What is Steampunk anime?

Steampunk is a sub-genre of science fiction that typically features steam-powered machinery, especially in a setting inspired by industrialized Western civilization during the 19th century. Steampunk works are often set in an alternative history of the 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West", in a post-apocalyptic future during which steam power has regained mainstream use, or in a fantasy world that similarly employs steam power. Noteworthy attributes of the theme include large amounts smoke pollution from wood or coal burning, the affinity to metal constructs like cogs and metal tubing, and the mechanization of everyday objects. Steampunk perhaps most recognisably features anachronistic technologies or retro-futuristic inventions as people in the 19th century might have envisioned them, and is likewise rooted in the era's perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. Such technology may include fictional machines like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the modern authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld, Stephen Hunt and China Miéville. Other examples of steampunk contain alternative history-style presentations of such technology as lighter-than-air airships, analog computers, or such digital mechanical computers as Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine. Steampunk can also exemplify everything that is bad about unrestrained technological progress (dead matter), when compared to life and nature. The anime usually makes a point to propound the latter. Source: Wikipedia

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Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 2

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 2)

8.29

Description:

Eren, as the Founding Titan, advances on Fort Salta with countless other Titans. Appearing before the refugees, who stand on the brink of despair, are Mikasa, Armin, Jean, Conny, Reiner, Pieck, and Levi, who narrowly escaped from the rumbling. The battle between former comrades and childhood friends with Eren concludes here. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

85 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-11-04

Attack on Titan: The Final Season

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season)

8.5

Description:

4 years after the Survey Corps reached the shore beyond the walls, Falco Grice and Gabi Braun are among Marley's "Warrior Candidates" who wish to inherit the power of the Titans. After emerging victorious in a hard-fought war, they continue their military training when Marley shifts its focus on invading Paradis once again. Nevertheless, in the midst of this announcement, Reiner has an unexpected encounter with a key person from his past... one who brings along terror and chaos. (Source: Anime News Network)
Type

TV

Episodes

16

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2020-12-07

Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 1

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season - Final Chapters Part 1)

8.3

Description:

The fate of the world hangs in the balance as Eren unleashes the ultimate power of the Titans. With a burning determination to eliminate all who threaten Eldia, he leads an unstoppable army of Colossal Titans towards Marley. Now a motley crew of his former comrades and enemies scramble to halt his deadly mission, the only question is, can they stop him? (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

60 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2023-03-03

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

(Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood)

8.29

Description:

"In order for something to be obtained, something of equal value must be lost." Alchemy is bound by this Law of Equivalent Exchange—something the young brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric only realize after attempting human transmutation: the one forbidden act of alchemy. They pay a terrible price for their transgression—Edward loses his left leg, Alphonse his physical body. It is only by the desperate sacrifice of Edward's right arm that he is able to affix Alphonse's soul to a suit of armor. Devastated and alone, it is the hope that they would both eventually return to their original bodies that gives Edward the inspiration to obtain metal limbs called "automail" and become a state alchemist, the Fullmetal Alchemist. Three years of searching later, the brothers seek the Philosopher's Stone, a mythical relic that allows an alchemist to overcome the Law of Equivalent Exchange. Even with military allies Colonel Roy Mustang, Lieutenant Riza Hawkeye, and Lieutenant Colonel Maes Hughes on their side, the brothers find themselves caught up in a nationwide conspiracy that leads them not only to the true nature of the elusive Philosopher's Stone, but their country's murky history as well. In between finding a serial killer and racing against time, Edward and Alphonse must ask themselves if what they are doing will make them human again... or take away their humanity. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

64

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2009-04-05

Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2

(Attack on Titan: The Final Season Part 2)

8.27

Description:

The war for Paradis zeroes in on Shiganshina just as the Jaegerists have seized control. After taking a huge blow from a surprise attack led by Eren, Marley swiftly acts to return the favor. With Zeke’s true plan revealed and the military forced under a new rule, this battle might be fought on two fronts. Does Eren intend on fulfilling his half-brother’s wishes or does he have a plan of his own? (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2022-01-09

Howl's Moving Castle

(Howl's Moving Castle)

8.23

Description:

Sophie, a quiet girl working in a hat shop, finds her life thrown into turmoil when she is literally swept off her feet by a handsome but mysterious wizard named Howl. The vain and vengeful Witch of the Waste, jealous of their friendship, puts a spell on Sophie. In a life-changing adventure, Sophie climbs aboard Howl's magnificent flying castle and enters a magical world on a quest to break the spell. (Source: Disney)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

117 Min

Rating

All Ages

Status

finished

Aired

2004-11-20

Violet Evergarden

(Violet Evergarden)

8.23

Description:

