"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 ; )

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

GDW Zippo Lighter ?

So are you looking for the Ginga Densetsu Weed lighter ?
I think some also some call it them a Zippo Lighter

There were three Zippo Lighter with Ginga Densetsu Weed theme.
And what I understand they are more hard to get by now days.
But I saw some on the Rakuten Market , here you see ;  

Zippo Lighter A
Zippo Lighter B
Those are 2835 yen each
I thought that could a a grea idea to give others a tip , take a look if there are parhaps someone who are interested about them.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

GNG magazines of 2006 -2007

So yesterday the hunt for some volumes of the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin manga's were over for me.
In a way I guess
You see I have been hunting for some manga's for many years .  
And now I see how the patience pays off .
Thank to a dear friend that help me to get the volume I didn't have , vol 2
For crying out loud I have been on a long hunt for that one. So I way grateful for the help

So now that I have complete edition of 
2006 -2007 
Or as some say the 7th edition
I thought to why not write just some things about them ^^
Especially when this manga magazines are hard to get by , now days. 

The Ginga Nagareboshi Gin story are focus on the Akakabuto war.
So the wolves are not in those magazines.
Oh yes why I say magazines is for the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin are in the magazine Tokumori.
In the magazine you can see in the end the address :
But that address don't work any more so you will come to :
So the Publisher Home- Sha  
And like I can often see:  Creative ,Sano  Japan , are there too
The Magazine name are : Tokumori 
And the magazine with Ginga Nagareboshi Gin came out one a month.
Please : Read more in the date, release

I guess more a special release for the Home - Sha Publisher.

Here are also competition for prizes,  you could win Tosho cards
If you don't know what those tosho card is take a look at my early blog topic:  Phone & Tosho cards 
Some of mine GNG tosho card's

On the card's and back you can see stamp/text: QUO, QUO 500

Yes the Tosho cards are payment cards, that book/manga stores have in Japan
All the issues 12-7 had the Tosho cards, that you could win.
In some issues you can see competition with question and you could answer and send in.
Also there are fact things about different dog breeds, bears , fan-art and many other things.
As well as Ginga Nagareboshi Gin info and so one.

The issues 12-4  have 230 pages (if you count the ads), or 225 pages
Those one have poster , colored images inside .
The Issue  5-7 are larger and have 456 pages (if you count the ads) , or 438 pages
And those have more or less one colored page and one colored/white summary what have happens in the story of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.
The three last remind me about those some call : the Phone book editions (
The Edition of  2000-2001).

 The date release :
Issue 12 - 1 were published in the year of 2006 ;
 2006 年 11 月17 日
 Issue 1 were also published i the same year
2006 年 12 月18 日
The the others were published in the year of 2007 ;
 Issue 2
 2007 年 1 月18 日
Issue 3
 2007 年 2 月18日
 Issue 4
 2007 年 3 月18 日
Issue 5
 2007 年 4 月18日
 Issue 6
 2002 年 5 月18日
 Issue 7
 2007 年 6 月18 日

The size on the Manga : 
Issues 12- 4
In height: 25,8 cm ,width : 17,2 & thickness : 1,6 cm 
Issue 5-7
In height: 25,8 cm ,width : 18cm & thickness : 3,6 cm  

So why not add some photos   :  )
I thought to show the issue 12 . Here you see the the cover  and  the last page in the magazine . There is some info about the Publishers, some other tings.
And not last the Tosho card you could win and the answer paper (that you could send in)

Here is the poster and on the back side it's info about Yoshihiro Takahashi  (his two dogs as well)
Info about Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series.
And what it seem to be
The autograph of Yoshi (draw of Gin and Akame).
I wonder if you had the chance to win in a competition or something. 

And also some fact about what it seem to be Akita Inu  and the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin

Perhaps I will update later with some more photos.
Seems that I just have trouble with photobucket right now.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Yoshihiro Takahashi in Finland

Those magic days in Finland  :  )
I'm still a bit speechless about the event
At Helsinki, bookstore; Suomalainen kirjakauppa 
Date 17.7-2012
For those that have missed the event :
Yoshihiro Takahashi said last year that he will come back to Finland . 
To meet the fans one more
Well some maybe thought that he didn't really meant it

So guess that fans were excited to hear in May that Yoshihiro Takahashi would come back this year too . Yoshihiro Takahashi Animeconiin ,
In Japan Yoshihiro Takahashi had just had the 40 th anniversary at the Manga art Museum
for his mangaka career.
I thought after this I hope that Yoshi will take a take off, you know get some vacation.
But to the surprise Yoshihiro Takahashi plan to visit Finland one more time 

Soon the Yoshihiro Takahashi schedule came for us fans

12.7  Thursday
Time : 16.00 -17:30
In the center of Helsinki bookstore, called Akateeminen kirjakauppa
Small interview, autographs

Fanmeeting in office place of Tammi, Korkeavuorenkatu  (only chosen ones, from a contest )
Time: 18.00 - 19.00 

Time: 13:30-15:00
Oulu's Akateeminen kirjakauppa
Small Interview, Autographs

14 -15.7 
Saturday - Sunday
Kuopion musiikkikeskus , Kuopio's music center
The  Animecon/
Animecon IX
Interviews, autographs, group pictures.
The Finnish Ginga fan club "Suomen Hopeanuoli-fanit ry"  had a Ginga Room
at the Animecon.

