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Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (Silver Fang: Gin the Shooting Star) is a manga/anime series by Yoshihiro Takahashi. The series came out in the 1980s and has become widely popular in Scandinavia, especially in Finland, despite the series' Asian origins. It is first series of Ginga.

The manga has only been published in Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Finnish. The manga has been published in 7 editions.

First edition contains 18 volumes. Second and third editions contains 10 volumes. The fourth, sixth and seventh editions contains 8 and the fifth contains 6.

Finnish edition of this series has 18 volumes plus special edition of volume 1 in honor of Yoshihiro Takahashi's visit to Finland to be guest of honor in Finnish anime/manga event Tracon.

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Main Plot

You follow the silver brindle Akita puppy Gin's journey from a puppy to an adult dog and document his struggles.

Akakabuto Arc

Deep in Futago Pass, a monster bear called Akakabuto has taken over and spread fear in the villagers as he kills them as soon as they get close.

Introduction Arc

In the beginning you follow the human boy Daisuke's and his dog Gin's training to become hunters so they can avenge Gin's father Riki's death of Akakabuto.

Journey Arc

Gin wants to avenge his father, Riki's murder, and therefore joins a pack of wild dogs, Ohu's army, to gather males around all of Japan in three months. But the journey is filled with dangers and adventures.

Great Battle Arc

All the males have come back from the journey across the country, and now it's time to face Akakabuto and his bear minions in the Great Battle.

Wolf Arc

Time has passed since the death of Akakabuto, but suddenly some wolves kidnap Cross and her pups. Now Gin and his pack find themselves wrapped into a new conflict.


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In Other Languages


  • DVD and VHS versions named as Silver Fang and released by Wendros/Ozon Media/AudVid| (company have change name during the years).


  • DVD and VHS versions named as Hopeanuoli (Silver Arrow) and released by Future Film
  • manga version named as Hopeanuoli (Silver Arrow) and released by Punainen Jättiläinen


  • DVD version named Silver Fang released by Future Film


  • VHS version named Hundehvalpen Silver (Silver The Puppy) and released by Future Film
  • DVD version named Silver Fang: Hundehvalpen Silver (Silver Fang: Silver The Puppy) and released by Scanbox Entertainment


  • Ezüst Nyíl (Silvery Arrow)


  • Manga version named 은아 흐르는 별 실버 (Silvery Shooting Star)


  • Mandarin manga version named 銀牙 虎紋獵犬物語 (Silver Fang, Story of a Tiger Dog)