Leiji Matsumoto

Fans leave flowers at statues of Maetal, Harlock following death of manga creator Leiji Matsumoto【Pics】

Memorial offerings left at stations in Tokyo and Fukuoka near homes of Galaxy Express 999, Space Battleship Yamato creator.

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Anime/manga legend Leiji Matsumoto, creator of Yamato, Harlock, and 999, has passed away

The father of space opera anime leaves fans with an inspiring farewell message.

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Leiji Matsumoto begins project to build real Galaxy Express 999

It’s been nearly 40 years since the Galaxy Express 999 first departed for the Planet Prometheum and all of the emotional existential adventures in between. It became a manga and anime series that filled viewers’ heads with fantasies of romantic space travel on a locomotive.

Now it seems series creator Leiji Matsumoto is tired of dreaming and is readying to construct a real Galaxy Express 999. Before you ask: No, he’s not high.

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