! Kai no Sankyoudai!" (Japanese: 魔犬!甲斐の三兄弟)
June 2, 1986 (1986-06-02)
10"Monster! Moss's Soldiers of the Misty Peak"
Transcription: "Kaibutsu! Kasumidake no Mosu Gundan" (Japanese: 怪物!霞岳のモス軍団)
June 9, 1986 (1986-06-09)
11"Ninja Dogs! The Black Shadow of Iga Village!"
Transcription: "Ninken! Iga no Sato ni Kuroi Kage" (Japanese: 忍犬!伊賀の里に黒い影)
June 16, 1986 (1986-06-16)
12"Ben in Danger! The Confrontation in the Ninja Territory!"
Transcription: "Ayaushi Ben! Ninja Yashiki no Taiketsu!" (Japanese: 危うしベン!忍者屋敷の対決!)
June 23, 1986 (1986-06-23)
13"Justice! The Requirements of a Leader"
Transcription: "Seigi! RIDA he no Jouken" (Japanese: 正義!リーダーへの条件)
June 30, 1986 (1986-06-30)
14"Advancing! The Small Young Commander"
Transcription: "Susume! Chiisa na Wakadaishou" (Japanese: 進め! 小さな若大将)
July 7, 1986 (1986-07-07)
15"Benizakura! A Male Known as the Strongest on Earth!"
Transcription: "Benizakura! Chijou Saikyou to Yobareru Otoko!" (Japanese: 紅桜! 地上最強と呼ばれる男)
July 14, 1986 (1986-07-14)
16"Hot Tears! Overcoming the Death of a Companion"
Transcription: "Atsuki Namida! Nakama no Shi wo Norikoete" (Japanese: 熱き涙! 仲間の死をのりこえて)
July 21, 1986 (1986-07-21)
17"Now is the Time to Gather! To Serve Under the Supreme Commander!"
Transcription: "Ima, Shuuketsu no Toki! Soudaishou no Moto he!" (Japanese: 今、集結の時! 総大将のもとへ!!)
July 28, 1986 (1986-07-28)
18"Fight to the Death! The Time when a Male Abandons His Life!!"
Transcription: "Shitou! Otoko ga Inochi wo Suteru Toki!!" (Japanese: 死闘!男が命を捨てる時!!)
August 4, 1986 (1986-08-04)
19"Sorrow! The Last Moments of Benizakura, Who Bloomed in Crimson"
Transcription: "Hisou! Shinku ni Saita Benizakura no Chiigo" (Japanese: 悲愴! 真紅に咲いた紅桜の最期)
August 18, 1986 (1986-08-18)
20"Burn, Gin! Now Let Us See the Courage of a Male!"
Transcription: "Moeyo Gin! Ima koso Misero Otoko no Yuuki!!" (Japanese: 燃えよ銀! 今こそ見せろ男の勇気!!)
September 8, 1986 (1986-09-08)
21"Gin! Embark on the Journey of a New Male!"
Transcription: "Gin Yo! Arata naru Otoko no Tabidachi he!!" (Japanese: 銀よ!新たなる男の旅立ちへ!!)
September 22, 1986 (1986-09-22)

Reception[edit]

It received the 1987 Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen series.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ไอ้เขี้ยวเงิน 1 (in Thai). Retrieved 2011-04-25.
  2. ^ "HOPEANUOLI alkaa kevät/kesä 2010!" (in Finnish). Archived from the original on 2010-03-04. Retrieved 2010-03-18.
  3. ^ "METEOR GIN ilmestyy 1.9.!" (in Finnish). Retrieved 2011-04-27.
  4. ^ "Silver Fang ~Meteor Gin~ for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad on the iTunes App Store". Retrieved 2011-08-11.
  5. ^ 小学館漫画賞: 歴代受賞者 (in Japanese). Shogakukan. Archived from the original on 2010-01-18. Retrieved 2007-08-19.

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