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Galaxy Express 999 Web Manga Depicts Tetsurō, Maetel's Chats

posted on by Karen Ressler
Maco-Ching Ishihara draws The Gentetsu 999 manga

Maco-Ching Ishihara (The Three Young-Men in Midnight) launched a new comedy manga based on Leiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999 (Ginga Tetsudo 999) on Kakao Japan Corporation's Piccoma website. The manga is titled The Gintetsu 999, where "999" is pronounced "sankyū," meaning either "three nines" or "thank you").

Like the original story, the new manga features Tetsurō and Maetel as they travel across the galaxy by train, but it will focus on casual conversations they have. The manga will update on Mondays; six chapters are currently out.

The original 18-volume manga ran from 1977-1981 and the 113-episode television anime series aired from 1978-1981. An anime film alternate retelling premiered in 1979. The franchise then spawned multiple other movies, specials, and OVAs. The manga had a stage play adaptation in June and July to celebrate the franchise's 40th anniversary.

Sources: Piccoma, Comic Natalie

Update: Typo fixed. Thanks, crosswithyou

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