Sunday, May 24, 2009

Steampunk Video: Steampunk Anime - Scientific Romances in the Land of the Rising Sun



Happened upon a presentation by Mr. Cory Gross, the author of "Voyages Extraoridnaires", which was presented during OtaFest2009. His presentation, titled "Steampunk Anime: Scientific Romances in the Land of the Rising Sun", provides a unique insight beyond the best known fusion of Steampunk and Japanese pop culture by delving deeper into Japan's historical past to present an in-depth analysis of the genre as it merged with Japan's culture.

It is a five part series, so it might take a bit longer to watch than the standard fare, but it is certainly worth the time. Please follow the links below for parts two through five of the series.

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VHi4tV6oH68

Part 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-pgv35DKwvo

Part 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CUEUjUK4u8

Part 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq3rf7A-YTM

2 comments:

Breezy Carver said...

*Wonderful* Perfect in picking up ones spirits and taking one back in time .. to the true orgins and more important to the present and all the vast collections out there !! Brilliant find Dear Dr Fabre ! But then you are a live Voyager Extraordinaire Yourself Sir, if you please a Live Romantic Voyager of Pure Steam of and in each of your most thoughtful (time staking) finds of the eras in interests to share with all we !!
Thank YOU Sir :)
ever Miss Carver

Dr. Rafael Fabre said...

A bit of a lenghty presentation, but a different take on Steampunk influences. I wasn't familiar with the hisotry of the Japanese influence, and the gentleman's presentation was quite enlightening.