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Museum Celebrates Galaxy Express 999's 30th Anniversary

posted on by Mikhail Koulikov

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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