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Night on the Galactic Railroad (movie)

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©1985 Asahi Group/Herald Group/TAC.

Alternative title:
Ginga Tetsudō no Yoru (Japanese)
Nokto de la Galaksia Fervojo
銀河鉄道の夜 (Japanese)
Genres: drama, fantasy
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: On the night of a festival, Giovanni embarks on a train that takes him across the Milky Way. Joining him in this trip is his friend Campanella. Together they meet peculiar passengers as they travel to an uncertain destination.
User Ratings: 222 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 35 votes (sub:26, dub:4, ?:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Excellent: 44 votes (sub:35, dub:5, ?:2, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 58 votes (sub:50, dub:8)
 Good: 39 votes (sub:26, dub:11, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 18 votes (sub:9, dub:8, raw:1)
 So-so: 9 votes (sub:8, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
 Not really good: 7 votes (sub:6, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Bad: 2 votes (dub:1, sub:1)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 359 users, rank: #2616 (of 9211)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.590 (Very good−), std. dev.: 2.0552, rank: #1465 (of 9303)
Weighted mean: 7.588 (Very good−), rank: #1336 (of 9303) (seen all: 7.62 / seen some: 5.93 / won't finish: 6.33)
Bayesian estimate: 7.582 (Very good−), rank: #1086 (of 6985)
Running time: 105 minutes
Vintage: 1985
Premiere date:
1985-07-13 (Japan)
Release dates: We have 4
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (Blu-ray) 2016-02-02 (from $22.46)
DVD (Region 1)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (DVD) 2001-10-09 (from $27.42)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (DVD) 2015-11-24 (from $100.00)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Gisaburō Sugii
Screenplay: Minoru Betsuyaku
Original Manga: Hiroshi Masumura
Character Design: Takao Kodama
Art Director: Mihoko Magoori
Animation Director: Tsuneo Maeda
Original Novel: Kenji Miyazawa
Sound Director: Atsumi Tashiro
Director of Photography: Nobuo Koyama
Assistant producer: Ken Fujita
Color setting: Keiko Yokoyama
Editing: Masashi Furukawa
Editing Assistant: Harutoshi Ogata
Literature Manager: Toru Sasakura
Music Composition: Haruomi Hosono
Planning: Masaaki Ito
Recording Director: Shouhei Hayashi
Sound Effects: Mitsuru Kashiwabara
Special Effects: Setsuko Tamai
Special Photography: Yasuyuki Sasaki
Stage Design: Minoru Aoki
Chika Sakamoto as Campanella
Mayumi Tanaka as Giovanni

Chikao Ohtsuka as Birdcatcher
Fujio Tokita as Lighthouse Keeper
Gorō Naya as Campanella's Wife 
Hidehiro Kikuchi as Young Man
Junko Hori as Zanelli
Kae Shimamura as Giovanni's Mother
Kaori Nakahara as Kaoru
Miyuki Ichijou as Marceau
Reiko Niimura as Old Woman
Ryounosuke Kaneda as Teacher/Scholar
Ryūji Saikachi as Store Owner
Seiji Kurazaki as Milkman
Takeshi Aono as Wireless Operator
Tatsuyuki Jinnai as Campanella's Father
Tetsuya Kaji as Conductor
Yuriko Fuchizaki as Tadashi

Japanese companies
Backgrounds: Studio Jack
Backgrounds Assistance:
Art Noah
Modern Creative Group
Film Developing: Toyo Laboratory (now Imagica)
Finish Animation:
Easy World Pro
Group Joy
In-Between Animation:
Photography: Gallop
Photography Assistance: Mushi Production
Special Photography: Animation Staff Room
English cast
English staff
ADR Director:
Arlen Tarlofsky
Michael Sinterniklaas (Discotek release)
Translation: Pamela Parks
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Crispin Freeman (Discotek release)
Stephanie Shalofsky

Additional Video Editing: Jose Argumedo (Discotek release)
ADR Engineer:
Jim Regan
Michael Sinterniklaas (Discotek release)
Blu-Ray Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release)
Blu-Ray Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release)
Justin Sevakis (Discotek release)
Mike Toole (Discotek release)
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Authoring: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release)
DVD Compression: Justin Sevakis (Discotek release)
DVD Coordination:
Eric Thomann
Justin Sevakis
Menu Design: Brady Hartel (Discotek release)
Packaging Design: Brady Hartel (Discotek release)
Production Assistant: Brady Hartel (Discotek release)
Script Adaptation:
Crispin Freeman
Neil Nadelman
Special Thanks To: Rachael Lillis (Discotek release)
Crispin Freeman as Campanella
Veronica Taylor as Giovanni

Amy Birnbaum as Tadashi
David Moo as Wireless Operator
Eric Schussler as Father
Eric Stuart as Lighthouse Keeper
Gil Ramsee as Young Man
Greg Wolfe as Teacher
Lisa Ortiz as Kaoru
Pete Zarustica as
Rachael Lillis as
Dairy Woman
Scott Cargle as Conductor
English companies
Additional Recording: NYAV Post (Discotek release)
Broadcaster: SPACE
DVD Menu Design: Metropolis DVD
DVD Premastering: Metropolis DVD
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (Expired)
Discotek Media (2015)
Recording Studio: Mercury Productions
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Translation: Studio Nemo
German staff
German companies
German cast
Christina Rieth as Marceau

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