Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki

Adieu Galaxy Express 999

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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-
English: Adieu Galaxy Express 999
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 8, 1981
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 2 hr. 10 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.251 (scored by 36783,678 users)
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Ranked: #28932
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Popularity: #6387
Members: 9,435
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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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"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor


Aug 29, 2021
Severly Underrated. This Movie not only improves on the Previous Film with addition to working as a Great Sequel - it also stands as my personal favorite movie from Rintaro. All of the flaws from the Original Movie are gone in the Sequel. Probably one of the best Sequels I've seen other than Godfather Part 2 or Mamoru Oshii's Patlabor 2.

It has the same themes of tackling the idea of the "so-called" transhumanist utopia, head on. The characters are far more engaging then they were in the first film, and that's not because they were bad in the first. Rather, they are developed far more ...
Dec 29, 2017
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jan 3, 2023
Lots of exposition with no character development, that brings nothing of value to the story or plot.

The only Galaxy Express media I had watched prior to this was the 1979 film. As a sequel this film falls flat on its face; it felt like little more than a watered down repeat of the original plot only devoid of the character development and storytelling the sequel has.
For 2 hours you have to sit through Tetsuro wandering around with intermittent breaks so that an already established character can show up and deliver some exposition before disappearing to an optimistic soundtrack that thinks you are far more emotionally ...

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