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: 196 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 32 votes (sub:23, dub:4, ?:2, raw:1, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 36 votes (sub:27, dub:5, ?:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
)
 Very good: 52 votes (sub:45, dub:7)
 Good: 33 votes (sub:23, dub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Decent: 15 votes (sub:7, dub:7, 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 322 users, rank: #2427 (of 7104)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.525 (Very good−), std. dev.: 2.1344, rank: #1335 (of 7116)
Weighted mean: 7.533 (Very good−), rank: #1168 (of 7116) (seen all: 7.56 / seen some: 6.02 / won't finish: 6.32)
Bayesian estimate: 7.532 (Very good−), rank: #945 (of 5370)
Running time: 105 minutes
Vintage: 1985
Premiere date:
1985-07-13 (Japan)
1986-02-07 (USA)
Release dates: We have 4
Ending Theme:
"Hearts on Fire" by John Cafferty
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (Blu-Ray) 2016-02-02
DVD (Region 1)
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (DVD) 2001-10-09
    Night on the Galactic Railroad (DVD) 2015-11-24

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
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
Finish Animation:
Easy World Pro
SHAFT
In-Between Animation:
AIC
Ajiado
Daume
SHAFT
Studio Gallop
Photography: Studio Gallop
Photography Assistance: Mushi Production
English staff
English cast
ADR Director:
Arlen Tarlofsky
Michael Sinterniklaas (Discotek release)
Translation: Pamela Parks
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Producer:
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)
Commentary:
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
David Mendenhall as Giovanni (1986 dub)
Eric Idle as Campanella (1986 dub)
Veronica Taylor as Giovanni

Amy Birnbaum as Tadashi
Candy Candido as Birdcatcher (1986 dub)
David Moo as Wireless Operator
Eric Schussler as Father
Eric Stuart as Lighthouse Keeper
Gil Ramsee as Young Man
Greg Wolfe as Teacher
Gregg Berger as Young Man (1986 dub)
Jack Angel as Conductor (1986 dub)
John Moschitta Jr. as Teacher (1986 dub)
Judd Nelson as Father (1986 dub)
Lisa Ortiz as Kaoru
Marilyn Schreffler as Dairy Woman (1986 dub)
Norm Alden as Zanelli (1986 dub)
Pete Zarustica as
Birdcatcher
Zanelli
Peter Cullen as Wireless Operator (1986 dub)
Rachael Lillis as
Dairy Woman
Marceau
Scatman Crothers as Lighthouse Keeper (1986 dub)
Scott Cargle as Conductor

Bob Argobast (1986 dub)
Hal Smith (1986 dub)
Kenneth Mars (1986 dub)
Pat Fraley (1986 dub)
Wayne Allwine (1986 dub)
English companies
Additional Recording: NYAV Post (Discotek release)
Broadcaster: SPACE
DVD Menu Design: Metropolis DVD
DVD Premastering: Metropolis DVD
Internet Streaming: Viewster
Licensed by:
Central Park Media (Expired)
Discotek Media (2015)
Recording Studio: Mercury Productions
Subtitles: Captions, Inc.
Translation: Studio Nemo
German staff
German companies
(none)
German cast
Christina Rieth as Marceau

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