Galaxy Express 999 (TV)

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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: 181 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 16 votes (sub:11, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Italian subtitled
)
 Excellent: 36 votes (sub:26, dub:4, raw:1, others:5
2 Italian dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
)
 Very good: 38 votes (sub:30, dub:3, ?:1, others:4
2 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Korean dubbed
)
 Good: 47 votes (sub:32, dub:7, raw:2, others:6
3 Italian dubbed
2 French dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Decent: 17 votes (sub:15, dub:1, others:1
1 Danish dubbed
)
 So-so: 16 votes (sub:12, dub:1, others:3
2 Italian dubbed
1 Indonesian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 4 votes (sub:3, dub:1)
 Weak: 3 votes (sub:3)
 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 585 users, rank: #1770 (of 7468)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 7.332 (Good+), std. dev.: 1.8658, rank: #1903 (of 7493)
Weighted mean: 7.278 (Good+), rank: #1876 (of 7493) (seen all: 7.80 / seen some: 7.48 / won't finish: 5.67)
Bayesian estimate: 7.294 (Good+), rank: #1630 (of 5659)
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
Ending Theme:
"Aoi Chikyuu (Blue Earth)" by Isao Sasaki and the Suginami Children's Choir
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 2
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DVD (Region 1)
    Galaxy Express 999 - The Complete Series 1 (Sub.DVD) 2012-11-19
    Galaxy Express 999 - The Complete Series 2 (Sub.DVD) 2013-04-23

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Chief Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
Storyboard:
Akinori Orai (5 episodes
eps 20, 30, 37, 41, 44
)

Hideo Furusawa (ep 11)
Katsumi Minoguchi (4 episodes
eps 32, 54, 88, 93
)

Kazumi Fukushima (ep 76)
Kunihiko Yuyama (eps 3-4, 9)
Masayuki Akehi (16 episodes
eps 2, 5, 12-13, 17-18, 21, 23-24, 26, 29, 39, 43, 47-48, 77
)

Megumu Ishiguro (ep 31)
Nobutaka Nishizawa (7 episodes
eps 1, 22, 33, 55, 62, 69, 97
)

Osamu Kasai (13 episodes
eps 40, 49, 52, 58, 64, 70, 75, 80, 85, 89, 100, 106, 109
)

Shuji Iuchi (20 episodes
eps 27, 36, 42, 46, 50, 57, 63, 68, 74, 78, 82, 84, 87, 91, 96, 101, 105, 108, 112-113
)

Takashi Hisaoka (ep 32)
Takenori Kawada (21 episodes
eps 7-8, 14, 19, 25, 34-35, 45, 51, 56, 61, 67, 71, 79, 83, 86, 92, 98, 103, 107, 111
)

Tsunekiyo Otani (12 episodes
eps 16, 28, 38, 53, 60, 66, 73, 81, 90, 99, 104, 110
)

Yoshikata Nitta (eps 10, 15)
Yūgo Serikawa (6 episodes
eps 59, 65, 72, 94-95, 102
)

Episode Director: Kunihiko Yuyama (eps 3-4, 9)
Music: Nozomi Aoki
Original creator: Leiji Matsumoto
Character Design:
Shigeru Kogawa
Shingo Araki
Chief Animation Director:
Kazuo Komatsubara (eps 64-73)
Shigeru Kogawa (eps 1-30)
Tomonori Kogawa (eps 31-63, 74-88)
Animation Director:
Akira Saijo (4 episodes
eps 21, 26, 34, 38
)

Akira Shinoda (ep 76)
Chūji Nakajima (6 episodes
eps 92-93, 97, 100, 104, 110
)

Hiroshi Iino (eps 33, 37)
Jirou Tsuno (11 episodes
eps 40, 44, 48, 53, 58, 60, 66, 73, 75, 82, 87
)

Kazuo Komatsubara (5 episodes
eps 55, 61, 69, 79, 85
)

Kazuo Nakamura (ep 17)
Kiyoshi Matsumoto (ep 31)
Masamune Ochiai (22 episodes
eps 2, 8, 14, 28, 30, 35, 41, 45, 51, 59, 65, 72, 77, 83, 90, 94-95, 99, 102, 107, 111-112
)

Masayuki Uchiyama (18 episodes
eps 27, 36, 42, 46, 50, 57, 63, 68, 74, 78, 84, 91, 96, 98, 101, 105, 108, 113
)

Megumu Ishiguro (4 episodes
eps 5, 11, 23, 39
)

Norio Hasegawa (eps 13, 20)
Saburo Sakamoto (ep 24)
Shigeru Kogawa (ep 19)
Tadashi Yahata (ep 18)
Tamotsu Tanaka (6 episodes
eps 3-4, 6, 9-10, 15
)

