Interstella 5555

Title:Interstella 5555
INTERSTELLA 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem
インターステラ5555 (Japanese)
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Notables: Animation - Toei
Four musicians from another galaxy are kidnapped by an evil manager to ultimately become the biggest band on earth.
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First premiered on Cartoon Network's Toonami block on August 31, 2001.
Animated by Toei Animation
An animated musical comprising of musical tracks from the Discovery album of French electronic music duo, Daft Punk.
Licensed by: EMI Music
OverallArtAnimationCharacter Design MusicSeries StoryEpisode StoryReviewer
Rent 9 8 7 9 7 Ggultra2764 [series:1954#1552]
This was a rather unique and original experiment with anime. This animated movie comprises almost entirely of musical tracks from Daft Punk's album with no spoken dialogue and limited sound effects. Despite this, the visuals to the movie do enough of a good job at telling the story of the Crescendolls as they get abducted and brainwashed into a popular Earth band by their evil manager who has his own diabolical plans for the group under the guise of making the band successful. The plot seems bizarre and a bit bare bones, but it was something original at the time this movie was made and it helped further anime's mainstream appeal during the early 2000s anime boom here in America. The visuals to the movie are quite gorgeous filled with bright colors and a rich amount of detail for settings with its moments of fluid animation. The old-school looking character designs used were intentionally done as a homage to older anime considering the involvement of Leiji Matsumoto, the famous creator of Uchuu Senkan Yamato, collaborating with Daft Punk on the work. I wouldn't recommend watching this movie if you're not a fan of Daft Punk or electronic music, as well as the style in which this movie was put together. But if you are looking for something different with anime or are just a fan of animation in general, then Interstella 5555 is worth your time to check out. I give this movie a strong Rent recommendation.

Last updated Friday, April 22 2011. Created Friday, April 22 2011.

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