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Ginga Tetsudo 999

Japanese name: Ginga Tetsudo 999 Ginga Tetsudo 999 TV Series image
Japanese name: 銀河鉄道 999
English name: Galaxy Express 999 (Three-Nine)
French name: Galaxy Express
Spanish name: El Tren del Espacio, Tren Galáctico
Dates: September 14, 1978-April 9, 1981
Broadcast time: Thursday, 19:00-19:30 (7:00-7:30 pm)
Number of episodes: 113
Animation Studio: Toei Doga
Production Company: Toei Doga
Broadcaster: Fuji Television (CX)
Creator(s): Leiji Matsumoto (manga)
Series Director: Nobutaka Nishizawa
Episode Director(s): Nobutaka Nishizawa, Masayuki Akihi, Kunihiko Yuyama
Planning: Koji Bessho, Kenji Yokoyama, Youichi Kominato
Writer(s): Hiroyasu Yamamura, Keisuke Fujikawa, Yoshiaki Yoshida
Art Director:
Art Design: Mataji Urata, Tadao Kubota (episode), Geki Katsumata (episode), Toshikazu Yamaguchi (episode)
Character Designer(s): Shingo Araki, Shigeru Kogawa
Animator(s): Shigeru Kogawa (supervisor), Kazuo Komatsubara (supervisor), Yoshinori Kanemori (director), Masamune Ochai (director), Tamotsu Tanaka (director)
Music: Nozomu Aoki
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Masako Nozawa (Tetsuro Hoshino), Masako Ikeda (Maetel), Kaneta Kimotsuki (conductor)
Genre(s): adventure, science fiction, space travel, cyborgs, alien planets
Home Video
Japan: DVD (AVBA 22071-22084, 2222215-22229 (complete); AVBA 14470 (box, partial))
Note(s): This series is related to Ginga Tetsudo Monogatari (2003) and Ginga Tetsudo Monogatari ~Eien e Bunkiten~ (2006).

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ginga Tetsudo 999 go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
Unfortunately I lack the time or resources to help people find copies of anime television programs. I have put together a web List of Online Video and Book Stores that will be useful to find copies in the United States, some other countries, and one Japanese store. There are other similar stores on the Internet around the world that might be able to supply the DVDs, LDs, VCDs, or video tapes that are desired. Check my Japanese Animation Information page for links to Internet resources that may have further information. I am not involved in trading materials from my own collection. I am still waiting to see most of the programs in this List of Anime Television Series and would be happy to find sources for many of them.

Because of these circumstances I will not respond to requests for help to find these types of materials.

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