"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 ; )

Friday, September 21, 2012


Are you like me , curious about the auction that have close, ended at The auctions on
If you are you can take a look at this :
There you can find ended auctions on Yahoo Japan. and if you click on the link in the different' auction  you will come to the ended auction.
There you can see the ending bid, how many who were in the bid war and the sellers info .
BUT you can also see now the active auction there you can still bid on on Yahoo Japan.

You can also take a look at different stores, shops, auctions :

The in interesting with aucfan is that you can use it to search at other shop, store, auction as well like:  and as well.

So what I can understand the web site can help with shopping search site , you can look after some store with some merchandise that you are looking for or get some statistics info, look at ended auction's. 
This were a tip if you like me are so curious and what to be updated how it when on some auction's .

Thursday, September 20, 2012

This with bootleg Merchandise

There have been talk about Bootleg Anime Merchandise, as Ginga bootleg.
The bootleg, fake (illegally) merchandise haven't been so large as other anime/manga series.
But still there are some people who try to take advantages of fans, collectors .
A specially at different auctions.
What I have seen and heard at Japanese Yahoo auction there have been fake autograph of Yoshihiro Takahashi. And the biding war went high.
So it's hard to see which are fake or what the real deal 
When it come to the autograph it's more safe to get the autograph by your self .
r here can be there can be those people who love to get a
chance to so to speak "milk people on money".

The the thing on the fake,bootleg merchandise that show up is , mostly or alway the person or person try to make money of fans. Sure thing that other sellers try to sell with some kind of profit.
But the bad part for me at lest the bootleg, fake as for dvd, plushes, mug, shell's for iphones, or even books, is  that fact that you contribute to illegally support those sellers/shops when you buy bootleg, fake dvd,cd, merchandise and so on.
This is pure rudeness to the publishers,Yoshihiro Takahashi and the others behind the series, work.
So one if you buy illegally, bootleg, it's more or less hit in the face for the creates.

There are (at lest I think so)  different between bootleg , fan made,customer made
For those that go out and make, create fanwork, ,customer made don't try to go out and bluff like their thing are the real deal. As other have and try to do
Then there are questions about the fan made,customer made and how legally they are in real life.

You know selling some artist creation for money. I think this one are hard to have opinion, view one.
But in a way in mine mind the people who create fake merchandise of any anime, manga movie, series try to milk people on money.
Hm true I get that this can be a cheaper way to collect or get some merchandiser dvds.
But even so, some illegally merchandise can be expensive as the real deal can be.

Sometime I wonder why some just collect and collect with out doubt, question their self.
But the thing that can worry me is more the people who go out and say :
- RARE !!!!
When the true is, the manga or the merchandise aren't rare.
It depend on were you look , were you seek.
Most of the time it's that way to try to lurk people to think it's rare just to earn more money.

Then we have the fake,illegally , also called  bootleg merchandise there have show up more now.
true is that you can't stop people to buy,  can at lest tell about this

And hope that some people think before they buying merchandiser that they aren't sure on.
If it fake or not   

For at lest I find the more real deal better, the quality are most of the time way better then the illegally, bootleg things. 

I wish I know more about the fake bootleg merchandise when I were younger and when I start the collection. it's true what people say wisdom come with age, but that could be a lot better if you could be better inform about the fake, bootleg merchandise that can show up.

There are probably many anime, manga fans, collectors out there 
So way not take a look at a nice create video about this matter.
I find it useful as a collector and a fan to many anime series

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

GNG Manga of 2012

Do you remember when I got this manga New GNG ?
So I got the complete set , read more here about that Oh packet ?!
And I said that I will write a bit about the manga's, so here I go

The date release :
Volume 1
2012 年 3 月28 日
Volume 2
2012年 4 月11 日
Volume 3
2012年 4 月25 日
Volume 4
2012年 5 月16 日
Volume 5
2012年 5 月30 日
Volume 6
2012年 6 月13 日
Volume 7
2012年 6 月27 日
Volume 8
2012年 7 月11 日

Extra ; )
The Ginga Shin Gaiden Remix  were release at
2012年 7 月25 日
The manga look more or less much the same as the GNG manga format, size and so.
And in the GNG manga there are also add for the Ginga Shin Gaiden Remix.

As you see the manga's are really new
Now you probably wonder , what the special with this manga then ?
 More there are small fact's about the manga, characters,Yoshihiro Takahashi  works or small studio sheets from the anime Ginga Nagareboshi Gin ? Well let take a fast look at the manga's then ^^ 
  • Let us start with the volume 1
 There are 484 pages and the adventures start like many other manga books when Gohei go out on the hunt.And Daisuke are around when Gin and his brothers are born
The volume end with Gin & Daisuke meeting the wild dog in the mountain. Gin look up and see a shadow of the wild dogs leader.

