Smith was a comic relief character in Ginga Nagareboshi Gin. He was a leader of the third platoon and a good friend of Gin.
Smith was a French spaniel mix with black-and-white fur.
He had brown eyes and yellow collar. He lost his collar somewhere between Ginga Nagareboshi Gin and Ginga Densetsu Weed.
His long ears seemed oddly shorter in Ginga Densetsu Weed because of a change in art style. His right front leg had been amputated.
Smith was often comical, sarcastic and jokes around. He was good friends with Gin, though he underestimated him at first due to his age.
He often bullied Cross a bit and she always had something to say back. Smith always had small comical quarrels with Moss as well. They didn't really dislike each other, though, and they were friends. Actually, Smith was in love with Cross, even though he knew that she loves Ben.
According to a joking Cross, Smith was a womanizer. In the manga, he once said strictly that he is not into males. However, he later hugs and licks Chutora, showing that he has no problem with being physically closer to other males.
Smith may seem slightly cowardly and timid at the times, but he had a very strong side. He showed fear and dislike of wolves at first, more than the other dogs, but eventually accepted them.
During the battle against Akakabuto's bears, Smith showed his very brave and serious side and was ready to die fighting. He hated it when he could not carry on in the battle after being injured.
In Ginga Densetsu Weed, Smith is older and seems much more serious. However, it's revealed that before the disappearance of Sakura, he was joking and laid-back just like when he was younger. It's likely that the failure of protecting Sakura and loss of his leg made him change a bit.
As an older dog, he felt responsible of younger dogs and wanted to teach them manners and protect them. Sometimes they may annoy him a bit and he doesn't always believe them.
Ginga Nagareboshi Gin
Smith was Riki's third platoon leader. Gin discovers the wild dog pack one night and decides to join them in defeating Akakabuto. Along their journey, they meet the three kai brothers and Moss, in which Smith and Gin learn that Sniper and Hyena are traitors.
This is why Smith was quite close to Gin, since Gin saved him from falling down the large waterfall as Sniper and Hyena chased them to keep them from disposing their devilish plan. Though Smith told Gin to save himself, Gin refused to let go of Smith and saved them both.
Smith and the others continued finding other dogs like Akame and helps defeat the Koga clan, and Benizakura, the strongest dog in the world. They returned one night before the final battle and prepared to fight.
Being wounded, Smith was left with other wounded and Cross (and her puppies). He revealed his secret feelings for her, believing that a bear was coming and was ready to die to protect her.
However, the "bear" turns out to be the hunter Takeda Gohee.
Smith led him to the battlefield where Akakabuto was, hoping that the man will shoot the bear. Smith survives the final battle and stays in eduu mountains with his friends.
When the wolves caused conflict, he was the only soldier to stay in Futago Pass to protect it. He met Fuuga the wolf and was scared at first though the wolf is actually an ally and meant no harm.
Smith is later terrified to find out that Gin had allied with wolves. He stayed in Ou while most other soldiers went to fight Gaia's soldiers.
Later, he was again terrified to find out that a few wolves have joined Ou's forces. Moss scolded at him and he eventually accepted the wolves as a species and as his comrades.
Ginga Densetsu Weed
Now older, Smith was more mellow, but very stubborn. In the anime, he was convinced by one of his soldiers to escort Sakura away from Gajou when P4 was attacking. Smith was forced to leave Sakura to save GB from getting run over by a car, and lost his right leg in the process.
In the manga, Sakura left Ou because Lucy told her that Gin had been injured in the mountains.
Smith meets Weed when he was fighting the Banken (guard dog), who then hid from Smith once he sensed the elder dog's fierce spirit. Smith later went inside Gajou to protect Weed from P4. He tricked P4 into collapsing the cave by jumping on his back, which made P4 bang Smith's back on the rock walls, causing him to be crushed.
They both were assumed to have died, but P4 survived. This was where Smith's life ended.
"The stronger the male, the more considerate he is to females"
- Smith describing Ben. Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, volume 4
"I'm not into males!"
- Smith to Gin. Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, volume 4
"Heh... You shouldn't drool for the taken."
- Smith as he reveals his feelings for Cross, in tears but trying to laugh. Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, volume 12
"With Moss' teachings, you'll become sumo wrestlers!"
- Smith's comment as Moss tries to teach puppies to fight. Ginga Nagareboshi Gin, volume 14
"The chain keeping you there is weaker than the chain locking up your spirit."
- Smith's words to Hook.Ginga Densetsu Weed, episode 2
"I had to... I betrayed my own purpose. Gin... I, Smith, I will never cease to be your brother."
- Smith's last thoughts before he dies. Ginga Densetsu Weed, volume 4
"Hōgen, a soul full of justice is very heavy. We continue to live on through the ones who hold pure hearts."
- Smith's words to Hōgen.Ginga Densetsu Weed, episode 26
See more pictures in Smith/Gallery.
- In some manga scenes, his left leg is missing instead of the right.
- In one scene in the Ginga Densetsu Weed anime, Smith has both legs.
- Smith is one of the heroes whose spirits can be seen in the night sky in the ending credits of the anime.