History Manga / GalaxyExpress999

15th Aug '16 9:45:44 PM cillianflood
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* OnlySixFaces: Suffers from this quite badly. Practically every young female character is a clone of Maetel and all old people have the strange body quirk of having their eyes above their forehead. While Tetsuro looks pretty distinct, there's approximately one face (and haircut) for every other young male of his age. Possibly lampshading this trope, Tetsuro does meet a man who has his exact face and almost an identical name. The only sort of plot relevance it has is to note how odd it is and make them fast friends.
17th Feb '16 1:00:58 PM morenohijazo
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* DiscoveringYourOwnDeadBody: In an episode, Tetsuro watches from afar as his enigmatic guide and companion Maetel weeps over a dead body under ice on Pluto. It is later more or less confirmed that it is [[spoiler:Maetel's own original, pre-robotization]] body.
29th Dec '15 1:11:20 PM frogpatrol
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To date, only the first two movies, a portion of the second manga series and ''Maetel Legend'' have had a widespread release in the U.S./Region 1. (The TV series was subtitled by Nippon Golden Network and available in areas of the US with a high ethnic Japanese population.) A...somewhat [[{{Macekre}} liberal]] translation of the first movie was released in 1981, but we aren't going to talk about that. The translation work since then has been considerably more faithful to the source and (big surprise) much more enjoyable for it. Crunchyroll is currently streaming a subtitled release of [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/galaxy-express-999 the entire original 1978 TV series.]]

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To date, only the first two movies, a portion of the second manga series and ''Maetel Legend'' have had a widespread release in the U.S./Region 1. (The TV series was subtitled by Nippon Golden Network and available in areas of the US with a high ethnic Japanese population.) A... somewhat [[{{Macekre}} liberal]] translation of the first movie was released in 1981, but we aren't going to talk about that. The translation work since then has been considerably more faithful to the source and (big surprise) much more enjoyable for it. Crunchyroll is currently streaming a subtitled release of [[http://www.crunchyroll.com/galaxy-express-999 the entire original 1978 TV series.]]
26th Dec '15 8:54:32 AM Whitewings
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To date, only the first two movies, a portion of the second manga series and ''Maetel Legend'' have had a widespread release in the U.S./Region 1. (The TV series was subtitled by Nippon Golden Network and available in areas of the US with a high ethnic Japanese population.) A...somewhat [[{{Macekre}} liberal]] translation of the first movie was released in 1981, but we aren't going to talk about that. The translation work since then has been considerably more faithful to the source and (big surprise) much more enjoyable for it. Funimation is currently streaming a subtitled release of [[http://www.funimation.com/shows/galaxy-express-999/videos the entire original 1978 TV series.]]

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To date, only the first two movies, a portion of the second manga series and ''Maetel Legend'' have had a widespread release in the U.S./Region 1. (The TV series was subtitled by Nippon Golden Network and available in areas of the US with a high ethnic Japanese population.) A...somewhat [[{{Macekre}} liberal]] translation of the first movie was released in 1981, but we aren't going to talk about that. The translation work since then has been considerably more faithful to the source and (big surprise) much more enjoyable for it. Funimation Crunchyroll is currently streaming a subtitled release of [[http://www.funimation.com/shows/galaxy-express-999/videos crunchyroll.com/galaxy-express-999 the entire original 1978 TV series.]]
23rd Dec '15 10:36:41 PM spirasen
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* ExcessiveSteamSyndrome: Brought to the logical extreme by Creator/LeijiMatsumoto: the titular CoolTrain is a spaceship that looks like a train pulled by a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JNR_Class_C62 C62 steam locomotive]], smoke included. Justified out of universe by AuthorAppeal and in-universe by RuleOfCool (Maetel quickly points out it was built with that look because people preferred it to more modern-looking space trains).

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* ExcessiveSteamSyndrome: Brought to the logical extreme by Creator/LeijiMatsumoto: the titular CoolTrain is a spaceship that looks like a train pulled by a [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JNR_Class_C62 C62 steam locomotive]], smoke included. Justified out of universe by AuthorAppeal and in-universe by RuleOfCool (Maetel quickly points out it was built with that look because people preferred it to more modern-looking space trains).



* HeroicSacrifice: Claire in the anime and first movie [[spoiler:Metalmena]] does this twice in ''Adieu''. Obviously being a waitress on the 999 is a dangerous job.

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* HeroicSacrifice: Claire in the anime and first movie [[spoiler:Metalmena]] [[spoiler: Metalmena]] does this twice in ''Adieu''. Obviously being a waitress on the 999 is a dangerous job.



* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Faust, to Tetsuro]] in ''Adieu''.
** LukeYouAreMyFather: Queen Prometheum, ruler of the Machine Empire and [[spoiler:Maetel's mother]].
* MeaningfulName: Faust, Crystal Claire and others.
** Maetel's a pretty complicated one. Because of the [[JapaneseRanguage L/R ambiguity in Japanese]] it can be interpreted as either coming from the Latin word for mother, or the English word metal (or possibly the Creator/{{Mattel}} toy company) [[spoiler:both of which hint at her artificial nature]].
** Word of God says that her name was meant to read "Maeter" and derived from the Latin word "mater", which means "mother".

