Monday, August 29, 2005

STEAMBOY


Katsuhiro Otomo's AKIRA, for me, has always been the high benchmark for all anime that has followed in the intervening years. Nothing since has quite matched it for sheer visual dynamism. Rintaro's adaptation of Tezuka's METROPOLIS (scripted by Otomo) came close in terms of scope, ambition & technique but STEAMBOY manages to surpass both.

4 comments:

Knife and Onions said...

Steamboy is great stuff.. bought it on DVD from HK... Loved the dodgy accents too!

Matt J said...

Hah! yeah the 'Manchester' accents on the English dub are hilarious.

UM said...

hey matt, I see your stuff everyday at work and probably don't tell you enough how much I love it!
Your a truly talented s.o.b.

Matt J said...

Cheers boss! I'll get on with some work now & stop blogging!