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Ginga Tetsudou Monogatari


Alternative Titles

English: The Galaxy Railways
Japanese: 銀河鉄道物語

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 4, 2003 to Apr 4, 2004
Premiered: Fall 2003
Broadcast: Unknown
Studios: Planet
Source: Original
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.291 (scored by 1,642 users)
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Ranked: #23312
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Popularity: #3713
Members: 5,935
Favorites: 28
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

The story begins on planet Destiny, which claimed to be where the center of the Universe is, where all the terminals of "The Galaxy Railways" are gathered. The main character, Yuuki Manabu (20 years old), carrying on his dead Father and Brother`s will, joined SDF (Space Defense Force) to protect the safety of the Galaxy Railways. SDF, in order to uphold the reputation of maintaining the best transportation schedules within the Universe, deals with accidents, natural disasters, rescue operations, space pirates along all lines of the railway. Layla Destiny Shura is a mysterious beauty unifying SDF and all lines on The Galaxy Railways.

She possesses the ability to see the destiny of planets, human beings and living things. Even though possessing such powers, she, being a "Guardian of Destiny", is unable to tell passengers leaving this station what difficulties lies ahead of them. However, appearances of those who uses evil powers to change the destinies of these travelers triggers another of her hidden ability. "Destiny is changed by the individual`s oneself. Tomorrow`s happiness is grabbed by the individual`s own hands." In what manner will Yuuki`s destiny be seen by Layla? And, how will Yuuki deal with his destiny amidst the greatest crisis approaching The Galaxy Railways?

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yuuki, Manabu
Yuuki, Manabu
Main
Yanagi, Naoki
Japanese
Yanagi, Naoki
Masu, Nozomi
Japanese
Masu, Nozomi
Yuki
Yuki
Main
Suzuki, Naoko
Japanese
Suzuki, Naoko
J. Speed, Bruce
J. Speed, Bruce
Main
Koyasu, Takehito
Japanese
Koyasu, Takehito
Fort Drake, Louis
Fort Drake, Louis
Main
Sanada, Asami
Japanese
Sanada, Asami

Staff

Cook, Justin
Cook, Justin
Producer
Watson, Barry
Watson, Barry
Producer
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Kikuchi, Yasuhito
Episode Director, Storyboard
Macek, Carl
Macek, Carl
Script


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

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"Ginga no Kirame (銀河の煌)" Sasaki Isao




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HiGHFLYiN9
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 read more
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FullmetalCowboy
May 1, 2013
*This is an archive from my Anime-Planet account*

Critic's Log - Earthdate: August 30, 2012. Review #18: The Galaxy Railways

I love Space Operas, I have liked Space Operas since I was a kid back when I first laid my eyes on Star Wars, it was imaginitive and full of adventure, I'll admit that the Star Wars prequels are hit and miss. I also like Star Trek for nearly the same reasons, I also saw a little BSG, you know...Battlestar Galactica. A pretty good show but is fracking mind-boggling. I also like the short-lived TV show Firefly because it is awesome. What does this have anything to read more
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NimZaster
Jun 30, 2013
I've watched many many anime to find the "one" with a great story, drama, and a hint of romance. The Galaxy Railways has all the things I was looking for. Interesting story, well developed characters. The setup is a bit unexpected, but it works! yes, flying trains maybe something not really of a sci-fi, but that is just the base ground to build up an interesting story around it. To anyone who looks for a bit serious anime, a conclusive ending, a hint of romance and some drama, I would definitely recommend to watch this anime. I wish there were more like this.
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Bishounen_Hunter
Jul 6, 2011
As soon as I saw the picture/cover art of this anime I immediately remembered those anime shows of the late 70s / early 80s namely, Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999 and all those other shows. Apparently they're all done by the same person, Leiji Matsumoto. Most of his stuff are pretty good but it doesn't mean that ALL of his works are good. I picked up this title because I like to watch dubs and this one a title that seemed interesting and it reminded me of those old Captain Harlock shows from when I was a kid. This show is....interesting, I wouldn't say it's read more
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