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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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Rintaro

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Leiji Matsumoto (manga), Kon Ichikawa (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

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Certificate:

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

8 August 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Galaxy Express 999: The Signature Edition See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Toei Animation See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (New World Pictures) (cut)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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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 »

Alternate Versions

Around 35 minutes was cut from the original for the New World Pictures's Roger Corman's release. See more »

Connections

Edited into Freedom Fighter (1987) See more »

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Weird
27 June 2001 | by doctim850See 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.


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