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.
Giovanni is a young cat with a troubled childhood -- he is bullied in school, and waits patiently day after day for his father to return from his journey. One festive evening, Giovanni and his friend Camponella find themselves aboard a great train which takes them to the edge of the universe and back. However, in the midst of the sights and wonders, Giovanni soon begins to discover that the train's purpose might be much different than it appears.
Galaxy Express 999 was strongly inspired by Night on the Galactic Railroad. Both young male protagonists in these classic coming-of-age tales travel across galaxies in an old-fashioned train. There is a strong sense of wonder in each.
A trip of self discovery for a young boy and Boy-cat in both of these titles. Both have a kid like quality dipped in dark rich fantasy.
Kinda like those kids movies you saw and they stuck with you on a deeper level. You could never understand the magnitism of the haunting moments, but you sure did like them. Yeah, both of these have that.
In the year 2977, humanity has long passed its peak; machines are able to perform any task a human can, and people have succumbed to apathy. However, there remains one who refuses to accept such an existence: Captan Harlock, a pirate who sails the sea of stars aboard his ship, the Arcadia. He is feared and loathed by most inhabitants of Earth, and yet he is their only hope against the Mazones, a strange alien race of beautiful women that threatens humanity. Thus begins a lonely battle in which Harlock and the crew of Arcadia struggle to stay true to their ideals, while slowly unravelling the sad tale of the Mazones.
Captain Harlock and Galaxy Express 999 have very similar characters and themes which make each of them recommendable to each other. In many a cases the characters even cross over into each other causing unknown knowledge of both series to be present in each others. Other for knowledge, the stories have very similar themes like science fiction and to be true to one's self. These are reflected in both of the series well which might also come to the fact of they are created by the same person, Leiji Matsumoto.
A mysterious new hacker known only as the Puppet Master threatens to create chaos, erasing and rewriting the memories of his victims: humans who have cast away their physical body to become cyborgs. Is he an evil genius, or could he signal the beginning of a new age in the relationship between man and machine?
Both of these futuristic sci-fi movies ask thought-provoking questions about the meaning of being human in highly technological futures where human beings use mechanical/cyborg bodies. If you like those themes, these two are both good picks.
From swordsmen to robots, from ancient tribal cultures to civilizations that reach the stars, there is one force that dominates all others: life. From birth to death, and rebirth again, it is life that permeates the soul and opens up to us the mysteries of the universe. Within this tale of the phoenix and those who would be touched by its beauty, we are shown the joys and tragedies that life sometimes hands us, and what we, as humans, must do to survive...
Galaxy Express 999 and Hi no Tori illustrate what it means to be human. The former follows a youth's journey to immortality, a quest marked by various layovers where he encounters characters and philosophies that'll shape his outlook on a finite existence. The latter is an odyssey through the ages of man as witnessed by the titular deity, individual chapters tied by themes of life, freedom and the presence of atavism.
Both features have all the makings of a modern folktale. Hi no Tori focuses on the legend of the Phoenix, passed on by word of mouth and common to primitive and advanced societies alike. Galaxy Express 999 is a sci-fi fairytale, where the impossible is plausible, that trades scientific detail and accuracy for romance.
These are timeless stories and required viewing for anime enthusiasts.
In a far-off galaxy, there exists a world much the same as Earth. Save for blue skin, the people are near identical - especially with their taste for rockin' dance music. When a strange alien abduction craft lands on the planet to steal their most popular band, however, all hope seems lost. With their story told entirely via Daft Punk's album Discovery, join The Crescendolls in a journey to rediscover both themselves and their music in a galaxy millions of light years away from home.
Both Galaxy Express 999 and Interstellar 5555 were made by Leigi Matsumoto. Beyond that, they are both whimsical, lighthearted fantasies disguised as science fiction stories. Both are simple and easy to understand, while conveying a strong message at the same time.