It’s been 40 years since Leiji Matsumoto started his journey among the stars in his most famous space opera works Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato, and Space Pirate Captain Harlock. The original manga of the space express is celebrating with a new project for which a special site was recently opened. The site is using stars and the two main characters, Tetsuro and Maeter, to hint on the additional info that will be revealed on 9 September 2017. Since 2017 is year 29 in the Heisei calendar, the day will have three ‘9’, a fitting tribute to the series.
The manga published its first chapter in Shonen Gahousha’s Shonen King in 1977. The TV anime adaptation was produced by Toei Animation in 1978.
Leiji Matsumoto’s works have been made into ukiyoe based on the concept work of Hirotagumi (Hirota Group) |（C）松本零士（C）BROAD EXPERT/2017