Tomonori Kogawa (ep 54)
Toyoo Ashida (ep 103)
Yoshinori Kanemori (18 episodes
eps 1, 7, 12, 16, 22, 29, 32, 49, 52, 56, 62, 67, 70, 80, 86, 89, 106, 109
)

Yuki Kinoshita (7 episodes
eps 25, 43, 47, 64, 71, 81, 88
)

Art design: Mataji Urata
Director of Photography:
Hideo Sugaya (6 episodes
eps 2, 7, 12, 16, 20, 53
)

Hisao Shirai (33 episodes
eps 1, 17, 24-40 even, 43, 45, 48-49, 51, 54-74 even, 77, 80, 83, 86, 90, 92
)

Michiyo Terao (4 episodes
eps 8, 13, 18, 21
)

Nobuyuki Sugaya (6 episodes
eps 3-4, 6, 9-10, 15
)

Seiichi Morishita (32 episodes
eps 23-41 odd, 44, 46-47, 50, 52, 55-75 odd, 78, 81, 84, 87, 91, 93
)

Takafumi Arai (ep 42)
Takao Satoh (5 episodes
eps 5, 11, 14, 19, 22
)

Executive producer: Masahisa Saeki 

Background Art: Motoyuki Tanaka (9 episodes
eps 47, 54, 88, 94-95, 102, 106, 109, 111
)

Editing:
Toshio Henmi (eps 4, 6)
Yasuhiro Yoshikawa (eps 18-113)
Yoshiaki Aihara (eps 3, 9-10)
Yutaka Chikura (eps 1-17)
Finish Animation:
Akinori Matsubara (65 episodes
eps 1-2, 5, 7-9, 11-14, 16-32, 34-36, 38-39, 41-43, 45-47, 49-52, 54-57, 59, 61-65, 67-72, 74, 76-81
)

Yōko Yasunaga (94 episodes
eps 1, 5, 7-9, 12-14, 16-32, 34-36, 38-39, 41-43, 45-47, 49-52, 54-57, 59, 61-65, 67-72, 74, 76-81, 83-113
)

In-Between Animation: Kimiharu Obata
Key Animation:
Chūji Nakajima (10 episodes
eps 33, 37, 40, 44, 48, 53, 58, 60, 66, 73
)

Emiko Tsukima (6 episodes
eps 28, 49, 55, 61, 69, 79
)

Fumi Fukoku (17 episodes
eps 27, 36, 42, 46, 50, 57, 63, 68, 74, 78, 84, 91, 96, 101, 105, 108, 113
)

Hiroshi Oikawa (14 episodes
eps 1, 7, 12, 16, 22, 29, 32, 49, 52, 56, 62, 67, 70, 80
)

Ichiro Hattori (6 episodes
eps 33, 48, 58, 60, 66, 73
)

Jun Kawagoe (9 episodes
eps 27, 36, 42, 46, 50, 57, 63, 74, 78
)

Kumiko Deguchi (eps 73, 104)
Kuniyuki Ishii (9 episodes
eps 28, 35, 41, 45, 51, 59, 65, 72, 77
)

Mikio Tsuchiya (ep 24)
Norio Hasegawa (eps 13, 20, 30)
Osamu Nuita (5 episodes
eps 33, 40, 48, 73, 75
)

Shinnosuke Kon (ep 19)
Tomokou Suzuki (7 episodes
eps 83, 90, 95, 99, 107, 111-112
)

Toru Yamada (20 episodes
eps 1, 7-8, 12-13, 16, 22, 29, 35, 41, 49, 52, 54, 56, 62, 65, 70, 72, 76, 80
)

Yoko Inokawa (4 episodes
eps 73, 93, 97, 100
)

Yoshimi Imagawa (7 episodes
eps 41, 45, 51, 59, 65, 72, 77
)

Yoshimichi Masuko (4 episodes
eps 42, 46, 50, 57
)

Yoshinobu Inano (14 episodes
eps 1, 7, 12, 16, 22, 29, 32, 49, 52, 56, 62, 67, 70, 80
)

Yuki Kinoshita (8 episodes
eps 25, 43, 47, 54-55, 64, 71, 81
)

Music Arrangement: Nozomi Aoki
Music Composition: Masaaki Hirao
Music Selection: Shigeru Miyashita
Orchestra Conductor: Katsuaki Nakatani
Production manager: Masahisa Saeki
Recording: Nobuteru Ikegami
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Special Effects:
Chiaki Hirao (9 episodes
eps 55, 58, 60, 63, 65, 70, 73, 75, 79
)

