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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)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rosalind Ayres ...
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Alfred Smith (voice)
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Robert Stephenson (voice)
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David (voice)
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Jason (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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steam | ball | inventor | 19th century | boy | See more »


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Rated PG-13 for action violence | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

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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Scarlett O'Hara: Simon!
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Otomo raises the bar again!
9 April 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Akira kick started anime in the West, and even today it is still a stunning movie on every level. Now so many years later Otomo is back in the director's chair with a new masterpiece.

The animation quality is extraordinary, you will never have seen anything like this before. Imagine the most impressive animated sequences from Akira - Testuo raising Akira from beneath Tokyo Stadium

  • and expand upon them greatly and you will have some idea just how


mind blowing this film's animation is. It surpasses even Innocence and Appleseed.

The story is interesting, with none of the clear Hollywood evil/good character definitions. Otomo keeps the audience guessing who the hero Ray Steam will decide to side with. It's a fantastic old fashioned adventure too, packed with incredibly inventive ideas and concepts.

One to see for sure. I haven't seen the heavily cut US version, certainly the unedited Japanese version was perfectly timed so I can't imagine how or why anyone would want to trim even a minute of it. Hopefully when it comes to DVD in the US and Europe it will be available in it's original, utterly amazing form. Otomo, welcome back!


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