Frequently Asked Questions
Is the series available in English?
Only the first 3 volumes of the Ginga Densetsu Weed manga are available officially in English. The publishing company unfortunately went out of business before more were published. The mangas have been translated into Finnish, Chinese, and Korean. The animes have gotten Finnish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Hungarian, and Korean translations.
Are there fan-translations of the series?
Yes there are! Not all are complete, as they are fan-made and it isn't their job, but there is quite a bit that has been scanlated and subbed. Translations can be downloaded from Ginga Scans or Ginga Board, or they can be read/watched online for free on the Silver Fang Reader.
What is the chronological order of the Ginga mangas?
From oldest time-period to newest, and with their common abbreviations and length from their first publication:
- Ginga Densetsu Akame (GDA) - 5 volumes
- Ginga Densetsu Riki (GDR) - 1 volume
- Ginga: Nagareboshi Gin (GNG) - 18 volumes, 21 episodes
- Ginga Densetsu Weed (GDW) - 60 volumes, 26 episodes
- Ginga Densetsu Weed: Orion (GDWO) - 30 volumes
- Ginga: The Last Wars (TLW) - ongoing, 15+ volumes
Where does the spin-off Ginga: The First Wars fit?
This manga most likely fits right before GDWO. However, it's not specifically stated.
Are the animes accurate?
The GNG anime follows the anime fairly well, but leaves off the Wolf Arc. The GDW anime does change quite a bit, leaving out characters or changing how some die or don't die. GDW only covers the Kaibutsu and Hougen arcs of the manga.
How can I get Ginga merchandise?
You will most likely need a proxy or middle-man to buy the item for you and ship it to you if you are trying to purchase from an online store or auction site. EBay, Mandarake, CDJapan, and FutagoShop are exceptions where you can purchase items directly. View our shop page to see what places offer international shipping, and a list of recommended proxies.