"This is a blog about Ginga series (a fan blog, more or less)
But also Yoshihiro Takahashi and his work as ; Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Yamato, Fang , Giant, Densetsu Weed, Orion, and others.
So the blog is more a way for me to write about my passion, perhaps addiction in my life : )
There are talk, theory, ideas .So I don't clam to be an expert , I'm just Ginga insane and like to talk, write. Perhaps we together on the blog can find clues, theory, idea's about the merchandise, item's. And bring more lights on things"
! Beware !
The Blog site can give out spoilers (I will warn aswell) And I can also write about topic that can have violence, bloody contain.
Many of
Yoshihiro Takahashi can hold such theme & contain. But I probably will warn at the start on the blog, is that is necessary.
Other then that there are just my thought and ideas as a ginga insane collector ; )

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Shin Gaiden & badges packet

I just love when a packet arrives , especially when you are curious about the items in the packet
So in the start of this month I got my packet from

Yes I can be a bit slow to update , sorry
I have been planning to order the Finnish Shin Gaiden , Sankaritarinoita (The Hero Stories) vol 1-2.
But I never took a change to order the manga's

So I were happy to get the manga's
I also order four badges, pin with Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and Yamato
But as a surprised I got a booklet, short manga that have small page from some manga's 

Like 12 pages from Ginga Densetsu Weed, the prologue
I just love the cute badges, pins and I already had the two with Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.
But thought way not , it's good to have some extra

The Yamato badges I have been looking for a time .
So I were vary happy to get the two  ^^ 


Thursday, June 27, 2013

Helpful links II

I thought there were time to do a update on my early blog topic : Helpful-links
It's have a been a time now , and probably need a update

This is tips, what I can  recommend more safe, legal shop, Stores were I shop from

But I have some link to store,shop that I haven't try yet
Like the different Middlemen and those marks with * 

I made a list back at the of 2006 and still working on legal, trustful site, shops
More the places that I myself shop, bid on
Just those places I can recommend
And the store, shop's that I'm are on time to time.
Checking up on ginga items, manga's and so one 

This list is just to give other idea's were to look, seek
I most do a " dvd & vhs list "as well soon I guess  

I will update the list , when time are given


Useful Links & Site's 

To know the price on items you probably need a converter to check the price
Here are some converter site you can take a look at

Forex Bank converter                                                                                                          
- Chose to: English, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish language.
 XE - converter                                                                                                                                                   
- Language English.
Good way to see the different money converter when you thinking to bid or shop. 

Also why not have tip on site here you can check the different time zones in the world

 - Look what time it's in other country's. 
Helpful when you want to bid on auctions 

 World time Zone                                                                                                                  
- Also a site there you can check what time time is now and the time changes
For example Japan or America 

Payment ways ;


Well some site take credit cards other use paypal.
It safe and easy to use if you shop from store outside your country
But more and more use Paypal now days.


 If you want too bid on the Japanese action site for example :
There is a good idea to use a Middlemen.
With Middlemen  it's means there are companies who can bid for you.
If that about auction, shopping at a Japanese store and so one. 
And here are some of the list  you can check look up:

Shopping Mall Japan
White Rabbit Express


When it comes to to most findings when it come to item's, merchandise
The place's you shall look is : 

Auction sites:                                                                                                                         

 Japanese auction site.
You need a member account to bid or some one who can bid for you (perhaps middleman) 

There can you find manga's, books, cd and more
I use the site to find some manga's, that can be hard to get some time
銀牙  - Ginga
銀牙 流れ星銀 - Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
銀牙伝説ウィード  - Ginga Densetsu Weed
高橋義廣よしひろ - Yoshihiro Takahashi

-  Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency

English auction site .  
You need a member account to bid. 
Here you can find many thing. 
Look for keywords:
Ginga, Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed, Yoshihiro Takahashi and so one 

 - Note the currency depend on the seller.

Mostly there can be in dollars $                                                                                                                            
 Finnish auction site. 
You need a member account to bid.
Or if you can find someone who can bid for you

Of the the Scandinavian countries this is a nice place to find item's, merchandise

Hopeanuoli (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), Ginga

, Hopeanuolen poika Weed (GNG, Gin's son Weed)- meaning Ginga Densetsu Weed series
Or just you can look after : Ginga Densetsu Weed & Yoshihiro Takahashi
You can get some results

- Note that in Finland have Euro € as currency

Mandarake Auction
Japanese online Shop and Auction site.
The site is in Japanese, English     

You need a member account to bid or buy.