But there are some extra things in the manga. 
Perhaps small ones but still I like it
Like the generations images with ; Shiro, Riki, Gin, Weed and Orion.
And also a small map over Japan where their many adventures goes.
And more info about the time line, other adventures. 
Hm five generation of dogs, that something ^^
I just wish we could know more about the mysterious Shiro.
I haven't myself taken a deeper look at Orion yet. I will 
I love to see a bigger, perhaps more colorful map with the five generation as a poster. That could be a great thing

Sure there are adds , like for the Shin Gaiden, vol 1 and 2, Ginga Nagareboshi Gin manga and so one.
But in the end there are also , small studio sheets from the anime Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
First off is Gin, as you see. Then Daisuke, Daisuke parents ans small other things.
I really wold love if there were more

  • The volume 2  ; 
The manga start of when Gin hear the howling from the wild dog leader and he seem to forget about Daisuke and just runs after the wild dogs.
The volume ends when Hyena get meat and runs from the shadows. But Hyena falls and screams so Ben, Gin and the other wild dogs hear that. (Gin meet the Kouga/Koga

As you get the volume have many pages, 372 pages .
Here are there adds for Shin Gaiden, vol 1 and 2,Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and Ginga Densetsu Weed, Orion manga series.
But this volume have also small studio sheets from the anime Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.
Riki, John Gohei Takeda and Hidetoshi.
  • The volume 3
For those who have follow my blog or those who have check up early blogs you know that I have wrote about this volume : New GNG
Here are also some ads and the manga volume have about 404 pages
There are in the volumes summarize, Sum up what happed in the previous volumes.
The adventure goes from Hyena running and some strange dogs show up. They move  in the tree's like shadows. Gin and the pack are going to meet Kouga/Koga & the Iga  clans.
The manga end with Kurotora & Chutora  both captive by a other wild dog pack in Shikoku. There we see familiar face, Sniper .  
Also some manga images in the characters, as well a large image from what happening in this volumes. A mixed, remixed image

 But here we also have the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin studio sheets, sketches.
Here you see ; Ben, Cross, Smith , Akame, Moss, and the Kai brothers
And the adds for the GNG  dvd box
I just love the image on Cross and Kai brothers 
  •  The volume 4
 So we are at volume four now . Let see the is 388 page here.
The story continue from previous volume ; Kurotora & Chutora both captive by a other wild dog
And Akatora's saver, Musashi decide to help Gin and the others.
The Manga ends with ; A dog named Terri show himself for Ben, Moss and the others who are captive in Mutsu.
 Here like in the other volumes there are also Ginga Nagareboshi Gin studio sheets, sketches.
The character are : Benizakura, Musashi  and Wilson. There are also Kisaragi Mutsu; Uzuki, Hazuki, Minazuki and Terri

But here are a surprise in the manga, as a bonus    ;  )

There are images, photos from the Tracon VI , In Finland last year (2011)
 As you can see there are interviews. And also photos   
You can see "Mooni " with her Fuji cosplay suit  . And you can see some people from Hopeanuoli musikaali  (GNG Musical ).
  • The volume 5 
The volume have 240 pages and I really like this cover mix. It look really nice with the colors
We continue  the adventure with Gin and the other traveling from Shikoku and are headed to Mutsu.
There Moss, Ben and the others are captive. The volume ends with the start of the bear battle. Gin is trying rescue the wounded Smith from the bear attack. At same the the platoons are fight the other bear's.
In the end of the middle of the manga you can see GNG studio sheets, sketches ; Akakabuto.
The big bloodthirsty , insane villain of Ginga Nagareboshi Gin story ^^ 
Mr Akakabuto still scares me, but at the same time I can't help to at list admire, respect him.
I men Akakabuto are insanse, bloodthirsty, but also clever, smart to build up a fortress and turn other bears. Even rival he turn to his soldiers.
That are way cool.
Anyway back to the topic  

In the end we see add for the next volumes and so one.
 The volume 6
 With 420 pages we follow "the battle and war " against Akakabuto and his followers.
Here we meet Gin attacking the bears after rescue Smith for a sure death. The battle goes on in the mountains. In the end of the volume we see the end of the battle . But also we will see familiar faces ; Daisuke,Gohei,Hidetoshi, with some more. 