But there were also the: Hopeanuoli Musical

Helsinki, Suomalainen kirjakauppa (bookstore)Time: 11.00
Small Interview and Autographs


I really wanted to go on the Animecon IX , see the Hopeanuoli Musical
But sometime things in life take a change.
Personal issues, family things and money made this a bit impossible for me .
At same time I'm not so glad of to many people around , crowded I mean.

So when the days when slowly by I were planing to take a fast trip over to Finland.
That tripe went as a last minute thing
I'm really grateful that I got a dear friend that help me out.
Thank you Anttu  ,I can't thank you enough

To tell the true I like Finland , very much
There are a different atmosphere then in Sweden. And everyone are so calm, polite and kind.
I just had a awesome time  those days I were in Finland: I wish that I could be there a bit longer.
But perhaps I will plan better next time , so there isn't last minute ting   : )

I came on a Monday and the plan were to go to the bookstore on Thursday at Helsinki.
You can guess I were excited  ;  )
So at the bookstore; Suomalainen kirjakauppa , in Helsinki.
The thing that hit me were the atmosphere and the respect the people gave Yoshihiro Takahashi .
Everyone were so calm , but yet you could see the excited, the happiness to see Yoshi himself and get autograph.
We got numbers on paper to stand in line when the autograph session should start.
I guess that  will made it more easy to keep a track on the line and people. 

As you see I got two numbers.
At the first time Yoshihiro heard me talking to the translator
Yes I talk in English more of the trip. Or Swedish/English  sometimes
And then Yoshi smiled and said : Oh Sweden
It were nice to see the smiles of Yoshihiro  ^^
There were many people there in the small bookstore .
And there were some that were for sure wondering hm what is this about  thoughts
One other thing that were so great were the fact the ages on fans. 
There were so many different ages groups and so many different people at the signing. 

I think that it most be amazing for Yoshihiro Takahashi to see and experience.
So after I got my autographs , we were standing and watching the others fans that were in line. And many other that were tanking photos and filming. 
Interesting to see and even I try to take some photos as well.
Even that I just some that were good ones.
I think I saw some people from Deviantart .
Some had really great t-shirts with Ginga theme on , looked so cool. 

Just when the line disappeared more or less. I took a chance .
I when calmly to ask the translator if that were possible to get two more autographs. 
For two friends that that couldn't come to Finland.
Then the translator ask me where my friends lived 
And I said  one lives in Sweden and a other one lives in Norway.
Yoshihiro smiled and  nod as the translator did . The sweet part were that Yoshi nod on the manga and ask which one were going to Norway.
It were the Finnish Riki manga and he smiled and nod one more time.
At same time he said something and translator said
- So all the way to Norway, that are a trip for the Riki manga  
Yoshi were polite and kind , and he so right 

If you wonderning ; YES
The two manga's did go to my friends.
And both were really surprise about this . I loved to see their face when they opened the packet 's
One thing I wish I could send some more autographs to friends
But I hope that will be a next time , to meet Yoshihiro one more time 
And perhaps get some Yoshihiro autographs , so I can send those to friends. 

 On the photo;  a person gave a ginga draw or wanted the draw be signed by Yoshihiro.
I can't remember
But I just love the look and then later smile of Yoshihiro.

 The autograph 
I got mine autograph  (that I have more or less dream of ) and  I'm so happy about it.  
So as you see on the photo; is the proof that everything went as plan and the trip : )
I also go the Finnish translated Riki manga.
And I'm so happy that I also got a card from Yoshi
, when I got autographs

Other things to say let see
The Angry Birds fever  are in Finland. Say you can see on some of mine photo's
I think the Angry Bird are popular in Sweden too , but seem to be even more in Finland.
In some photos it's seem that the figures, plushes are sneaking up in the photos that I got.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ginga Shin Gaiden Remix

Beware of some small spoilers   !!!

Well some at lest
I just thought that could be nice to put up some warnings at lest

The Ginga Shin Gaiden remix
The manga came out at 20/7-2012 ,  So this one are really new manga

I got mine on Yesasia ; Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Shin Gaiden
Justy when the manga show up I pre-order the manga and pay some extra so tha could arrive faster
And wow it came really fast
The manga came out on the 20/7 and  I got mine at at 24.7 . Just some days after the release
To bad that i were traveling and visited my family at the time.
But I come home the day after. And got this  great
The cover
The back of the manga
The manga have 372 pages (if you count all the ads)
Size on the manga; 18 x 12.8 x 3 cm
The Publisher: Shueisha
The manga are looking good if you just look at the manga cover.
There are No extras, like color page or anything like that.
It's more or less a remix of Ginga Shin Gaiden one and two.

