Japanese versions of Marvel characters aren't entirely new -- their "Wolverine: Prodigal Son" manga (left) is on shelves now and the shoujo "X-Men: Misfits" comes out in a few weeks -- but now they're taking it to the next level: anime
-- Even if you're not a consumerist, this animated video by Japanese illustrator Takashi Murakami for Louis Vuitton is pretty brilliant, despite the hyper-branding.
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Takashi Murakami recently made a 5 minute anime commercial for Louis Vuitton's spring line in Japan called 'Superflat Monogram,' where their ugly logo comes to life and turns into a giant bulbous panda, steals a little girl's cell phone, eats it, eats the girl, and then she trips balls in his stomach while a song that sounds like it came from Katamari Damacy plays in the background. At least, I think that's what happens? There's also a gorgeous but function