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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #75 on: September 04, 2005, 05:38:17 am »
Well I refer you to my previous post, Episode 8 has been translated and timed for quite some weeks now but its waiting on editing/typesetting/encoding by the person who owns the DVD's  :-[

I'm sure it will be done in due course :X

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #76 on: September 05, 2005, 09:41:14 am »
Yayyy ^_^ New episode!!!
It's a huge undertaking and a fairly lengthy series, but I am definitely prepared to wait for it. The quality is worth it. ^.~

I have to say, I'm watching Space Symphony Maetel, and the animation (obviously) is way better (though the CGing is a little over-the-top.. I'm a bigger fan of more 2-d stuff than 3d, and especially the hand-done stuff is nice), but the plot just can't match up with GE999. Several of the episodes of GE999 almost had me in tears.. This series is absolutely beautiful. I guess I'm just a total sucker for the classics.. if only they weren't so obscure/rare. T_T

It's not to say I don't like SSM, but it's more to say that I absolutely am in love with GE999. Episodes 1, 2, the beginning of 3 and 6 had me really close to bursting into tears.

I really just love travel-anime. I wish I knew more anime in this genre.

The plot of episode 3 really reminds me of a Kino no Tabi episode actually.. I think it's episode 6 or 7.. about the majority rule, instead of Anarchy it was more a parable of Democracy-gone-wrong. I heard there are some other similarities too..

I'm curious as to whether the manga + the anime for GE999 are the same. I've been looking at some episode guides, and I can't seem to find any episodes that match up to the manga (I have Volume 4) so far...
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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #77 on: September 08, 2005, 02:43:32 am »
Manga that is translated to english as GE999 is actually a sequel to this series. There are 5 volumes and the storyline matches with animated film Ginga tetsudô Three-Nine: Eternal Fantasy. I think it was pretty odd decision to translate the sequel first. Maybe the original would have been of too much work?

I suppose that the original manga - similar to TV-series - has never been translated to english.


It's really shame as this surely is one of the most (if not the most) loved classic manga series in japan.  (or so i've heard) I would buy these (TV-series and manga) instantly if available outside japan translated/subbed. Im sure many others would love it too...

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #78 on: September 08, 2005, 05:53:14 am »
Ahh! I can't believe the original manga has never been translated..

While I'm truly grateful that they've translated one of the manga, I find it really depressing that they didn't translate the original...

Are you sure they never translated the original? I thought I saw 1 or 2 of the older ones selling on E-bay, though they might've been smaller chapters from the new volumes that weren't yet separated, or like http://cgi.ebay.com/Galaxy-Express-999-Manga-Vol-15-Leiji-Matsumoto-Anime_W0QQitemZ5980242879QQcategoryZ1345QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem they may be in Japanese still.

And what's http://cgi.ebay.com/Galaxy-Express-999-by-Leiji-Matsumoto_W0QQitemZ4570423511QQcategoryZ378QQssPageNameZWD1VQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem ?? My friend told me it must be a "Special" manga or something. Is it also from the original manga or what?

I wish they'd separate this stuff and stop the confusion by calling the manga + anime "Galaxy Express 999 - 2" vs. the original or "Second Version" or something like that... At least FMP does it.

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #79 on: September 08, 2005, 12:26:43 pm »
First link you posted is one of original series. It's only in japanese.

Second i think is of the same series you own (published by VIZ). It's just Vol.1 with alternate cover, maybe different print thats all. I have these from 1-5 which is just the "Eternal Fantasy" story. It happens all after ending of original manga.

Tetsuro has returned to earth after his first journey and at start of Eternal Fantasy things are not going so good there. Tetsuro has been taken as prisoner by earths rulers. When tetsuro is about to be excecuted Maetel comes in GE 999 to rescue him. There this second journey starts.  Story is bit movie like...simply hurried too much imo. IIRC in Vol.4 they visit planet Grotesca and this Schubert guy. Much that happens in this volume is not seen in the movie, but i think other volumes are almost identical to movie.

IMO longer series like the original would be much better as it could tell happenings on each visited planet/place (and more of them) in depth like you can see in TV-series. 

