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Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
"Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine" (original title)

PG  |   |  Animation, Sci-Fi, Adventure  |  8 August 1981 (USA)
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The adventures of a brave young boy who travels from planet to planet in a determined quest to avenge his mother's death.

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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.

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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)
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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>

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Wonderfully brilliant!
8 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

"Ginga tetsudo Three-Nine" is pehaps one of the most genius Anime films made by the one and only Leiji Matsumoto!

Unlike most Anime,this is very faithful to the Manga!The characters and brooding story is the most interesting of anime,unlike a certain few that come to mind!

If you liked "Captain Harlock" (which some of the characters make their appearances) or "Yamoto Forever!",you will enjoy this!


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