"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 ; )

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Update on the Silver Fang DVD

So in short I just added some new information on the new dvd version ;
"Ginga Nagareboshi Gin: Silver Fang  Special Edition "

Read more on the early post; Silver Fang DVD's

So Now I have the three different version of Silver Fang, Ginga Nagareboshi Gin boxes
But even so there are some small things that annoy me.
First one is , well
Take a look your self
Can you see anything odd or wrong here ?
Like Gins image and  big paws .. it's just wrong

I miss Gin vs Benizakura image
It' were more powerful image of the series 

True the image with Gin, the Pack running, as this one are lovely
But well, if they needed to do the new version
Why not do some newer box with images from the anime

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Yukio Togawa, Part 1

There have been some mails people have send to me, asking about King Fang .
So I thought way not write a bit on the blog.

I mean Yukio Togawa were a inspiration to Yoshihiro Takahashi and their story's in many way have similarity. When it come to characters and storyline ideas. 

Born in Saga, Japan in the year 1912
Yukio Togawa had a long life ahead of himself.

It wasn't until at the age 92 he passed away.
But he were leaving legacy of story's to admire and think about.

Image from Kokudosha_Library
You see Yukio Togawa was most passion with his work when it come to nature , animals and the balance with humans.  He were novelist , children's author, newspaper reporter and over the time Yukio lived he create many story's. And were also a candidate of prizes, award for his works. 
But aswell Yukio were also writer as producer for movies.
As a documentary of ; Hokkaidô Monogatari (Hokkaido Story).
The documentary were 87 min long and produce at the 15 June the year 1968 , in Japan.

There were Yukio Togawa were associate producer.  

But Yukio had deep passion for animals, and were a fighter for wild animals.

He were director of the "Japan Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals"
But not only in Japan , but such as Africa, with the activities complained of protection of wild animals.

Yukio Togawa made many books, so I will not write them all.
But if you interested you can go and look at ; Wikipedia;Togawa Yukio (Japanese)

"Takayasu's dog story"
Image (C) to seller kiyotee0624
  " Sabo "
From a Shonen Magazine , year 1968
Sabo were made by Yukio Togawa & Ishikawa TamaFutoshi

Those one I going to  write about is ;
"The Legends Of Nature" And "King Fang" 

I guess most knowing for us in the Ginga, Yoshihiro Takahashi community is ; King Fang
Image of Yukio Togawa & Ishikawa Kyuuta
Yukio Togawa were a writer and one of the illustrate/artist is Takao Yaguchi.
One thing that worth to notice is that Ishikawa Kyuuta
have done remake of Yukio Togawawork.
Like King Fang .

But also Ishikawa have cooperate with Yukio, with the story's/ art. Note that Ishikawa have many names (artist) , as; Ishikawa TamaFutoshi Ishikawa Teruyoshi ,Ishikawa Mitsuyoshi ,Ishikawa Kyuta 
A other version of King Fang ?
Look like King fang on the covers

King Fang manga from the years 1967-1968, Kodansya Comics
Ishikawa have done some of the remake of King Fang manga, like this one
But I will go deeper on King Fang manga's later .
On thing first

"The Legends Of Nature"

My favorite manga series ( if you count out Yoshihiro Takahashi's work) is "The Legends Of Nature".
This series were create by Yukio Togawa the writer and illustrate/artist were Takao Yaguchi.
Yukio Togawa as writer and illustrate/artist Takao Yaguchi
The work were focus on the wildlife, animal" novels, as become manga's
You can say, in short term "Legend of nature " tells of the many tales of Japan's wild life.
The many animals in the country,  the mother natures and the balance she rules.
The story's have bitter sweet story's about the prey and the hunter, (mostly the human hunter).
The struggle to live and become the prey .

The first books of the series are focus on a Bear.
Man eating bear

"Higumakaze" is the name of the first three manga's , in the series of seven.

And short story, a big man-eating bear attack a small village.
The manga follow a real story, when it come to the bear attack
Read more on Sankebetsu_bear_incident

In the manga it's seems no really stop of the bears hunger for blood and human flesh.
The humans try to fight back, but in this story the humans is the prey .
You will find blood, some gore, violence in the manga.
But also beautiful drawings and interesting storyline.

Two other manga's are;  Tsumeoh
The main character is a falcon, (hunt falcon in fact).
We follow the story when the falcon are born in the wild, but later are caught bu humans.
But even in this captivity a bond between human and bird is born.
And the story follow with , challenge,friendship, death and adventure.

Manga number six is called;
Kita E Kaeru

The main character here is a Matagi Dog.
Here we follow the story how deep loyal and also how deep love for the family is.
The start at the country side in Japan.
There lives a family with a dog, Matagi dog.
This one is skilled hunting and seem to have combat ability.

But one day the dogs owner get sick, and they get a afford they can't refuse  .
They had do sell their loving family dog.

So the adventure goes, from the countryside, near the forest and the mountain, hills, the dog world changes. Now the new home is in the city. 

But how much the humans try to adjust the dog to the city. The deep desire to return home became to much for the dog.So one day, the dog escape. Here goes the long journey to come home, with full adventures. 

The manga book Seven are called; Ameirotsuno to Sanbonyubi 
Main focus is on the the Japanese serow , wild goat.
The struggle, relationship between wild animals and the humans.
The bitter sweet story and how we can follow the two sides.
Humans, the hunters and the serow. 

I think the main character there , is a leader serow.
But the manga are so beautiful draw.. I just adore
Takao Yaguchi.


Yuki and Takao
 So many of this manga series were books, novels at first.
But as far I know there is two manga release.

