Directed the animated music videos for Daft Punk
's album "Discovery".
Did You Know?
I went walking around in Africa with a rifle just before an animal protection treaty took effect, so it was a last moment in history. When I traveled from Kyushu to Tokyo, it was on the last steam locomotive. Such experiences breathe throughout all my stories.
The basic look for all Matsumoto's heroines was inspired by an old photograph he discovered during World War II. The photo was of Takako Mise, the granddaughter of Dr. Philipp Franz Von Siebold, a Dutchman and the first European to teach Western medicine in Japan during the 1800s. Matsumoto was also inspired by actresses Marianne Hold
, Eleanor Parker
, Danielle Darrieux
and Kaoru Yachigusa
He often features a cat (based on his own pet cat Mi-kun) in his stories