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  • Galaxy Express 999 Gets Live Action TV Drama Adaptation

    Japanese cable channel SkyPerfectTV! has formally announced that it will be airing a live action TV drama adaptation of “Galaxy Express 999”, with the official opening of its website. The two main protagonists, Maetel and Tetsuro Hoshino, will be played by Chiaki Kuriyama (Battle Royale, Kill Bill Vol 1)) and Ohshirou Maeda (Kiseki) respectively.

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    Galaxy Express 999 is a manga written and drawn by Leiji Matsumoto. It is set in a high-tech future in which trains are capbale of space travel and humans now have the ability to transfer their minds and memories into mechanical bodies. The original manga series has had many film and animated TV adaptations, as well as spin off manga series that either run parallel to the main story or retell it completely.

    Check out the full gallery of “Galaxy Express 999: Galaxy Live Drama” below:

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    Chiaki Kuriyama as Maetel

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    Ohshirou Maeda as Tetsuro Hoshino

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    Kaname Ouki as Queen Emeraldas

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

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    Toshiyuki Someya as Count Mecha

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    Jun Hashimoto as Tochirou Ooyama

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!

    Takashi Ukaji as Antares

    © Leiji Matsumoto / Toei Animation / SkyPerfectTV!



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