As London prepares for the first World Expo, the young Ray Steam receives a package containing the Steam Ball, a small and incredibly powerful engine containing hyper-pressurized steam. Developed by Ray’s father and grandfather in America under the supervision of (and funded by) the O’Hara Foundation, the Steam Ball could prove to be an asset to civilization or a great danger. But after Ray finds out that the Steam Ball must not fall into the O’Hara Foundation’s hands, he sets forth on a mission to keep the item safe and away from those who would use it to fuel a brutal war...
Following the disaster wrought upon the world by a mysterious being called ‘Akira’, Neo Tokyo is now in social and economic turmoil. In such a decaying city, feisty Kaneda and his shy friend Tetsuo survive by running around in a biker gang, chasing local rivals and generally evading the police. Everything changes, however, when Tetsuo crashes into a strange-looking boy during a bike chase and the military ends up taking him away. When he eventually returns to his friends, he’s no longer the same weak little boy they always knew – in fact, a military experiment has turned him into something beyond human imagination. While the military is intent on reclaiming its specimen at any cost, Tetsuo is sick of being bullied around and is about to show everyone, including his friend Kaneda, exactly who is boss.
Both Akira and Steamboy are great works by the amazing Katsuhiro Otomo. They have fantastic detailed animation that becomes more beautiful the more you watch them. They also have great protagonists in Kaneda and James whom become very real.
Aside from the fact that ?tomo Katsuhiro directed both, both have amazing stories to tell and great animation to show for it.
Both have a young boy trying to prevent devastating powers from being unleashed on the Planet, which if not stopped could catapult the World into a possible new World War!
This is an absolutely incredible anime and, because it comes from the same mind, I would suggest definitely watching both of these. The evolution from one to the other is mind blowing and the plot quality never diminishes. Starting out with the punk genre with Akira and evolving to the Steampunk Genre, Katsuma Otomo is the king of his era.
Can the world really be saved by just a boy??? Akira (Akira) and (Stream Boy) prove that in these movies. Not to mention the two were directed by the same person but the pervasive themes throughout reflect the truly dynamic mind of the creator.
Edward Elric disobeyed the laws of conservation by committing a taboo in alchemy, and for that his body and soul are no longer a part of his world. The parallel world where Ed now exists is a place where science replaces alchemy. After two years of studying, Ed plans to find a way to use science and once again defy destiny to reunite with his brother Alphonse. Meanwhile, Al is left without memory of his journey with Ed, but is determined to once again master alchemy and retrieve his brother from The Gate. But are these goals even obtainable without leaving a path of destruction and chaos in their wake?
Somehow the same century and technologies' development really connects these two movies; although Steamboy isn't a sequel and everything that seems magic is only unreal technologies in the early 20th century. The main characters also do look and act alike - Ray and Alphonse are both young, nice, naive and brave. When you see both of these films you'll understand what's so alike about them.
If your the type of person who enjoys watching anime set in Victorian/Early 21st Century, then both Conqueror and Steamboy deliver on this aspect. Also both of these anime have non-realistic settings to them, with FMA, this comes in the form of Alchemy while Steamboy relies heavily on steam and the contraptions that come about from it. Either way, both are entertaining storylines and well worth watching.
Two series which focus on worlds where, rather than the world running on fancy stuff like alchemy or electricity, we used steam for everything.
This including fighting the nazi's. Though the main focus is a boy and his father using steam powered X to fight the evil steam powered Y.
In the world of Prestal, Noble men perform noble deeds for noble purposes. All of this is performed under the careful gaze of the Guild, a race apart who live in cities in the sky. We see this world through the eyes of Claus Valca and Lavi Head, as their travels take us above, beyond and through Prestal, and their actions cause ripples that shall never fade.
Aircrafts and giant machines that run completely on steam, a struggle against the government, children on the run. Last Exile and Steamboy are two steampunk action shows that have all of the above plus some great animation.
Both Exile and Steamboy are about as archtypically steam-punk as it gets. While Exile is a good bit better, the elments of Victorian esque, steam powered action in both are incredibly fun and perfect for any fan of the genre.
If steampunk is your thing, either of these titles is sure to delight. With plenty of machinery, government conspiracies, moral and ideological conflicts, and young main characters caught up in it all, these are both a must-watch for genre buffs.
The responsible orphan Sophie led a relatively normal life, safe within the walls of the hat shop in which she works; for outside, it is rumored, the evil wizard Howl roams the land in his mobile black castle. After a chance and mystical encounter, poor Sophie finds herself transformed by a spell which makes her appear to be an old woman, and thus embarks on an adventure to find Howl’s castle and put an end to her curse. A mystical world of talking flames, sentient scarecrows and magic aplenty awaits those who seek the legendary Howl...
-Similar Elements of industrial revolution-era technological fantasy
-Similar graphical style
-Both Feature-length films
If you watched either of these movies and enjoyed their incredibly gorgeous animation, the other would definitely appeal to you. An additional similarity is their anti-war message.
Legends tell of a floating island in the sky known as Laputa, upon which is rumoured to be treasure beyond a person’s wildest dreams. Sheeta is an orphan girl who is being hunted down because of her necklace, a rare Levistone, which legend says will lead the way to Laputa. One day she is saved by Pazu, a miner apprentice and also an orphan, and together they set out to escape from her would-be captors. Unfortunately, their friendship must go through endless trials in their quest to hide Laputa's location. What is Sheeta’s mysterious legacy, and what hidden motives do Sheeta’s enemies have in regards to finding Laputa?
Both movies share some very close plot points, situations and characters. In many ways, Steamboy is almost a remake of (or at least an homage to) Castle in the Sky. The villain in Steamboy is almost the twin brother of one of the villains in Castle in the Sky. Both movies start with a boy who helps in a steam-powered factory, both movies involve mining, both films have the boy being forced to leave his home during an attack by villains, both films have a floating castle as a major plot point. Flight is a major factor in both films.
Fans of steampunk will like both films as they both have steampunk elements.
Both have a fantastic steampunk style and captivating plots based around one person's battle against a foe thirsting for knowledge & power.