And here we have some  Ginga Nagareboshi Gin studio sheets, sketches ; The Bears
Mosa, Madara, "Harpoon Bear". "Mother bear "
In the volume there are like the other manga's adds , but also this add
Yoshihiro Takahashi & Akira Miyashita

So now we head to the last two of the manga's .So please forgive me when I not going to the detail with the wolves war arc. I'm not so focus on the  chapters when the wolves show up in the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin series.  
But that I can say is : the most extra in the two volumes is the articles with Yoshihiro Takahashi and Akira Miyashita
  • The volume 7

The images in the start of the manga. Info what happened and who is who in the series.
There are 452 pages.
Here we have Yoshihiro Takahashi and Akira Miyashita , 5 pages.
There are also add for GNG , GDW , Orion and Ginga Shin Gaiden
manga's as well like the other volumes.
  •   The volume 8 

The end of the volume 8 there are 484 pages
Also there are add of GNG; GDW; Orion,and Ginga Shin Gaiden like the others. 
But in the end there are fact, interview with Yoshihiro Takahashi and Akira Miyashita 

Think the best is to see the small studio sheets,  sketch from the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin.
That are number one for me. But the covers aren't bad and the face on the back side you can see which volume are which. They are number
But it's were nice to see the photos from the Tracon VI , (convent in Finland  last year)
I love Mooni in her  Fuji cosplay suit , and I have admire this suit for years
And the Hopeanuoli musikaali  (GNG Musical ) got some nice add ; ) 

So sorry that this blog took so long. Computer problem and other thing have been in the way for me to finish this I stared last week.
But it done now , at last   ^^  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Oh packet ?!

So here come a small update
I just come home from a small trip and to my surprise I got a packet (from Japan)
I didn't expect this one until next week , at lest . But I'm way happy for this

This were indeed heavy, 11 kg ... That I were dragging around the town to get home
The bad thing is that my scanner don't work as it should and at same time my camera have problems as well.
Well isn't something, it will be something els
Anyway this were what I got today;
  • Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Prism Stickers ,
There were 41 stickers with folders/envelopes  and also the Special Prism Sticker holder.
The only one I didn't have are on the sticker holder, the glitter sticker with Smith & Gin running. And I hope for some more for the collection of mine .
Well, well. Other will be happy I guess
The other will be trade, sold with the folders/envelopes.
I will take look at this later

  •  Ginga Nagareboshi Gin manga's

I'm not sure what to called the manga's
For (at lest me) this is a reprint/ re-remake of 2004 edition, release this year
I guess you could call it  GNG - 10th anniversary of Shueisha remix. 
Now I have complete set ; vol 1-8
There are interesting facts, Ginga Nagareboshi Gin sheets and other surprise.  Just let me say, that Yoshihiro Takahashi  haven't forgot his fans
I will write more about this, the manga's later later later ;  )

  •  Ginga Densetsu Weed manga's
 Some say that this is the 4 th edition of the GDW manga' series.
Others says it Ginga Densetsu Weed special manga
Anyway I got now a full set , vol : 1-8
I had all 6, and were hunting for the other 2 . But I had no luck in the end
So I send the manga's to a dear angel friend in Finland and hope that some of the manga's will be sold at the auction there .
For I got a complete set at the same auction as the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin manga's
  • The Japanese anime magazine Animedia
I got full set of the your 1986, issue ; 1-12
There are some small fact, images, info about Ginga Nagareboshi Gin. This were when GNG came out as a anime on tv in Japan.
For me this one were the hard one to get a complete set of.
Just for some issues hard way hard to get your hand on.
So this hunt have taken me years to collect. And yes i will write about the magazines as well . When I got time ^^
The one thing about the magazine is that they, many of them were in so good condition. Some even have sticker and other anime images , extra book inside. I did a sweet deal and a great bargain this time

  • VHS  " The Theme song collection of Tv Heroes "
This one are from the year of 1994.
Here are also Ginga Nagareboshi Gin  anime theme on the vhs.

When we talk about Ginga Nagareboshi Gin now
I most tell you I finally got the: 
  • Ginga Nagareboshi Gin poster !!!
When the Ginga Nagareboshi Gin Dvd box came out in Japan , there were some add posters for the dvd. And yes they are hard to come by now.
Oh my.. this one ,
I don't need to tell you that I have hunt for the poster a long time now. 
And i were more or less dancing when I saw the sweet poster 
I will drooling for when I frame it and hang on the wall in the apartment .
One of my pride thing in my collection  now  ^^
Also there were some things in the packet, but some were birthday present for friends and other smaller things . Non Ginga things in other words

I have some thing still in Japan , that will come to me .
Still I love to take a moment to just smile of the  great bargains I got over the time
Hm at same time I need to start planning for the many project I have for the blog.
To many thing you want to do at the same time, but the problem is just the time.