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Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)

Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ginga Tetsudo 999, Galaxy Express 999 (Movie), Galaxy Express 999 Movie
Japanese: 銀河鉄道999

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 4, 1979
Genres: Drama, Sci-Fi
Duration: 2 hr. 8 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

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Ranked: #7942
Popularity: #2736
Members: 4,884
Favorites: 49
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drama

Synopsis

After the death of his mother at the hands of the evil robot Count Mecha, young Tetsuro has become a delinquent street urchin who dreams only of revenge.
Tetsuro lives in a far future world in which humans have the choice to travel to another planet where they can exchange their bodies for immortal, robotic counterparts. His goal is to someday acquire (through theft) enough money to board the Galaxy Express 999, a train which is capable of traveling through space, and which will take him to the planet of robots.

One day, after escaping from the police, he meets the beautiful Maetel, who resembles his mother. She offers to take him on the Galaxy Express 999 to get a robotic body and to get revenge on Count Mecha. Along the journey, the two meet many varied people (including Captain Harlock and Queen Emeraldas), and Tetsuro learns what it means to be human.

(Source: ANN)

Related Anime

Adaptation: Ginga Tetsudou 999
Sequel: Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki
Alternative version: Ginga Tetsudou 999
Prequel: DNA Sights 999.9

Characters & Voice Actors

Maetel
Maetel
Main
Ikeda, Masako
Japanese
Ikeda, Masako
Barr, Kathleen
English
Barr, Kathleen
...
Hoshino, Tetsuro
Hoshino, Tetsuro
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Henderson, Saffron
English
Henderson, Saffron
...
Emeraldas
Emeraldas
Supporting
Tajima, Reiko
Japanese
Tajima, Reiko
Oliver, Nicole
English
Oliver, Nicole
...
Shadow
Shadow
Supporting
Fujita, Toshiko
Japanese
Fujita, Toshiko
Perry, Jane
English
Perry, Jane
...

Staff

Rintaro
Director
Takahashi, Eikichi
Key Animation
Ozeki, Masayuki
Assistant Director
Kanada, Yoshinori
Animation Director



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Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo
This anime has a great story and awesome cast of characters. Outside the movies, I have little to no familiarity with the other mediums this story has been told. I heard the TV series was 113 episodes!! I don’t get how you can make a story that big!! Plus, I heard the manga was also 20 volumes.

Regardless of how much is compressed in this version, you still feel the maturity of Tetsuro and how strong the bond is between him and Matel. The bond they share is something comparable to what Naked Snake and the Boss have in Metal Gear Solid 3. It’s beyond mother read more
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Nov 4, 2009
cobrascope
You can't buy this film in this country and I'm not even sure you can get it on import in the USA but I managed to track it down on youtube and I'm very glad I did. This is a retro golden oldie that condenses the main plot of the TV series (which was 113 episodes long) into an easy to digest feature film. It's one of those rare films that can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of age or sex. The dated visuals and music might put some off but I think it actually added to the retro charm and a low budget production read more
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Recommendations

"Amnesia" totally feels like a 90s remake of Galaxy Express 999 with Tetsuro (Wataru) and Maetel (Sophia) travelling across post-apocalyptic USA in quest for understanding what makes a human soul. However, you start to feel the spirit of GE999 closer to the middle of the show.
Supervised by Rintaro.
Arcadia is subjectively one of the two pivotal works related to Leijiverse, the other being Galaxy Express 999. Both pieces are interconnected, with Arcadia serving as a quality prequel to Galaxy Express focusing on Harlock and Emeraldas, while Galaxy Express has them as secondary characters.

After watching these two, one can choose to further extend his/her leijiverse experience either in the direction of Galaxy Express (Adieu GE 999, Galaxy Railways, GE 999 TV, Maetel Legend, Space Symphony Maetel etc.), or Captain Harlock (Harlock 78, Endless Orbit SSX, Harlock Saga, Endless Odyssey, and the new $90 mln film planned for released in fall 2013)

Opening Theme

"Ginga Tetsudou 999" by Isao Sasaki

Ending Theme

"The Galaxy Express 999" by Godiego

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Poll: Galaxy Express 999 (Movie) Episode 1 Discussion
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08-13-12, 9:23 AM
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