A short film from the Pop Life: Art in a Material World exhibition at London’s Tate Modern museum. It stars Kirsten Dunst dancing through the streets of the Akihabara district in Tokyo dressed as a colorful princess, singing a cover of the Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”.

This short film/music video had the original concept by Takashi Murakami, screenwriter alongside David Fenton, and is directed by McG. Starring Kirsten Dunst dressed as a magical girl princess (Majokko), the short film follows the girl around the Akihabara district in Tokyo, a neighborhood known for its shopping, in particular for electronics and technology (in fact, Akihabara is also known as Akihabara Electric Town), always crowded with the most different people.

Created for the exhibition “Art in a Material World” for Tate Modern’s Pop Life in 2009, the short film kept being popular on the internet because of its vaporwave aesthetics, peculiar setting, Dunst cosplaying a magical girl and the fun vibes.

AKIHABARA MAJOKKO PRINCESS is colorful, interesting and a bit odd – in a good way.

Director: McG
Country: Japan
Year: 2009
Running time: 4