There you can find ; Doujinshi, Manga, Cel's, Toys and other things. 
They have many connection and shops , so you can contact them and ask about some item's, merchandise.

-  Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency

 - Swedish auctions site.  
You need a member account to bid. Or someone that can bid for you
In the past tradera were one of the place (outside Japan) that you could for a time find ginga item's, merchandise. Sadly it's more usual to find things now days.
But sometime there can be stuff that show up on the auction
Keywords like: Silver Fang (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), Ginga, Weed-Silver Fangs Son (Weed son of Gin) meaning Ginga Densetsu Weed

- Note that Sweden have Kr / kronor as currency

- Japanese auction site. 
You need a member account to bid or have someone who bid for you 
Sometime this is a heaven and a hell to find ginga item's, merchandise.
Sorry to use strong words, but that place can be a paradise to find things.
But also this is a true auction and the price can be hight. Worse when it's comes to bid wars.
You never know what can shop up at this place. That good but ti's often for a short time as well.
so you need to keep a eye out or be lucky
銀牙 (Ginga), 銀牙 流れ星銀 (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), 銀牙伝説ウィード  (Ginga Densetsu Weed)
or just 高橋義廣よしひろ (Yoshihiro Takahashi )

- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency


Other Sites                                                                                                                 
-  Japanese site. You need a account there or if you have someone who can bid for you 
You can find book's, manga, dvd's, CD and many other things.
 I use that place to find manga's for a good price.

銀牙 (Ginga), 銀牙 流れ星銀 (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), 銀牙伝説ウィード  (Ginga Densetsu Weed)
or just 高橋義廣よしひろ (Yoshihiro Takahashi )

- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency

Adlibris (Finnish)
- Finnish/Suomi store
Adlibris (Norway)
- Norwegian store

 Adlibris (Sweden)              
- Swedish book  store
Here can you buy the Finnish translate manga : Hopeanuoli (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin) ,
and soon also the translate Finnish manga of Ginga Densetsu Weed.

You need to have a account to order from the store 
Adlibris have stores in Finland/
Suomi , Norway and Denmark 
Hopeanuoli , Yoshihiro Takahashi

- Note that in Finland have Euro € as currency
Note that in Norway have NOK, Nkr  (Norsk krone/krona)  as currency
- Note that Sweden have Kr / kronor as currency                                                                                                                               
 - Japanese site. 
 You need a account there to buy, or if you have someone who can bid for you 
Here can you search of book, manga and other things 
This is a great place to look for manga, magazines when it comes to Ginga.
The bad part is sometime there isn't any images on the manga, book.
So it's can make it harder to find the one you looking for.
銀牙 (Ginga), 銀牙 流れ星銀 (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), 銀牙伝説ウィード  (Ginga Densetsu Weed)
or just 高橋義廣よしひろ (Yoshihiro Takahashi )

- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency

 - Japanse site.
 Here you can find Ginga items as Ginga Nagareboshi Gin,Ginga Densetsu Weed
But also Yamoto and other

- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency 

Madokajapan   *
Here you can find Ginga Densetsu Weed : Genga, sheet from the  anime's series
The site are in Japanese & can change to English
Keywords: Weed ; Genga

- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency

Japanese online Shop and Auction site.
The site is in Japanese, English 
You can go to their auction site : Here         
You need a member account to bid or buy.
There you can find ; Doujinshi, Manga, Cel's, Toys and other things. 
They have many connection and shops , so you can contact them and ask about some item's, merchandise.

- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency

 Rakuten                                                                                                                                        Japanese, English site.
You will find more in the Japanese site and there are manga's, CD and many other things.

