September 9, 2009

Kisha wa Yami wo Nukete…

Today is September 9, 2009.



You probably see where I’m going with this. So, let us take this day to celebrate one of the greatest anime series of all time!

Galaxy Express 999 is one of the coolest concepts in all of classic anime. It’s about space ships that look like trains, and one of them can take you away to a place where you will become immortal. However, the immortals are actually robots who lost their humanity in the process.

One day I will have to sit down and start watching all 100+ episodes, but I’ve always loved the idea, as well as the soul-stirring theme song performed by the legendary Isao Sasaki, the Frank Sinatra of Anime music.

This is just one of those endearing songs that everyone knows, and so it’s been covered many times over the years. My favorite version thus far is this awesome heavy rock ballad by Animetal.

You can watch the entire Galaxy Express 999 TV series on, but you probably won’t get through it all in one day!


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