VIDEO: Electropop Band Music Video Inspired by Osamu Tezuka's "Jumping"

American band and British director create music video inspired by God of Manga's late career experimental anime

Michael Angelakos, frontman for American electropop band Passion Pit, was sick of music videos looking like commercials for the songs. "From now on I want every music video to be like its own small short film." So, working with British director David Wilson, they created the "Take a Walk" video inspired by Astro Boy creator Osamu Tezuka's 1984 late career experimental anime short "Jumping." 

 

Passion Pit and David Wilson's "Take a Walk" music video:

 

 

the making-of video...

 

The original Tezuka short "Jumping" - available on DVD in North America from Kino Video under the name The Astonishing Work of Tezuka Osamu - look out for some amusing cameos. 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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