Originally Posted by Crossplay
I've seen it quite frequently, what exactly is steampunk and how does it fit into manga and anime. Can't seem to quite grasp it <.<
Steampunk is an anachronistic movement that mixes the Victorian era and Industrial REvolution with "modern" gadgets. In short, Industrial Revolution meets Sci-Fi. I suggest you research a bit around google, and if you find a... is it livejournal? called Brass Goggles by all means read it. ^^
It fits in anime and manga because it is also a literary and animation genre. ^^ There's a Manga called... Steampunk. XD Steamboy is the quintessential personification of Steampunk in Anime (it's a very interesting movie, you should watch it, I widely recommend it. ^^), Howl's Movie Castle, and even some FF can be called Steampunk.
People tend to think Steampunk is some far cry from anime and manga because they don't realize Steampunk is so much more than fashion, gadgets and the Maker's Faire. It's in literature, animation, comics, movies, etc etc. It's just that people don't really have a name for it. ^^