Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.6|5.0 Starsììì 

Kenji Miyazawa’s Night on the Galactic Railroad—animated film based on the 1934 novel of the same name—has good visuals. The movie needs a plotline read before going due to the complicated, mysterious, and obscure storyline. An audience may follow the film, because it is interesting, and believe there is a revelation coming soon. Know there is no revelation and without that necessary plotline read, even the slightest comprehension is not going to happen here. The movie sets itself up for a sequel, but to date a sequel has not been announced.  

 Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young one boards a train that travels through the stars. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Gisaburo Sugii for directing effort. Thank you to Atsumi and Masato Hara for making the film possible. Characters/cast include: Giovanni (Veronica Taylor), Campanella (Crispin Freeman), Zanelli (Oliver Wyman), Teacher (Greg Wolfe), Dairy Woman (Rachel Lillis), Bird Catcher (Oliver Wyman), Lighthouse Keeper (Eric Stuart), Wireless Operator (David Moo), Young Man (Sam Riegel), Kaoru (Lisa Ortiz), and Tadashi (Amy Birnbaum). 

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. The movie does not cross international borders well. 

* Also Known as: Night on the Galactic Railroad

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