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Galaxy Express 999: The Movie 4K Remaster Review — Scotland Loves Anime 2023

Galaxy Express 999 would have been 10-year-old me’s absolute favourite movie ever, if I’d had the chance as a kid to see it. As a UK-based…

AniTAY-Official - Medium

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Adieu Galaxy Express 999 – It’s Not Over Until It’s Over

The End of Galaxy Express 999: The Movie To discuss this film, I do need to actually reveal the ending of the first movie. So, if you haven’t…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

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Galaxy Express 999: The Movie – Some Things Never Change

It’s Leijiverse Time Leiji Matsumoto was one of the most prominent and influential people in the anime industry. I say it was because Leiji Matsumoto died at the…

Mechanical Anime Reviews

Galaxy Express 999

By Helen McCarthy. Rintaro’s 1979 film Galaxy Express 999 travels a very considerable distance, goes faster than you might expect, but skips a number of stations. And the…

All the Anime

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PODCAST: Galaxy Express 999 The Movie

Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts | RSS All aboard, anime fans! Join us as we punch our ticket to space adventure, science fantasy, and beautiful…

warui deshou

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Memoriam-o-rama: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for April 2023

April is cherry blossoms in Japan, and their fleeting nature is associated with an aesthetic valuing of the ephemeral in Japanese culture. I normally don’t get all poetic…

OGIUE MANIAX

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast - ep 117: Leiji Matsumoto Tribute Livestream with Zack Davisson

Subscribers! Be sure to go to the blog to read the description easier & check out links for this episode! In February of 2023, we learned th...

The Anime Nostalgia Podcast

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What I Watched This Week – 3/12-3/25

Galaxy Express 999 Ep.1-40 – I watched Captain Harlock a few months ago, and I figured it was about time to get started on the other widely available…

The Romantic Goldfish

Manga Pulse 488: No Express

Everyone likes to save a buck here and there. Some people do that by reusing things like sandwich bags. Others will take trips to the outlet mall and…

Anime Pulse

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Rediscovering the Sea of Stars: Ogiue Maniax Status Update for March 2023

The end of last month hit with some tough news as the world learned that Matsumoto Leiji had passed away at the age of 85. I’m still thinking…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Tribute to Leiji Matsumoto, Legendary Manga and Anime Pioneer

Leiji Matsumoto, manga artist and animation creator, passed away in Japan on February 13, 2023, at the age of 85. He is arguably the most important figure in…

Brian Camp's Film and Anime Blog

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A Personal Look Back at Matsumoto Leiji

The news of Matsumoto Leiji’s death shocked me. While the passing of an 85-year-old shouldn’t be too surprising, it still makes me contemplate so many things. The number…

OGIUE MANIAX

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The Manga Review: RIP Leiji Matsumoto

On February 20th, Leiji Matsumoto passed away at the age of 85. Matsumoto made his professional debut in the pages of Manga Shonen magazine in 1954, dabbling in…

Manga Bookshelf

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Doki Doki News: Leiji Matsumoto Passes, Crunchyroll Layoffs, and Our 100th Episode!

Welcome to Doki Doki News, your source for updates in the world of anime, gaming, and otakudom, for the week of February 12th through February 18th! It’s our…

Beneath the Tangles

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Galaxy Express 999 – final episode (Betamax rip with subtitled commercials) [Be Forever, Leiji Matsumoto!]

Here’s a release in honor of the late, great Leiji Matsumoto (January 25, 1938-February 13, 2023). Thanks to Dougo13 for providing the rare old recording from his collection.…

THE SKARO HUNTING SOCIETY

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Devastatingly bad news.

In a terrible loss to the Anime community, and the world in general, it has been announced that renowned manga creator, illustrator, and designer Leiji Matsumoto passed away…

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Devastatingly bad news.

In a terrible loss to the Anime community, and the world in general, it has been announced that renowned manga creator, illustrator, and designer Leiji Matsumoto passed away…

www.live-evil.org

Pre-2000s Anime with Multi-Channel Audio

 Had this in Drafts for about a year because I lost interest. Obviously this is an incomplete list, so I may come back and update it if I…

Genga Land

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Anime background art: Takamura Mukuo, Katsumi Handô, Hiroya Yamura, Shûji Konno roundtable – Translation and commentary

A 1981 roundtable focusing on anime background art, featuring Takamura Mukuo and his colleagues Katsumi Handô, Hiroya Yamura and Shûji Konno. Followed by a commentary on the sociology…

Animétudes

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Animation Legend Rintarô – Les Utopiales 2022

Rintarô is a legendary anime director. He has been involved with it since its beginnings. Learn more about how he approaches his work.

Full Frontal

Sugata Sanshiro

When Orphan released Botchan , I mentioned that YES raws had an equally good rip of the 1981 TV special, Sugata Sanshirou , just waiting to ...

Collectr's Blog

Even the Good Homer Nods (Don Dracula)

The Roman poet Horace noticed that in the Iliad , Homer reintroduced a character that he had previously killed off. Horace's comment was "Qu...

Collectr's Blog

Hayou no Tsurugi

Hayou no Tsurugi was a series of forty (!) light novels by Maeda Tomiko, published between 1989 and 2017. (A spinoff series, Hayou no Tsuru...

