Galaxy Express 999

Alt title: Ginga Tetsudou 999

TV (113 eps)
1978 - 1981
3.778 out of 5 from 1,192 votes
Rank #2,149

Ever heard of a flying train? Tetsuro, living on a dismal earth, wants to ride it to Andromeda so he can get a mechanical body that will enable him to live forever. With the help of the mysterious woman, Maetel, Tetsuro braves many adventures on his way to Andromeda, heading towards a showdown with Count Mecha, an evil tyrant that brutally murdered his mother for sport. Will Tetsuro have the inner strength to face this monster on his own turf?

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Episode 1

Departure Ballad

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Episode 2

The Red Winds of Mars

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Episode 3

Titan's Sleeping Warrior

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Episode 4

The Great Bandit Antares

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Episode 5

Shadow of the Planet of Indecision

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Episode 6

The Comet Library

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Episode 7

The Graveyard at the Bottom of Gravity - Part One

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Episode 8

The Graveyard at the Bottom of Gravity - Part Two

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Episode 9

Trader Junction - Part One

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Episode 10

Trader Junction - Part Two

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Episode 11

Formless Planet Nuruba

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Episode 12

The Fossilized Warrior - Part One

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roriconfan Jun 15, 2012
Score 5.5/10

ANIME MINOR JEWELS SERIES
Full list of the review series can be found on this page, 3rd post from bottom:
http://anidb.net/perl-bin/animedb.pl?uid=251338&show=userpage&do=blog&blogid=29009&page=0

TEASER: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gq-b_iNrQaQ

I consider this anime as the oldest example of an interesting social commentary with the least amount of unneeded extra. And by... read more

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SadisticTendencies Jul 8, 2012
Score 6/10

One thing that should be acknowledged before this review is that I have yet to finish this series (currently on episode 75) and may or may not make adjustments in the future. Leiji Matsumoto spent a large portion of his life constantly elaborating his own personal universe defined by certain key characters amongst a huge cast who left their marks on the various places in space. On these journeys, several... read more

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