Young James Ray Steam is a maintenance boy in a Manchester mill and a Steam Punk inventor in his own right. When his grandfather sends him a steam-producing ball, he is kidnapped by the O'Hara Foundation and taken to his cyborg father on the Steam Castle. The Castle seems innocuous, but it proves to be a huge weapons station, and a battle between the Foundation and the British army ensues.Brought to you by the creator of AKIRA, Steamboy has the distinction of being the highest-budget anime movie ever made, and it shows in the beautiful animation and machine designs. Unfortunately, it flopped financially in the United States.
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