Monday, March 21, 2005


From the creators of Akira comes Steamboy....

A retro science-fiction epic set in Victorian England, Steamboy features an inventor prodigy named Ray Steam who receives a mysterious metal ball containing a new form of energy capable of powering an entire nation. This young boy must use it to fight evil, redeem his family, and save London from destruction. The lush Victorian interiors and the elegance of the era's mechanical design allows Otomo to create dazzling visual backgrounds and machines for this film. With more than 180,000 drawing and 400 CG cuts, Steamboy is sure to be one of the most elaborate animated features of 2004.
Nice to see some anime set in the GB for once, there is a trailer on the site that is in English as well as 3 short clips in Japanese with English subs.

the one thing that strikes me thou, is could they have picked a worse place to go to war, I know all the good nice civilians will hide from the evil genius in a glass building.

while he rains down fire on it with his army of tanks, not the best thought out plan in the world.

Of course the building is the one used for the Victorian Festival Of Britain marking the 100th anniversary of the Great Exhibition, in the Victorian pleasure gardens. Thou for the life of me I can not remember what the Exhibition hall was called.

O well when Steamboy comes out over here on DVD (or a lot more likely of the net) I am sure it will be worth seeing.

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