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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
Producers: Culture Publishers
Studios: Studio 4°C, 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: 7.341 (scored by 3631836,318 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22142
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2024
Members: 71,711
Favorites: 131

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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.

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


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Mar 22, 2009
Skadi (All reviews)
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 read more
Jul 17, 2008
Beatnik (All reviews)
This is the weirdest anime I've ever seen.

It's not 'weird' as in something ridiculously abstract or disturbing, but weird in other ways.

The alternate-history setting is a visual feast for the eyes via Production I.G's commitment to detail and quality animation. The dub is actually really good, and this is coming from a guy who hates dubs. But in a story like this where its set completely in 19th century England, it would be too strange to hear Japanese voices, so the heavy Manchester and cockney London accents fit very well with what's going on. Yeah, an anime set entirely in read more
Sep 20, 2015
Lady_Death_Cat (All reviews)
Let me sum this anime 4 you very easily: It's steampunk based. Those who cannot conceive this genre will most likely be displeased with this anime, those who have no idea what steampunk is will have varying views & opinions, however to those who know & in a way like steampunk then this anime is definitely 4 you.
The only down-side to this anime I see is that it is very generic steampunk but I also see this as its bet asset to those who are interested in understanding this genre.
Dec 24, 2006
Xinil (All reviews)
First, let me say that I wasn't expecting much going into this film. Seeing as how it isn't directed by Miyazaki and I hadn't heard much of anything about it, I didn't plan on being impressed. Well, much to my surprise, I really enjoyed Steamboy. Sure, it wasn't anything miraculous and magical like Spirited Away or Howl's Moving Castle, but it had some of that "wonder" to it.

Some of the decisions the characters made were a little too "that wouldn't happen", but aside from some of those, I really, really enjoyed the story.

Biggest gripe I had with the movie was the animation. I couldn't read more


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