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Pharrell’s video for “It Girl” is a hodgepodge of NES games and anime — watch

on September 30, 2014, 10:08am

Pharrell Williams may not have his own video game a la Mac DeMarco or Kanye West, but his video for “It Girl” is pretty darn close. The animated clip is like a bizarre amalgamation of every early ’90s NES game and every anime stereotype, a brightly-colored, overly-saccharine hodgepodge of flashing lights and adorable imagery. I’m a little rusty on both Japanese and the canon of Chrono Trigger, but Williams appears to spend the entire clip helping a group of young girls while riding around in a dolphin-themed spaceship. Given the source material, all of that should make complete and total sense.

Watch it below.

“It Girl” is off Williams’ latest solo album, G I R L.

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