Sunday Cinema: Steamboy (2004)

Steamboy is a Japanese animated film directed and co-written by Katsuhiro Otomo, his second major anime release following Akira. Here’s a synopsis:

In this animated tale that’s as riveting as it is retro, genius teen inventor Ray Steam receives a strange spherical device containing a mind-boggling new form of energy that can power a whole country. Soon two ominous gents turn up looking to get their hands on the gadget; next thing you know, Ray is caught in a battle between the Yanks and the Brits, who’ll do anything to obtain the priceless orb.

This English dub version features the voice talents of Patrick Stewart, Anna Paquin and Alfred Molina. (Sorry…age verification required.)

[via Divers and Sundry]

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