Toei urges Joshin Railway to stop using image of beloved anime
As its title suggests, Leiji Matsumoto’s classic manga and anime space opera Galaxy Express 999 featured a railway running through space, offering hope to the desperate, like protagonist Tetsuro Hoshino. In 2008, Joshin Railway got permission from Matsumoto and Toei, and with local donations painted the anime’s beloved characters on a pair of railway cars. Now that agreement is sadly ending. More after the jump.