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Animezing!: Galaxy Express 999

  • Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan 1150 18th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

2017 marks the 100-year anniversary of Japanese animation. In celebration, the JICC is presenting a retrospective of landmark animated films!

Based on the long running Japanese manga series by Leiji Matsumoto comes Galaxy Express 999, directed by acclaimed anime veteran Rintaro (Metropolis, Neo Tokyo, X The Movie)!

Galaxy Express 999 (Three-Nine) is the name of a train which travels through space, beginning at Megalopolis Station on one end of the galaxy and terminating at Andromeda on the other. But the Galaxy Express is more than just a train, it's also a metaphor for life itself, with passengers constantly boarding, debarking, and dreaming along the way.

Tetsuro Hoshino is a youth who'll give anything to board the Three-Nine, including a promise to accompany a mysterious woman named Maetel all the way to Andromeda, the planet where, she tells him, he can get a free machine body to avenge the cruel death of his mother at the hands of the villainous Count Mecha. But nothing is as easy as it sounds, and Tetsuro is about to learn the true price not only for boarding the Three-Nine and avenging his mother, but for leaving his childhood behind, falling in love, and becoming a man.

In Japanese with English subtitles | Not rated | 1979 | 128 min | Directed by Rintaro© 1979 Toei Animation Co., Ltd.

Please note, this film contains scenes of violence that may not be suitable for young viewers.

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Animezing!: Galaxy Express 999

Friday, October 27th, 2017

from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (EDT)

Japan Information & Culture Center, Embassy of Japan

1150 18th Street Northwest

Suite 100

Washington DC 20036 US