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Steamboy (2004)
"Suchîmubôi" (original title)

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In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Anne Suzuki ...
James Ray Steam (voice)
Masane Tsukayama ...
Eddî Suchîmu-hakase (voice)
Katsuo Nakamura ...
Dr. Lloyd Steam (voice)
Manami Konishi ...
Scarlett O'Hara (voice)
Kiyoshi Kodama ...
Robert Stephenson (voice)
Ikki Sawamura ...
David (voice)
Susumu Terajima ...
Freddie (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Army General (voice)
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Storyline

Rei is a young inventor living in the U.K. in the middle of the 19th century. Shortly before the first ever World Expo, a marvelous invention called the "Steam Ball", behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives at his door from his grandfather Roid in the U.S. Meanwhile the nefarious Ohara Foundation has sent men to acquire theSteam Ball so that they can use its power towards their own illicit ends. Written by Bruce Osborne <saitoh-hajime@neo.rr.com>

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18 March 2005 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

JPY 2,127,519,898 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,034 (Hong Kong) (15 July 2005)

Gross:

$2,034 (Hong Kong) (15 July 2005)
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Used 180,000 individual drawings. See more »

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Dr. Lloyd Steam: And what would men do with this new technology? Plunge the world into war and chaos?
Dr. Eddie Steam: But that very chaos would transform us. the heart adapts to reality.
Dr. Lloyd Steam: [Points a gun at Eddie] But the heart comes first, Eddie!
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Steampunk goodness all the way
28 September 2004 | by (Rakkautta ja Anarkiaa) – See all my reviews

Admiring the gadgets, machines and all the insanely gorgeous animation you won't have enough time to wonder where the plot or character development went.

Steamboy is set in Victorian England, the age of inventions and the industrial revolution. Dr. Steam has developed a ball that contains an enormous amount of pressure, that can be used to power huge amounts of steam machines. However, Dr. Steam's son and grandson both have their own designs...

I've never been a huge anime fan, but I've enjoyed every film I've seen that Otomo has been involved in, and this one is no exception to the rule. Since I enjoyed it as a non-anime fan, I recommend to all others like me who are curious about anime.


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