Image (C) to Mandarake
The years; 1997- 1998
Vol 1-7

BGC; Big Gold Comics
Publisher: Shogakukan

This one are hard to get, at lest as complete set.
Sometime you can get some volumes for a low price, but it's hard to get this manga's of  this date.

I have vol seven, missing the rest six.

The years; 2003- 2004 
Vol: 1-7
"Pocket Comics" , Kodansha

Publisher: Comics
Those are the complete series I got and they are more easy to buy.


So this were the part one of  Yukio Togawa
I saw that I had written so much so I will do a part two there King Fang will be 

Until then
Take Care

Update with some more photos and some more text (
Yukio, a fight for wild animals)

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Weed Dohatsuten T-shirts

So the newest item that have come to me is the two T-shirts

I got one gray /black colored on Yahoo auction time back (still in store in Japan) with the size medium. This one with long sleeves.
Now I got the black and the white version , both size medium (with short sleeves)
Even this shipping took some month to get ^^
It's so nice to see new ginga merchandise .
Even that some are a bit trick to find
Image from
" Ginga 30 anniversary  &  Dohatsuten founded 30 anniversary special"

So there is two different edition.
Some with long long sleeves and some with short sleeves.
With the colors of ; black, black/gray, white and white/black
With size of ; S- XL and so one
Images from; Dohatsuten on Facebook
The crew Dohatsuten favorite characters ( I guess)is on the front 
And the T-shirt have printed autograph of Yoshihiro Takahashi on the front.
On the back Ginga Densetsu Weed the anime opening theme song Lyrics (anime was broadcast in 2005 )

Now I just need to get the white/black one with long sleeves to have complete set
I'm feeling a bit of the collection hunter inside me, has plans  ; )
But we will see , what happens 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Plans & update

So here comes a update what I'm have been doing
Number one thing, I have been  inventory of mine collections.
Just that have taken time.
I just added (former dvd bookcase) to the ginga mountain , so I got more room for the collection.
That took a time to add, move the furniture around and round to get it right. 

As people perhaps know now, I'm a cat owner. A bit new as a cat owner
And now I try to adapt so not the cat or the collection get hurt.
So this were a challenge.

But my plan, project are now
I planing to make three parts just on this photo, staring on the left bookshelves , later go to middle and the right . I working on to go deeper on writing and add some closer photos
And after that the bookcase/ cupboard there I have item's, merchandise and so on.

So Orion series , I still got vol 1-11
But now thank to Yukimizake I have now vol 30 (still in plastic cover).
As you can see I have the first vol of Akame series.
The soft toy/plush isn't relate to any ginga series.
I just got in love with this one at a Japanese auction at long time ago.
The other small plush/soft toy is Hachiko. The sweet dog came with the Hachiko manga.
Behind you perhaps can see a phone cover/case with Gloomy Bear
I have also complete manga series of Shiroi Senshi Yamato manga (volume; 1-10), that come out in 2014. The Shueisha Home Remix (The re-remake/reprint of 2004- 2005)

A special manga edition are dear to me.
For outside Japan those manga can be way expensive .
But if you look at second hand site or stores in Japan you can get them for a low prise.
Like 200- 600 yen.
Some see this manga's as some manga GNG edition , but I see them as extra manga more like information, taste of the manga series .
So I say that this is extra manga' s, with the chosen favorite adventure or memorable parts of the series.

If you seen my early post, you know that I have frame some posters, magazine cover and also postcards . Here is at lest there in frames.
Early post;  The Start of 2015  & Posters,covers in Frames

There is a small collection of ginga Doujinshi manga that I got over the years.
This is a small photo, I guess I have some more, at lest there or four that I missed when i took the photo. I will update later ^^

I couldn't help myself to add some photos of the many art, drawings
Adorable sweet and so beautiful.

A other thing I notes were that Yoshihiro Takahashi drawing style have change.
Well sure that style will change over the time
But I can't help myself to smile on this pictures.
Both Weed and Orion look tooth less , no fangs.

When I took some photos on some lose pages
from Orion and a advertising I couldn't help so note this.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

Posters,Covers in Frames

So in the first post on January, I mention that I got two frames to some posters
Se more on my early post ; The start of 2015
I just love them and the posters. I got both frames from work
So I found two frames more in a secondhand store and decide to frames some more posters.
I guess my bedroom are more and more a ginga room    >_>
That good and bad I guess. I really need more space, a bigger apartment and some more bookshelf.
But a bit update there is a bookcase coming to me , I hope soon.
So I have more space for the collection. Well for a time at lest

As I said in my early blog post, some time back I got a packet with ginga posters, pages, postcards, adds from different Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, Weed and Orion magazines, manga.
But I haven't touch them until now.
! Please note this !
I haven't cut or ripped the images, pages from the magazine or manga's.

So instead having the images,poster laying around , I started to frame my favorites .I got four now in frame and planing to frame some more later.
So here are two more frames with one poster and a magazine cover of  Kacchû no Senshi Gamu.
I just love the gold fram of GNG kids, puppies .
And I have a soft spot for Gamu , so that weren't hard do pick this on to the frame.

I will have soon two frames for the postcard. 
It's really nice to get some of your favorite image, posters or postcards in a frame and see it on the wall.
In the Ginga room   ;  )
I hope to buy some of those frames, one day

It's nice to finish some projects and show off a bit of the collection.  
Here is some of the postcards I got ;
And my favorites;
Those four I got as a gift from ; Yukimizake
I just , Love them
Thank you so much Yukimizake

So this were a small update ^^