Two streaming services have added a really interesting title worth checking out in the quiet of the night with the Night on the Galactic Railroad feature. Their streaming of it is definitely nicely done as the recent rescue from Discotek Media has the streaming available in both its original Japanese language with English subtitles as well as the English language dub. You can check it out on both Midnight Pulp (sub / dub) and the Asian Crush (sub / dub) streaming services.
Check out our Thirty Years Later retrospective that includes this property.
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.