Oct 1, 2016
So I’ll watch anything with Leiji Matsumoto’s name attached to it, that’s why I watched The Galaxy Railways. So when I saw this I figured, “What the angel, I enjoyed The Galaxy Railways I should enjoy this.” and I was not disappointed. It had action, mystery; a true sci fi adventure. So few anime have a space setting these days and that’s disturbing because that’s how I got into anime in the first place. It was great to see other characters from the Leiji-verse interact with the crew of the Big-1, because that doesn’t happen in the original Galaxy Railways series. The story was strange
and emotional, par for the course with Leiji sensei. The art has his familiar style, which may be off putting to those not familiar with it, but great for those who are. The only problems with this series all stem from lack of familiarity with the Leiji-verse. But that’s okay because it would encourage newcomers to check out the origins of these characters and familiarize themselves with some of the classics. Don’t know who Maetel and Tetsuro are? Watch Galaxy Express 999. Don’t understand why Manabu Yuki acts this way? Watch The Galaxy Railways. Also, since it’s a sequel, it helps to watch The Galaxy Railways first to know the cast, but it’s not necessary as this is a self contained story and they sum up the vital points for you. I do want to complain about the subtitles though. It was on par with some fan subs and not up to the usual quality I expect from CR. In summation, watch it! At four episodes you’ve got nothing to lose
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