Remembering Daft Punk's passage through the anime industry

Remembering Daft Punk's passage through the anime industry

This morning, French electronic music duo Daft Punk announced their separation after almost thirty years of working together. Newer fans may not be aware of this, but the popular musical duo starred earlier this millennium in the animated feature Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem (Interstella Four Five), which was produced by Toei Animation Studios. and featured several prominent members of the anime industry in Japan.

Although the film is not available for free, all the music videos for each of the songs on the album "Discovery" make up the entire feature film, and are presented below:

The film debuted at the Festival in Cannes on May 18, 2003 and subsequently had a global premiere on May 28 of the same year. With a duration of 65 minutes, the feature film does not have dialogue, but only has the songs produced by Daft Punk and minimal sound effects.

Production team

  • Thomas Bangalter and Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo were responsible for the production and composition of the soundtrack.
  • Leiji Matsumoto (Saraba Uchuu Senkan Yamato: Ai no Senshi-tachi, Uchuu Senkan Yamato, Yamato yo Towa ni) and Kazuhisa Takenouchi (One Piece Movie 5: Norowareta Seiken, Vampire Sensou) were directing at Toei Animation Studios.
  • Masaki Satou (Initial D, Project ARMS, Slam Dunk) handled the character designs.

Synopsis for Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

This music video is the visual realization of "Discovery", a Daft Punk album. It tells the story of a band of four extraterrestrial musicians who are kidnapped and brought back to Earth by a malevolent representative. Their only hopes lie with a space pilot from their home planet who, after receiving a distress call issued during the kidnapping, seeks to rescue them.

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