The 60-minute drama will be live-broadcast on June 18
As part of the 40th anniversary project for Leiji Matsumoto's Galaxy Express 999 sci-fi adventure manga series, its first ever live-action drama is scheduled to be aired on BS Sky PerfecTV! at 20:00 on June 18 (JST). 33-year-old actress Chiaki Kuriyama (Gogo Yubari in Quentin Tarantino's 2003 film Kill Bill: Volume 1) is cast as the main heroine Maetel, alongside 17-year-old comedian Oushirou Maeda as the male protagonist Tetsuro Hoshino.
Two cast from the upcoming stage play "Galaxy Express 99 ~GALAXY OPERA~" (June-July 2018), Kaname Ouki (Queen Emeraldes) and Toshiyuki Someya (Count Mecha) will also play their characters in the drama as well.
The 90-minute program consists of the 60-minute drama, which will be live-broadcast, and a 30-minute after talk session by the cast along with Akinori Nakagawa who plays Tetsuro in the stage play
as a special guest.
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