INTERSTELLA 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (DVD)
Title: INTERSTELLA 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
Running time: 65
Release date: 2003-12-02
Suggested retail price: $19.99
Age rating: NR
The French electronic dance pop duo Daft Punk combine their musical talents with the visual stylings of anime pioneer Leiji Matsumoto to create a multimedia anime extravaganza that spans countries, and even galaxies! The entire 14 track Daft Punk album "Discovery" is paired with brand new anime created by Space Battleship Yamato and Captain Harlock creator Leiji Matsumoto to tell the story of an intergalactic pop group kidnapped and brought to Earth to perform.
Daft Punk, formed by Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, made its debut in 1994 with the single "New Wave." Ever since its 1997 first album became a megahit, selling over 2 million copies worldwide, the duo has enjoyed immense popularity in London and Tokyo clubs as perhaps the hottest French dance act around. Its second album, Discovery, released in March 2001, has also recorded a success in Japan.
For the video of "One More Time," its first single in Japan and the first title in its second album, Discovery, Daft Punk teamed up with anime legend Leiji Matsumoto, creator of Uchu Senkan Yamato (known alternatively as Star Blazers, Space Battleship Yamato, or Space Cruiser Yamato) and Ginga Tetsudo 999 (Galaxy Expres 999). The duo wrote the script, and Matsumoto took on the direction and design. The three hit it off together so well that they went on to collaborate in the production of two more animation clips for the singles "Aerodynamic" and "Digital Love," also from the second album.
(added on 2003-12-27, modified on 2003-12-27)
- Reviewed by Zac Bertschy (February 2, 2004)
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