Recaps1x1: Ballad of Departure recap
: A long narration explains the background for the story humans can exchange their bodies for mechanical ones in the city of Megalopolis. However, only the rich can afford this. The poor people who cannot afford this change are evicted from Megalopolis and live in poverty. Then a story develops where the poor people who’d like to have a mechanical body can board the Galaxy Express for a chance to have mechanical bodies for free. A mother and her son, Tetsurou are shown walking in the snow headed to the Express station. We see that they are being pursued by human hunters, cyborgs that like to kill humans for sport. Tetsurou trips and his mother picks him up. This slipup enables the cyborgs to take out a sniper rile and kill the mother. Tetsurou escapes as his mother’s last wishes is for him to live. The hunters arrive and take away the body of Tetsurou’s mother as a trophy. Tetsurou passes out in the snow but is saved by a woman named Maetel. Maetel tells him that she picked a transimission with he and his mother. Maetel also shows him that she has an unlimited pass for the Galaxy Express. Maetel tells him that they should board the Express together. Tetsurou agrees but then hears a transmission with the cyborgs that killed his mother. Tetsurou’s with Maetels information on Cyborg hunters goes and kills them all. He then burns their mansion down As soon as he does this, the Cyborg Police come out and try to kill him... read more.