The famous Japanese pop artist Takashi Murakami produced Pharrell’s video for “It Girl,” the bubblefunk groove that ends his G I R L album, but you would probably know that even if it wasn’t right there in the credits. The whole thing screams Murakami: the colors, the overstimulating image-barrage, the visual anime and video-game quotes, the generally pervy undertones. Mr. and Fantasista Utamaro directed the video, in which a vision of Pharrell appears to a crew of anime schoolgirls, and then they all take off in a whale-shaped spaceship. Or something. It’s a thing to behold, anyway. Check it out below.
G I R L is out now on Columbia.