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« Reply #80 on: September 22, 2005, 03:10:03 pm »

Volume 15 would be the Japanese edition from Big Comics, and is the equivalent volume to Viz's Volume 1 of the "Eternity" storyline. BC are up to volume 21 "Ginga Tetsudo Monogatori" which contains the side-story that lies behind the recent "Galaxy Railways" Anime. Viz are now two volumes behind (and flipped to boot! What - they think no-one will notice that two of the main characters have distinctive facial scarring on the *left* suddenly on the *right*?!!) ;-P However the Viz translation also leaves a *lot* to be desired in places...

If you read French, Kana, the French publishers who translated the Space Pirate Captain Harlock and Nibelung no Yubia ("Harlock Saga") manga, are translating GE999, but I'm not sure whether or not they started with the original series or not, postage from Amazon.fr being bleeping expensive - and me only on the other side of the channel! (and since the Japanese is furigana'd, not much point in buying a French copy to read! I already made *that* mistake with Versailles no Bara...)

The Japanese currently have at least two editions in print of the original series (Usually distinguished as the "Andromeda" storyline )-  I've got the tiny, pocket sized Shonen Gahosha Bunko edition which runs vols 1-12 - and is gratifiyingly furigana'd for kanji-deficient novices... <g> Big Comics runs a smaller page count but a larger print size in 14 volumes (no idea if they're furigana'd though... editions can vary!) It's this latter edition that started the 'Eternity' Series directly after the orginal!

If anyone cares, a tankobun called "Space Natural History Mars Hotel" seems to be set during the Eternity Series, and Tetsurou, Maetel and Harlock show up for a few chapters - since this one turned up on my radar out of the blue, there could be a few other side-stories lurking out there that add to the story (which is getting more convoluted by the volume! He does like to waffle on, does Leiji-san...!)

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #81 on: September 30, 2005, 10:08:48 am »
I'm really digging the plot to this show so far, I'm pretty new to the Leji Matsumoto (Man I hope I spelled that right) shows, but they all seem really good so far. :)

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #82 on: October 02, 2005, 03:21:23 pm »
LE, you rock for taking on a project as huge as Galaxy Express. I'll still be following your subbing of this series for years to come.  ;)
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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #83 on: November 27, 2005, 10:16:46 pm »
Hey, need to ask about GE 999.

Only found episodes 1-7 subbed by Live Evil, but how many have u guys subbed, and where could i get the rest of them ?

Its been about 10 years since i last saw it...nice too see it again.

I could kill somebody if i`d get all the episodes with english subs.

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #84 on: November 28, 2005, 12:26:11 am »
Someone obviously can't be bothered to read other threads in this forum ne?

Oh and if you're asking for *all* the episodes subbed in English you'd be asking for HK bootlegs. Live-eviL does not support the distribution of HK bootlegs.

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #85 on: November 28, 2005, 07:39:21 am »
Someone obviously can't be bothered to read other threads in this forum ne?

Oh and if you're asking for *all* the episodes subbed in English you'd be asking for HK bootlegs. Live-eviL does not support the distribution of HK bootlegs.

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Sorry, but wtf is a HK bootleg ? (couldn find it in the friggin` forum)
Episodes 1-113 contain any "HK bootlegs" ?

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #86 on: November 28, 2005, 10:51:56 pm »
"HK Bootlegs" is a term which is given to pirated versions of anime which for a large part originate from the Hong Kong region and have bad english translations. They are illlegal and no money goes back to the original creators of the show and we do not condone their promotion or distribution.

As for the status of Live-eviL's subbing of GE999, read the forum properly as I'm not going to repeat myself.....

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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #87 on: February 18, 2006, 03:43:13 pm »
* anime lover listen to GE999 OP and wait for the next and next episodes
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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #88 on: February 26, 2006, 11:14:00 am »
Well folks... looks like the Galaxy Express is picking up steam. Episode 8 is now in quality control testing!

It's so cool to finally get this series rolling again! ^_^
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Re: Galaxy Express 999!!!
« Reply #89 on: February 26, 2006, 04:12:28 pm »
Ohhhhhhhhhh  :o The ep 8 >,<
* anime lover jumping !!