>> 27 February 2010
This fabulous video of Kirsten Dunst performing a cover of "Turning Japanese" by the Vapors was part of the Tate Gallery’s “Pop Life” exhibit by Takashi Murakami, an artist and author who’s explored the otaku phenomenon. He also produced this video. Click on the image on the left for details from the exhibit's pamphlet. Note: This is video is a 95 mb size file. Please be patient.
A week ago I repeatedly attempted to post this this video on my Tumblog but every time I found a live link it got pulled. It looks like the version above is self-hosted by the site that's allowing it to be shared. There's also a high quality copy that you can download here. That said, if the video won't work, appears to be dead and/or broken then this offer is no longer valid. Thanks for stopping by!
Somehow I can't help but think we're being played by marketers who leaked this video and then proceeded to pull it in an effort to create buzz and make it go viral. But meh, whatev. It rocks so I'll play along.
If anybody has a copy of the HD version, I'd love to see it again in all it's glory to please contact me. Thanks to a reader, I've got an HD quality copy! W00t! Thanks!
This video is for mature audiences. While there's nothing really super explicitly pornographic I feel it's worth mentioning that there are some topless anime/manga cartoon characters in the opening sequence. They're hand drawn, not photos. That short bit is certainly NSFW nor appropriate for kids. But for those of you ready to risk enchantment, I think you will find this video epic! I sure did!