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* LukeIAmYourFather: [[spoiler:Faust, [[spoiler: Faust, to Tetsuro]] in ''Adieu''.
** LukeYouAreMyFather: Queen Prometheum, ruler of the Machine Empire and [[spoiler:Maetel's [[spoiler: Maetel's mother]].
* MeaningfulName: Faust, Crystal Claire Claire, and others.
** Maetel's a pretty complicated one. Because of the [[JapaneseRanguage L/R ambiguity in Japanese]] it can be interpreted as either coming from the Latin word for mother, or the English word metal (or possibly the Creator/{{Mattel}} toy company) [[spoiler:both [[spoiler: both of which hint at her artificial nature]].
** Word of God says that her name was meant to read "Maeter" and derived from the Latin word "mater", "mater," which means "mother"."mother."



* PinocchioSyndrome - Inverted by Tetsuro's quest for a machine body.

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* PinocchioSyndrome - PinocchioSyndrome: Inverted by Tetsuro's quest for a machine body.



* ReplacementGoldfish: Tetsuro's relationship with Maetel has aspects of this, especially when it's revealed [[spoiler:that she's using a replica of the body of Tetsuro's mother]].

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* ReplacementGoldfish: Tetsuro's relationship with Maetel has aspects of this, especially when it's revealed [[spoiler:that [[spoiler: that she's using a replica of the body of Tetsuro's mother]].



* PoweredByAForsakenChild: the upper class use android bodies, powered by tiny energy cells that were made [[HumanResources by harvesting humans]].

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* PoweredByAForsakenChild: the The upper class use android bodies, powered by tiny energy cells that were made [[HumanResources by harvesting humans]].



* [[SpaceIsAnOcean Space Is]] [[strike:an Ocean]] [[SpaceIsAnOcean A Railroad]]: The Three-Nine runs through outer space as if on tracks. Harlock commands a battleship, while Emeraldas gets a bit more...bizarre: a wooden sailing ship, suspended from a giant...space-blimp sort of...thing.

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* [[SpaceIsAnOcean Space Is]] [[strike:an [[strike: an Ocean]] [[SpaceIsAnOcean A Railroad]]: The Three-Nine runs through outer space as if on tracks. Harlock commands a battleship, while Emeraldas gets a bit more...bizarre: a Bizarre: A wooden sailing ship, suspended from a giant...space-blimp giant... Space-blimp sort of...thing.of... Thing.



* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[WellIntentionedExtremist Queen Prometheum]] is perfectly willing to [[spoiler:harvest organic beings as an energy source for mechanized citizens]].

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* UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans: [[WellIntentionedExtremist Queen Prometheum]] is perfectly willing to [[spoiler:harvest [[spoiler: harvest organic beings as an energy source for mechanized citizens]].



* YouKilledMyFather: Tetsuro, during the first movie/arc to Count Mecha, who killed his mother and mounted her on a wall. His speech to the count could easily be translated into the full version.

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* YouKilledMyFather: Tetsuro, during the first movie/arc movie / arc to Count Mecha, who killed his mother and mounted her on a wall. His speech to the count could easily be translated into the full version.
12th Nov '15 8:28:22 PM Willbyr
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10th Nov '15 2:31:02 AM ecuvulle6267
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* VillainWithGoodPublicity: This trope is practically [[PlanetOfHats the hat]] of the Machine Empire. Virtually every world in two galaxies sees them as the wave of the future. Even the protagonist, who watched his own mother being brutally gunned down by Machine-Humans, simply concludes that if he'd been a Machine-Human himself, he would have been powerful enough to stop them.
8th Oct '15 4:15:36 AM Koveras
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* TranshumanTreachery: A major recurring theme in all of Matsumoto's stories is that CyberneticsWillEatYourSoul, and once you succumb to the temptation of living forever in an inhumanly strong and fast mechanical body, you will quickly lose your connection to humanity and become its worst nightmare. It's not universal, but even characters who accept cybernetics for the noblest of intentions often turn into the worst villains, e.g. Queen Promethium, as depicted in ''Maetel Legend''.
7th Oct '15 11:07:55 AM Koveras
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* GoodScarsEvilScars: Captain Harlock and Emeraldas both bear scars under their left eyes.

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* GoodScarsEvilScars: Captain Harlock and Emeraldas [[Anime/QueenEmeraldas Emeraldas]] both bear scars under their left eyes.
5th Oct '15 3:38:41 PM Koveras
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* FriendlyRivalry: Emeraldas is revealed to have had this going on with Maetel in her original introduction in ''[=GE999=]'': the two of them dueled to a draw in the past, but have otherwise been very fond of each other, taking pictures together and such. Unlike the android Emeraldas, the real one would never actually want to harm Maetel, and she refuses to meet Maetel face-to-face while not at full strength due to illness. This was long before the two of them became [[TheGloriousWarOfSisterlyRivalry sisters]], mind you.
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