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Steampunk in anime and manga.


  • The version of Professor Moriarty from Sherlock Hound uses a variety of steam-powered contraptions. Some of them are fairly reasonable (a particularly large automobile, a steam-powered press for minting counterfeit coins), but others fall squarely into this (an airplane modeled on a Pterosaur or an amphibious paddle-boat with robotic arms).
  • Fullmetal Alchemist, like Last Exile above, combines steampunk and Diesel Punk and adds a healthy dose of Magitek.
  • Although the tech is not the main focus of the series, D.Gray-Man happens to have a relatively good Science Division where everyone there operates by multiple flat screen television and massive steel plants. In the Victorian Era! And the chief of the Science Division creates enormous robots on a seemingly daily basis.
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  • Samurai 7 is a Feudal Future where giant steam-powered robots, spaceships (!), and Schizo Tech devices exist despite the majority of people living like Medieval peasants. The samurai have Charles Atlas Superpower abilities that put them roughly on par with Jedi and it all evens out.
  • A majority of Ergo Proxy is set around a wind machine called the 400 Rabbits.
  • In One Piece the Revolutionary Army seem to have a general Steampunk theme. They have steam ships, 19th century weapons, and British Navy-esque uniforms to counteract the more primitive pirates with their punga fruit abilities.
  • Steam Detectives. Steam-powered cars, robots, etc, set against the backdrop of a city constantly fogged up; with villains using the dense clouds of steam as cover for their nefarious deeds. Machine Baron's motivation is collecting at least one of each kind of steam-powered robot. His episodes revolve around his attempts to steal the hero's Robot Buddy Goriki.
  • The Case Study of Vanitas is a steampunk vampire fantasy set in nineteenth-century Paris.
  • A number of works by Mohiro Kitoh are steampunk, though with a greater emphasis on the "punk" aspect. These include the short story collection Wings of Vendemiaire and his currently-running series Futago no Teikoku.
  • Princess Principal: With H. G. Wells Cavorite anti-gravity tech, pollution-filled London filled with factories, dickensian poverty, and suave spy action, This is a Steampunk for The New '10s.
  • The animated adaptations of the Sakura Taisen franchise are full of steam powered mechs, beautiful young girls, and cherry blossoms fighting against hordes of mechanized demons.


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