銀牙 (Ginga), 銀牙 流れ星銀 (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), 銀牙伝説ウィード  (Ginga Densetsu Weed)
or just 高橋義廣よしひろ (Yoshihiro Takahashi )
- Note that in Japan have Yen : ¥; (JPY) as currency 

- English, French site.
They sell anime cel's and sketches and other thing from both of old and new Japanese animation. Worth to take a look at if you like Cel's, sketches. 
- Note that currency is Yen : ¥; (JPY)
The Store are nowadays in Thailand (Before the move, the store were in Japan)

 Science Fiction Bokhandeln  
A Swedish store and the language is Swedish
But you need a account to order items
Here you can fin dvd and manga's with Ginga Nagareboshi Gin & Weed
The store have taken in some Japanese volumes of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin manga  (Import)
There is now vol 1-5 in the store : Silver Fang original 

Also here ; Aurhor ; Yoshihiro Takahashi
Keywords:  Silver Fang  (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), Weed ; Silver Fangs son (Ginga Densetsu Weed) 
- Note that Sweden have Kr / kronor as currency 

- Finnish site.
You can contact site and they can take some orders outside Finland.
Contact the shop with mail : Yhteystiedot (Contact Us)

Hopeanuoli ( Ginga Nagareboshi Gin), Densetsu WEED, Orion
Other are also other anime merchandise there too

- Note that in Finland have Euro € as currency

Is a Shop that you can buy Japanese, Korean, Chinese manga, books, cd,dvd and so one.
You most create a account to shop there
You can change the language, (Display Language),  Shipping Destination & CurrencyThey take credit card as payment

If you looking for Weed, Ginga manga the Keywords:
Yoshihiro Takahashi , Yamato, Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Ginga Densetsu Weed
You need to look out there can be confusing with the Japanese and Chinese , if you don't read careful.

- Note the Currency depend on your choice



If you looking after , seek after some items or maybe want to look on older auctions
You can take a look on my early blog on :  Aucfan


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Weed & G comics Manga

As you could see in ; A Package Arrives
I got two of the newest manga with Weed

There aren't any special with the manga, if you hoping about :Weed stickers, postcards, poster and so It's the manga with Weed and the so called : Monkey war or arc
It's interesting idea about the Monkey war or arc
And here we get to Know more about weed's family
Well I will not say no more, because it can be spoilers for peoples who haven read, seen the manga's. 

The date release :
Volume 1
2013  年 4 月20 日
Volume 2
2013 年 5 月10 日
There is 344 pages on vol 1 , With adds in count
At vol 2 there is the same , with the adds.

The one thing is at the back of both manga's  or perhaps the best ting is the competition.
The First competition. ends at the 10th of June.
And the you can win Orion manga's (As far I can see) Vol 1-22
The Ginga Densetsu Weed plushies, nice to see them one more ^^
But also Weed & Orion Tosho Card
See more about the Phone & Tosho-cards from mine early blog

The second competition end of the 24 th of June
There are most the same prizes as on the first manga,
but inserted of Weed plushies (NO plushies here) you can get the Ginga Densetsu Weed ; Towel.

I guessing there are a limed number on the item's , as you can see in the photos. 

For me the both manga remind me of following :
Ginga Densetsu Weed Special: Gajou no Kettou-Hen Jou-Kan & Ginga Densetsu Weed Tokubetsu-ban - Weed Gaiden & Riki-Hen
Both four manga had competition to win ginga items.
Ginga Densetsu Weed Special Publication.Vol : 1-3 

The Ginga Densetsu Weed Special: Gajou no Kettou-Hen Jou-Kan release in March the year of 2004.
And can show up in auction or second hand manga stores .
 Also the Ginga Densetsu Weed Tokubetsu-ban - Weed Gaiden & Riki-Hen
As you hear have the Weed Gaiden & the Riki story's in the manga .
Not forgetting the competition to win ginga items. On th back side like the other three manga's
This manga were release in November, in the year 2005
Image (C)
With the G comics (  Gコミックス ) manga there have also been other manga's out with Weed, as those  Weed Special Publication . As you see in the photo  
 Those eight manga were release between the years of : 2009 -2010

As some review too be the third edition of Weed Manga's.
I myself I think that the Ginga Densetsu Weed Special: Gajou no Kettou-Hen Jou-Kan are NOT one edition.
Just Special Publication, extra manga's .
For I know, to many outside Japan have their own theory's about the edition of manga to Ginga series.
But I think that this is more logical .
Well it's my thought ..... 

I wonder if it's true that the G comics , Gコミックス  manga's are limed release.
For the can be a bit hard to get by now
If you don't find them on auction site or secondhand stores with manga's

At in some Japaneses secondhand manga store you can get them for a lower price.
Then for example Ebay , sometimes. There they can be more expensive.


