A few years ago, I was watching Cartoon Network’s “Toonami”, and they had a special music videos night. I was very impressed by what I saw. Two groups leapt out at me: Gorillaz (“Get The Cool Shoe Shine!”), and Daft Punk (“More than ever, hour after hour, work is never over”). I eventually bought the albums and found Daft Punk’s work to be pretty good, Gorillaz’s to be okay.
Fast forward to today. I’m browsing through the local used music/movies store, and I come across “Interstella 5555” in the house music videos section. The subtitle is “The animated house musical.” As I am a casual fan of anime, I thought, “Okay, this is interesting.” Then I looked at the bottom of the cover, and saw some very familiar anime faces, from Daft Punk’s music videos.
I was pretty happy. Twenty bucks was a bit much to pay for twenty minutes of video, though, I thought. Then I saw the back cover – 65 minutes. In other words, the whole Discovery album as anime! The best part is I found another copy, used, for only thirteen bucks.
I never expected I’d get to see these anime music videos again. This is, for me, an instant collector’s item. You might think this is a cult item, but hey, we are human after all. 🙂