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Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie)

Movie, 1979

 

Information:

Genres: Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Science-Fiction
Tags: Adventure, Based on a Manga, Sci Fi, Trains
Release Date: Aug 4, 1979
Studios: Toei Animation
Licensors: Discotek
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
Type: Movie (1979)
Episodes: 1, ~2 hr. 8 min.

Alternative names:

銀河鉄道999
Ginga Tetsudo 999
Galaxy Express 999 (Movie)
Galaxy Express 999 Movie
After the death of his mother at the hands of the evil robot Count Mecha, young Tetsuro has become a delinquent street urchin who dreams only of revenge.
Tetsuro lives in a far future world in which humans have the choice to travel to another planet where they can exchange their bodies for immortal, robotic counterparts. His goal is to someday acquire (through theft) enough money to board the Galaxy Express 999, a train which is capable of traveling through space, and which will take him to the planet of robots.
One day, after escaping from the police, he meets the beautiful Maetel, who resembles his mother. She offers to take him on the Galaxy Express 999 to get a robotic body and to get revenge on Count Mecha. Along the journey, the two meet many varied people (including Captain Harlock and Queen Emeraldas), and Tetsuro learns what it means to be human.
Tetsuro was orphaned at a young age when his mother was killed by Count Mecha. He dreams of one day earning, or stealing enough money to board the Galaxy Express 999 - the intergalactic train that would take him to the robot planet, where he could cast away his humanity in his quest for vengeance against Count Mecha. Tetsuro soon finds a shortcut towards his desires when he meets the enchanting Maetel while running from the police. Tetsuro finds himself drawn towards this woman that eerily resembles his mother, especially when she offers to take him on the Galaxy Express 999 with her. So begins Tetsuro's intergalactic journey to fulfill his wishes, whatever those wishes may be in the end.

Related anime:

Adieu Galaxy Express 999 Movie, 1981, Sequel
Galaxy Express 999 TV, 1978, Alternative version
Fire Force DNA Sights 999.9 OVA, 1998, Prequel

Related manga:

Galaxy Express 999 Manga, 1977, Adaptation

Related characters:

Phantom Harlock
Phantom Harlock
Maetel
Maetel
Tetsuro Hoshino
Tetsuro Hoshino
Tochiro Ooyama
Tochiro Ooyama
Emeraldas
Emeraldas
Shadow
Shadow
Claire
Claire
Antares
Antares
Count Mecha
Count Mecha
Ryuzu
Ryuzu
La Andromeda Promethium II
La Andromeda Promethium II
The Conductor
The Conductor
Tochiro's Mother
Tochiro's Mother
Kanae Hoshino
Kanae Hoshino
Captain Harlock
Captain Harlock
Mr. Bird
Mr. Bird
Queen La Andromeda Prometheum
Queen La Andromeda Prometheum
Tochiro OYAMA
Tochiro OYAMA