Pharrell Is Anime Now

May 16, 2014 | Marina Galperina

Here is Pharrell in a music video for his remix of “Jellyfish Eyes,” the theme song to artist Takashi Murakami’s upcoming feature film by the same name. The film is live-action, but this video is mostly animated, featuring an auto-tuned anime babe cha-cha-ing suggestively, lots of robots doing the robot in unison, smiling spaceships/L.E.D. dance platforms, scintillating psychedelic spacescapes and, of course, Pharrell himself, bopping happily in his signature ridiculous hat.

Jellyfish Eyes — an action adventure about children’s magical pets (CGI renderings of Murakami’s monsters) taking over a small Japanese town — screens at New York’s Film Society of Lincoln Center on June 1 with a post-screening Q&A with Murakami. Tickets went on sale yesterday and are now entirely on stand by.