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Ginga Nagareboshi Gin

Ginga Nagareboshi Gin

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, Silverfang, Silver Fang, The small hero. Birth of Gin
Japanese: 銀牙 流れ星銀


Type: TV
Episodes: 21
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 7, 1986 to Aug 22, 1986
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.161 (scored by 3598 users)
Ranked: #3382
Popularity: #2428
Members: 6,395
Favorites: 295
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adventure drama shounen


Gin is a silver Tora-ge named after his coat color. Shortly after being born, he watches his father, Riki, get killed by Akakabuto, a bear that terrorizes everything in its path. Being the third-generation of bear-dogs to try to stand up against Akakabuto, he ventures out to find wild dogs to join him in his fight.

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
Sequel: Ginga Densetsu Weed

Characters & Voice Actors

Yamada, Eiko
Yamada, Eiko
Ginga, Banjou
Ginga, Banjou
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Jang, Gwang
Jang, Gwang


Katsumata, Tomoharu
Nishizawa, Nobutaka
Episode Director
Terada, Kenji
Miyauchi, Takayuki
Theme Song Performance

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Jul 8, 2008
Not many anime have canines as main characters. And perhaps this is a good thing; Most people can relate to humans much better than animals. But what makes Ginga Nagareboshi Gin (henceforth acronymed to GNG) so engaging is the characters involved in it. The main character, Gin, starts off a loveable Akita puppy who soon grows into a teenage fighter and leader.
Other dogs get their time to shine as well; from John's acceptance of the pack to Hyena's new sense of justice.

What the anime lacks in animation it more than makes up for in story-telling and enjoyment. The immense cast of characters and the way read more
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Nov 4, 2008
First, the story: I love the story, maybe more than you normally would, as i wasn't very old when I first watched it, and it has therefore grown really big on me.
Anyways, it the good against the evil. It has humor, ACTION, some horror elements, sorrow and a tiny bit of love. It's all about helping each other, standing together and do your best, as in many other animes.
The thing that it is all about dogs makes it all the more interesting.

ART: Ok, I'll admit - the art is really not very good. Same scenes are used over and over - for example when the read more
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Call of the Wild and Silverfang are both from the 80's, centering mainly around dogs (sled dogs in the former, bear dogs in the latter). They're both worth checking out, especially if you're into canines in general and animes featuring them, OR if you're just looking for a great adventure story. Do not get let down by the fact that they're both a bit more on the aged side - just give them a chance!
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Both anime are about animals. In Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, there are dogs who fight against bears and in Wolf's Rain there are wolves who are finding salvation for themselves. These wolves also can transform themselves to human form.

Opening Theme

"Nagareboshi Gin" by Takayuki Miyauchi

Ending Theme

"Tomorrow" by Takayuki Miyauchi

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