Monday, February 22, 2010

Revealed! Kirsten Dunst turns Japanese with the help of McG and Takashi Murakami

by Chris MaGee

Remember when we told you about how Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami had tagged "Terminator: Salvation" director McG to shoot a video of actress Kirsten Dunst running around Akihabara in a blue wig? We kind of knew what was going on and we kind of didn't, but we knew that the The Vapors 1980 hit "Turning Japanese" was involved. Well, now otaku icon Danny Choo has posted the end result of this odd collaboration, and for all of you pervs who were hoping beyond hope that the subtext of The Vapors song, ie: masturbation, was going to be addressed in the film you will be sadly disappointed (and get your mind out of the gutter!)

It turns out that what was shot wasn't some kind of quasi-art film, but a straight up music video titled "Akihabara Majokko Princess" which features Dunst singing (with the help of a hell of a lot of multi-tracking) "Turning Japanese". It's fairly cute and both Murakami and Bathing Ape founder Tomoaki "Nigo" Nagao make cameo appearances. All you fans of otaku and kawaii culture will get a lot out of this and all you pervs do get to see Dunst's undies as she battles mutant breakdancers. Hope that makes you happy.

You can check out "Akihabara Majokko Princess" below. Thanks to Japanator for the heads up on this. *** PLEASE NOTE" This video seems to be getting taken down from YouTube, but check it out at you can.

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