Synopsis by Michael Hastings
The Euro-electro-pop of Daft Punk is married to an epic sci-fi story line in this ambitious anime project conceived by the band, Manga legend Leiji Matsumoto, and director Kazuhisa Takenouchi. Interstella 5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar System involves the plight of talented musicians from a neighboring galaxy who are brought to earth by an evil corporation. Stripped of their immense talents, they are turned into a band of emotionless, hit-churning automatons named The Crescendolls. As they play arena after arena in increasingly glitzy fashion, the plucky popsters fight to regain their identities to bring the world the sort of tunes they know they can deliver. Told entirely without dialogue, Interstella 5555 features Daft Punk's album Discovery in its entirety.
android, band [music group], electronica, evil-corporation, kidnapping, musician