Takashi Murakami, the pop artist known for his brightly-colored worlds and kawaii eyeballs, directed a live action movie! Here’s the synopsis:
Masashi, an elementary school student who transfers schools after the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami disaster. In his new house, Masashi discovers that he can see “friends,” mysterious jellyfish-like beings that adults cannot see. The film will incorporate more than 900 cuts of CG animation.
Yes, probably as strange as you’d expect a Murakami film to be. But I fux with it especially since he says his purpose for the film is to “create a work for those children who are today being born into a world full of challenges.” That’s what it is! The film drops in Japan on April 26, 2013.