Galaxy Express 999 (Anime)
Conductor and Maetel
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Galaxy Express 999 (銀河鉄道999 Ginga Tetsudō Surī Nain) is a TV series based on it a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto. It is set in a space-faring, high-tech future in which humans have learned how to transfer their minds into mechanical bodies, thus achieving practical immortality.

The anime series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1981.

English versionsEdit

Recently, a subtitled version has been released on IGN's Direct2Drive service. Currently, all 113 episodes are available. The streaming website Crunchyroll began streaming a subtitled version on January 9, 2009.

Synopsis Edit

Tetsuro Hoshino is a poor boy living on Earth with his mother. His mother however was shot dead by human hunters and Tetsuro encounters the mysterious Maetel. Maetel offers Tetsuro a free Machine Body, allowing him to live forever. Tetsuro accepts and departs Earth on the Galaxy Express 999 traveling from planet to planet on the galactic railway until the final destination where his Machine Body awaits. Along the way, Tetsuro encounters many beings and does what he can to help them.

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