Alternative names:



Hat, Fur, Coat, Teenager


Gender: Female
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Blonde
Hair length: To Waist
The enigmatic woman who gives the young boy Tetsurou his ticket on the Galaxy Express 999. As beautiful as she is wise, Maetel provides constant support and guidance for Tetsurou throughout his travels.
In Leiji Matsumoto's own words:
"[Maetel] is the woman who travels with an adolescent boy's dreams. She's traveled with millions, tens of millions of boys, so far. In fact, there are as many Maetels as there are boys. That's also how she can show up in any story. All boys have met Maetel in different forms of encounter. That goes for Antares or Emeraldas or Harlock, as well. They are all crossed over, and they can all be separate stories on their own. So if you change perspectives, you can make as many stories as you like. The characters of Shadow and Emeraldas, who were girls in their adolescence, have met someone called Maetel, in the heart, from their childhood, or during the time when they were full of dreams. It's a train ride through one's mind, or the train that travels along with one. And each person has a different journey...."

Related anime:

Galaxy Express 999 TV, 1978
Ginga Tetsudou 999 (Movie) Movie, 1979
Ginga Tetsudou 999: Kimi wa Senshi no You ni Ikirareru ka? Special, 1979
Ginga Tetsudou 999: Glass no Clair Movie, 1980
Ginga Tetsudou 999: Eien no Tabibito Emeraldas TV-Special, 1980
Adieu Galaxy Express 999 Movie, 1981
Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy Movie, 1998
Queen Emeraldas OVA, 1998
Harlock Saga: The Ring of the Nibelung OVA, 1999
Maetel Legend OVA, 2000
Cosmo Warrior Zero TV, 2001
Ginga Tetsudou 999: Niji no Michishirube Movie, 2001
Ginga Tetsudou 999 (ONA) ONA, 2002
Cosmo Warrior Zero: Hunt for Young Harlock OVA, 2002
Uchuu Koukyoushi Maetel: Ginga Tetsudou 999 Gaiden TV, 2004
The Galaxy Railways: A Letter from the Abandoned P OVA, 2006
Galaxy Express 999: Hoshizora wa Time Machine Daiichi-bu: Taiyoukei - Kyouryuu Zetsumetsu-hen Movie, 2007
Ginga Tetsudou 999: Diamond Ring no Kanata e Movie, 2009

Related manga:

Galaxy Express 999 Manga, 1977
Ginga Tetsudou 999 Manga, 1996

Voice actors:

Satsuki Yukino, Japanese
Wendee Lee, English
Lisa Ortiz, English
Debora Magnaghi, Italian
Masako Ikeda, Japanese
Kathleen Barr, English
Stéphanie Lafforque, French
Antonella Baldini, Italian
Cinzia De Carolis, Italian
Virginie Ledieu, French
Susan Sindberg, French
Do Yeong Song, Korean
Erika Rendón, Spanish
Adeline Moreau, French