小時候看這套動畫. 還記得在天空中奔馳的火車, 小子鐵郎和美女馬德蘭一起乘搭999號列車, 目的是要換取長生不死的機械身體. 腦中對這動畫就是這些概念.

直到幾年前, 在漫畫店找到一套完整的漫畫系列, 才有機會重新仔細欣賞這故事.

難得看到了漫畫的結局, 但在看過結局後, 非常灰心, 早知結局是這樣, 寧可不看了. 我的意思不是結局寫得不好. 從藝術創作, 故事鋪排, 意念表達的角度來說, 那結局實在寫得太好, 太貼切, 畫龍點晴.

但這結局也真是可憐非常, 對讀者太殘酷, 使讀者太傷心.

還記得在故事到達結局之前的情節, 使我腦海裏浮現這個問題:
究竟鐵郎應當繼續向目標進發, 還是放棄原來目標, 就不要再管要去哪裏去, 就與神秘美麗的馬德蘭一起, 繼續漫長無休止的旅程?

可是沒有這個目標, 就不會有這段旅程. 如果不是這個目標, 也不會有馬德蘭在身邊.

我心目中的完美結局是: 鐵郎和馬德蘭最好是不要去原來要去的目的地, 他們就一直相伴著四處旅行, 那就最好了.

“最重要的不是到哪兒去或做些甚麼, 而是和誰一起去."

I saw this anime when I was a child. Tetsuro and Maetel got on Galaxy Express 999, traveling around the galaxy. Tetsuro’s destination is for an immortal machine body. That’s my basic concept about this anime.

I read the original series of this manga several years ago.

It’s a rare experience to read the ending of this manga. But this ending is too sad to read. I would rather I have never read it. I’m not saying it’s ending is bad. This ending is very excellent in point of view about art, story, concept expression.

However, it’s so poor. It’s so cruel and so sad to readers.

I thought about this question before I reached the ending of this story:
Should Tetsuro forget about his original destination and go on to travel on the non-stopping trip with Maetel?

But there would not be this trip without this target. There would not be Maetel without this target.

My imagination of a perfect ending: Tetsuro and Maetel gave up their original target and just go on traveling.

“The most important is not where to go or what to do, but who u are with."