There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning. A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as “the weapon”, has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of “Auto Memories Dolls”, who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while searching for the meaning of those words. (Source: Anime Expo)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2018-01-11

Violet Evergarden Special

8.21

Description:

The Blu-ray/DVD 4th volume to the “Violet Evergarden” anime series will include an unaired episode. It is said to take place between episodes 4 and 5.
Type

special

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

34 Min

Rating

13 - Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2018-07-04

Arcane

(Arcane)

8.22

Description:

Every legend has a beginning. From the creators of League of Legends comes a new animated series, Arcane, which follows the origins of two iconic champions and a city on the brink of war. (Source: Netflix)
Type

ONA

Episodes

9

Ep.Length

43 Min

Status

finished

Aired

2021-11-06

Fullmetal Alchemist

(Fullmetal Alchemist)

8.22

Description:

Edward Elric, a young, brilliant alchemist, has lost much in his twelve-year life: when he and his brother Alphonse try to resurrect their dead mother through the forbidden act of human transmutation, Edward loses his brother as well as two of his limbs. With his supreme alchemy skills, Edward binds Alphonse's soul to a large suit of armor. A year later, Edward, now promoted to the fullmetal alchemist of the state, embarks on a journey with his younger brother to obtain the Philosopher's Stone. The fabled mythical object is rumored to be capable of amplifying an alchemist's abilities by leaps and bounds, thus allowing them to override the fundamental law of alchemy: to gain something, an alchemist must sacrifice something of equal value. Edward hopes to draw into the military's resources to find the fabled stone and restore his and Alphonse's bodies to normal. However, the Elric brothers soon discover that there is more to the legendary stone than meets the eye, as they are led to the epicenter of a far darker battle than they could have ever imagined. (Source: MAL)
Type

TV

Episodes

51

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2003-10-04

Violet Evergarden the Movie

8.22

Description:

An original sequel to the TV anime which aired in 2018, the movie will follow "auto memory doll" Violet, still unable to forget about her former employer Gilbert, who taught her of love. One day, she meets his older brother Dietfried, who tells her that she should forget about Gilbert and move on - but it is impossible for her. Shortly after, Violet receives a call from a young client, while the post office discovers a letter with no address sitting in their warehouse. (Source: otakumode)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

140 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2020-09-18

Violet Evergarden Gaiden: Eien to Jidou Shuki Ningyou

(Violet Evergarden Side Story: Eternity and the Auto Memories Doll)

8.21

Description:

The Drossel royal family pulls strings to have Violet tutor Isabella York, a student at a prestigious girls' school, for her upcoming debut. Isabella may have a well-connected father but as Violet befriends her she discovers the debutante has an unhappy past of poverty and separation. With Benedict's help and with the emotional power of letters Violet sets out to reconnect Isabella with her past. (Source: Anime News Network)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

91 Min

Rating

13 - Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2019-09-06

Castle in the Sky

(Castle in the Sky)

8.19

Description:

Tenkuu no Shiro Laputa takes place in a world where humanity once built great flying cities. A catastrophe later destroyed all of these majestic creations, forcing the human race to once again live on the ground. Despite these setbacks, humanity still has a passion for flight and explores the skies with planes and airships. A young girl named Sheeta is on one such airship, having been abducted by the government agent Muska. When the ship is attacked by the air pirate Captain Dola, Sheeta takes the opportunity to escape. Saved by the grace of luck and magic, Sheeta is found by a young boy named Pazu. The two later discover that Sheeta's amulet is the key to finding Laputa—a legendary castle that is said to be the greatest of the flying cities. Together these new friends head out to find the castle and unravel its mysteries before the greedy and evil people of the world do.
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

125 Min

Rating

Children

Status

finished

Aired

1986-08-02

Vanitas no Carte Part 2

(The Case Study of Vanitas Part 2)

8.16

Description:

The second cour of Vanitas no Carte. It’s 19th-century Paris, and young vampire Noé hunts for the Book of Vanitas. Attacked by a vampire driven insane, a human doctor called Vanitas tempts Noé with a mad crusade to “cure” the entire vampire race. While allying with him may be dangerous, news reaches Vanitas that the Beast of Gévaudan has returned, and Noé is being brought along to investigate this phantom from the past. (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Status

finished

Aired

2022-01-14

Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World

(Kino's Journey)

8.13

Description:

Based on a hit light novel series by Keiichi Sigsawa, the philosophical Kino's Journey employs the time-honored motif of the road trip as a vehicle for self-discovery and universal truth. Deeply meditative and cooler than zero, the series follows the existential adventures of the apt marksman Kino along with talking motorcycle Hermes as they travel the world and learn much about themselves in the process. Imaginative, thought-provoking, and sometimes disturbing, Kino's journey is documented in an episodic style with an emphasis on atmosphere rather than action or plot, though still prevalent.
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2003-04-08

