Uchuu Koukyoushi Maetel: Ginga Tetsudou 999 Gaiden

Space Symphonic Poem Maetel: Galaxy Express 999 Side Story

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Synonyms: Space Symphony Maetel, Uchuu Koukyoushi Maetel: Ginga Tetsudo 999 Gaiden
Japanese: 宇宙交響詩メーテル ~銀河鉄道999外伝~
English: Space Symphonic Poem Maetel: Galaxy Express 999 Side Story
French: Space Symphony Maetel
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Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 6, 2004 to Oct 29, 2004
Premiered: Summer 2004
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Animax
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Azeta Pictures
Source: Unknown
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 6.671 (scored by 16931,693 users)
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Ranked: #58282
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Popularity: #8430
Members: 5,174
Favorites: 7

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Maetel abandoned her mother and her home planet, the doomed and frozen La Metal, where people must become cyborgs to survive. When she is beckoned to return, her options seem slim: follow her mother's path (and with it a robot mind and the contempt of all humans), or run away and fight with humans against the machines. Yet, she is not without comrades and defenders. If she can accept the friendship of beings of metal who desire peace, and oppose those who think being made of flesh and blood is enough to make one human, she may still have a chance to find her own path.

(Source: Anime-Planet)

Characters & Voice Actors


Matsuura, Noriyoshi
Sound Director
Hayase, Hiroyuki
Sound Director


Opening Theme

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"Everlasting Dream" by Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Ending Theme

"Galaxy Legend" by Uehara Takako


Apr 18, 2015
Ok, we do have crappy Maetel Legend and other stuff that delayed my watching of these series by 10 years since its release in 2005. The first two episodes looked like another pathetic effort. But.

I have to disagree with another reviewer here. Or maybe I got used to garbage... maybe not. Being a Leijiverse fan, I can say this: Space Symphony Maetel is the #3 piece to watch after GE999 and GE999-2 movies. It is better than GE999-TV and better than Harlock-78.

It introduces new things to Leijiverse, it follows the lore. Creators do show us they're familiar with Legend of Galactic Heroes and Terminator ...
Nov 16, 2011
I think the anime world must think that Leiji Matsumoto fans will put up with just about anything. As if the Maetel Legend OVA wasn't bad enough, they double-down on it by expanding that story with this crap series. Sure we get to see some nice retro character designs and a great CGI Death Shadow, but the writing on this series was just about as bad as I've ever seen in all my 30 years of watching anime. The scripting of each episode was so abysmal that it was making me physically angry. Of ...

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