Director McG created a music video for the Tate Gallery’s Pop Life exhibit by Takashi Murakami who is showcasing the otaku phenomenon in Japan.

Otaku (plural noun)
In Japan) young people who are highly skilled in or obsessed with computer technology to the detriment of their social skills.

The Akihabara Majokko Princess video features Kirsten Dunst strutting around the streets of Akihabara (a major shopping area for electronic, computer, anime, and otaku goods) singing a cover of The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”. Even though many people still believe the song is about masturbation, you won’t find any of that going on in the video (although there is a NSFW component or two in the video).

McG is a great music video director, and it shows in this slickly produced music video.

(Hint: Check it after the jump)

Before you watch the video, which is really well done, you should be aware there are some nekkid cartoon boobies that pop up a couple of times in the video.  That might you get in a spot of trouble if your boss is a dick, or one of your co-workers is a prude, so be aware that the video might be considered NSFW.

That being said, here’s the video…

via Comics Alliance

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  1. Dan Hunter
    February 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm — Reply

    I am one of the many people believe the song the facial expression one pulls during a bout of self pleasure and am pleased it was reference in the news story. Top work!

  2. Dan Hunter
    February 24, 2010 at 5:24 pm — Reply

    Firstly, sorry for the above post making no sense whatsoever.
    Secondly – thanks for the sing-along post, cheered me up no end!
    And listening to the lyrics you can totally tell what the song is about!
    Good work

    • J Michael T
      February 24, 2010 at 6:55 pm — Reply

      No worries. I figured you typed that during a bout of self pleasure after watching Kirsten romp around in her cosplay costume. Nice production values indeed!

      • Dan Hunter
        February 25, 2010 at 6:21 pm — Reply

        caught red handed! :-D

  3. ~wyntermute~
    February 25, 2010 at 1:19 pm — Reply

    … Wow. So I’m terribly naive for thinking it is a song about a guy who’s unable to express his emotions, which is what the japanese were stereotyped as for decades? Y’know, the whole “inscrutable asian” thing. (“Y’know, you’d probably be in a better mood if you got scrute more often..” notwithstanding..)

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