Vanitas no Carte

(The Case Study of Vanitas)

7.94

Description:

It’s 19th-century Paris, and young vampire Noé hunts for the Book of Vanitas. Attacked by a vampire driven insane, a human intercedes, rescues Noé, and heals the sick creature. Commanding the book and calling himself Vanitas, this doctor tempts Noé with a mad crusade to “cure” the entire vampire race. Allying with one who wields arcane power so easily may be dangerous, but does he have a choice? (Source: Funimation)
Type

TV

Episodes

12

Ep.Length

23 Min

Rating

violence & profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2021-07-02

Megalo Box

(MEGALOBOX)

7.95

Description:

An original story based on Takamori Asaki and Chiba Tetsuya's Ashita no Joe boxing manga. A desolate land stretches out from the city of poverty. A motorcycle speeds recklessly, blowing clouds of sand and dust. The rider is the protagonist of this story – he has neither a name nor a past. All he has is his ring name, Junk Dog and a technique for rigging MEGALOBOX matches with his pal Nanbu Gansaku, which they use to support their hand-to-mouth lives. Although he has the skill, he isn't dissatisfied enough to change his ways- but he's not satisfied with his life either. JD is bored, resigned, and unfulfilled. He lives with frustration in a life of shadows beneath the lights of fame. Meanwhile, under the bright sun is Shirato Yukiko, the daughter of Shirato Konzern - the reigning family of the wealthy class. Yukiko decides to advance her career by using MEGALOBOX to organize a large fighting event, MEGALONIA: the tournament to determine the champion of MEGALOBOX. She creates a scenario: MEGALOBOXER Yuri, under her control, will win and become the champion to further promote the Shirato brand gear and expand business. Yuri has been the reigning champion of MEGALOBOX for the past few years. Driven by self-discipline and his strong will to practice, he has the skills and presence of a true champion. The man himself is a shining exemplar of virtuosity. This is a story of JD and his rival, Yuri. An encounter between shadow and light; a fast-paced story begins when their paths cross. (Source: Crunchyroll)
Type

TV

Episodes

13

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Violence, Profanity

Status

finished

Aired

2018-04-06

Mirai Shounen Conan

(Future Boy Conan)

7.84

Description:

July 2008. Mankind was faced with the threat of extinction. An ultra-magnetic weapon, far more devastating than any nuclear weapon known, destroyed half the world in an instant. The earth's crust was rocked by massive movements, the earth was thrown off its axis, and the five continents were torn completely apart and sank deep below the sea... The attempt by a number of people to flee to outer space failed. Their spaceships were forced back to the earth and vanished with their hopes shattered. But one of the spaceships narrowly escaped destruction and crash-landed on a small island which had miraculously survived the devastation. The crew members of the spaceship settled there, as if they were seeds sown on the island. After years, a boy was born. He was a new life in the desert, a ray of light in the darkness of the annihilated earth... (Source: AniDB)
Type

TV

Episodes

26

Ep.Length

29 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

1978-04-04

Last Exile

(Last Exile)

7.84

Description:

In the world of Prester, flight is the dominant mode of transportation, made possible by Claudia Fluid: a liquidized form of the crystals that are produced on the planet. An organization known solely as "the Guild" has absolute authority over the skies, with a monopoly on the engines that make use of this fluid. Moreover, as ecological disasters destabilize the warring countries of Anatoray and Disith, the Guild also arbitrates in the disputes between the two. Caught in the middle of the conflict are Sky Couriers, piloting small, two-person vanships that fly freely through the sky. Last Exile follows the adventures of two teenagers who dream of surpassing their parents: Claus Valca, son of a famous vanship pilot, and Lavie Head, Claus' best friend and navigator. Their job as couriers entails passing through an air current called the Grand Stream that separates the hostile nations, which even standard airships struggle to survive. However, when they take on a high-rated delivery to bring an orphan girl named Alvis Hamilton to the battleship Silvana, they get dragged into a much greater conflict that pits them against the might of the Guild. (Source: MAL Rewrite)
Type

TV

Episodes

26

Ep.Length

24 Min

Rating

Teens 13 or older

Status

finished

Aired

2003-04-08

Kino no Tabi: Nanika wo Suru Tame ni - Life Goes On.

7.82

Description:

A prequel to the Kino no Tabi series, Kino is being trained by their teacher. they learn how to ride Hermes and becomes gifted with excellent marksmanship. However, their guilt revolving the real Kino is with them when she decides to set off on a journey. Shizou even directs her to Kino's real mother. All the while, Kino is becoming confused with their real identity. (Source: ANN)
Type

movie

Episodes

1

Ep.Length

29 Min

Rating

17+ (violence & profanity)

Status

finished

Aired

2005-02-19

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