Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is a feature-length visual representation of Daft Punk’s album, Discovery. The animated musical film was produced by Daft Punk along with Toei Animation, under the supervision of Leiji Matsumoto – creator of several anime and manga series, space operas in particular.
If you don’t know about Daft Punk, they are a French electronic music duo. They are responsible for “Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger”, which you have already heard, provided you know your Internets. They also composed the score of the film Tron: Legacy. So, being a fan of electronic music, and Daft Punk being kings in the world of electronic music, it would be a crime for me to not watch this movie.
Interstella 5555 tells the story of a popular alien band that is kidnapped by an evil record company executive in order to make his label the biggest. Their memories are erased, their skin color changed, and they become “The Crescendolls,” Earth’s newest pop stars. Meanwhile, Shep, a fan of theirs from their home planet, sets out to rescue them.
The visuals are top-notch. The music obviously is as well. There’s no spoken dialogue in the film, and minimal sound effects. The music carries the whole thing. Despite that, the characters come across amazingly well. When was the last time you cared about characters in an MTV music video, huh?
Is Interstella 5555 cool? You bet it is. So if you are an electronic music fan, a Daft Punk fan, an anime/manga fan – or just a fan of things different or cool – then get a copy of this today!
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