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Ginga Tetsudou 999  
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Description
In the future, mankind has been able to create machine bodies so they can be able to live for thousands of years. Humans are now second class citizens and if they do not acquire an mechanical body, they are either hunted or forced to live a life of poverty.

Tetsuro Hoshino is a young boy whose mother is killed by the machine men for a hunting trophy. Outraged, Tetsuro seeks out revenge and vows to keep his word to his mother to get a machine body. He soon meets a woman named Maetel who gives him a free ticket on the space train Galaxy Express, which if he rides, he will be able to receive a free mechanical body. But nothing is as it seems as rumors rise that all who board the train never return.

This is a story of how one boy learns about the world and his quest for a new body.

Note: Originally serialized in Shuukan Shounen King from 1977 to 1981, a sequel was serialized in various incarnations of Big Comic from 1996 to 2005. In tankoubon form, this sequel wasn't released as a stand alone titled, but tacked on reprints of the original series. This means, for example, that Shogakukan's 1997 release covers the original series in volume 1 to 14 and the sequel in Volumes 15 to 21.

Viz released five volumes of the sequel. The original manga has yet to be translated into English.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
銀河鉄道999
Galaxy Express 999
Ginga Tetsudō Surī Nain
Goodbye Galaxy Express 999
Sayonara Ginga Tetsudou 999

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Latest Release(s)
v.1 c.8 by Dark Murmur (25d ago)
v.1 c.6-7 by Dark Murmur (34d ago)
v.1 c.5 by Dark Murmur (63d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (1977, Complete)
3 Volumes (1978, Aizouban, Discontinued)
10 Volumes (1988, Hardcover)
18 Volumes (1996, Bunko)
21 Volumes (1997, Reprint/Complete)
28 Volumes (2002, Conbini-ban)

Completely Scanlated?
No

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

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Average: 8.3 / 10.0 (14 votes)
Bayesian Average: 7.39 / 10.0
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Last Updated
September 21st 2014, 5:46am PST


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Year
1977

Original Publisher
Shogakukan (1988, 1997, 2002)
Shounen Gahousha (1977, 1978, 1994)

Serialized In (magazine)
Big Comic (Shogakukan)
Big Comic Superior (Shogakukan)
Big Gold (Shogakukan)
Shuukan Shounen King (Shounen Gahousha)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (5 Volumes - Dropped)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #869 increased(+403)
Monthly Pos #2138 decreased(-259)
3 Month Pos #1553 increased(+775)
6 Month Pos #1918 increased(+1508)

List Stats
On 69 reading lists
On 103 wish lists
On 3 unfinished lists
On 44 custom lists

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