"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, May 20, 2012

Weed World , Vol 1

So I have thought and planning to write about the : Weed World Magazines
As well I got some request as well
I know that  some have talk about this magazine, but I have few info about them or topics.
So I hope I can help other out there with some info, my thought and photos
Specialty when the price can be low and crazy high on those magazines
You will be your one judge about the price and if this magazine are interesting or not

Here is what I know all the magazines of Weed World , vol 1-5
I think that is the vol 5 that can be a bit hard to find then the other four .
But we will come back to that later one.

 So Now I take a look at Volume 1

Some info :
Name:  Weed World 
Language: Japanese 
Author: Yoshihiro Takahashi
Publisher NC Nichibun Comics
Creative ,Sano ?
Published: 2002   ( 2002 年 3 月31日  )

Number of Pages: 336
8 pages images, adds with colors 
In the end of the  magazine ther is 8 pages with postcard ads (black & white) that you could send on and be in some competition for prizes
The size on the Manga :  In height: 16 cm ,width : 18,5cm & thickness : 2,3 cm 
Like may have said before this were special magazine that come about in 2002. There were five magazine and with them competition, fanarts, fans letters and info about the Weed series.
All five have or shall have papercrafts . There are characters as Weed, GB, Mel, Jerome and Sasuke.
Vol  1 and 2  have Ginga Densetsu Weed Stickers 

So what is in this magazine you probably wonder
 I will make small list ;
The start of Ginga Densetsu Riki series
 - Ginga Densetsu Riki , 34 pages.
The start of Riki's story , noting extra about it .
  - There is the main story of Ginga Densetsu Weed. 
Start of the Ginga Densetsu Weed series
The start of the series , When Weed meets GB and to the fight with Blue.
Weed meets GB, Sasuke, Smith, Lenny, Mel/Mer, Blue, Hook and many more  
And between the chapters, pages there are info, fan art and fan letters in the magazine.
Also info about the series, event , characters and other things.
In the end of the magazine there are a test that you can do to see which character you are. 
Let's see what more 
- There is four pages about Yoshihiro Takahashi & the Labrador Retriever he and the family had or have.
-  It's seem info pages about dogs, puppies and dog in general , write by m.wada ?
I can't translate , sorry.
But it's about four pages with images (black& white) on The Labrador Retriever, adult and puppy's.
- There is sixteen pages about the comic series : Wan Man show
Wan Man Show images

It's  about a man and his dog , a Shiba inu  (female dog)
Not draw or written by Takahashi or related to Ginga Weed.
At lest what I seen or heard so far  ^^  
I think it's a sweet ,funny series
Mostly a daily life of a dog owner and the dog's life.
This chapter tell how the man got the little shiba .
And also the trip to the veterinary  

- In the end of the magazine we have some adds about Weed World vol 2 , postcard ads for competition.

When it come to the papercrafts that I myself love so much.
There more like three thick pages with different characters.
Vol 1 have Weed as you see
 Weed papercraft
The papercraft are made by Kei Craft Studio
Link to the their home pages :
Take a look at their : Gallery_With Weed

I really love to see more papercraft from Ginga Densetsu Weed characters
Aswell as the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin characters and other from Yoshihiro Takahashi works. 

So what about the sticker then ?
Well there are random images from the Ginga Densetsu Weed series, aswell as the extra manga's and books.
It's about 32 stickers  (if I haven't missed anyone)  as you see.
It's funny and interesting  to read on two stickers :
Legend of Silver Fang

As you see there is different size aswell on the stickers

Some Images then  ^^ 

 I have no idea what the TP File is , but there are some image and chapter called TP File
 I like the way Weed and the pack standing and looking out and how the sunset or sunrise

Here is some of the many fanart there is in the magazine

I talk about the competition for prizes, so I most write some of those too

One are some painting boards that you could win ?
I think so
 The other one were  Densetsu Weed Original Goods
- A key chain with Weed
- Densetsu Weed file case's
- Ginga Densetsu Weed Tosho Card        

You could buy the magazine and answer some questions to get to a lottery .
And if you were luck win .

I think it's interesting, but then again it's more text in the magazine then anything new about the series Densetsu Weed.
To tell the true I hope for more in the magazine, more extras of images or something more.
But you can't get all that you hope or dream one I guess.
I hear that the prize of the magazine at the start were  about 580 yen.
If that were true that were a low price for today. I mean if you have been looking around the prices for the magazine just jumped up way hight.
At lest I think so .
True that they are sometime hard to find, depending were you look .
Like the auctions on Japaneses yahoo you never know what will show up.
As I said at my blog post : Oh vol :2 of Weed World
There have been lower prices about this magazine.
Also I collect mine when they weren't so popular . I think this magazine are now, today overpriced.
But that is mine opinion  ^^

Then again it's you who decide how much this worthy and how much you are willing to pay.

I think I will add or write more later one
I way to tried right now


  1. Thank you very much of putting this in your blog and I'm happy to know more of Weed Worlds.
    The pictures were actually the ones I wanted to see so thank you for sharing them with us ^-^

    Stickers look actually more greater than I thought. They are so sweet! I'm amused how they didn't make them more just to sell them as merchandise o_O

    I've thought this before and will do now also: damn those papercrafts look so hard to make...
    Did you have any papercrafts in your collection or only those which are in the books?
    I've heard that people are more willing to take copies and make papercrafts from them.

  2. Ah thank you
    I had really problem with photobucket to uplode images
    That way I guess there are few images .. and weird sizes

    But I thought that could be great to read and get to now about the magazine.
    There are much talk about them , specially the price
    And just for the hight prize now, i think it's nice to actually know a bit what the magazine are about

    It's seem there were many competition with Weed world
    I guess the plushes add were on vol 3-5
    If I remember right
    So the prizes are a bit interesting to look at

    I thought that to about the stickers
    I guess they or Yoshi haven't understand, realize the intresset of stickers and other items there are out there

    No I have all papercrafts in the magazine
    I have seen on action papercrafts that have been take out the magazine.
    But that have destroyed the magazine .
    But that are a idea to save the papercrafts
    I just need to look at a way to not hurt the magazine
    The magazine a thick so it's hard to scan , so you not hurt the book
    I think I have been lucky to get a ark with the stickers
    I'm need to look if that is from vol 1 or vol 2
    I got that one on a Swedish auction a time ago