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Thursday, March 21, 2013

The Wonderful Steampunk Designs of Steamboy

You may recall a Japanese animated movie titled Steamboy back in 2004. I just saw it a second time on cable this week and realized how useful to the Victorian sci-fi wargamer. Now the movie was a 10 year effort of Otomo the creator of Akira. As a movie it was a flop. The story line is rather simplistic, but the real letdown IMO was the 2d dimensional characters. The London landscapes and steampunk vehicles are superb.

The British tanks are my favorite design of this film.

My next favorite are the Steam Soldiers, men in steam powered armored suits.

You can see the English language trailer here


  1. I'll have to check this out thanks for the heads up.

  2. Watched this the other day pretty cool film with some strange ideas but I quite enjoyed.

  3. It's not a terrible film by any means but after waiting ten years for it. I found it to be somewhat of a let down. It does have great ideas in it.