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Sayonara Ginga Tetsudo 999
(Adieu Galaxy Express 999)

© 1981 Matsumoto Leiji / Toei Animation Co., Ltd.
© 1997 Viz Video / Orion Pictures

Color / Stereo / 135 minutes / Japanese Language / English Subtitled


The Shattering Conclusion to the Journey Begun in GALAXY EXPRESS 999: The Signature Edition.

Galaxy Expresss 999 is the name of a train which travels through space, beginning at Megalopolis Station on one end of the galaxy ans terminating at Andromeda on the other. But the Galaxy Express is more than just a train -- it's also a metaphor for life itself, with passengers constantly boarding, debarking and dreaming along the way.

Tetsuro Hoshino was once a boy willing to give anything to board the Three-Nine, including a promise to accompany a mysterious woman named Maetel to the other side of the galaxy, if only to fulfill a vow to avenge the cruel death of his mother at the hands of the villanous Count Mecha.

Now, two years after the events of GALAXY EXPRESS 999: The Signature Edition, Earth has become a battlefield, and Tetsuro is summoned to board the Three-Nine once more. In this, the shattering full-length theatrical conclusion to creator Leiji "STAR BLAZERS" Matsumoto's epic story, all questions will be answered and all mysteries revealed as Tetsuro embarks on a journey the destination of which is unknown even to Galaxy Express Railways' locomotive C6248 itself... a journey which will reveal a secret so awful, even Matel herself can hardly bear to speak of it.

Come back to the world of Tetsuro and Maetel; to the Three-Nine and its loveable, bumbling Conductor; to space pirates Emeraldas and Captain Harlock; to genius engineer Tochiro Oyama. Come meet new friends (and enemies) as well, including Metalmena, cold-hearted replacement for GE-999's warm-hearted Claire; Faust the Black Knight, mysterious head of Galaxy Express Railways Inc. and conductor of the somehow terrible Ghost Train; Meowdar, a brave, cat-like resistance fighter on Maetel s homeworld of La Metal; and more.

Come back to where myths become legend, and to where - at the hands of master Japanese director Taro Rin - Japanese animation achieves its full potential as Japan's only real filmmaking industry.

cast list

  • Hoshino Tetsuro Nozawa Masako
  • Maetel: Ikeda Masako
  • Queen Prometheum: Kimiya Yoshiko
  • Metalmena: Asagami Yoko
  • Faust: Emori Toru
  • Conductor: Kimotsuki Kaneta
  • Captain Harlock: Inoue Makio
  • Emeraldas: Tajima Reiko
  • Meowdar: Tomiyama Kei
  • Oyama Tochiro: Tomiyama Kei
  • Kei Yuki: Kawashima Chiyoko
  • la Mime: Ohara Noriko
  • GE 999: Shibata Hidekatsu
  • Narrator: Jyo Tatsuya
  • Guerilla Leader: Otsuka Chikao
  • Old Partisan: Moriyama Shuichiro
  • Tetsuro's mother: Tsuboi Shoko

production info

Director: Taro Rin Screenplay: Ishimori Shiro Animation Director: Character Design: Art Director: Music: Shoji Osamu Produced by: Toei Animation Co., Ltd. Executive Producers:

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