Galaxy Express 999 (TV)

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[ adapted from Galaxy Express 999 (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Galaxy Express 999 (movie) (1979-08-04, alternate retelling)
      Galaxy Express 999: Glass no Clair (movie) (1980-03-15, sequel)
        Adieu Galaxy Express 999 (movie) (1981, sequel)
          Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy (movie) (1998, sequel)
    Ginga Tetsudo 999: Kimi wa Senshi no You ni Ikirareru ka!! (special) (1979-10-11, alternate retelling)
    Ginga Tetsudo 999: Eien no Tabibito Emeraldas (special) (1980-04-03, alternate retelling)
    Ginga Tetsudo 999: Kimi wa Haha no You ni Aiseru ka!! (special) (1980-10-02, alternate retelling)
    Maetel Legend (OAV) (2000, prequel)
      Space Symphony Maetel ~Ginga Tetsudō 999 Gaiden~ (TV) (2004-08-06, sequel)
    Ginga Tetsudō 999 ~Niji no Michishirube~ (movie) (2001-07-04)
    (The) Galaxy Railways (TV) (2003-10-04 to 2004-04-04, spinoff)
      (The) Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned Planet (OAV) (2006-12-30 to 2007-01-05, sequel)
        Ginga Tetsudo Monogatari: Eien e no Bunkiten (TV) (2006-10-04 to 2007-03-28, sequel)

Alternative title:
El Tren del Espacio (Spanish)
Galaxy Express (French)
Ginga Tetsudo 999 (Japanese)
Tren Galáctico (Spanish)
銀河鉄道999 (Japanese)
은하철도 999 (Korean)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: In a distant future, Tetsuro is a human boy who wants his body replaced with a robotic one. This is possible, but to do so he has to reach the Immortal Planet onboard the space train Galaxy Express 999. Maetel, a beautiful and mysterious blonde woman dressed in Russian style, joins him in the long journey through space. Every episode sees our heroes arriving in a new planet's space train station.
User Ratings: 156 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:11, dub:1, raw:1, others:2
1 Italian subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
)
 Excellent: 29 votes (sub:21, dub:3, raw:1, others:4
2 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 34 votes (sub:26, dub:3, ?:1, others:4
2 Italian dubbed
1 Korean dubbed
1 French dubbed
)
 Good: 42 votes (sub:27, dub:7, raw:2, others:6
3 Italian dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Decent: 12 votes (sub:10, dub:1, others:1
1 Danish dubbed
)
 So-so: 14 votes (sub:9, dub:2, others:3
2 Italian dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Bad: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 526 users, rank: #1633 (of 5920)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.333 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.8992, rank: #1512 (of 5913)
Weighted mean: 7.291 (Good+), rank: #1482 (of 5913) (seen all: 7.93 / seen some: 7.49 / won't finish: 5.61)
Bayesian estimate: 7.309 (Good+), rank: #1243 (of 4462)
Running time: Half Hour per episode
Number of episodes: 113
Episode titles: We have 113
Vintage: 1978-09-14 to 1981-04-09
Opening Theme:
"Ginga Tetsudou 999 (The Galaxy Express 999)" by Isao Sasaki and the Suginami Children's Choir
"Ginga Tetsudou 999" by Isao Sasaki and the Suginami Children's Choir
Ending Theme:
"Aoi Chikyuu (Blue Earth)" by Isao Sasaki and the Suginami Children's Choir
"Aoi Chikyuu" by Isao Sasaki and the Suginami Children's Choir
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DVD (Region 1)
    Galaxy Express 999 - The Complete Series 1 (Sub.DVD) 2012-11-19 (from $42.28)
    Galaxy Express 999 - The Complete Series 2 (Sub.DVD) 2013-04-23

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
Music: Nozomi Aoki
Original creator: Leiji Matsumoto
Character Design:
Shigeru Kogawa
Shingo Araki
Animation Director:
Kazuo Komatsubara
Toyoo Ashida
Art design: Mataji Urata
Executive producer: Masahisa Saeki

Music Arrangement: Nozomi Aoki
Music Composition: Masaaki Hirao
Orchestra Conductor: Katsuaki Nakatani
Theme Song Lyrics: Atsushi Hashimito
Theme Song Performance: Isao Sasaki
Masako Ikeda as Maetel
Masako Nozawa as Tetsuro Hoshino

Hitoshi Takagi as Narrator
Kaneta Kimotsuki as 999 Conductor
Kouji Totani as C62-50(eps 1-8, 50-113)
Shunji Yamada as C62-50(eps 14-45)
Takashi Tanaka as Doctor Ban

