The Galaxy Railways: It’s Deja Vu All Over Again!

Posted by Michael Pinto on Feb 14, 2009 in Animation |

The Galaxy Railways is a 2003 anime series produced by Leiji Matsumoto which reminds me a great deal of Galaxy Express 999. What’s neat is that Funimation is starting to put full episodes of this series up on YouTube. What makes Matsumoto interesting to me is that he was the king of steampunk long before the term was invented — his work in the 70s was filled with space pirates and Victorian trains in a Star Wars universe. This latest series feels slightly xeroxed from his older work, but just the same it is neat that Funimation is putting it out there.

By the way for a comparison here are the opening titles from Galaxy Express 999 from 1978:

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