But the manga have some story from The Ginga Shin Gaiden 1 and 2
The source I have use, just to get the name right of the chapters/story is from 

The chapters have following story's:

Chōmon no Tabi , Journey of condolence
The story have 3 chapters
This is after the bear war, Akakabuto war.
I'm not so sure about the Wolf war, but Hakurō have all four legs. In the Wolf war he lose one of the front leg
So I guessing that this is before the Wolf War
It's about our friends Gin, Smith, John, Chutora, Akame and other Ou warriors that travels around the territory  and give the condolences, for family, friends of the fallen warriors.
The many pack members that died in the war.  
Here we also see other strange pack that are in the area.
And new challenges for Gin and his friends . There are trouble in paradise, and new challenges
- Kai no san kyōdai , Three Kai brothers
The story have 2 chapters
Here we get the story's about : "The three brothers from Kai"
Akatora,Chutora and Kurotora's background
The story start when Akatora are about to die and how he remember his life
When Akatora ,Chutora and Kurotora life started
After being abandoned by humans, the three Kai ken brothers have to learn to survive on their own.
The are challenge of the young puppies life and a path of their life.
Ben show up as well in the manga. true a small part but still.   : )
And we see how the three brother together fight to survive ...
The power of Three , wild fearless tiger dog 
The legacy of The Tiger brothers

Karadaki no Tomon
The story have 3 chapters
This is a other story that belong to Ginga.
But here isn't any main character that we have seen in Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series
It's about some soldier/warrior that once where in the big battle against the bear Akakabuto.
One are called Tomon and seems to be the main character in this story.
The story tells how Tomon have given a promise to a fallen comrade, that were in the battle. This promise  were to take care of the family, the young son of th  comrade
It's seem that time gone by, but still there are some that still remember the battle.
There are a pack with wild dog that live in the area, but also others strangers dogs.
But there aren't any peace in the area their the wild dog live, there some trouble on the way.
There are also threat when a human hunter start to hunt other then the usually pray.

- Shin Gaiden Benizakura Hen , Story about Benizakura's past
The story have 5 chapters.
One great hero or just well remember character in the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series
Remind me of the blog I made about him: Remember Benizakura?
Anyway as you can guess this is the story about Benizakura.
Like Akatora in Kai no san kyōdai (Three Kai brothers) ; Benizakura see his past, before he die
It's just when Gin have jumped in the water and going to try to save Benizakura.
But like a wave  Benizakura remember his past. First as a young puppy , fighting one of his bother to get his mother's milk.
Then the story goes on , when the humans see possibility for the young puppy to become a great fighting dog.and the long way with training, patience and fire spirit to be one of the famous fight dog of all time. 
As we know Benizakura become legendary .
Both as a fighting dog and one of the great Ou Warrior   :This is the story of Benizakura

Then we have the surprise, a story that perhaps many have been waiting on 

Ganin  , Ginga Gaiden: Ganin  *
The story have only 1 chapter , more or less

Ganin have been a story that have been a bit unknowing about.
The story is about 30 pages and take us back in time.
In a different old era, and we came in a place of old Japan
and here is a war going on
We meet Iga and Kouga/Koga . 
Well at lest it look like that at lest . 

There seems to be two clans that fight each other.

 If you like blood, fight, action, with history like old era of Japan
and a bit crazy looking dog, samurai ...
Well then I think you will like this one.
There seems like the dog are trained in the human clan, to be strong fearful opponent.
In a way this story remind me of Kacchû no senshi Gamu .
Just the story take place in a different time. And human/dog are both fighting in the different war.
The dog have armor, will in Ganin the have just mask (some kind of mask) and have Katana  (Japanese sword, "samurai sword") as weapon.

The only thing for me is: I wish that Ganin could be a bit longer.
I like that one were interesting story and have some beautiful drawing of the country ,house's/building, and not forget the nature.
And the dogs , fearful and quick as shadows

Don't you just love the "mask things " the dog have ?
It's just look way crazy and so amazing at same time  ; )

* Here are some info in Finnish ;

In the every end of the manga there are ads , but also this

To me it's something about the Wolf saga  part 1 and part 2 (Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series)
Hm seem like  some dive up the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series
Like Akakabuto war/arc and then the Wolf Saga

Anyway seem to be a interview with part 1 or 2 of the Wolf saga
Maybe prize of some competition ?

* You see on the photo Yoshihiro Takahashi  and a other manga artist named Akira Miyashita 

Well well this were a small update on  Ginga Shin Gaiden Remix

Edit :

* Updated Info thanks to Nawulf