Museum Celebrates Galaxy Express 999's 30th Anniversary

posted on 2008-06-05 03:10 EDT

On May 27, Tokyo's Suginami Animation Museum unveiled an exhibition commemorating the 30th anniversary of Leiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999 space-opera anime. Adapted from a manga that Matsumoto himself began publishing in 1977, Galaxy Express 999 ran to 113 episodes as a television series and spawned three movies. There were several spinoffs as well, with the latest being The Galaxy Railways and its Ginga Tetsudo Monogatari: Eien e no Bunkiten sequel.

"The World of Galaxy Express 999" includes displays of original cels and other materials used in creating the anime and dioramas. A 150-inch screen is continuously showing Galaxy Express 999 movies and selected series episodes. The museum is also planning a panel discussion with guests who worked on the anime, but no date for that has been announced yet. The exhibition will run at the museum until August 24.

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