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Wednesday, December 29, 2004

hello! as we all know, STEAMBOY is coming out! So me will tell u if its good or not. THe story follows Rei, A young inventor living in the U.K. in the middle of the 19th century. Shortly before the first ever World Expo, a marvelous invention called the "Steam Ball", behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives at his door from his grandfather Roid in the U.S. Meanwhile the nefarious Ohara Foundation has sent men to aquire the Steam Ball so that they can use its power towards their own illicit ends.
2005-03-18 is when the movie will come out

Director: Katsuhiro Otomo
Script: Katsuhiro Otomo
Screenplay: Sadayuki Murai
Music: Steve Jablonsky
Original creator: Katsuhiro Otomo
Art director: Shinji Kimura
Animation director: Shinji Takagi
Cgi director: Hiroaki Ando
Chief Key-Animation Supervisor: Tatsuya Tomaru
Digital Composite Chief: Mitsuhiro Sato
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Effect Key-Animation Supervisor: Takashi Hashimoto
Executive producer: Shigeru Watanabe
Sound director: Keiichi Momose
Technical director: Shinichi Matsumi
Licensed by: Columbia - TriStar (english)
Distributor: Columbia/Tristar Home Entertaiment(German)
Japanese cast:
Anne Suzuki as Ray Steam
Ikki Sawamura as Dave
Katsuo Nakamura as Loyd Steam (Ray's Grand Father)
Kiyoshi Kodama as Robert Stephnson
Manami Konishi as Scarlett
Masane Tsukayama as Edie Steam (Ray's Father)
Susumu Terajima as Fredy
Distributor: TOHO(Japanese)
Production: Sunrise(Japanese)
Distributor: Columbia - TriStar
The Steamboy 2 story will focus on main character Rei's further adventures, but there are also plans for an episode of heroin Scarlet becoming "Steamgirl" to be produced as a separate work.

Steamboy producer Watanabe Shigeru said in a speech on July 17th, "I talked with Otomo about what Rei does afterwards and the story of Scarlet becoming a "Steamgirl". We will try to realize this within 2 years. I would also like to see Miss Suzuki and Miss Konishi (voice actors) on board the coming project."

"I hope I will still be able to do a girls voice in two years" said Scarlett's voice
actress, Konishi Manami, who is twenty-five.

According to Natsume Maya it was stated that the sequel may be another movie, or it may be a TV anime. According to the official Steamboy website, there will be a manga released in Weekly Young Magazine to commemorate the Steamboy theatrical release. The Manga will be released over three weeks, with this week's installment a 10-page story called "Steam Jiji-san" (Steam Grandfather).
NOTE:It is not 100% confirmed that Steamboy 2 will be released as a theatrical movie. It may be released as a TV series or OVA.
Data about Katsuhiro OTOMO:

Akira (manga) : Story, Art
Akira (movie) : Director, Original Manga, Supervising Director
Akira [anime comic] (manga) : Story, Art
Cannon Fodder (movie) : Director, Script, Original Character Design, Art
Domu (manga) : Story, Original Manga, Art
Harmagedon (movie) : Character Design
Hipira: The Little Vampire (manga) : Story
Metropolis (movie) : Script, Screenplay
Perfect Blue (movie) : Special Advisor
Robot Carnival (movie) : Director (OP, ED)
Roujin Z (OAV) : Script, Mechanical design
SOS Dai Tokyo Tankentai (manga) : Story, Art
Spriggan (movie) : Producer
Steamboy (movie) : Director, Script, Original creator
Stink Bomb (movie) : Script
The Legend of Mother Sarah (manga) : Story
The Order to Stop Construction (movie) : Director, Screenplay, Character Design

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