Posted by: Shinrin | 07/19/2008

Ginga Densetsu Weed, the lost anime (updated)

Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (銀牙~流れ星銀~ lit. Silver Fang: Meteor Gin) is a 21-episode anime series. It is based on a manga of the same name created by Yoshihiro Takahashi. Takahashi was reportedly inspired by a news article about hunting dogs that had been abandoned by their masters and had begun living as wild animals. The manga originally appeared in Japan’s Weekly Shōnen Jump, and won the Shogakukan Manga Award for best shōnen series in 1987.

The anime tells the story of an Akita Inu pup called Gin (Japanese for “silver”) who leaves his master, a young boy named Daisuke, to join a pack of wild dogs. The pack is gathering strong dogs from all over Japan to fight a deranged bear named Akakabuto and his minions. The story begins from the point of view of the humans, but swings to the dogs with episode 7 of the anime. It is in that episode that the audience hears the dogs communicating with each other through speech, though it continues to be barks and whines to human ears.

Update: 8/2/08   If your a fan of the Akita pup Silver Fang & his pack of butt kicking canines, website sells the RAW Japanese region 2 DVDs there!


  1. Greatings,
    Can i get a one small photo from your blog?

    Have a nice day

  2. Greatings,
    Super post, Need to mark it on Digg


  3. To Nadine-

    Sure! You can have a photo.

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