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Galaxy Express 999 3 years, 1 month ago #78015

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In a distant future, Tetsuro is 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. Maetel, a beautiful and mysterious blonde woman dressed in Russian style, joins him in the long journey through space.


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Series currently up at CrunchyRoll and a few other sites.

First two Movies coming from Discotek in June,2011.
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S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years, 3 months ago #104379

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www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2012-01-16...axy-express-tv-anime

Arny Schorr, owner of the North American anime distributor S'more Entertainment, confirmed on Monday that his company acquired the Galaxy Express 999 television series from Toei Animation. The classic 1978-1981 television series from director Rintaro adapts Leiji Matsumoto's space opera manga of the same name. S'more Entertainment is planning the first American DVD release for the series with English subtitles, but the release date has not been set yet.

The story follows a young orphan named Tetsuro as he travels with a mysterious woman named Maetel through the galaxy on a space train, in the hopes of obtaining a cybernetic body. The train stops at many planets along the way, often leading to adventures for the two.

Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu have been streaming the television anime series outside Japan since 2009. The original manga also inspired a 1979 film that Viz once licensed in North America along with its sequel Adieu Galaxy Express 999. Discotek released the first Galaxy Express 999 film on DVD in North America last year.

When asked if he would license more anime, Schorr said, "We'll see how it goes. The DVD business is pretty much [going down], and we picked [another anime, Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo,] up because it was unique and it was broadcast, and yet nobody's done complete releases."

Image © Leiji Matsumoto, Toei Animation

Update: Founded in 2005 by Schorr (formerly of Rhino Entertainment), S'more Entertainment specializes in DVD releases of vintage television series and cult films. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo and Galaxy Express 999 are S'more Entertainment's first two anime releases. Retail distribution for S'more is handled in the United States and Canada by Entertainment One Ltd.

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Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years, 3 months ago #104380

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Awesome!

Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years, 3 months ago #104383

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Watching this show again would likely drive me insane, but I did like it, I do want to support it, but 113 episodes is a lot of episodes. Plus, if I buy this does that mean more Matsumoto stuff could come? A lot of stuff to consider with this license.

Great opening and ending though.

Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years, 3 months ago #104384

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It's nice to see a new company try the Anime market after all the bad stuff of the last two weeks.

Looks like they will be bare-bones releases, but for titles like these that may be the best way to go.

Anyway I will buy both of them when they are available.

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Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113354

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So since I don't feel like making a new thread for it.

The first Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo collection is missing for the Japanese track the English subtitles. Not a good start for their first Anime. Though I hear the packaging is nice. 4 disc with 2 cases and 2 disc in each in a cardboard sleeve. Hopefully it's a simple and easy to fix error. Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo seems to always have issues with subtitles.

Hopefully Galaxy Express 999 TV comes out better. Cause if it does not have subtitles we got issues.
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Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113364

The only reason for this show to exist is to make Excel Saga funnier so it can live without proper subtitles.

I tried watching this and I just couldn't get into it. Maybe this has to be watched during childhood?

Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113541

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Offering our apoplogies....there was no intent to mis-lead the fans. There was a mis-communication internally and even though at least 10 people proofed the packaging, the fact the packaging incorrectly said 'sub-titled' was missed by everyone, incluiding byTOEI. As best as I understand, the series was only available in Japanese language or dubbed into English, it was never sub-titled. Galaxy Express 999 will only be available in Japense or sub-titlerd as they never did an English language version (according to TOEI)


What is the point of the Japanese track even being there if they did not subtitle it? Take up already limited disc space?

Re: Galaxy Express 999 2 years ago #113543

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The only reason for this show to exist is to make Excel Saga funnier so it can live without proper subtitles.

I tried watching this and I just couldn't get into it. Maybe this has to be watched during childhood?


You could try the two compilation movies if you don't want to sit through the whole series. Anything by Leiji Matsumoto is an squired taste though. I don't blame anyone for not being able to stand them.

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Discotek Media Adds 3rd Galaxy Express 999 Film
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Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113556

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psychopuppet wrote:
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S'more Entertainment LLC
Offering our apoplogies....there was no intent to mis-lead the fans. There was a mis-communication internally and even though at least 10 people proofed the packaging, the fact the packaging incorrectly said 'sub-titled' was missed by everyone, incluiding byTOEI. As best as I understand, the series was only available in Japanese language or dubbed into English, it was never sub-titled. Galaxy Express 999 will only be available in Japense or sub-titlerd as they never did an English language version (according to TOEI)


What is the point of the Japanese track even being there if they did not subtitle it? Take up already limited disc space?


