Synonyms: Adieu Galaxy Express 999, Sayonara Ginga Tetsudo 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki
Japanese: さよなら銀河鉄道999 -アンドロメダ終着駅-
Jan 8, 1981
2 hr. 10 min.
PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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SynopsisTwo years after the events in Galaxy Express 999, Earth has become a battleground. Tetsuro, older and fighting the Machine People, rejoins Maetel aboard the GE999.
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Characters & Voice Actors
Opening Theme"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor
Ending Theme"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor
Coming out in 1981, the sequel, Adieu Galaxy Express 999 is a fantastic classic. Directed by Rintaro, whom also directed the first Galaxy Express movie, made another with top notch space action. This is a direct sequel of our main protagonist Tetsuro Hoshino, now, back on Earth fighting the machines for survival.
Tetsuro is now older, and just as loud and reckless as before. He continues to fight, and throughout the beginning of the movie really sets the mood in how Earth and the universe are all trying to survive against human immortality by mechanization. Then, a message from the blond bombshell herself, Maetel, reaches Tetsuro. She tells him to once again board the 999 train, and the real journey begins. Much like the previous show and movie, the underlining plot is hidden in mystery, and only Maetel knows what is in store for our loud-mouth protagonist.
The music consistently sets the mood perfectly and the detail in animation is breathtaking. It is also a great representation of the era this was made in, as well as a leap in animation itself. All things from the stars reflecting off of the train’s glass to the neon lights emanating throughout the cities brings nothing but pure animated beauty to the eyes.
Sure this is much like the last movie in story with some good old repeated action sequences. However, do not let such small things take away from the setting and greatness that is Adieu Galaxy Express 999. This is the prettiest thing to date in 1981, with an amazingly deep story of humans, androids, and what it means to truly live. read more
A truly enjoyable classic and a fitting sequel to the first movie. Adieu Galaxy Express 999 continues from the original movie,showing the conflict between the mechanized people and the human race.After the first movie with maetel and tetsuro having destroyed the planet andromeda/planet meatel, the conflict between the robotic empire and the human race has increased to even greater heights .The robot forces are destroying anyone who oppose the ideal of immortality through robotic bodies and tetsuro for the last two years have been fighting on earth just to stay alive.
After receiving an invitation from maetel to board the 999,tetsuro and maetel set out once again on a quest to destroy the robot empire headquarters at the center of the galaxy. Along the way they meet some old friends while at the same time having their journey being overshadowed by a mystery by which one of their own Allies might be their greatest enemy .
What I really loved about this movie was how it showed the robot empire and the philosophy of immortality through machinery in even greater depth than the first movie. We get to see how it all started and learn even more about those who desire it.This anime goes a long way in trying to convey the message of humanity and what it really means to be alive.
Being such an old title the animation is pretty dated but stilled looked impressive especially during fight scenes and shots of space.I really enjoyed the music which moved from haunting to more upbeat and really helped to convey the mood of each scene.
The characters just like the first movie are enjoyable and realistic and compliments each other quite well.Overall a fitting sequel and an enjoyable movie read more
Also by iconic anime and manga creator, Leiji Matsumoto. Rich characters and stories with a signature look and feel. Frequent "cross pollination" of characters between series.
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Arcadia of My Youth
Cosmo Warrior Zero
Galaxy Express 999
Space Pirate Captain Harlock
Space Symphony Maetel
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