Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)

Galaxy Express 999

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Synonyms: Ginga Tetsudo 999, Galaxy Express 999 (Movie), Galaxy Express 999 Movie
Japanese: 銀河鉄道999
English: Galaxy Express 999
French: Galaxy Express 999
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 4, 1979
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, FantasyFantasy, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 2 hr. 8 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.551 (scored by 75987,598 users)
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Ranked: #16042
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Popularity: #4687
Members: 19,774
Favorites: 149


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Tetsurou Hoshino is a boy bent on obtaining an immortal mechanical body in order to take revenge against his mother's murderer, the machine man Count Mecha. However, due to the incredible cost of obtaining what he seeks, his only hope is to steal a boarding pass for the Galaxy Express 999, a space train that travels across the galaxy and whose final stop is a planet where the metal replacements are provided for free. After swiping a pass, Tetsurou is pursued by the police and ends up collapsing into the arms of a mysterious woman named Maetel, who closely resembles his mother. Once he awakens, she tells the boy that she will provide him entry onto the 999 as long as he agrees to travel with her. Accepting her proposition, Tetsurou boards the cosmic railway with Maetel and begins a journey across the galaxy.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Matsumoto, Leiji
Original Creator
Kanada, Yoshinori
Animation Director
Sugino, Akio
Character Design


Opening Theme

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"Ginga Tetsudou 999" by Isao Sasaki

Ending Theme

"The Galaxy Express 999" by Godiego


Mar 5, 2022
The Galaxy Express 999 movie is a piece of media that scares me. Upon this re-watch, it felt a bit intimidating as soon as the first emotional part began with Tetsurou's flashback. What scares me about this anime is that it forces the viewers to confront and think about very emotional and unpleasant topics. Still, Galaxy Express 999 forces us to confront these emotionally painful lessons for the best of us. Due to the episodic nature of the 113 episode TV series, it was easy for the staff to summarize it all in a satisfying way in a 2 hour film.

The topic of eternal life. ...
Aug 25, 2021
Regularly scheduled disclaimer: I don't believe in the MAL rating system, so ignore everything but the overall score if you actually want to know my opinion for some reason.

Here's the short version: Ginga Tetsudou 999 is fun and gorgeous and absolutely worth watching.

The most obvious appeal is the visuals: it's directed by Rintaro, and you can tell. Every single sequence in the movie is beautifully animated and expressive. The big action set pieces are just plain fun to watch if only to marvel at how great they all look. The opening scene is in particular a standout, especially because it (like the entire film) has ...
Mar 10, 2020
Galaxy express 999 is a summary of the whole 113 eps tv series in condensed form but in better way. This is really one of the most enjoyable anime films with such cool characters such as harlock, emeraldas, maetel. I liked this film so much.

Story- the story is well written all the way from the beginning to end. the story is set in futuristic world where every people must get mechanical body to live eternal life. It focuses on tetsudo a poor orphan boy who wants to get a Mechanical body for his dead mother's wish. He was then accompanied by Maetel a mysterious ...

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