Akiko Tsuboi as
Jimmy(ep 37)
Kanae Hoshino
Akira Kamiya as Prider(eps 44-45)
Chiyoko Kawashima as
Chromeria(ep 25)
Claire(ep 3)
Haruko Kitahama as Ryuzu(7-8)
Hidekatsu Shibata as Count Machine
Hideyuki Tanaka as Yaku(ep 88)
Hiroshi Ohtake as Buraiya(ep 21)
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Tai(ep 93)
Hiroya Ishimaru as
Jeronimo(eps 75-76)
Rossa(ep 83)
Hitoshi Takagi as Narration
Ichirô Nagai as Tetsugoro(eps 40-41)
Ikuko Tani as Queen Emeraldas
Jouji Yanami as
Black Knight(15)
Ramen Manager(eps 60-61)
Junpei Takiguchi as Saikuropurosu(ep 36)
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Conductor
Kaneto Shiozawa as Sirius(eps 47-48)
Kazuhiko Inoue as
Announcer(ep 18)
Man(ep 14)
Zeronimu(ep 2)
Kazuyuki Sogabe as Naru(ep 36)
Kei Tomiyama as Tochirou
Keiko Yokozawa as Hanako(eps 60-61)
Kenichi Ogata as
Comic artist(ep 20)
Ramen owner(ep 32)
Kiyoshi Komiyama as Taro(eps 60-61)
Kouji Yada as Cleanliness Committee Chief(ep 19)
Kumiko Kaori as Leryuzu(79-81)
Makio Inoue as
Captain Harlock(eps 79-81)
Kazuto Tennoji(ep 92)
Kizaluna(ep 99)
Man in Manto-Form(eps 79-81)
Pascal(ep 38)
Mami Koyama as Rasen(ep 33)
Masaji Amamori as Sakezan(29)
Masako Ebisu as
Ferasu(ep 85)
Keiko(ep 93)
Masanobu Okubo as Elder(ep 87)
Masao Imanishi as Antares(4)
Masashi Amenomori as
Dairuzu(ep 67)
Sakezan(ep 29)
Mie Azuma as Hammer Redril(eps 109-110)
Mieko Nobusawa as Shadow(5)
Mikio Terashima as Gunman(ep 20)
Miyoko Asou as
Boarding old lady(eps 60-61)
Fimeru(ep 42)
Miyuki Ichijou as Kufuremu(eps 77-78)
Naoko Kyooda as Old Woman(ep 3)
Nobuyo Tsuda as
Boron
Satan
Noriko Ohara as
Lyuse
Maetel of Mud(ep 18)
Norio Wakamoto as Muu(ep 88)
Osamu Ichikawa as Yurius(eps 12-13)
Rokuro Naya as Burudasu(eps 47-48)
Shigeru Chiba as
Futoshi Adachi(eps 60-61)
Tai Adachi(eps 60-61)
Shuuichi Ikeda as Nazomi(ep 46)
Taeko Nakanishi as Egoterina(24)
Takeshi Aono as
Commander(eps 96-97)
Edmond(ep 32)
Koa(ep 70)
Tohru Furuya as Zeeder(48-49)
Toshio Furukawa as Ikari(ep 74)
Yoshiko Asai as Babanba(eps 56-57)
Yoshiko Matsuo as Miikun(ep 37)
Yoshito Yasuhara as Fake Harlock(eps 79-81)
Youko Asagami as
Claire
Kasumi
Spy G(ep 19)
Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
Translation:
Adam Lensenmayer (misc. eps)
Ralph Yamada

Subtitle Timing: Bryan Ingram
Broadcaster: Nippon Golden Network (Broadcast w\ JP dialogue\Eng. subtitles, circa late 80s)
Internet Streaming:
Crackle (North America)
Crunchyroll
FUNimation Entertainment
Joost
Licensed by: S'more Entertainment
English cast
(none)
French staff
French cast
Theme Song Performance: Bernard Denimal
French companies
Broadcaster:
Mangas
TF1 (from 11 September 1988)
Distributor: AB distribution
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Broadcaster: Canal Plus (Spain ; 1990)
Spanish cast
(none)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Theme Song Performance: Oliver Onions
Alessio Cigliano as Capitan Harlock(eps 53-113)
Armando Bandini as Controllore(eps 1-52)
Bruno Cattaneo as Controllore(eps 53-113)
Cinzia De Carolis as Maysha (Maetel)(eps 1-52)
Daniela Caroli as
Maysha (Maetel)(eps 53-113)
Releude(eps 53-113)
Dario De Grassi as Antalus(eps 1-52)
Graziella Polesinanti as Masai (Tetsuro Hoshino)(eps 53-113)
Laura Boccanera as Leme(eps 1-52)
Luciano Roffi as Voce narrante(eps 1-52)
Massimiliano Manfredi as Masai (Tetsuro Hoshino)(eps 1-52)
Oliviero Dinelli as Geronimo(eps 1-52)
Serena Spaziani as Altemis(eps 1-52)
Sergio Matteucci as Computer del treno(eps 1-52)
Stefania Romagnoli as Runa(eps 1-52)
Italian companies
Broadcaster:
Italia 7 Gold
Man-Ga
RaiDue (from February 1982)
TMC
Dubbing:
CITIEMME (eps 1-52)
CRC Cooperativa Rinascita Cinematografica (eps 53-113)
Publisher: Play World Film
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: AudVid
Dubbing: Thomas Bolme
Swedish cast
Anita Wall as Maetel
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