Wow.... That is incredibly f'd up.

Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113597

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Well both these series are still on my list to buy.

It looks like the packaging is nice and no-one appears to be complaining about the video quality.

Shame about the subtitles goof up, but it just proves that the folks involved are human. Amazing thing that.

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Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113606

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mgosdin wrote:

Shame about the subtitles goof up, but it just proves that the folks involved are human. Amazing thing that.


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They haven't fixed it on their website and this news has been out for about a week, no pity from me, they are just trying to rip people off.

Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113621

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It is run by former Rhino people like Shout Factory but at least in Shout Factories case they learned from Rhino's mistakes. It seems the Smores people did not. Which makes me think they were the people that made the mistakes in the first place. If they'd just looked around I'm sure they could have found some former fansubber who'd done it for a quite reasonable price. It sounds more to me like this is pure laziness and as was common with Rhino they placed the blame on someone else. In this case Toei for not having subtitles and not wanting to pay for them to be done. The deal for the episode count is still a deal in a way but I'm going to be passing on this and hope they at least get Galaxy Express 999 TV right. At this point I think we'd been better off with Mill Creek and that's not saying much.

Amazon will probably remove or put a investigation thing up soon.
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Re: S'more Entertainment Adds Galaxy Express 999 TV Anime 2 years ago #113649

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psychopuppet wrote:
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S'more Entertainment LLC
Offering our apoplogies....there was no intent to mis-lead the fans. There was a mis-communication internally and even though at least 10 people proofed the packaging, the fact the packaging incorrectly said 'sub-titled' was missed by everyone, incluiding byTOEI. As best as I understand, the series was only available in Japanese language or dubbed into English, it was never sub-titled. Galaxy Express 999 will only be available in Japense or sub-titlerd as they never did an English language version (according to TOEI)


What is the point of the Japanese track even being there if they did not subtitle it? Take up already limited disc space?


i swear i saw Galaxy Express 999 (not just the movie) and it had English spoken words, and was ON TV...many many years ago.
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shadzar wrote:
psychopuppet wrote:
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S'more Entertainment LLC
Offering our apoplogies....there was no intent to mis-lead the fans. There was a mis-communication internally and even though at least 10 people proofed the packaging, the fact the packaging incorrectly said 'sub-titled' was missed by everyone, incluiding byTOEI. As best as I understand, the series was only available in Japanese language or dubbed into English, it was never sub-titled. Galaxy Express 999 will only be available in Japense or sub-titlerd as they never did an English language version (according to TOEI)


What is the point of the Japanese track even being there if they did not subtitle it? Take up already limited disc space?


i swear i saw Galaxy Express 999 (not just the movie) and it had English spoken words, and was ON TV...many many years ago.


The TV series was never dubbed into English. Two of the movies were, and it's spin off Galaxy Railways.

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S'more better not screw up this release.
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www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2013-04-13...-box-2-from-schedule


S'more Ent. Removes Galaxy Express 999 Box 2 From Schedule

posted on 2013-04-13 14:00 EDT

1st DVD set of Leiji Matsumoto's space opera sold under 2,000 units

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North American distributor S'more Entertainment confirmed on Tuesday that it removed the second DVD box set of Galaxy Express 999 from its schedule until further notice. The company stated that "the costs of bringing a 4-DVD box set to market and to sell less than 2,000 units is a money-losing proposition."

S'more Entertainment confirmed last year that it had licensed the classic 1978-1981 television series from director Rintaro, and it released the first DVD box in November. The anime adapts Leiji Matsumoto's space opera manga of the same name.

The story follows a young orphan named Tetsuro as he travels with a mysterious woman named Maetel through the galaxy on a space train, in the hopes of obtaining a cybernetic body. The train stops at many planets along the way, often leading to adventures for the two.

Crunchyroll, Funimation, and Hulu have been streaming the television anime series outside Japan since 2009. The original manga also inspired a 1979 film that Viz once licensed in North America along with its sequel Adieu Galaxy Express 999. Discotek released these two films and Galaxy Express 999: Eternal Fantasy on DVD. De Agostini Japan is releasing the entire series on DVDs bundled with semi-monthly magazines.










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