Originally Published: March 20, 2005
Another major Japanese Anime film is getting a U.S. release. We are covering more of these films lately, and plan on launching a section of the web site dedicated to Asian animation trends. I will post a launch date for the section as soon as I have it.
Katsuhiro Otomo’s (director of Akira) Steamboy revolves around a young inventor named Rei living in the U.K. in the middle of the 19th century. Shortly before the first ever World Expo, an 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.
I have posted a preview page for Steamboy, including photos, a full synopsis and more goodies RIGHT HERE »
Read my review of the film RIGHT HERE »