Keitaro Hama (16 episodes
eps 5, 9, 13, 17, 19, 22, 25, 28, 31, 33, 36, 39, 41, 48-49, 53
)

Masao Tazaki (ep 6)
Masayuki Kawachi (19 episodes
eps 37, 40, 43-45, 47, 51, 54, 57, 59, 62, 66-68, 71, 74, 76, 78, 81
)

Masayuki Nakajima (16 episodes
eps 24, 27, 30, 34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 52, 56, 61, 64, 69, 72, 77, 80
)

Minoru Mukai (eps 3-4, 10, 15)
Noboru Sekiai (11 episodes
eps 2, 8, 11, 14, 18, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35
)

Shouji Sato (5 episodes
eps 1, 7, 12, 16, 21
)

Theme Song Lyrics: Atsushi Hashimito
Theme Song Performance: Isao Sasaki
Masako Ikeda as Maetel
Masako Nozawa as Tetsuro Hoshino

Hitoshi Takagi as Narration
Kaneta Kimotsuki as 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
Akio Nojima as
Navarro (eps 75-76)
Young Man (ep 26)
Akira Kamiya as Prider (eps 44-45)
Chiyoko Kawashima as
Chromeria (ep 25)
Claire (ep 3)
Haruko Kitahama as Ryuzu (7-8)
Harumi Baba as Mrs. Sei (ep 28)
Hidekatsu Shibata as Count Machine (ep 1)
Hideyuki Tanaka as Yaku (ep 88)
Hiroshi Masuoka as Showered (eps 75-76)
Hiroshi Ohtake as Buraiya (ep 21)
Hirotaka Suzuoki as Tai (ep 93)
Hiroya Ishimaru as
Geronimo (eps 75-76)
Rossa (ep 83)
Ichirō Nagai as Tetsugoro (eps 40-41)
Ikuko Tani as Queen Emeraldas (ep 22)
Isamu Tanonaka as Waterpress (eps 75-76)
Jouji Yanami as
Black Knight (15)
Ramen Manager (eps 60-61)
Junpei Takiguchi as Dr. Cycloplos (ep 36)
Kaneto Shiozawa as Sirius (eps 47-48)
Kazuhiko Inoue as
Announcer (ep 18)
Man (ep 14)
Zeronimo (ep 2)
Kazuko Sugiyama as Flemé (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)
Kōhei Miyauchi as Horohoro (ep 26)
Kouji Totani as
Clone A (ep 36)
Police (ep 26)
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)
Pascal (ep 38)
Mami Koyama as Rasen (ep 33)
Masaharu Satō as Clone B (ep 36)
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)
Nana Yamaguchi as Lover (ep 26)
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)
Rokurō Naya as Burudasu (eps 47-48)
Ryūji Saikachi as Bartender (ep 2)
Shigeru Chiba as Futoshi Adachi (eps 60-61)
Shūichi Ikeda as Nazomi (ep 46)
Shunji Yamada as Police (ep 28)
Sumi Shimamoto as Suzie (eps 75-76)
Taeko Nakanishi as Egoterina (24)
Takashi Tanaka as Clone C (ep 36)
Takeshi Aono as
Commander (eps 96-97)
Edmond (ep 32)
Koa (ep 70)
Takuzou Kamiyama as Masayuki Sei (ep 28)
Toru 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
Kasumi
Spy G (ep 19)
Japanese companies
Backgrounds:
Atelier Robin (6 episodes
eps 22, 32, 36, 41, 43, 45
)

Atelier Roku (ep 17)
Mukuo Studio (5 episodes
eps 49-50, 52, 56-57
)

Studio Cosmos (27 episodes
eps 4, 6-7, 9-10, 12-15, 20-21, 23-39 odd, 40-48 even, 51, 55
)

Studio POP (ep 38)
Film Developing: Toei Chemical Industry
Music Performance: Columbia Symphonic Orchestra
Production: Toei Animation
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; Expired)
Crunchyroll
FUNimation Entertainment
Joost
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2018)
S'more Entertainment (expired)
English cast
(none)
French staff
French cast
Theme Song Performance: Bernard Denimal
French companies
Broadcaster:
Mangas
TF1 (from 11 September 1988)
Distributor:
AB distribution
Imavision (Canada)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Alfonso Laguna
Alfonso Laguna as
Narrador
Revisor del tren
Margarita Ponce as Tetsuro Hoshino (2)
Victoria Angulo as Marina (1)
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Canal Plus (Spain - from 1990)
Dubbing Studio: Sincronia
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 (from November 2011)
RaiDue (from February 1982)
T9
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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