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Galaxy Express 999 is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto, as well as various anime films and TV series based on it. 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 manga won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shōnen in 1978. The anime series won the Animage Anime Grand Prix prize in 1981.

The number "999" in the title is pronounced "Three-Nine," as opposed to "Nine-Nine-Nine," "Nine Ninety-Nine" or "Nine Hundred Ninety-Nine."

Matsumoto was inspired to create Galaxy Express 999 by the idea of a steam train running through the stars in the novel Night on the Galactic Railroad by Kenji Miyazawa.

Series Cast

  1. Masako Nozawa

    Masako Nozawa

    113 Episodes

  2. Masako Ikeda

    Masako Ikeda

    113 Episodes

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Galaxy Express 999

Season 1

1978 | 113 Episodes

Season 1 of Galaxy Express 999 premiered on September 14, 1978.

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Galaxy Express 999
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Original Name 銀河鉄道999

Status Ended

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Certification -

Type Scripted

Original Language Japanese

Runtime 25m

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