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Japanese: スチームボーイ
English: Steamboy
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 17, 2004
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, MilitaryMilitary
Duration: 2 hr. 6 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.311 (scored by 4127741,277 users)
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Ranked: #26292
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Popularity: #2327
Members: 84,391
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Ray is a young wunderkind inventor living in Victorian England. His life is turned upside down when he receives a special package hailing from the United States, sent by his grandfather, Lloyd Steam. The package contains a device called a Steam Ball, a device so powerful that it can drive any machine that requires steam with a nearly limitless amount of energy.

Ray is instructed to not let the Steam Ball fall into the wrong hands, which include the mighty O'Hara Foundation, who desperately want to bring the Steam Ball back into their control so they can achieve their less than noble goals.

He will need to use every bit of his brilliance in order to dodge the countless goons that are sent to snatch the device from him. It will be a battle between good and evil, a battle for redemption, a battle for the future!


Steamboy won the 2004 Best Animated Feature Film at the Catalonian International Film Festival.

Characters & Voice Actors


Inada, Tetsu



The Admiral

Saka, Osamu

Stephenson, Robert

Kodama, Kiyoshi


Hibi, Aiko


Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Script, Original Creator
Matsumi, Shinichi
Andou, Hiroaki
Episode Director
Takagi, Shinji
Episode Director


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Mar 22, 2009
Steamboy is intended to be one of those grand adventure stories set in fantastical world with pure hearted heroes and nefarious villains. It certainly has high production values and some incredible CGI effects and action. But in the end it fails to really deliver those ambitious goals.

The plot of Steamboy is really nothing all that original. If you've seen any adventure stories before then the overall premise is going to feel very familiar to you. The story centers around the boy Ray Steam, who is an inventor from a family of inventors. After he receives a mysterious package from his ...
Aug 14, 2013
Mixed Feelings
Steamboy is one of the most expensive Japanese animated movies made to date and was in production for nearly ten years. Sadly, they should have put more effort into perfecting the script for this ambitious anime.

The attention to detail sets this anime apart from all others. Each cog and gear are intricately animated in the many inventions in the movie. The architecture of Victorian London is duplicated perfectly. The CGI used was so seamless, I didn't notice. The sound track is grand and befitting of the time period.

The anime has no clear message and is clouded by characters whose purpose is ambiguous. The ...
Nov 6, 2008
Story: The retelling of history has been done many times in various series, it can be fun a lot of times, but Steamboy really dropped the ball this time. Many times actually, Ray just couldn't keep a hold of it. [oh snap, a pun] *ahem* I'm still not really sure what they were trying to do with the story. Apparently the kid's father had some skewed view on science and decided to start a war with Britain. There wasn't much of a lead up to this, it just kind of happened at some point. There are far too many obstacles for Ray. Each time he ...

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