Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)


Galaxy Express 999

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Alternative Titles

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

Statistics

Score: 7.551 (scored by 69746,974 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #15252
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #4479
Members: 18,039
Favorites: 128

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Synopsis

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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Staff

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


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"Ginga Tetsudou 999" by Isao Sasaki
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Ending Theme

"The Galaxy Express 999" by Godiego



Oct 11, 2008
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 ...
Jul 29, 2015
The movie, was directed by Rin Taro (Astro Boy, Captain Harlock), while the series was directed by Nobutaka Nishizawa (Slam Dunk, Zatch Bell); so it makes sense the movie was more action oriented than the series. Tetsuro gets an upgrade in his character design, which was a big boost, and the overall art gets an upgrade as well. There was even some music added that the original series really lacked, but hey, it was anime in the 70’s.

So, how do you compress a 113 episode series into two hours? Basically, you take all of the important events, planets with the best lessons, the characters that ...
Nov 4, 2009
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 ...

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