NSFW: Kirsten Dunst Is Your Magical Nerd Princess

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When Hollywood actress Kirsten Dunst showed up in Tokyo's Akihabara wearing a frilly sailor suit, there were those who thought the actress was turning Japanese. She was.

Dunst's cosplaying was part of a collaboration between McG, the director behind Terminator Salvation and Charlie's Angles, and Takashi Murakami, Japan's most famous living artist. The result is music video Akihabara Majokko Princess.

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Murakami has made a career out of taking taking otaku tropes and imagery and repacking them as art. Whether it be Louis Vuitton or Kanye West, his collaborations have become increasingly high profile in recent years — though, this is his first teaming with a Hollywood director.

Dressed in an anime-style sailor suit, Dunst prances through Akiba, singing The Vapors' 1980 new wave smash "Turning Japanese", as a magical princess. (Dunst herself is a Sailor Moon fan.) The video, which was shown at the Tate Modern "Pop Life" exhibit last year, features appearances by Murakami and Bape designer Nigo as well as spot D3 Publisher's hostess simulator Dream Club!

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In summer 2009, I was at Murakami's studio Kaikai Kiki to interview one of his artists for my upcoming schoolgirl book, and Murakami's staff was prepping for this shoot. Looks like it turned out swell.
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カイカイキキ : アート作品制作・マネジメント [Kaikai Kiki Co., Ltd.]

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I'd love to get my hands on the video when she was on Celebrity Teen Jeopardy once, it had her and Elijah Wood and someone else, I forget who...

But she got a question about a certain Vampire Novel turned into a movie starring Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt, and she DID NOT KNOW THE ANSWER.

YOU STARRED IN IT TOO MORON!

This wasn't a Saturday Night Live skit either, was a real Jeopardy episode, but the questions were just about as dumb as the Saturday Night Live versions, one of the questions was "This color is used to represent Baby Boys."