I will update with a bit more photos about the new Weed manga soon

History of Heroes

I got a hold on the Nes game from Japan  for a year ago.
Yes I'm a bit slow to update some thing that have arrives in my collection, I know  ^^
Anyway  the Games name are :  
Famicom Jump Hero Retsuden
Nes game from Japan
It's translates to "History of Heroes"
Image From Wikipedia
But that thing that I react when I saw this game were ;
It's a Bear from
Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin series,   That Look like Akakabuto 
Close up on the cover you can see Akakabuto bear, at lest what look like him
Well ,that thing I were right about 

As you know Yoshihiro Takahashi  started to publish the
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series in the Japanese magazine : Weekly Shōnen Jump.
From the year 1983 , until the year of 1987.
There were  at the end of a year about 52 volumes that came out one a week.
So yes there are much volumes that I myself try collect 

Any way in the year of 1989 there were the 20th anniversary of Shueisha's manga anthology Weekly Shōnen Jump, a game were created by Bandai (
Publisher) and TOSE (Developers)
In February 15 , the year 1989 the game were released 
* Note some sites say the year 1988
But I follow the majority and what says at the info at the Game booklet.

The Game Platform are  Famicom, NES 
The game Box (front & back), The manual booklet and the Game
 If you read here on : Wikipedia_Famicom Jump: Hero_Retsuden
There you can read about the characters that are in and also one other thing
It's says at the site that the game represented series in with
Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin

And of course other series that were publish with Weekly Shōnen Jump... 

 Quote from : Giantbomb  what the Game are aboute ;
 " Famicom Jump: Hero Retusden (sometimes Famiom Jump: Eiyuu Retsuden) is an RPG that follows the adventures of a young Jump fan after he is mysteriously drawn into the world of the comic.
In order to defeat the various evils plaguing the comic world and find his way home, he must locate 16 of the comics' protagonists and request their help.
Occasionally this means solving puzzles or helping them with their issues before they will join."
"The 16 Heroes
One of the main objects of the game is to gather a selection of 16 notable Jump hero characters in order to use them to fight against the enemies in this world."
Since I can't link the youtube video (computer or web problem) I will link the video instead   BANDAI - Famicom Jump Hero Retsuden 
It's a
TV commercials for the Game


 ! Beware of sometime high Sound and some Spoilers !

At the Video  on youtube you can get an idea how that game are
And if you look at 06.47-06.49 there are what look like a bear creature
But maybe it's my imagination that play with me .. I just though that look like


Update with a link to youtube  & a Image

Monday, June 3, 2013

A package arrives

You know it's Monday, most of thing goes wrong ; you are late , the bicycle support just break down , the many project you have in the head and no time to finish them.But also you have seen a sad, cry out your eyes when you watched a episode of your favorite TV show . In this case Game of thrones.
And you headed to work... and there are over time
Your voice ,well the cold you having seen to take the voice.. .

Yes ; today I feel like a mess 

Well then when you get home and more or less meet a packet from a dear friend.
Oh my , that make the day warmer and happier

I most say thank you my dear friend Yukimizake 

As you see I love gloomy bear too .. I were so happy
I really go a big surprise when I opened the packet 

Drool attack, indeed ;  )
I know about the Weed manga, Ginga mono mini booklet and a small pack with Gloomy bears 
The post cards, art of Yoshihiro Takahashi. Love them to. 

I have never seen one in real life and If and I remember right only one on some auction. But that were a time ago
But wow  I were really surprise and had big eyes for a time when I look at the tings.
I never though I will ever get a Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Figures paper box, the small one...

You can probably I got big eyes and a smile on my face  ^^ 

Gloomy bears paw keyring, bear keyring, two File cases, figures 
and a plastic bag case ....
I just got Gloomy Bear fever there   ;  )  

Just thank you one more time Yukimizake 
I hope you packet will come to you very soon

So I will update on ;
  • Ginga Densetsu Weed Manga
  •  Ginga mono mini 
    As I did with ; Ginga Mono
  • Show the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Figures paper boxes 
  • I will aswell show the dog post cards by Yoshihiro Takahashi.
    The postcards are from the year 2006.
    No, it's not Ginga
    But one remind me about a dog in the manga book : Shounen to inu remix  & Ginga no inutachi

I just need time to update so I can't say when
But very soon my friends  ^^