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

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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

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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8 August 1981 (USA)  »

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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 »

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Referenced in Citizen Hong Kong (1999) See more »

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27 December 1998 | by See all my reviews

This movie inspired my IMDB name, Meteru. This, for some reason, appealed to me. Every 3 years, I see an anime that I'm really, really mad about, and this time it's GE999. Be forewarned- this film is very seventies. Bellbottoms are involved. There is scruffy, just-at-the-nape-of-your-neck-but-not-long-enough-to-be-cool hair. Some of the voice acting in the English version is really corny, albeit Saffron Henderson makes a good little boy. And some people interpret this to be a "children's" movie. Ladies and germs, this is not a children's movie. It isn't exactly "Orgasm in Demon City", as there is no nudity nor blood and guts. Some ignorant fools believe blood, guts and boobies are essential ingredients to Japanese animation. Go fig. Instead, this is a beautiful animation about a space-going train called the 999. Passengers are promised mechanical bodies that are practically immortal.Pain is deadened, but so is pleasure and purpose.

And it's all up to young Tetsuro Hoshino to stop it. And he has to grow up, too. It has beauty, soul and a mind of its own, and that's more than most of us could say about the crap that's shoved down our throats these days. The End.


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