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« on: March 01, 2007, 07:30:57 am »

There was a collection of anime shorts called "memories" and one delt with a city that was entirely based around a giant, steampowered, cannon, that shot at an enemy never seen (you got the feeling there was no real enemy). The way that the gunner was canonized to god-like proportions (and wore quite a fetching victorian military outfit) , but the mechanics were expendable and dying all the time, really caught the feel of dystopian steampunk (even though i'm not sure if it would be considered steampunk).
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« Reply #1 on: March 01, 2007, 03:14:12 pm »

I saw it too, but I thought it had more of a Dieselpunk aesthetic. It does have plenty of giant bolts and gears to please the Steampunk fan, though.
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« Reply #2 on: March 01, 2007, 06:53:18 pm »

I immediately thought of Steampunk when I first saw "Cannon Fodder".

I loved it, that was the reason I rented Memories to begin with.  Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: March 04, 2007, 01:17:41 am »

Holy Crap I just watched this last night at my friends house....I would definately says its Steampunk designed with a bit of 1930s-40s Nazi Propaganda mixed in. The animation and design were amazing, but I wish the story had been better :/
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« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2007, 09:00:41 am »

Memories was done by the brilliant Katsuhiro Otomo, creator of Akira and Astroboy.  He definitely does seem a tad preoccupied with Steampunk-ish themes.  Also worth checking out by him is the aptly named Steamboy, and Metropolis, based (somewhat loosely) off the 1927 Fritz Lang masterpiece of the same name.
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« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2007, 09:20:59 am »

I've seen metropolis, it's interesting though I don't remember how "steampunk" (or hatever sub-sub-genre you want to classify it as) it was, but it's good and I recomend it
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« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2007, 09:24:15 am »

Yeah, I was more just recommending it in general.  It's been years since I've seen it.  As I recall, it definitely has Steampunk inspired themes, but it's probably not nearly so Steampunk as some others, such as Steamboy.  Still an excellent movie, though.
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