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
Themes: historical
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: 184 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 28 votes (sub:21, dub:3, ?:2, edit.dub:1, raw:1)
 Excellent: 35 votes (sub:26, dub:5, ?:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
 Very good: 48 votes (sub:43, dub:5)
 Good: 33 votes (sub:23, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 14 votes (dub:7, sub:6, 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: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 307 users, rank: #2419 (of 6756)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.527 (Very good−), std. dev.: 2.0719, rank: #1248 (of 6761)
Weighted mean: 7.511 (Very good−), rank: #1152 (of 6761) (seen all: 7.54 / seen some: 6.06 / won't finish: 6.32)
Bayesian estimate: 7.512 (Very good−), rank: #938 (of 5088)
Running time: 105 minutes
Vintage: 1985
Premiere date:
1985-07-13 (Japan)
1986-02-07 (USA)
Release dates: We have 4
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (Blu-Ray) 2016-02-02 (from $18.29)
DVD (Region 1)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (DVD) 2001-10-09
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (DVD) 2015-11-24 (from $15.29)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Gisaburō Sugii
Screenplay: Minoru Betsuyaku
Original Manga: Hiroshi Masumura
Character Design: Takao Kodama
Art Director: Mihoko Magoori
Original Novel: Kenji Miyazawa
Animation: Marisuke Eguchi
Music Composition: Haruomi Hosono
Photography: Tsuneo Maeda
Stage Design: Minoru Aoki
Chika Sakamoto as Campanella
Mayumi Tanaka as Giovanni

Chikao Ohtsuka as Birdcatcher
Fujio Tokita as Lighthouse Keeper
Goro 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
Ryuuji 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
Finish Animation:
Easy World Pro
In-Between Animation:
Studio Gallop
Photography: Studio Gallop
Photography Assistance: Mushi Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Arlen Tarlofsky
Translation: Pamela Parks
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
ADR Engineer: Jim Regan
Justin Sevakis (Discotek DVD)
Mike Toole (Discotek DVD)
Dubbing Supervision: Tom Wayland
DVD Coordination:
Eric Thomann
Justin Sevakis
Script Adaptation:
Crispin Freeman
Neil Nadelman
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
Hal Smith as Wireless Operator (1986 dub)
Lisa Ortiz as Kaoru
Pete Zarustica as
Rachael Lillis as
Dairy Woman
Scott Cargle as Conductor

Kenneth Mars (1986 dub)
Pat Fraley (1986 dub)
English companies
Broadcaster: SPACE
DVD Menu Design: Metropolis DVD
DVD Premastering: Metropolis DVD
Recording Studio: Mercury Productions
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Translation: Studio Nemo
German staff
German companies
Distributor: Anime House
German cast

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