News Kirsten Dunst & McG's 'Akihabara Majokko Princess' Video Streamed
posted on 2010-02-19 17:57 EST
Not-So-Daily Link of the Day: Company 3 has posted the "Akihabara Majokko Princess" music video that actress Kirsten Dunst (Spider-Man, Interview with the Vampire) and director McG (Terminator Salvation, Charlie's Angels) created with modern artist and director Takashi Murakami (Superflat Monogram). The four-minute video was first made public at the "Pop Life: Art in a Material World" art exhibit in London's Tate Modern museum.
In an August video shoot, Dunst sang and danced to The Vapors' "Turning Japanese" song in a sailor-suit costume and a blue wig in Tokyo's Akihabara otaku shopping district. Murakami and McG happened to have the same manager, and the manager brought the two together at the end of last year to discuss the collaboration.
This is not the first time that Dunst played a majokko (literally, magical girl or witch girl) — she voiced the title character in Disney's English dub of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli's Kiki's Delivery Service film. The Moon Chase blog notes that she also revealed herself as a childhood Sailor Moon fan with memorabilia in her bedroom in a April 21, 1997 photospread in People magazine and with a June 2002 interview in Esquire magazine. Shortly after Murakami and McG met again for the project in mid-May, McG said during an advance screening of Terminator Salvation that he likes Sailor Moon and other Japanese anime and movies, and he added, "I love Akihabara!"
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