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Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
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Galaxy Express 999 (1978)
Original name: 銀河鉄道999
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
TV show
Story: In the distant future, people are able to take on artificial bodies and achieve immortality. A poor orphan, Tetsuro Hoshino, strives to obtain a mechanical body for the triple incentive of eternal life, of revenge (his mother was gunned down by machine men) and to fulfill her dying wish (that he acquire a mechanical body to live forever, and not die like her). He plans to board the Galaxy Express 999, a space train that comes to Earth once a year, and head to the Prometheum, a planet that gives out machine bodies for free. To his surprise, Maetel, a mysterious woman who resembles his mother, selects him as her companion aboard the 999. And thus begins Tetsuro's trip through the stars, where he encounters incredible worlds and makes many friends. But as he travels with Maetel, he witnesses the hardships of mechanical life and wonders, is it worth it? And what secret is the inscrutable Maetel hiding?
Style: exciting, bleak, serious, futuristic, suspenseful, stylized, 2d animation
Plot: outer space, space travel, space opera, adventure, androids and robots, space and aliens, heroes, train, danger, imaginary, escapades, rivalry, train ride, train travel, young heroes
Time: future

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Galaxy Express 999 (1979)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 129 min.
Story: In the future, one can achieve immortality by obtaining a mechanized body. Orphaned, young Tetsuro hitches a ride on the space train Galaxy Express 999 in the hope of obtaining a cyborg body to avenge his mother's death. Along the way, he meets ...
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Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 30 min.
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Story: Exosquad is an American animated television series created by Universal Cartoon Studios as a response to Japanese anime. The show is set in the beginning of the 22nd century and covers the interplanetary war between humanity and Neosapiens, a ...
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The Galaxy Railways (2003)
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Story: The Galaxy Railways is a 26 episode science fiction anime series about flying trains set in the far reaches of space. It is licensed by Funimation Production Ltd. and produced by Leiji Matsumoto. It debuted on American TV in a syndicated FUNimation ...
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Time: future, 22nd century
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Duration: 30 min.
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Duration: 24 min.
TV show
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 30 min.
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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⇓ similarity ⇓
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TV show
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