For those who don’t know, Steampunk refers to the alternate world’s technology of steam-powered machines and Victorian fashion. This genre of anime always promises highly-detailed visuals and actions that will leave the audience at the edge of their seats.
Here in Trippedmedia, we offer you 10 Steampunk anime to let your steam off.
Steampunk Anime 1: Steamboy
What could be the best steampunk anime out there? It’s definitely the one with steam in the title, right? From the creator of the highly-acclaimed movie, Akira comes Steamboy hit the record as the most expensive Japanese animated film. Steamboy also won the 2004 Best Animated Feature Film at the Catalonian International Film Festival. This classic anime is definitely a must-watch for all steampunk lovers and it’s a great way to introduce the genre to new fans.
2. Attack On Titan
Attack On Titan comes to mind when one mentions steampunk anime. Although mixed with fantasy elements because of the mystery of the origin of the titans, AOT’s technology reminds us of the pre-war era. The main weapon, the 3D maneuver gear, uses the steam lock system for quick launches. The manga also showed blimps and engines from the pre-war era.
3. Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress
Similar to AOT, Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress sets in a world where mankind secluded themselves in Iron Fortresses to save themselves from the zombies. Steam engine train enthusiasts will surely love this anime as massive trains act as the main transportation. The main character also invents his own weapon with close to accurate mechanism details.
4. Howl’s Moving Castle
Can’t get enough of steampunk? How about an anime movie with an entire castle that uses steam to move? Yes, this Studio Ghibli Classic has lots of loveable characters especially the fire demon that powers the entire castle. From Dianna Wynne Jones’ novel, this anime movie will surely bring out the steampunk daydreamer out of anybody.
5. Kino No Tabi: The Beautiful World
Possibly one of the most underrated anime of all time, Kino’s Journey anime series revolves around a boy’s philosophical journey using his motorcycle. Using episodic format, the anime focuses on the atmosphere rather than the action. This series excellently portrayed a modern, yet ancient post-apocalyptic world while provoking its audience thoughts.
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