Ranked #354
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 4057 users)
Ranked: #3542
Popularity: #2590
Members: 7,343
Favorites: 317
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

Popular Tags

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.


Episodes  21
Aired  Apr 7, 1986 to Aug 22, 1986
Status  Finished Airing
No data, yet..

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

Write a review | More reviewsReviews

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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful
Mar 24, 2008
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
I found this review Helpful  Not Helpful


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!
reportRecommended by Sarma - Add to favorites
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.
Both animes are abouts hunting dogs and bears. Other similar values in both animes include honor and friendship.
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.
Both of the main characters and their companions are fighting against insurmountable foes for the sake of survival and vengeance.
Two of the biggest shonen titles of their respective eras. Plenty of different cool characters, ninjutsu, special attacks, constant fighting, life or death situations and above all the power of friendship and tenacity.

Opening Theme

"Nagareboshi Gin" by Takayuki Miyauchi

Ending Theme

"Tomorrow" by Takayuki Miyauchi

Recent News

No posts for this board were found

Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Episode 7 Discussion
1 replies by Laihoard »»
12-18-14, 7:22 AM
Poll: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Episode 20 Discussion
1 replies by yoite- »»
12-05-14, 6:36 AM

Related Clubs

Canime: A Canine Anime Fanclub, ♡♥♡FaVOrTEe AnImE/mANgA CouPLe♡♥♡, The Pets of Anime/Manga Club, MAL: The Later Years, WeReWOLFS! & CaTs!, Anime addict's, Old School Anime Club, Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin, anime welcome club, Animal Anime Lovers, 20+, The Real Man Club, Takahashi Yoshihiro, Furry, Ginga Universe

See All | My FriendsRecently Watched By