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Steamboy (2004) More at IMDbPro »Suchîmubôi (original title)

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Steamboy -- 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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Release Date:
18 March 2005 (USA) See more »
Plot:
In 1860s Britain, a boy inventor finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly conflict over a revolutionary advance in steam power. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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An extraordinarily inventive depiction of an alternative 'steampunk' Victorian era, but plotwise, it's as vapid as anything produced by Jerry Bruckheimer. See more (78 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
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 ... (voice: English version)

Mark Bramhall ... Alfred Smith (voice: English version)

Oliver Cotton ... Robert Stephenson (voice: English version)

Robin Atkin Downes ... David (voice: English version)

William Hootkins ... (voice: English version)

Peter Lavin ... (voice: English version)

David S. Lee ... Jason (voice: English version)

Alfred Molina ... Dr. Eddie Steam (voice: English version)

Paula J. Newman ... Emma (voice: English version)

Anna Paquin ... James Ray Steam (voice: English version)

Moira Quirk ... Cliff / Tommy (voice: English version)

Alan Shearman ... (voice: English version)

Patrick Stewart ... Dr. Lloyd Steam (voice: English version)

Julian Stone ... (voice: English version)

Kim Thomson ... Mrs. Steam (voice: English version)

Kari Wahlgren ... Scarlett O'Hara (voice: English version)
Rick Zieff ... Archibald Simon (voice: English version)

Directed by
Katsuhiro Ôtomo  (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Sadayuki Murai 
Katsuhiro Ôtomo  (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo)

Produced by
Shinji Komori .... producer
Hideyuki Tomioka .... producer
Shigeru Watanabe .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Jablonsky 
 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
 
Art Direction by
Shinji Kimura 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Shinji Takagi .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Nicolas de Crécy .... concept artist
Mitsuo Iso .... concept art
Satoshi Iwataki .... concept art
Makoto Kobayashi .... concept art
Takayuki Masuo .... concept art
Kôji Morimoto .... concept art
Gorô Murata .... concept art
Kenji Teraoka .... concept art
Takashi Watanabe .... concept art
Noriyasu Yamauchi .... concept art
 
Sound Department
Julie Altus .... adr recordist
Alexander Beddow .... adr recordist
Tim Boggs .... dialog editor
Gary Coppola .... additional sound re-recording mixer
Jeffrey Eisner .... voice producer (as Jeff Eisner)
Nerses Gezalyan .... foley mixer
Mark Harris .... digital sound mix technician
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
J. Stanley Johnston .... sound re-recording mixer
John Langford .... sound recordist
Frédéric Le Louet .... sound recordist
Duke Lim .... post sound facilities
Craig Mann .... sound re-recordist
Keiichi Momose .... sound director
James Moriana .... foley artist
Melissa Sherwood Hofmann .... sound re-recording mixer (as Melissa Hofmann)
Dean St. John .... adr mixer
Drew Webster .... sound recordist
Jeffrey Wilhoit .... foley artist
 
Animation Department
Kunihiro Abe .... animator
Yasuhiro Aoki .... animator
Atsushi Aono .... animator
Hiroyuki Aoyama .... animator
Koichi Arai .... animator
Hideki Araki .... animator
Tsutomu Awata .... animation director
Tsutomu Awata .... animator
Hisashi Eguchi .... animation director
Hisashi Eguchi .... animator
Masaaki Endo .... animator
Masaaki Endo .... assistant animation director
Takayuki Gorai .... animator
Kôichi Hashimoto .... animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... animator
Takashi Hashimoto .... effects animation director
Kôichi Hatsumi .... animator
Motonobu Hori .... animator
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... animator
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... assistant animation director
Takashi Hyôdô .... animator
Katsuki Ikeda .... animator
Tatsumori Imoto .... animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Atsushi Irie .... animation director
Atsushi Irie .... animator
Keiji Ishihara .... animator
Michiru Ishihara .... animator
Kensuke Ishikawa .... animator
Toshio Ishizaki .... key animator (as Sushio)
Hidetsugu Ito .... animator
Nobutaka Ito .... animator
Masahiko Itojima .... animator
Yukihiro Iwata .... animator
Hideki Kakita .... animator
Hiroshi Kamogawa .... animator
Jirô Kanai .... assistant animation director
Shuichi Kaneko .... animator
Shuichi Kaneko .... assistant animation director
Kunio Katsuki .... animator
Hirotsugu Kawasaki .... animator
Eiji Komatsu .... animator
Masahiko Kubo .... animator
Issei Kume .... animator (as Kazunari Kume)
Ikuo Kuwana .... animator
Takao Maki .... animator
Hirofumi Masuda .... animator
Hidenori Matsubara .... animator
Katsumi Matsuda .... animation director
Katsumi Matsuda .... animator
Sôichirô Matsuda .... animator
Tadashi Matsuzaki .... animator
Yûji Mukoyama .... animator
Yasushi Muraki .... animator
Yasushi Muraki .... assistant animation director
Mitsunori Murata .... chief inbetween checker
Nobuaki Nagano .... animator
Morifumi Naka .... animator
Chûji Nakajima .... animator
Satoru Nakamura .... animator
Manabu Nakatake .... animator
Terumi Nakauchi .... color designer
Kazuto Nakazawa .... animator
Tetsuya Nishio .... animator
Takehiro Noda .... animator
Tsunenaka Nozaki .... animator
Mitsuru Obunai .... animator
Jun Okuda .... animator
Jun Okuda .... assistant animation director
Naoyuki Onda .... animator
Hisashi Saitô .... animator
Yukie Sako .... animator
Yoko Sato .... animator
Hironori Sawada .... animator
Masahiro Sekino .... animator
Yasuhiro Seo .... animator
Yuji Shigekuni .... animator
Masahiro Shimanuki .... animator
Yasuyuki Shimizu .... animation director
Yasuyuki Shimizu .... animator
Ryûji Shiromae .... animator
Kazuhiro Soeta .... animator
Yuuko Sotake .... animator
Sean Springer .... animator
Yasumitsu Suetake .... layout artist
Shigeki Sunada .... animator
Tsutomu Suzuki .... animator
Shinobu Tagashira .... animator
Satoshi Takabatake .... layout artist
Akira Takada .... animator
Shin'ya Takahashi .... animator
Tomohiro Takayama .... animator
Teiichi Takiguchi .... animator
Takahiro Tanaka .... animator
Tatsuya Tomaru .... animation supervisor
Tatsuya Tomaru .... animator
Shigeto Tsuji .... animator
Katsutoshi Tsunoda .... animator
Hitomi Tsuruta .... animator
Takashi Uchida .... animator
Hitoshi Ueda .... animator
Toshiya Washida .... animator
Kôji Watanabe .... animator
Kazuyoshi Yaginuma .... animator
Makoto Yamada .... animator
Masaki Yamada .... animator
Sawako Yamamoto .... animator
Takaaki Yamashita .... animator
Eiji Yasuhiko .... animator
Tôru Yoshida .... animator
Kou Yoshinari .... animator
Takeshi Yoshioka .... animator
Yasushi Ôhara .... animator
Atsuko Ôtani .... animator
 
