Ranked #319

Interstella5555: The 5tory of The 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Interstellar 5555
Japanese: インターステラ5555


Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 1, 2003
Producers: Toei Animation, EMI
Source: Unknown
Duration: 1 hr. 7 min.
Rating: G - All Ages
L represents licensing company


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


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Characters & Voice Actors



de Homem-Christo, Guy-Manuel
de Homem-Christo, Guy-Manuel
Bangalter, Thomas
Bangalter, Thomas
Matsumoto, Leiji
Matsumoto, Leiji
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa
Takenouchi, Kazuhisa

Opening Theme

"One More Time" by Daft Punk

Ending Theme

"Aerodynamic (Daft Punk Remix)" by Daft Punk

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Nov 19, 2015
For the first ten minutes of INTERSTELLA 5555 I really didn't know what to think. The animation by Kazuhisa Takenôchi is really cool. Mixing old school formulas of 70's and early 80's art styles. With more realistic looking people while still giving it that goofy, anime feel. But the fact that it pretty much was a long ass Daft Punk music video wasn't helping much. I have nothing against Daft Punk, but rather that this film felt like it had no conventional story and the fact that there was no dialog hindered it a lot too. But after awhile I started finding a story within read more
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Oct 25, 2015
Music videos don't really NEED a story. The point of a music video, first and foremost, is to look cool. I would worry more about it looking nice and flashy before trying to tie in a narrative. Narrative would only be a problem if it was trying to be political, and good news: 5555 isn't trying to push an agenda, so that's a green checkmark in my book. However, I am regretful to have to dish out big red X's from here on out.

The animation is really bad and janky as you would expect from Toei. If this was made in 2015, I would be read more
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Aug 1, 2015
Sometime in late 2013, I came across the name of this movie in a Daft Punk forum. Back then, I was a newcomer in both anime and music, and this movie, particularly Daft Punk's involvement in it, caught my interest. As such, I decided to watch it and, at that time, I absolutely loved it. Now that I've re-watched it again, that feeling has not gone away; rather I've been able to judge it better thanks to the fact that I'm more experienced in anime now. Now, to the review.

The story isn't anything extra-ordinary. It's a typical anime-ish case of kidnapping and brain-washing of the read more
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Oct 10, 2007
The story is a fairly normal thing. Several musicians get kidnapped and brain washed by an evil doer.
The most interesting thing about this story is the fact that said musicians are aliens.
Which makes things very interesting.
The story moves along quickly but doesn't skim things either.
And if you like AMVs you'll find this to be very much the best one you'll ever see as things make sense!
An 8 on story from me.

While the movie aired in 2003, the art looks very much like something from the late 80s.
That is not to say it isn't well animated. It's very smooth, but looks like cleaned up 80s read more
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Both have a high use of music, and tell a story in a different way then all other animes! While Interstella5555 has NO talking,and no real sound effects, it still manages to tell a complete and intersting story (a real feat), and gives you a real feel for the characters. The entire movie is one song, followed by another, from the world famouse techno band, Daft Punk. FLCL is unexplainable in it's story telling technique, but it never fails to amaze! It does have talking, and non-music sound effects though (unlike Interstella5555 ) .FLCL has a large amount songs from the J-Rock band, The Pillows.  read more 
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This was amazing..
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