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The Galaxy Railways is a 26 episode sci-fi anime series set in the far reaches of space. It is made by Funimation Production Ltd. and produced by Leiji Matsumoto. Sci-fi is an abbreviation for science fiction. ... This is the current Anime Collaboration of the Week. ... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA) Outer space, also called just space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the Universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... FUNimation Entertainment (previously known as FUNimation Productions) is a company formed by Gen Fukunaga in the early 1990s to produce, merchandise and distribute anime and other entertainment properties in the United States and international markets. ... Leiji Matsumoto (松本 零士 Matsumoto Reiji) is a well-known creator of several anime and manga series. ...


In the future, mankind will venture to the far reaches of the cosmos using technologically advanced trains. The fleet of the Galaxy Railways transports countless galactic citizens from one exotic planet to the next, protected by the Space Defence Force, or SDF, the elite force protecting the Railways Fleet against terrorists, meteor storms and malicious alien life. Moder German Class 423 EMU trainsets meet each other There are various types of trains designed for particular purposes, see rail transport operations. ... Terrorism is the unconventional use of violence for political gain. ... Extraterrestrial, as an adjective, refers to something that originates, occurs, or is located outside Earth or its atmosphere. ...

In the beginning of the story, the main character, Manabu Yuuki, has always had dreams of joining the SDF, following in the footsteps of his father and brother, who died while serving in the SDF. Unfortunately, his mother is fed up with losing her family to the great space beyond and does what she can to deter him from following his dream. Despite this, Manabu is determined to join, and boards the train to Destiny Station, the story leads on from there.

See also

  • Galaxy Express 999 – another series by Leiji Matsumoto, this is also the train that Manabu's brother boards as he leaves to join the SDF.
  • Time travel – Manabu meets his brother again after his death by traveling back in time.

Viz Communications North American editions of the second Galaxy Express 999 manga. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ...

External links

Galaxy Railways Official Website [1]

  Results from FactBites:
AnimeOnDVD.com >> Disc Reviews >> Galaxy Railways Vol. #6 (1588 words)
Galaxy Railways comes to a close with a strong set of episodes that brings to resolution, at least for now, the main storyline that's shown up in a few places early on in the series and then far heavier in the last volume.
The dispersal of the cast helps in that we have a legitimate reason to spend time with all the other trains that run as the alien force finally pushes through with their main fleet and start hitting all the access stations and destroying the rails wherever they can.
Galaxy Railways has filled a nine months or so as it's been the latest and greatest from the Matsumoto universe, which while hugely enjoyable and has its fanbase it simply doesn't sell well.
BBC - h2g2 - Railways on the Isle of Wight, UK (1367 words)
Railways proved the backbone for many people and companies, so much so that five different railway companies were involved in providing railway services.
Two mainland railway companies, the London and South Western Railway and the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway were eager to expand their networks onto the Island, and the share in the profitable business there.
The Isle of Wight Steam Railway is a railway run by steam enthusiasts, and in 1966 they managed to prevent a small, mile long, piece of track between Wootton and Havenstreet from being closed.
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