David Kirkpatrick

September 13, 2008

Daft Punk’s “Interstella 5555”

Filed under: Arts, et.al., Media — Tags: , , , , , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 10:06 pm

This anime was released in 2003 and came out in DVD early last year. I’ve had a copy for a while and finally got around to watching it this week. Pretty cool. It’s anime with a plotline, but no lines for the characters. Daft Punk’s music is the soundtrack and the driver of the plot.

A little hard to explain, but pretty cool to watch. It’s described as an “animated house musical” and the full title is, “Interstella 5555, The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.”

Here’s a link to the Wikipedia page, the IMDB pagethe page at Daftpunk’s site and a Google search for the film.

If you like Daft Punk, check this out, and if you enjoy anime you’d probably still like this quirky “story” of a rock band from across the universe kidnapped and hauled to Earth. You’ll just have to watch it to find out what happens in the end …

From the Wikipedia link:

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (インターステラ5555 Intāsutera Fō Faibu?) is a feature-length Japanese animated musical film originally released on December 1, 2003.[1] The film is the visual realization of Discovery, an album by Daft Punk. Each track from the album has been animated as an episode in the story of the abduction and rescue of an interstellar pop band. The film was produced by the creators of the Discovery album, along with Toei Animation, under the supervision of Leiji Matsumoto.[2] The film has no dialogue and minimal sound effects.

Hit this link to find Daft Punk – Interstella 5555 at Amazon.


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