Finally, the Galaxy Express will return to the vast reaches of the galaxy.

Earlier today, Discotek Media announced that they acquired the Galaxy Express 999 TV series. The title will be released in North America on three Blu-Ray sets. Discotek’s release will be an all-new HD upscale “that preserves more detail and film grain” in comparison to the recent Japanese Blu-Ray release.

 Galaxy Express 999 Blu-Ray Set 1 Boxart

Planned extras include:

  • TV Special Can You Live Like a Warrior?
  • TV Special Can You Live Like a Mother?
  • Recap Episode
  • TV Spots
  • Clean openings and closings

Galaxy Express 999 is a 1978 series from Daewon Animation and Toei Animation. Nobutaka Nishizawa (Slam Dunk, Crying Freeman) directed the project at Shigeru Kogawa and Shingo Araki (The Legend of the Galactic Heroes, The Rose of Versailles) providing character designs. The team of Hiroyasu Yamaura, Keisuke Fujikawa, and Yoshiaki Yoshida worked on the show’s screenplays.

Leiji Matsumoto is credited with the original work.

S’more Entertainment released Galaxy Express 999 in North America in 2012. They describe the show as:

Galaxy Express 999 is the name of a train which travels through space, beginning at Megalopolis Station on one end of the galaxy and ending 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’d 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.

Source: Twitter (DiscotekMedia)