Laala From the Double Planet

Laala From the Double Planet is an anime episode of Galaxy Express 999 that was released on 12/14/1978

Plot Summary

"In the vast expanse of space, there are planets that are destroyed by the time light reaches them and after that, nothing remains. The passengers who travel the Galaxy Railways might be the only ones who know that emptiness." - Narrator

A cyborg attacks Tetsuro
A cyborg attacks Tetsuro

The Galaxy Express stops on the Double Planet, a planet where all of the citizens are cyborgs, and Tetsuro and Maetel decide to see what the planet has to offer during the lay over while. While at a restaurant, the two of them are attacked by cyborgs who beat up Tetsuro and try to capture Maetel and taxidermy her because of her beauty. Tetsuro shoots his way out of the restaurant but is hit by a car while escaping. Luckily, Laala, the driver of the vehicle, is a doctor and agrees to help Tetsuro. At her lab, Laala swaps bodies with Tetsuro against his will and tries to force Maetel into traveling with her on the Galaxy Express so that she may finally escape the planet. Laala and Maetel leave the lab but Laala traps Tetsuro there and eventually sets it on fire after departing. When Maetel finds out about the fire, she attacks Laala and leaves to rescue Tetsuro.

Maetel watches as Mestol returns Tetsuro and Laala to their original bodies
Maetel watches as Mestol returns Tetsuro and Laala to their original bodies

With the lab destroyed Laala returns to tell Maetel that she has no hope of returning Tetsuro to his natural body and that she should leave the planet with her. Tetsuro attacks Laala and threatens her life unless she finds a way to switch his body back. Laala agrees to and takes he and Maetel to the lab of a fellow doctor named Mestol. When they arrive Mestol and Laala have no intentions of returning Tetsuro to his body; in fact, their plan is to force Maetel to switch with Mestol and then board the Galaxy Express together. Maetel, who brought Tetsuro's pistol along with her, forces the two to give Tetsuro back his body at gun point.

The destruction of the double planet
The destruction of the double planet

With things returned to normal, Maetel tells Tetsuro to return to the Galaxy Express while she finishes up things on the planet. Maetel returns shortly after Tetsuro and the Galaxy Express begins its travel to the next planet on its voyage. While in space, the Double Planet collides into itself and is completely destroyed and Tetsuro wonders whether Maetel was responsible for it.

Characters & Voice Actors

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Maetel ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Tetsuro Hoshino ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Mestol ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Yonehiko Kitagawa ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Laala ( x ) ( x ) ( x )
Minori Matsushima ( x ) ( x ) ( x ) (Japanese)
Conductor ( x ) ( x ) ( x )


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