The April 2018 issue of Akita Shoten’s Monthly Champion RED magazine has announced that Leiji Matsumoto’s Galaxy Express 999 franchise is inspiring a new manga titled Ginga Tetsudo 999 Another Story: Ultimate Journey (Galaxy Express 999 Another Story: Ultimate Journey). The manga will launch in the magazine’s May 2018 issue on March 19, 2018. The manga is part of a project to celebrate Matsumoto’s 80th birthday.
Matsumoto is credited with the original work, setting, and design for the manga, and Yuzuru Shimazaki is drawing the new series. Shimazaki previously drew a reboot manga of Matsumoto’s Gun Frontier manga.