(From the publisher):
Teased by his friends and alone on a hilltop, young Kenji is suddenly swept aboard a magical train bound for the Milky Way. Representing the soul's transition to heaven, the train is a passage from this life to the next. The boy meets many celestial beings on his journey, among them the newly departed, but only he will be allowed to return to Earth, where he dreams of being reunited with his father.
Original title: 銀河鉄道の夜 (Ginga Tetsudou no Yoru) [Night of the Milky Way Railroad]
Genre: Fiction→ Fantasy→ Allegorical And Bangsian