Kodoani.com – The September issue of Akita Shoten’s Champion RED magazine revealed on Tuesday that the manga Ginga Tetsudo 999 Another Story: Ultimate Journey (Galaxy Express 999 Another Story: Ultimate Journey) by Yuzuru Shimazaki will be on hiatus due to Shimazaki’s health problems. The magazine did not reveal when the manga will return.
The manga entered its final round in June.
The manga retells the story of Leiji Matsumoto’s original manga Galaxy Express 999. The story of the anime and manga follows an orphan boy named Tetsuro as he travels with a mysterious woman named Maetel across the galaxy on a space train, hoping to get a body. The train stops at many planets along the way, often leading to adventures for both.
Shimazaki launched the manga in Champion RED in March 2018. Matsumoto is credited with the original work, staging, and design for the manga, and Shimazaki is drawing the new series. Akita Shoten published the manga’s seventh compiled book volume in September 2021.
Shimazaki previously drew a manga reboot of Matsumoto’s Gun Frontier manga.
The 113-episode Galaxy Express 999 television anime series aired from 1978-1981. An animated retelling of the interlude premiered in 1979. The franchise has since spawned many other films, specials, and OVAs. The original 18-volume manga ran from 1977-1981.