Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki

Adieu Galaxy Express 999

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English: Adieu Galaxy Express 999
Synonyms: 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-


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1981
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Source: Manga
Genres: Sci-FiSci-Fi, AdventureAdventure, SpaceSpace, DramaDrama
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.291 (scored by 30253,025 users)
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Ranked: #24062
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Popularity: #5685
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Despite the destruction of the mechanization home world Andromeda, the machine empire is still swept across the galaxy and Earth has become a battleground. Having returned from his journey aboard the train Galaxy Express 999, Tetsurou Hoshino joins the resistance and fights alongside others who have retained their humanity.

When the 999 returns to Earth, Tetsurou receives an enigmatic recorded message from his former traveling companion Maetel, telling him to board the train once more. Fighting his way to Megalopolis station, he makes it onto the train just as it departs. This time, however, Tetsurou is met with several mysteries: Maetel is nowhere to be seen, an ominous "Ghost Train" has appeared, and the ultimate destination of the 999 is unknown. Amid all this, Tetsurou finds himself confronted by the mysterious black knight Faust and soon discovers the machine empire's darkest secret.

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The movie won the 1981 Animage's Anime Grand Prix Award.

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Opening Theme

"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor

Ending Theme

"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor

Sep 3, 2012
barcaman101 (All reviews)
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 read more
Dec 29, 2017
tomateunmate (All reviews)
A couple of vague spoilers that will help you deal with this: Tetsuro does nothing to change anything. Just like the previous movie, 999 is compacted to be a Harlock spin off more than it's own thing.

The strongest element in this movie is Rintaro's direction, and if we judged only by visuals this would easily be an 8/10 or above. But as a stand alone story and part of the 999 franchise it's pretty atrocious.

As I mentioned before it makes the same weird decision from the previous movie of taking out everything that 999 had besides character designs. Between 2 movies we get none of read more
Feb 28, 2016
Quiddity131 (All reviews)
Released a couple of years after the original Galaxy Express 999 movie, this sequel is an original story, not based on the original manga or television series (although there is one sequence heavily based on them). 3 years after the events of the first movie, Tetsuro is taking part in the resistance against the machine empire and once again boards the Galaxy Express, in search of Maetel.

This movie is a bit darker than the original in both tone and story. Whereas the first movie had a lot of world building and exploration to it in addition to Tetsuro's main story of revenge, the plot is read more
Aug 27, 2015
BowlingJD (All reviews)
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. read more

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