Collectr's Blog

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Ashi Production and the Pers-kun movement

Following 1979’s Galaxy Express 999, Yoshinori Kanada had become one of the top animators in Japan and would go on to be an inspiring figure for many of…

Animétudes

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Ranking Retro Anime Watch Priority

List of anime: • Aim for the Ace • Akage no Anne • Akira • Angel’s Egg • Ashita no Joe • Barefoot Gen • Beck • Belladonna of Sadness • Berserk • Birdy the Mighty • Bubblegum Crisis •…

Anime Top Scholar

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Voyage through Outer Space #01 – Leiji Matsumoto’s Roman

The post Voyage through Outer Space #01 – Leiji Matsumoto’s Roman appeared first on Full Frontal.

Full Frontal

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She is Best Girl

One of the best shows of this season covered by an absolute novice, apologies in advance. MARIN KITAGAWA BEST GIRL BABY WOOOOOO ▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂▂ Timestamps: 0:00 - Disclaimer 0:28 - Story Recap 5:19 - But…

Allen

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The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Hero, Galaxy Express 999, Popran, The World for the Two of Us, Japanese Film Trailers

The Confidence Man JP: Episode of the Hero, Galaxy Express 999, Popran, The World for the Two of Us Japanese Film Trailers

Genkinahito

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Mama Is a 5th Grader???: Galaxy Express 999’s Maetel in Shinkalion Z

I don’t necessarily feel obligated to write about every crossover character in the Shinkalion franchise, but when she’s a rendition of one of my favorite heroines from one…

OGIUE MANIAX

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Dark Africa, colonizers and Galaxy Express 999

Back when I was a freshman in high school, we had what I expect is a right of passage for any high school student — the state history…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Evil that Live After in Galaxy Express 999

So, it’s always felt that the Friends, Roman, Countrymen speech gets an unfair shake in popular culture. It’s never gets treated with the same gravity as the To…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Science the destroyer in Galaxy Express 999

When I watch anime, I watch it from a Western viewpoint, or to be more accurate, a very American viewpoint. In a lot of ways, this is not…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Reflections: How do I make a sexy headline about 100 posts?

Hello everybody. Today is Wednesday, so you should be getting my normal mid-week rambling about Galaxy Express 999. But… well… this is a special post. It’s a post…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Puritans, capitalism and hard work in Galaxy Express 999

(Note: I’m going to use U.S. and America interchangeably. I just want to say that I realize this is horribly unfair to our neighbors to the north and…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Yoshinori Kanada and the nature of animation

assumption of this series, and the reason why it has tried to trace how Kanada’s influence spread and changed over the years. However, I have said little in…

Animétudes

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Take a Ride on the Galaxy Express, And Learn a Thing Or Two About The Working Class

Simply put, Galaxy Express 999 avoids the most common pitfall of socially conscious science fiction by not trying to disguise the point it is trying to make in…

Ideas Without End

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Is it better to kill the babies in Galaxy Express 999?

I’m fascinated by the number of plants, animals, and even microbes that have traveled with people as they’ve moved from place to place. Once I listened to a…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Odds and Ends of Galaxy Express 999 (part 2)

I’ve almost made it halfway to the Andromeda Galaxy with Maetel and Tetsuro, which means I’m just about ready for another odds and ends post. I did one…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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To push the rock or not in Galaxy Express 999

Sometimes it’s best to start at the beginning with one of these posts. I don’t really have a clever anecdote or a personal revelation to start this with.…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Dying free or living a slave in Galaxy Express 999

Though it’s only half a month away, the media’s goneAn entertaining scandal broke today, but I can’t move onI’m haunted by a story and I do my best…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Love in the time of existentialism in Galaxy Express 999

No one really gets to live happily ever after in Galaxy Express 999. OK. That might not be entirely true. There are a handful of stories about people…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Mysterious Maetel in Galaxy Express 999

I’m going to get meta here for a second. As I’ve been writing about Galaxy Express 999, I’ve noticed lately that I tend to focus on a particular…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Directing Kanada

One of the most notable aspects of Kanada’s career is that, while he never directed anything by himself, he was closely associated with major directors: first Yoshiyuki Tomino,…

Animétudes

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Ghost people don’t get free will in Galaxy Express 999

Galaxy Express 999 has a strange relationship with self-determination. I took a week off of writing about Galaxy Express 999, and I’ve hit a pocket of exciting episodes…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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Episode # 109 – Interview with Helen McCarthy and Darren-Jon Ashmore on Leiji Matsumoto and Anime/Manga Scholarship

The second installment of our special interview series revolving around the newly released essay collection on Leji Matsumoto, co-edited by past (and current!) guest Helen McCarthy (Listen to…

Third Impact Anime

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The Vision of Youth - Farewell 999 and Terminal Station Analysis

In the third and final part of my coverage of the Galaxy Express 999 finale, I offer my thoughts on the end of the series for both the…

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999

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Terminal Stations (Parts 1 - 5)

  Terminal Station Parts 1 - 5 Manga Chapters 18-4 to 18-8 Note: This is part 2 of my 3 part coverage of the finale to…

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999

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Getting rich on ecological disaster in Galaxy Express 999

(Note: I apologize ahead of time for any gross oversimplifications of history that are contained in this blog post.) When I was growing up, I remember seeing news…

In Search of Number Nine — An anime blog

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The Vision of Youth - Farewell 999

  The Vision of Youth – Farewell 999 (Parts One and Two) TV Episodes 112 - 113 Note: For our very lengthy finale, I…

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999

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The Bat Planet

The Bat Planet TV Episode 111 TV Episode Summary: The episode begins showing us various parts of a city, then focus…

A Fan's Guide to Galaxy Express 999