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Galaxy Express 999 / Ginga Tetsudo 999

Galaxy Express 999 / Ginga Tetsudo 999

Genres: adventure, drama, science fiction
Objectionable content: Mild
Plot Summary: In a distant future, Tetsuro is a human boy who wants his body replaced with a robotic one. This is possible, but to do so he has to reach the Immortal Planet onboard the space train Galaxy Express 999. Maetel, a beautiful and mysterious blonde woman dressed in Russian style, joins him in the long journey through space.
Number of episodes: 113
Vintage: 1978-09-14 to 1981-04-09
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Series currently up at CrunchyRoll and a few other sites.

First two Movies coming from Discotek in June,2011.

S’more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime

posted on 2012-01-16 21:30 EST
1st U.S. subbed DVD release planned for Leiji Matsumoto, Rintaro’s space opera classic


Watching this show again would likely drive me insane, but I did like it, I do want to support it, but 113 episodes is a lot of episodes. Plus, if I buy this does that mean more Matsumoto stuff could come? A lot of stuff to consider with this license.

Great opening and ending though.

It’s nice to see a new company try the Anime market after all the bad stuff of the last two weeks.

Looks like they will be bare-bones releases, but for titles like these that may be the best way to go.

Anyway I will buy both of them when they are available.

Mark Gosdin

So since I don’t feel like making a new thread for it.

The first Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo collection is missing for the Japanese track the English subtitles. Not a good start for their first Anime. Though I hear the packaging is nice. 4 disc with 2 cases and 2 disc in each in a cardboard sleeve. Hopefully it’s a simple and easy to fix error. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo seems to always have issues with subtitles.

Hopefully Galaxy Express 999 TV comes out better. Cause if it does not have subtitles we got issues.

The only reason for this show to exist is to make Excel Saga funnier so it can live without proper subtitles.

I tried watching this and I just couldn’t get into it. Maybe this has to be watched during childhood?

S’more Entertainment LLC
Offering our apoplogies…there was no intent to mis-lead the fans. There was a mis-communication internally and even though at least 10 people proofed the packaging, the fact the packaging incorrectly said ‘sub-titled’ was missed by everyone, incluiding byTOEI. As best as I understand, the series was only available in Japanese language or dubbed into English, it was never sub-titled. Galaxy Express 999 will only be available in Japense or sub-titlerd as they never did an English language version (according to TOEI)

What is the point of the Japanese track even being there if they did not subtitle it? Take up already limited disc space?

You could try the two compilation movies if you don’t want to sit through the whole series. Anything by Leiji Matsumoto is an acquired taste though. I don’t blame anyone for not being able to stand them.

Discotek Media Adds 3rd Galaxy Express 999 Film

posted on 2012-04-11 16:27 EDT
Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy to be released on DVD later this year

Wow… That is incredibly f’d up.

Well both these series are still on my list to buy.

It looks like the packaging is nice and no-one appears to be complaining about the video quality.

Shame about the subtitles goof up, but it just proves that the folks involved are human. Amazing thing that.

Mark Gosdin

They haven’t fixed it on their website and this news has been out for about a week, no pity from me, they are just trying to rip people off.

It is run by former Rhino people like Shout Factory but at least in Shout Factories case they learned from Rhino’s mistakes. It seems the Smores people did not. Which makes me think they were the people that made the mistakes in the first place. If they’d just looked around I’m sure they could have found some former fansubber who’d done it for a quite reasonable price. It sounds more to me like this is pure laziness and as was common with Rhino they placed the blame on someone else. In this case Toei for not having subtitles and not wanting to pay for them to be done. The deal for the episode count is still a deal in a way but I’m going to be passing on this and hope they at least get Galaxy Express 999 TV right. At this point I think we’d been better off with Mill Creek and that’s not saying much.

Amazon will probably remove or put a investigation thing up soon.

i swear i saw Galaxy Express 999 (not just the movie) and it had English spoken words, and was ON TV…many many years ago. :blink:

The TV series was never dubbed into English. Two of the movies were, and it’s spin off Galaxy Railways.

S’more better not screw up this release.

S’more Ent. Removes Galaxy Express 999 Box 2 From Schedule

posted on 2013-04-13 14:00 EDT
1st DVD set of Leiji Matsumoto’s space opera sold under 2,000 units

SAN-EI Bookstore Publishes “Galaxy Express 999” MOOK

April 15, 2015 10:50pm CDT
127 page magazine / book hybrid contains interviews, color illustrations, and more

Viewster Adds Galaxy Express 999 Anime Films

posted on 2016-11-26 10:45 EST

Discotek to Release Galaxy Express 999, Adieu Galaxy Express 999 Anime Films on Blu-ray

posted on 2017-06-11 14:00 EDT