A few questions for the director of Occult Academy, Silver Spoon and of course, the smash hit series Sword Art Online.
News Murakami's Los Angeles Opening Attracts Celebrities
posted on 2007-10-30 19:48 EDT
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles ended its opening for Takashi Murakami's anime-influenced exhibition with a Sunday gala of celebrities, including music producer Pharrell Williams (live-action Voltron project) and actress Christina Ricci (live-action Speed Racer's Trixie). Rapper and anime fan Kanye West, who used Murakami's art on his Graduation album and videos, performed a small live set. Ricci said her movie's production was influenced by Murakami's Superflat aesthetic. Actress Susan Sarandon (Speed Racer's mother) had previously said that the directors, the Wachowski Brothers, are compositing scenes in artificially flattened layers to emulate the look of the original Speed Racer anime. Source: Los Angeles Times, Style.com