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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


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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.


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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamada, Eiko
Yamada, Eiko
Ginga, Banjou
Ginga, Banjou
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Hori, Hideyuki
Hori, Hideyuki


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

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Opening Theme

"Nagareboshi Gin" by Takayuki Miyauchi

Ending Theme

"Tomorrow" by Takayuki Miyauchi

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Jul 8, 2008 5:44 PM
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 1:12 AM
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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Feb 5, 1:17 PM
okay, not gonna lie, this is got to be in my top 3 animes ever, im still sort of a noob when it comes to anime, so maybe that could change, anywho, this show was amazing, it was a little different to me at first, because i have seen a lot of supernatural powers stuff, and most of this was completely realistic, the action in it is amazing, and it is very adventurous as well, it's a little stiff when it comes to comedy (there isn't too much comedy in this at all, just some minor parts) but i was okay with that because it read more
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Mar 24, 2008 3:39 PM
The story Begins when Gohei a cold winter day is out hunting bear with he's dong Shiro. The bear has killed alot of hunters in the Futago pass in Ou. The bear ambush Gohei and rip he's left era off. But Gohei succeed to shoot the bear's right eye off. Shiro protect he's owner but the dog also loss he's life and Gohei survived. Eleven years later the pup Gin is born and Shiro was he's grandfather. Now we are going to follow or littel hero Gin on he's journey of revange.

This is an relly old anime and the dogs look abit funny in some 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 animes are abouts hunting dogs and bears. Other similar values in both animes include honor and friendship. 
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Poll: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Episode 11 Discussion
Anitnelav - Apr 15, 2010
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Aug 28, 9:52 PM
Are there any GOOD subs for this out there?
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