Anime News Network : Ray is a young inventor living in the U.K. in the middle of the 19thcentury. Shortly before the first ever Great Exhibition, a marvelous invention called the “Steam Ball,” behind which a menacing power is hidden, arrives at his door from his grandfather Lloid in the U.S. Meanwhile the nefarious O’Hara Foundation has sent men to aquire the Steam Ball so that they can use its power towards their own illicit ends.
Science is not an occult enterprise like alchemy. It’s not for nobles and royals in their palaces, nor for monks in their cathedrals. Science is neither faith nor sorcery, it is provable fact that can transfigure and transform us at our very core! All the suffering of humanity, the ages of misery and darkness, science can change that. But what use is it if we don’t bring its power to everyone? Mankind everywhere is in desperate need… they are waiting for the blessings of science!!
Edward Steam (Steamboy)
An invention with no philosophy behind it is a curse.
Lloyd Steam (Steamboy)