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Anime Underground The Best Anime Like Steamboy  

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Steamboy is a rare steampunk-like anime series about a young man with an invention that could change the world. Gifted the Steam Ball by his grandfather, this device has the power to use unlimited amounts of energy in order to drive any kind of steam technology. Of course, something like this would not go unnoticed; the O'Hara Foundation are after the Steam Ball and it's up to Ray to keep his grandfather's possession safe. 

Looking for a series quite like this can be a little taxing; it is pretty rare to see something of this particular genre in anime after all. However, there are series that do come close to it in terms of their theme and important characteristics! Fullmetal Alchemist is one of those series that comes close in terms of the kind of technology seen throughout the series as brothers Edward and Alphonse Elric travel in search of the Philosopher's Stone. Castle in the Sky is also a beautiful tale that takes place in a fantastical world that will take your breath away. 

Regardless of your personal tastes, we're sure you'll find these classic series a perfect follow up. Vote for your favorite recommended anime series like Steamboy and let us know in the comments which ones you would have liked to see added! 

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Redline is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Redline is a 2009 science fiction auto racing anime film produced by Madhouse and released in Japan on October 9, 2010. The directorial debut feature of Takeshi Koike, it features the voices of ...more

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Fullmetal Alchemist is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Fullmetal Alchemist is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Hiromu Arakawa. It was serialized in Square Enix's Monthly Shōnen Gangan magazine between August 2001 and June 2010; the ...more

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Professor Layton and the Etern... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, also known as Professor Layton: The First Movie, is a 2009 anime mystery comedy-drama film directed by Masakazu Hashimoto and produced by P.A.Works, OLM, ...more

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Last Exile is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Last Exile is a Japanese animated television series created by Gonzo. It featured a production team led by director Koichi Chigira, character designer Range Murata, and production designer ...more

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Akira is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Akira is a 1988 Japanese animated cyberpunk action film directed by Katsuhiro Otomo, written by Otomo and Izo Hashimoto, and featuring the voices of Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, and ...more

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Princess Principal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Princess Principal

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The Empire of Corpses is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
The Empire of Corpses

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Little Nemo: Adventures in Slu... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Little Nemo: Adventures in Slumberland, known in Japan as simply Nemo, is a 1989 Japanese/American animated feature film directed by Masami Hata and William T. Hurtz. Loosely based on the comic ...more

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Royal Space Force: The Wings o... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Royal Space Force: The Wings of Honnêamise is a 1987 Japanese animated science fiction film and the first film produced by Gainax and Bandai Visual. It was directed and written by Hiroyuki ...more

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Castle in the Sky is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Castle in the Sky is a 1986 Japanese animated adventure film written and directed by Hayao Miyazaki and is also the first film produced and released by Studio Ghibli. The film was distributed by ...more

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Terror in Resonance is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Terror in Resonance, also known as Terror in Tokyo in Japan, is a Japanese anime television series produced by MAPPA. The anime was directed by Shinichirō Watanabe, with character designs by ...more

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Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress is a 2016 anime series by Wit Studio directed by Tetsurō Araki and written by Ichirō Ōkouchi. A mysterious virus appears during the industrial revolution that ...more

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Future Boy Conan is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Future Boy Conan is a post-apocalyptic science fiction anime series, which premiered across Japan on the NHK network between April 4 and October 31, 1978 on the Tuesday 19:30-20:00 timeslot. The ...more

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Howl's Moving Castle is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Howl's Moving Castle is a 2004 Japanese animated fantasy film scripted and directed by Hayao Miyazaki. The film is based on the novel of the same name by British writer Diana Wynne Jones. The ...more

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Metropolis is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Steamboy
Metropolis is a 2001 anime film loosely based on the 1949 Metropolis manga created by Osamu Tezuka, itself inspired by the 1927 German silent film of the same name, though the two do not share ...more