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Galaxy Express 999 (movie)

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Alternative title:
Galaxy Express
Galaxy Express 999, Le Film (French)
Ginga Tetsudo 999 <Three-Nine> (Japanese)
銀河鉄道999 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: After the death of his mother at the hands of the evil robot Count Mecha, young Tetsuro has become a delinquent street urchin who dreams only of revenge. Tetsuro lives in a far future world in which humans have the choice to travel to another planet where they can exchange their bodies for immortal, robotic counterparts. His goal is to someday acquire (through theft) enough money to board the Galaxy Express 999, a train which is capable of traveling through space, and which will take him to the planet of robots. One day, after escaping from the police, he meets the beautiful Maetel, who resembles his mother. She offers to take him on the Galaxy Express 999 to get a robotic body and to get revenge on Count Mecha. Along the journey, the two meet many varied people (including Captain Harlock and Queen Emeraldas), and Tetsuro learns what it means to be human.
User Ratings: 413 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 73 votes (sub:39, dub:28, raw:3, others:3
2 Spanish subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
 Excellent: 92 votes (sub:51, dub:34, edit.dub:3, raw:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 101 votes (sub:55, dub:34, ?:4, edit.dub:1, others:7
2 French subtitled
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Good: 66 votes (sub:42, dub:19, ?:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
 Decent: 30 votes (dub:17, sub:12, edit.dub:1)
 So-so: 23 votes (dub:11, sub:10, ?:2)
 Not really good: 7 votes (dub:3, sub:3, edit.dub:1)
 Weak: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:3, ?:1)
 Bad: 3 votes (dub:2, sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (edit.dub:1)
 Worst ever: 4 votes (dub:3, ?:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 878 users, rank: #1371 (of 9666)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.741 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.9678, rank: #1184 (of 9800)
Weighted mean: 7.679 (Very good−), rank: #1200 (of 9800) (seen all: 7.76 / seen some: 6.08 / won't finish: 3.41)
Bayesian estimate: 7.673 (Very good−), rank: #934 (of 7424)
Running time: 128 minutes
Vintage: 1979-07-21
Premiere date:
1979-08-04 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 5
Ending Theme:
"The Galaxy Express 999" by Godiego
Insert song:
"Taking Off!" (テイキング・オフ!) by Godeigo
"Yasashiku Shinaide" (やさしくしないで) by Kumiko Kaori
Official website:
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 1
News: Show:
Metropolis PR (Dec 17, 2001)
Anime On Sci-Fi (Jul 1, 2001)
Viz Series Goes Brodcast (Mar 1, 2000)
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Galaxy Express 999: The Movie (Blu-ray) 2019-02-26 (from $29.95)
DVD (Region 1)
    Galaxy Express 999 (DVD) 2011-06-28 (from $15.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Rintarō
Script: Fumio Ishimori
Music: Nozomi Aoki
Original creator: Leiji Matsumoto
Character Design: Kazuo Komatsubara
Animation Director: Kazuo Komatsubara
Mechanical design:
Katsumi Itabashi
Kazutaka Miyatake (Arcadia)
Executive producer: Chiaki Imada

Assistant Animation Director: Kōichi Tsunoda
Assistant Art Director: Akira Yamakawa
Assistant Director:
Masayuki Ōzeki
Takao Yoshizawa
In-Between Check: Yutaka Arai
Insert Song Performance: Kumiko Kaori
Orchestra Conductor: Hiroshi Kumagai
Production manager: Saburo Yokoi
Sound Effects: Akihiko Matsuda
Special Effects:
Noboru Sekiai
Shōji Satō
Supervision: Kon Ichikawa
Theme Song Arrangement:
Mickie Yoshino
Theme Song Composition: Yukihide Takekawa
Theme Song Performance: Godiego
Xerography: Tsutomu Tominaga
Masako Ikeda as Maetel
Masako Nozawa as Tetsurō Hoshino

Gorō Naya as Doctor Ban
Hidekatsu Shibata as Count Mecha
Kaneta Kimotsuki as Conductor
Kei Tomiyama as Tochirō Ōyama
Makio Inoue as Captain Harlock
Noriko Ohara as Ryūzu
Reiko Tajima as Emeraldas
Ryōko Kinomiya as Promethium
Yasuo Hisamatsu as Antares
Youko Asagami as Claire

Akiko Tsuboi as Kanae Hoshino (Tetsurō's mother)
Banjō Ginga as
Captian of the Guard
Lactose Intolerant Thug
Hidekatsu Shibata as Kikai Hakushaku (Count Mecha)
Kōji Totani as Bandit
Miyoko Asō as Setsuko Ōyama (Tochiro's mother)
Noriko Ohara as Mime
Ryūji Saikachi as Bartender
Tatsuya Jō as Narrator
Toshiko Fujita as Shadow

Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Paul Grogan (New World dub)
Trish Ledoux
Art Director: Yoshiyuki Higuchi
Translation: Takayuki Karahashi
Executive producer:
Roger Corman (New World dub)
Seiji Horibuchi
Additional Translation: Noelle Siddall (Discotek)
Audio Editing:
Brady Hartel (Discotek)
Mary E. Bloom (Discotek)
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis
Dialogue Director: Karl Willems
Dialogue Editing:
Tim Bavis
Travis Smith
R.J. Kizer (New World dub)
Skip Schoolnik (New World dub)
Packaging Design: Hidemi Sahara
Production Assistant:
Alain Kim (Discotek)
Elaine Morland (Discotek)
Erik Snyder (Discotek)
Gabriella Ekens (Discotek)
Ian Wright (Discotek)
Jeremy Vasquez (Discotek)
Jessica Neva (Discotek)
Joanie Chew (Discotek)
Mark Clark (Discotek)
Noelle Siddall (Discotek)
Reed Nelson (Discotek)
Tim Eldred (Discotek)
Production Coordination: Diana Gage
Promotion/Publicity: Bob Ryan
Re-Recording Mixing: Kelly Frey
Recording Assistant: Trevor Smith
Subtitle Editing:
Ian Wright (Discotek)
Jessica Neva (Discotek)
Zack Davisson (Discotek)
Theme Song Lyrics: Renee Feldman (New World dub)
B.J. Ward as Joey Hanakanabobakananda Smith (New World dub)
Fay McKay as Maetel (New World dub)
Kathleen Barr as Maetel
Saffron Henderson as Tetsuro

B.J. Ward as Cpt. Emeraldas (New World dub)
Corey Burton as The Conductor (New World dub)
John Payne as Tochiro
Nicole Oliver as Emeraldas
Scott McNeil as Harlock
Tony Pope as Olaf (New World dub)

Daphne Goldrick as Tochiro's Mother
Don Brown as
Gerard Plunkett as Dr. Ban
Jane Perry as Shadow
Janyse Jaud as Claire
Kathleen Barr as
Tetsuro's Mother
Paul Dobson as Count Mecha
Terry Klassen as The Conductor
Tony Pope as Cpt. Warlock (New World dub)
Willow Johnson as Ryuzu

Booker Bradshaw (New World dub)
Dicey Adams (New World dub)
Gary Seegar (New World dub)
Jill Fisher (New World dub)
English companies
Audio Restoration: TwistyGadget (Discotek release)
Blu-Ray Authoring: MediaOCD
Blu-ray Compression: MediaOCD
Sci-Fi Channel
DVD Menu Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek release)
Internet Streaming:
Midnight Pulp
Licensed by:
Discotek Media (2010)
New World Pictures (Expired)
Viz Media (Expired)
Packaging Design: TwistyGadget (Discotek release)
Production Services: TwistyGadget (Discotek release)
Recording Studio: The Ocean Group
Subtitles: TwistyGadget (Discotek release)
French staff
French cast
Philippe David as Tetsuro Hoshino

Antoine Tome as Toshiro
Dominique Lelong as Emeraldas

Cathy Cerda as
mère de Tetsuro
mère de Toshiro
Christine Paris as
Cyrille Artaux as le contrôleur
Frédéric Cerdal as
Comte Mécanique
Gérard Rouzier as Albator
Philippe Roullier as
Dr Ban
French companies
IDF1 (from 4 July 2009)
Mangas (from 9 August 1999)
TPS Cineculte (from 2 April 2006)
Déclic Images
Dubbing: Studio Chinkel
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Executive producer: Dardo Ferrari
Argentina Video Home
Edisur (Chile)
Licensed by:
DSX Films (Argentina and Chile)
Toei Animation Inc.
Spanish cast
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Gabriella Rasero
Translation: Amanda Ronzoni
Antonella Baldini as Maetel
Simone Crisari as Tetsuro Hoshino

Laura Lenghi as Esmeralda
Massimo Rossi as Capitan Harlock
Roberto Del Giudice as Tochiro Oyama

Antonella Rinaldi as Madre di Tochiro
Beatrice Margiotti as
Madre di Tetsuro
Dario Penne as Bartender
Gabriele Carrara as Faust
Ilaria Latini as Mime'
Maura Cenciarelli as Claire
Michele Kalamera as Antares
Mino Caprio as Capotreno
Stefania Romagnoli as Promesium
Italian companies
Distributor: Yamato Video
Dubbing: Promovision
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Play Entertainment (Portugal; DVD)
Licensed by: Toei Animation Inc.
Portuguese cast

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