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Interstella 5555: Daft Punk’s Discovery

Hello everybody! Today we have a fun French anime based off of Daft Punk’s Discovery album, Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem.

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem

GENRE: Musical

DIRECTOR: Kazuhisa Takenouchi

WRITER: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, Leiji Matsumoto, Cédric Hervet

YEAR:  2003

COUNTRY: Japan, France

So I checked out Interstella 5555 after reading about it in an interview with Fall Out Boy. They were inspired by the film so they decided they wanted to make a film just like Interstella 5555, thus creating the Young Blood Chronicles. If it was good enough for them, its good enough for me.

Interstella 5555: The 5tory of the 5ecret 5tar 5ystem is an animated musical made to help promote Daft Punk’s album Discovery. The film features no dialogue and the only sound is the soundtrack that consists solely of Daft Punk songs from Discovery. The film follows a popular alien rock band who are kidnapped by scientists from Earth during a performance. One of their fans travels to Earth and tries to save them, before it is too late.

After watching Interstella 5555 for the first time, I have to admire just simply how awesome it is. I mean, there is absolutely no dialogue in the film and it still flows like it has dialogue. Not to mention that the soundtrack kicks ass too. I was a Daft Punk fan before watching Interstella 5555, but I now know so many more songs than I already knew and they are all good! Before I forget, I have to mention the animation is superb. It has the perfect combination of traditional Japanese anime style and a dash of French animation.

Interstella 5555 is definitely not the traditional type of film and should not be viewed if you don’t like non traditional films. You won’t hear any dialogue, nothing but the soundtrack, the beats of Daft Punk.


  • Amazing music.
  • Unique animation.
  • Unique film format.
  • Entertaining story.


  • No dialogue.
  • Confusing at some parts.

SCORES: 9 / 10

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Brandon Stuhr

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