Images of Gin with different scars

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Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Nara » Sat Nov 20, 2021 7:12 pm

Gin originally had four forehead scars in the manga, but it was quickly simplified into just three. The shape of the scars have also varied, sometimes reaching over his eye. In a few images exclusive to Shonen Jump and the first manga edition he also had body scars similar to Riki. I really hope we could get these images online in high res.

Here's low res examples from two Finnish blogs:

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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Digsu » Thu Dec 02, 2021 3:15 pm

Based on the chapter names on the images and this list, the image on the left is from Shounen Jump's 1984 issue 4, while the one on the right is from 1983 issue 52. I managed to find a cheap copy of the 1984 issue on Mercari, so I should be able to provide a good quality scan of the first image in a couple of weeks!

If anybody wants to try finding the other issue, the Japanese search word would be 少年ジャンプ 1983年52号 and the cover apparently looks like this.



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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Nara » Tue Dec 07, 2021 9:35 pm

Thank you so much, Digsu!

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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Digsu » Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:35 pm

Here he is!
Just for fun, I also made a render with the text overlapping Gin's body edited out.



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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Raki » Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:00 pm

Digsu wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:35 pm
Here he is!
Just for fun, I also made a render with the text overlapping Gin's body edited out.
His scars are so cool there! Why didn't they keep them??
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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Rusty » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:08 pm

Raki wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 7:00 pm
Digsu wrote:
Fri Dec 10, 2021 4:35 pm
Here he is!
Just for fun, I also made a render with the text overlapping Gin's body edited out.
His scars are so cool there! Why didn't they keep them??
Perhaps Yoshi cut some scenes and the body scars didn't make sense so he had to change the design? Gin looks super cool though!
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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Digsu » Fri Dec 10, 2021 8:32 pm

Honestly, I suspect Yoshi simply wasn't entirely sure what he wanted to do with GNG yet (the chapter the image I posted is from ends with the scene of Gohei being pulled on a stretcher after Riki falls to his "death", so it's very early on in the story) so he was just playing around with what adult Gin would be like. Going by the GNG chapter list I mentioned in my earlier post, the chapter where Gin receives his scars would come out over three months later, so Yoshi had plenty of time to figure out what he wanted to do with his design.

Yoshi just throwing around ideas for the chapter images would also explain why the other image (which comes from an even earlier chapter) shows Gin hunting alongside Gohei like Riki, which also never ended up happening. Maybe at first Yoshi was just going to have Gin grow up to be just like Riki, a scarred veteran bearhound working with a human hunter.



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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Tora » Fri Dec 10, 2021 9:26 pm

Also, loko at his brindle, looks likes Bella's.
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Re: Images of Gin with different scars

Post by Nara » Sat Dec 11, 2021 11:21 pm

Thank you a million times, Digsu! Gosh, Gin looks so handsome <3

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