MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 1,975 this week

Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition (1979)
"Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine" (original title)

7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 1,159 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 7 critic

The adventures of a brave young boy who travels from planet to planet in a determined quest to avenge his mother's death.

Director:

Writers:

(manga), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 45 titles
created 29 Jul 2011
 
a list of 39 titles
created 14 Apr 2012
 
a list of 28 titles
created 12 Nov 2013
 
a list of 39 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 37 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition (1979)

Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition (1979) on IMDb 7.6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition.
1 win. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Short | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  
Directors: Rintaro, Kristi Reed
Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Tomokazu Seki, Beau Billingslea
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Lum is a cheerful alien who now lives with her human fiancée, Ataru and her goods friends on earth. The night before the school festival, the world begins to change, things seem to be ... See full summary »

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Fumi Hirano, Toshio Furukawa, Akira Kamiya
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

In the next century, a reconfiguring ship (think "Transformer" with a pilot) called Macross carries fifty thousand refugees within its hold as it returns to Earth pursued by giant humanoid ... See full summary »

Directors: Noboru Ishiguro, Shôji Kawamori
Stars: Arihiro Hase, Mari Iijima, Mika Doi
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

In an alternative Earth, a young astronaut participates in a controversial fledgling space program.

Director: Hiroyuki Yamaga
Stars: Leo Morimoto, David Thomas, Mitsuki Yayoi
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Cobra, a famous Space Pirate with a psycho-gun hidden in his left arm, supposed dead for two years, is back in action...

Director: Osamu Dezaki
Stars: Shigeru Matsuzaki, Dan Woren, William Dufris
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

When Aliens conquer earth and enslave the human race, all hope for freedom is abandoned. But one man will not give up. Captain Harlock, A brave space pilot, leads the resistance and vows to... See full summary »

Stars: Makio Inoue, Kei Tomiyama, Yôko Asagami
Project A-Ko (1986)
Animation | Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Project A-ko is the typical love triangle of three school girls and their confrontations with aliens, giant robots, and women who look like burly men.

Director: Katsuhiko Nishijima
Stars: Miki Itô, Stacey Gregg, Emi Shinohara
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Amuro Ray and Char Aznable settle their rivalry once and for all during the Second Neo Zeon War.

Director: Yoshiyuki Tomino
Stars: Tôru Furuya, Shûichi Ikeda, Hirotaka Suzuoki
Starzinger (2011)
Animation
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Three powerful androids must assist Princess Aurora on her dangerous journey to the Great Planet, in order to restore balance in the universe.

Director: William Winckler
Stars: Jason Barker, G. Larry Butler, David Gerrold
Animation | Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A trilogy of three separate stories.

Directors: Yoshiaki Kawajiri, Rintaro, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Hideko Yoshida, Masane Tsukayama, Yû Mizushima
Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

In this extended version of Galaxy Express 999 third episode, the main character, a boy Tetsuro, befriends Crystal Claire who works on the space train and has a glass body. He thinks he also saw his mother, but he's dead wrong.

Animation | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  
Director: Kônosuke Uda
Stars: Masako Nozawa, Masako Ikeda, Kaneta Kimotsuki
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Masako Nozawa ...
Masako Ikeda ...
Maetel (voice)
Yôko Asagami ...
Claire (voice)
Miyoko Asô ...
Tochirô's Mother (voice)
Toshiko Fujita ...
Shadow (voice)
Banjô Ginga ...
Captain of the Guard (voice) (as Takashi Tanaka)
Yasuo Hisamatsu ...
Antares (voice)
Makio Inoue ...
Captain Harlock (voice)
Tatsuya Jô ...
Narrator (voice)
Ryôko Kinomiya ...
Kaneta Kimotsuki ...
Conductor (voice)
Gorô Naya ...
Doctor Ban (voice)
Noriko Ohara ...
Ryûzu / Mîmé (voice)
Ryûji Saikachi ...
Bartender (voice)
Hidekatsu Shibata ...
Kikai Hakushaku (Count Mecha) (voice)
Edit

Storyline

Tetsuro Hoshino, orphaned by the Cyborgs, lives in a slum in the shadow of their megapolis. He steals a pass for Galaxy Express 999, and is saved by a mysterious woman called Maitre, a living image of his mother who had been killed by the Cyborgs. Wearing a special pendant, he sets out for Andromeda where he can obtain eternal life and avenge his parents' death. On his odyssey, he meets a gallery of fantastic characters that help him exterminate the evil Star of Andromeda which had been giving mechanical bodies to rich human beings. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Your imagination is the final destination.


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

8 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Galaxy Express 999  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (cut)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The length of the Galaxy Express 999 is inconsistent. A car count reveals that the number of cars varies from shot to shot. See more »

Connections

Edited into Freedom Fighter (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Weird
27 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

One word can describe this movie and that is weird. I recorded this movie one day because it was a Japanese animation and it was old so I thought it would be interesting. Well it was, the movie is about a young boy who travels the universe to get a metal body so he can seek revenge. On the way he meets very colorful characters and must ultimately decide if he wants the body or not. Very strange, if you are a fan of animation/science-fiction you might want to check this out.


4 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Dubbed English version(early 80's) areyoucallingmeabastard
Good news: Galaxy Express 999 licensed again for North America. jmz17
Dubbed DVD? AlanMusician
I need the name of that bar song! treiz01
Movie vs. TV series james@pronoblem.com
What's the name of the song during the opening? plasticchuckband

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?