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Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru

English: Night on the Galactic Railroad
Japanese: 銀河鉄道の夜
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 13, 1985
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Central Park Media, Discotek Media
Studios: Group TAC
Source: Novel
Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Historical, Kids, Mystery
Duration: 1 hr. 45 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
Score: 7.43 (scored by 2,753 users)
Ranked: #1811
Popularity: #3333
Members: 7,488
Favorites: 86

Description of Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru

Based on a short story by the popular children's writer Kenji Miyazawa, Galactic Railroad offers viewers a slow-paced, dreamlike journey through space and time. When Giovanni, a lonely boy in a hill town, goes to get milk for his ailing mother, he finds himself crossing the Milky Way on a faster-than-light steam railroad. The stations he visits in various constellations, like the planets explored by St. Exupery's Little Prince, offer curious adventures and an assortment of human "types." Reality and fantasy blur aboard the train, and its travels across the light-years sometimes suggests the journey through life. The characters are depicted as cats, presumably to avoid the problems of animating humans.

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List of Characters and Actors

 
Freeman, Crispin
English  
 
Campanella
Main  
 
Tanaka, Mayumi
Japanese  
 
Giovanni
Main  

List of Staffs

 
Sugii, Gisaburou
Director
 
 
Mashimo, Koichi
Storyboard
 
Mizutani, Takaya
Storyboard
 
Araki, Hideki
In-Between Animation
 
Masumura, Hiroshi
Original Character Design
 
Miyazawa, Kenji
Original Creator