Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari

The Galaxy Railways

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Alternative Titles

Japanese: 銀河鉄道物語
English: The Galaxy Railways
German: The Galaxy Railways
Spanish: The Galaxy Railways
French: Galaxy Railways
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Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2003 to Apr 11, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Licensors: Funimation
Studios: Planet
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: SpaceSpace
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.071 (scored by 33403,340 users)
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Ranked: #39892
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Popularity: #5782
Members: 12,690
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In the distant future, trains are no longer bound by their physical tracks. Instead, they take to the skies and travel across the universe on the Galaxy Railways, transporting mankind from planet to planet. However, the Galaxy Railways are no safer than traditional trains: criminals, terrorists, and vile aliens always find a way to stir up trouble.

Manabu Yuuki, a rash and hot-headed man, is the latest addition to the Galaxy Railways' elite Space Defence Force (SDF). These brave men and women are responsible for protecting the railways and responding to any unprecedented danger, risking their lives to protect the innocent from evil. But as this drama unfolds and the SDF's greatest crisis draws nearer, Manabu must truly learn what it means to be a member of the SDF before it is too late.

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Characters & Voice Actors


Cook, Justin
Watson, Barry
Nishimoto, Yukio
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
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Opening Theme

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"Ginga Tetsudou wa Harukanari (銀河鉄道は遥かなり)" Sasaki Isao

Ending Theme

"Ginga no Kirame (銀河の煌)" Sasaki Isao


Jul 18, 2008
It always surprises me when I find a series that approaches perfection. I just finished watching Galaxy Railways, and have to say, if you even remotely enjoy anime, it is easily worth your time to watch it. Obviously Matsumoto Leiji is legendary for Harlock and Galaxy Express, and if you've seen his work in the past, this isn't a huge departure from it. Contained is a relatively typical, but incredibly deep cast of characters, including the obligatory hair-covering-one-eye protagonist Manubu, his Harlock-resembling father, and the beady-eyes-popping-out-of-their-forheads old people that bother me to no end.

The story takes place in a futuristic-space setting where the usual spaceship ...
Nov 23, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Leiji, Leiji, Leiji… How many times can you rehash the same stories and tropes over and over and when will I actually condemn you for it? I’e stated before that I’ll watch anything with that man’s name attached to it and really wanted to watch it when I first heard about it last millennium. And as Leijiverse stuff goes it’s a base line. While the animation is fluid and smooth, the character designs are of Leiji’s era (meaning old) The stories are by the book, which is okay, but Manabu Yuki’s young man pursuing the only dream he ever had thing has been done in ...
Feb 22, 2023
Story: 3
Animation: 9
Sound: 7
Characters: 2
Enjoyment: 1

Total: 4

Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari does so many things wrong. But this is due to two very important factors. The theme and the story structure. And both are running the rest into the ground.

But let's start with the setting first, because it is weird. In the future, humanity has advanced space travel to such a degree that most of the inhabitable planets are connected via space trains, which are literally trains in space, varying in technological images. The main cast controls a steam train in all its retro glory. Steam from the stovepipe and connected wheels are predominantly featured in multiple ...

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