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The Galaxy Railways is a Japanese animated television show about a railway company that sends flying trains to the far reaches of the Galaxy in order to deliver supplies. Throughout the course of the series the trains come under attack from aliens, monsters, and bandits.

Our main character, Manuba Yuki has always wanted to join the Space Defense Force, which is the corporation that runs the famed Galaxy Railways. Manuba's father and brother both were on the Sirius Platoon, which is the same group Manuba wants to join. However, Manuba's mother is very much against him joining, as both Manuba's father and brother were killed during their service.

However, Manuba goes against her wishes and joins and much to his joy is assigned to the Sirius Platoon. The Sirius Platoon's train is headed by an ex Union Pacific 4000 class locomotive built by the American Locomotive Company. In addition to their platoon there are three other platoons mentioned and are seen throughout the series run: These are the Spica the Cephus and the Vega platoons which deliver the goods to their respective galaxies.

Joining Manuba in the Sirius Platoon is the headstrong Louise Fort Drake, Schwnalt Bulge, the unofficial Captain who has a "to hell with the rules" mentality that annoys Louise and the bullying Bruce J. Speed. At first none of the characters get along, but by the end of the series they are all willing to cooperate and standby each other when the going gets thick.

Most of the stories in the series deal with complex and mature themes. Themes such as life and death and freewill and predestination are all dealt with in each episode as the crews work to complete their missions.

FUNimation
1 Season, 41 Episodes
January 4, 2003
Anime
7.5/10
Cast: Yôichi Masukawa, John Gremillion, Chris Patton, Matthew Tompkins
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  • Thinking the bloodshed to be finished, Manabu is bewildered at the sight of 200 enemy ships emerging.

  • Thinking the bloodshed to be finished, Manabu is bewildered at the sight of 200 enemy ships emerging.

  • Bulge's plan is to conserve Big One's resources for as long as possible.

  • The Alfort Fleet has destroyed several junction stations, leaving railways all across the galaxy in shambles.

  • The Alfort Fleet has destroyed several junction stations, leaving railways all across the galaxy in shambles.

  • The crew of Big One mourns the loss of Bruce. And to make matters worse, the SDF has subpoenaed Captain Bulge before an inquiry panel to assess punishment for disobeying Ivanov's orders.

  • Louise is badly injured from the Alfort Fleet onslaught. As each precious minute passes without proper treatment, Louise's life slips away.

  • Louise is badly injured from the Alfort Fleet onslaught. As each precious minute passes without proper treatment, Louise's life slips away.

  • Headquarters receives a SDF distress signal from Planet Kowloon, a bizarre world known as the Deserted Planet of Labyrinths.

  • Headquarters receives a SDF distress signal from Planet Kowloon, a bizarre world known as the Deserted Planet of Labyrinths.

  • Manabu has been hand picked to join the Space Panzer Grenadiers, his brother's old unit.

  • The Sirius, Spica and Vega Platoons have all taken leave. Their vacation spot: Captain Murase's family-owned Inn on Planet Carcalla.

  • An intruder is on the loose at SDF Headquarters. Outsmarting his adversaries, this precarious assailant dodges custody and nearly takes Manabu's life.

  • David meets up with an old flame when Big One is sent to rescue survivors from a small aircraft. The aircraft crashed on a remote planet known as the resting place of the most beautiful jewel in the Universe.

  • David meets up with an old flame when Big One is sent to rescue survivors from a small aircraft. The aircraft crashed on a remote planet known as the resting place of the most beautiful jewel in the Universe.

  • A casino train full of wealthy playboys and female attendants is beset by pirates and taken off course, crash-landing on Planet Guin, whose atmosphere rapidly corrodes metal.

  • A casino train full of wealthy playboys and female attendants is beset by pirates and taken off course, crash-landing on Planet Guin, whose atmosphere rapidly corrodes metal.

  • When the Orbit Network Radar confirms that a meteor stream is on direct intersecting course with Central Station, the SDF is sent to resolve this threat and save Central from utter destruction.

  • When the Orbit Network Radar confirms that a meteor stream is on direct intersecting course with Central Station, the SDF is sent to resolve this threat and save Central from utter destruction.

  • Manabu is confused when Louise tries to back out of their newly assigned mission: to guard President Drake of the Clarious Stellar Cluster.

  • When Manabu accidentally boards the 777 Express he runs into an old friend from his childhood days on Tabito.

  • When Manabu accidentally boards the 777 Express he runs into an old friend from his childhood days on Tabito.

  • The Sirius Platoon investigates a mysterious oasis unaffected by the catastrophe befalling the rest of the planet.

  • Memories of people and places from long ago cause Bulge to reflect upon his life, as the crew of Big One embarks on a simple rescue mission.

  • Memories of people and places from long ago cause Bulge to reflect upon his life, as the crew of Big One embarks on a simple rescue mission.

  • Yuki, the Sexaroid Medical officer assigned to support the crew of Big One, doubts her worth as a fellow crew member.

  • While waiting for an Electromagnetic Storm to clear, the crew of Big One passes the time by immersing themselves in the local culture.

  • While waiting for an Electromagnetic Storm to clear, the crew of Big One passes the time by immersing themselves in the local culture.

  • Manabu finds himself in the doghouse once again only this time his punishment is to help the SDF's head mechanic, Whitman.

  • Manabu finds himself in the doghouse once again only this time his punishment is to help the SDF's head mechanic, Whitman.

  • After receiving a telepathic pick-me-up from Layla, Manabu is determined to regain his position with the crew of Big One.

  • After receiving a telepathic pick-me-up from Layla, Manabu is determined to regain his position with the crew of Big One.

  • A strange glowing sludge besets a passenger train in deep space. Suddenly the train explodes!

  • A strange glowing sludge besets a passenger train in deep space. Suddenly the train explodes!

  • When Sirius Platoon is sent to Planet Leo Glando to investigate a crashed cargo train, they fall into a trap and Big One is stolen!

  • Is the Ghost Train called Eternity myth or reality?

  • When Manabu is assigned to his father's old platoon in the Space Defense Force, he doesn't receive the warm-hearted welcome that he was expecting.

  • Having lost both his father and his brother, Mamoru, in the line of duty, a brave Manabu still chooses to join the Space Defense Force despite his mother's protests.

  • When Captain Wataru Yuuki takes Big One into deep space to rescue a stranded space-train, he discovers two stowaways - his sons Manabu and Mamoru.

  • When Captain Wataru Yuuki takes Big One into deep space to rescue a stranded space-train, he discovers two stowaways'his sons Manabu and Mamoru.

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