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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

Information

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

Statistics

Score: 8.151 (scored by 4178 users)
Ranked: #3632
Popularity: #2620
Members: 7,641
Favorites: 331
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Popular Tags

adventure drama shounen

Synopsis

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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Related Anime

Adaptation: Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
Sequel: Ginga Densetsu Weed

Characters & Voice Actors

Gin
Gin
Main
Yamada, Eiko
Japanese
Yamada, Eiko
Riki
Riki
Main
Ginga, Banjou
Japanese
Ginga, Banjou
Ben
Ben
Main
Tanaka, Hideyuki
Japanese
Tanaka, Hideyuki
John
John
Supporting
Hori, Hideyuki
Japanese
Hori, Hideyuki

Staff

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

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Episodes  0 / 21
Aired  Apr 7, 1986 to Aug 22, 1986
Status  Finished Airing
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Jul 8, 2008 5:44 PM
Gin-iro
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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Feb 5, 1:17 PM
Snake2229
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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Nov 4, 2008 1:12 AM
Bissen
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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May 12, 1:33 AM
SnugglyWhuggly
I'm the kind of person that tends to enjoy the more unconventional side in any kind of medium. And as far as animals as protagonists in anime go, it's fairly unusual. Sure, there are plenty of shows with a talking animal sidekick, or anthropomorphic characters, or humans with animal features and/or the ability to shape-shift into animals.
But plain ol' simple animals are rare to come by. And that's one of the things I like so much about this series, the unique cast of characters.

Story:

The plot starts out with the focus being on the human characters. As of episode 7 however, the genre suddenly shifts to read more
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Recommendations

Anime: Kouya no Yobigoe: Hoero Buck
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
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. 
reportRecommended by Atzaaa
Anime: Daisetsusan no Yuusha Kibaou
Both animes are abouts hunting dogs and bears. Other similar values in both animes include honor and friendship. 
reportRecommended by karanteenigeenit
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. 
reportRecommended by caninesrock
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Both of the main characters and their companions are fighting against insurmountable foes for the sake of survival and vengeance. 
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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. 
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Opening Theme

"Nagareboshi Gin" by Takayuki Miyauchi

Ending Theme

"Tomorrow" by Takayuki Miyauchi

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