Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999: Andromeda Shuuchakueki


Adieu Galaxy Express 999

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Alternative Titles

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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Information

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

Statistics

Score: 7.251 (scored by 40754,075 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #30022
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #6476
Members: 10,094
Favorites: 25

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Synopsis

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.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

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

Characters & Voice Actors

Maetel

Main
Ikeda, Masako
Japanese

Hoshino, Tetsurou

Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese

Captain Herlock

Supporting
Inoue, Makio
Japanese

Emeraldas

Supporting
Tajima, Reiko
Japanese

Miime

Supporting
Ohara, Noriko
Japanese

Promethium II, La Andromeda

Supporting
Kinomiya, Ryouko
Japanese

The Conductor

Supporting
Kimotsuki, Kaneta
Japanese

Yuki, Kei

Supporting
Kawashima, Chiyoko
Japanese

Meowdar

Supporting
Tomiyama, Kei
Japanese

Faust

Supporting
Emori, Toru
Japanese

Staff

Matsumoto, Leiji
Original Creator
Kanada, Yoshinori
Key Animation


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"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor
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Ending Theme

"Sayonara" by Mary MacGregor




Reviews

Sep 3, 2012
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 ...
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
Spoiler
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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