Night on the Galactic Railroad

Alt titles: Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru

Movie (1 ep x 110 min)
3.364 of 5 from 430 votes
Rank #2,273

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.

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mariprosa's avatar by mariprosa on Jan 18, 2008
Score: 7.5/10

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I always have a hard time recommending Night on the Galactic Railroad because it's not only an obscure title in terms of availability, but also in premise. For a children's story to have so many symbolic characteristics, and actually highlight themes such as growing up as a teenager and death is a feat in and of itself.However, most of the anime audience might find this perturbingly slow... read more

vivafruit's avatar by vivafruit on Oct 15, 2009
Score: 7/10

In all honesty, I’m not entirely sure what score to give this anime; I’m torn between two completely different opinions. Because of this, rather than just picking one, I'm going to list both. For the purpose of this review, they will be personified as "A-san" and "B-san." --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Pretentious... read more

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