The folks at Discotek Media picked up the North American rights for Night On The Galactic Railroad back in February of this year with plans to release it towards the end of 2015. While there’s no exact dates yet, they’ve updated a bit on it by providing a look at the work in progress Blu-ray cover. They’re currently in production to bring this release out and hopefully we’ll have more details soon.
The releases will feature the Japanese language track with English language subtitles as well as the previously produced English language dub.
Plot concept: Based on a short story by the popular children`s writer Kenji Miyazawa, Galactic Railroad offers viewers a slow-paced, dreamlike journey through space and time. When Giovanni, a lonely boy in a hill town, goes to get milk for his ailing mother, he finds himself crossing the Milky Way on a faster-than-light steam railroad. The stations he visits in various constellations, like the planets explored by St. Exupery`s Little Prince, offer curious adventures and an assortment of human “types.” Reality and fantasy blur aboard the train, and its travels across the light-years sometimes suggests the journey through life. The characters as depicted as cats, presumably to avoid the problems of animating humans.