Editorial Department
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
 
Music Department
Jeffrey Biggers .... score mixing assistant
Elizabeth Finch .... orchestrator
Bruce Fowler .... orchestrator (as Bruce L. Fowler)
Walt Fowler .... orchestrator (as Walter Fowler)
Kevin Globerman .... digital score recordist
Jason Lloyd .... scoring crew
David Low .... orchestra contractor
Ladd McIntosh .... orchestrator
Alan Meyerson .... music producer
Alan Meyerson .... score mixing engineer
Alan Meyerson .... score recordist
Keiichi Momose .... music producer (as Kei Momose)
Yvonne S. Moriarty .... orchestrator (as Suzette Moriarty)
Blake Neely .... conductor
John Rodd .... score recordist
Pieter A. Schlosser .... assistant to composer
Pieter A. Schlosser .... music editor: temp score
Tom Steel .... scoring crew
Bill Talbott .... scoring technician
Tom Trafalski .... music editor
 
Other crew
Jeffrey Eisner .... voice producer
Marc Handler .... writer: English version
Shin'ichi Matsumi .... technical director
Rick Zieff .... voice director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Suchîmubôi" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated PG-13 for action violence
Runtime:
126 min | Italy:103 min (theatrical version) | Argentina:127 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Began production in 1995 and, because of financial problems, it was put on hiatus during 1998. Production companies Production I.G. and Sunrise got involved and brought the film back in production. A total of eight years was spent on making the film.See more »
Quotes:
James Ray Steam:There's no time. I have to stop it now.See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Coronation Street" (1960)See more »

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30 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
An extraordinarily inventive depiction of an alternative 'steampunk' Victorian era, but plotwise, it's as vapid as anything produced by Jerry Bruckheimer., 17 December 2004
Author: Colette Corr from Melbourne, Australia

The latest film from the director of Akira, Katsuhiro Ôtomo, is a pacy thriller anime set in an alternate 1850s London, in the middle of the industrial age. Rai Steam is the third in a line of engineer inventors who dreams of going to the first ever Great Exhibition – when his grandfather unexpectedly returns from the United States with an new invention, the steamball. About the size of a bowling ball, the steamball is a source of immense, self-renewing power and the people who funded the invention want it back at any price. Rai escapes on his steam-powered unicycle, and the race is on. On the way, he encounters a steam-powered cyborg, a giant steam-powered "Death Star" and a feisty, economic rationalist sidekick, the Gone With The Wind-inspired Miss Scarlett (Manami Konishi).

While the plot is nothing new – and very much in the Hollywood thriller style, the inventiveness of the world Steamboy is set in is exhilarating. Imagine steam-powered individual submarines, flying machines and more, all drawn in painstaking detail – with thousands of cogs and wheels all impacting on each other. Although some CGI is used, most of the film's made in the traditional anime style – around 180 000 individual pictures were used to make Steamboy, and it shows.

Steamboy's a rip-roaring 'steampunk' piece of entertainment, complete with an insane despot who plans to take over the world. Although it's strange to see a film set in London where all the (Anglo) characters are speaking Japanese, it's best not to take Steamboy too seriously. Comic relief is provided by Miss Scarlett and Rai's grandfather, Loyd Steam (Katsuo Nakamura). Loyd Steam also speaks for the natural order, something that's often found in Japanese anime and was inspired by both the animist former national religion, Shinto, and the WWII atomic bombings. Unlike Miyazaki's Princess Mononoke, however, it's barely touched on here. Steamboy succeeds because of the fantastic imagination behind the animation, not for its philosophy. ***½/***** stars.

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