Galaxy Express 999
In a distant future, Tetsuro a human boy who wants his body replaced with a robotic one. This is possible, but to do so he has to reach the Immortal Planet onboard the space train Galaxy Express 999.
S01:E01 - Departure Ballad
On the road to Megalopolis, Tetsuro is encountered by Count Mecha and watches as his mother is killed. Ironically, he is rescued by a woman who looks remarkably like his mother, and they set off on a journey on the Galaxy Express 999. He begins his trek towards the planet where he'll be able to receive a mechanical body.
S01:E02 - The Red Winds of Mars
The capital of Mars, Great Syrtis. It is a deserted planet with nothing but the blowing of the red winds. Tetsuro is attacked by Geronimo, who has long dreamt of boarding the 999, and has his pass stolen by him. Ultimately, he draws his gun on his lover, Fleme.
S01:E03 - Titan's Sleeping Warrior
Tetsuro is rescued from a ghost by Claire, a waitress they met. But in doing so, Claire is blasted into a million pieces. After finally arriving on Titan, one of Saturn's satellites, they go outside and Maetel is abducted. When Tetsuro goes to rescue her, oddly, he is given a gun by an old woman...
S01:E04 - The Great Bandit Antares
The great bandit Antares hijacks the 999 and takes Tetsuro and the gang hostage as he forces them to make an unplanned stop at his home. He takes a liking to the humans Maetel and Tetsuro and invites them into his home. But lurking in there is...
S01:E05 - Shadow of the Planet of Indecision
Pluto, the resting place for the bodies of those who have replaced their human bodies with mechanical ones. Tetsuro is greeted by the ice graveyard's caretaker, Shadow. She transforms herself to look like Tetsuro's mother and lures him in. She attempts to kill him, but...
S01:E06 - The Comet Library
Tetsuro arrives at the nest of Comets, Comet Station, and is shocked at its lack of vertical scope. He's falsely accused by a suspicious man while killing time in a bookstore and gets attacked. He goes to a doctor, but instead of receiving medical care, he tries to force Tetsuro into buying a mechanical body!
S01:E07 - The Graveyard at the Bottom of Gravity (Pt. 1)
The 999 spirals downward to the bottom of gravity. They enter into the 333, which had previously crashed in there, only to find that hundreds of years appear to have passed by! The woman who controls the passage of time, a witch named Ryuz, takes a liking to Tetsuro and drags him to her home.
S01:E08 - The Graveyard at the Bottom of Gravity (Pt. 2)
Continuing the plot, we find out that Ryuz is a depressed woman who was betrayed by the man she loved while she was transforming her body for him. Tetsuro sympathizes with her, but tells her, “I want to decide my future for myself.” Ryuz’s retort to those words is…
S01:E09 - Trader Junction (Pt. 1)
Trader Junction, a crossroads for the Galaxy Railways. Surrounding the station are countless desolate travelers with nothing more to do but wait. Tetsuro offers to treat one of the travelers to food and drinks and gets mobbed by them all. He’s rescued by a women named Hanako, but…
S01:E10 - Trader Junction (Pt. 2)
Tetsuro foolishly falls asleep and is taken by Hanako aboard the train bound for Wildflower Station. He is introduced to Hanako’s elderly parents as her fiancé. After seeing the delight on their faces, Tetsuro didn’t have the heart to say anything. Even the idea of throwing a wedding reception is brought up…
S01:E11 - Formless Planet Nuruba
On the planet without a form, Nuruba, Tetsuro and Maetel are ambushed by its citizens for their bodies and their clothes are stolen. They plan to dress up like Tetsuro and Maetel and board the 999. A livid Tetsuro lunges at them, but…
S01:E12 - The Fossilized Warrior (Pt. 1)
The 999 has to make an emergency stop at Fossilized Planet, a place petrified all the way to the tracks. Tetsuro is curious about the fossils and leaves the 999. Suspecting that Tetsuro has intent to steal he fossils, a warrior who guards the Fossilized Planet attacks him…
S01:E13 - The Fossilized Warrior (Pt. 2)
Tetsuro rescues the fossilized warrior from a gang of thieves. However, the warrior runs off with Tetsuro’s pass. He attempts to leave on the 999 along with the fossil of his lover, Lidya. Just as Tetsuro follows him, the petrifying gas appears once again!
S01:E14 - Laala From the Double Planet
“Perfect Mechanization,” a planet where all its inhabitants have taken on mechanical bodies. All its people look down upon flesh-and-blood humans. A female doctor named Laala purposely hits Tetsuro with her car. She attempted to switch bodies with him!
S01:E15 - Water Kingdom - Beethoven
On the “Black Knight’s Planet,” Tetsuro is invited to live together with the Black Knight. When Tetsuro refuses, he frantically throws his lance at him! Maetel jumps to the rescue but his his by the lance! Tetsuro stands up to the Black Knight to get revenge, but…
S01:E16 - The Town of Fireflies
On the planet where people have the ability to glow, Tetsuro meets a struggling aspiring animation director named Fraiya. Tetsuro feels lousy after she rejects his offer to give her money. However, she invites him into her room and asks him to buy one of her animation storyboards.
S01:E17 - The Armored Planet
On a planet where all living things are covered in hard armor, Maetel is hit by an armored bug and is seriously injured. Tetsuro leaves the train in search of a doctor, but there are only two people on the entire planet. Due to a misunderstanding, Tetsuro is attacked by one of them, Nutal!
S01:E18 - Maetel of Mud
In the “Mud Capitol,” a city where the rain never stops, Tetsuro receives a phone call from a woman and is dragged out into the mud. There he encounters a poor woman named Maetel who lives within the mud. She invites Tetsuro to live together with him. He refuses, however, but when he tries to escape from her mud house…
S01:E19 - The Kingdom of Atonement
In “The Kingdom of Atonement,” a town famous for its sanitation, the conductor is attacked by a mugger on his day off! Tetsuro and Maetel console him. However, the news of the event reaches the upset Cleanliness Committee. They attempt to erase any record of the event and begin pursuing Tetsuro and the gang.
S01:E20 - The Souls of Professionals
On Professional, the planet of memories, Tetsuro ignores Maetel’s advice, and makes eye contact with a professional hangman. They attempt to hang Tetsuro! He is saved by a professional gunman, only to be forced into a shooting duel!