Ranked #344

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
Premiered: Spring 1986
Broadcast: Unknown
Source: Unknown
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company


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Ranked: #3442
Popularity: #2682
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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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Ginga, Banjou
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Tanaka, Hideyuki
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Hori, Hideyuki
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Katsumata, Tomoharu
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Nishizawa, Nobutaka
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Episode Director
Terada, Kenji
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Miyauchi, Takayuki
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Theme Song Performance

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Opening Theme

"Nagareboshi Gin" by Takayuki Miyauchi

Ending Theme

"Tomorrow" by Takayuki Miyauchi

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Sep 27, 2015
My updated/rewritten review:
Animals as the main protagonists in Japanese anime has always been something of an oddity. Anime that do feature beastly buddies in the place of humans have tended to be a bit of a mixed bag, but thankfully, this particularly series is one that pulls it off pretty well.

The plot starts out with the focus being on human characters. As of episode 7 however, the genre suddenly shifts to focusing on the main protagonists, the dogs. The once mute canines, also gain voice actors, and their true personalities start opening up. The very sudden change in pacing may throw off some viewers, but read more
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Aug 7, 2015
If you ask me for my generation Ginga: Nagaberoshi Gin was a phenomenon. If you ask anyone who is around their thirties about Gin they usually have some memories about it. Even those who do not watch anime at all
and that is because there were those five VHS-cassettes to blame. In my country (Finland) the most brutal and bloody scenes were censored (like the decapitation) and the anime was put together so that one episode lasted about hour and a half. I am not sure is this anime or manga very popular elsewhere but with the young finns this anime adaptation has a special place read more
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Feb 5, 2015
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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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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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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Anime: Jungle Book Shounen Mowgli
While 'Jungle Book: Shounen Mowgli' centres around a wild boy fitting in with the jungle and its' animals, 'Ginga Nagareboshi Gin' centres more around the animals (specifically Gin).

With both anime's there is an element of friendship between man and animal, and both main protagonists are learning what it means to be what they are, and how to survive against all odds.

I highly recommend both anime, especially to avid animal fans. 
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Anime: Wansa-kun
Gin and Wansa are both dogs.
They are both protagnists and are heros in the show.
They both have mothers, but instead of Wansa taking care of his mother, Gin leaves off to an adventure to get stronger and independent.
As the story grows, they meet other characters in the adventure.
If you like this this anime, you'll surely love this show as well as it both old shows!  
reportRecommended by alfazeroneko
Anime: Wolf's Rain
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. 
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Anime: Hayan Ma-eum Baeggu
Both involve talking dogs and the sport of dog fighting to some degree,but there's much more dog fighting in Baekgu. However, Baekgu has no gore in spite of alot of violence and lots of human involvement while GNG has limited human involvement and a good bit of gore though not as much as it's sequel GDW. 
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