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  • Member: Proxy
  • Title: On Your Mark (Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli)
  • Premiered: 1995-07-15
  • Categories:
    • Character Profile
    • Drama
    • Romance
    • Serious
  • Song:
    • Chage & Aska On Your Mark
  • Anime:
  • Comments: Video by: Miyazaki & Studio Ghibli

    One of the few anime done by Miyazaki not already owned by Disney, On Your Mark hopefully will be licensed by someone else. The plot is about a world that went through a sort of Nuclear holocaust (oddly plants still survive), and humans live in large self-contained cities. The video opens with a government raid on a cult. The cult tries to put up a good fight, but ultimately fails. While searching through the wreckage two officers find an angel. The officers are quite fond of the angel, but she is taken away by the government for some kind of testing. The officers debate whether or not to save her and possibly the entire world.

    Sounds quite developed for only a 7-minute short music video. Miyazaki surprisingly is able to create a convincing world with characters that you care about with in such a short time frame. I also noticed that there were a lot of things in it that you would normally find in an Oshii film (police, angels, etc.) I wonder if this was a culmination of the ideas that Miyazaki had when he wanted to work with Oshii on a project. (During the 1980\'s Oshii and Miyazaki along with Isao Takahata, got together to do work on a film. This film never materialized due to disagreements between Miyazaki and Oshii, which is no surprise since their styles are almost polar opposites).

    You could probably buy a Laserdisc or VHS of this from Japan, you don\'t really need the lyrics to understand what is going on in this video. I consider this one of the best-animated music videos I\'ve seen I\'d love to see in the theaters along with another anime film.
    (above taken from http://www.epinions.com/content_2089984132)

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    Here is the translation if you want to know what\'s going on;


    Then we are there with our smile and form as usual. And we brush away dust.
    As we let a coin go out of my hand, it fall without clink. And we cannot catch it never again.
    I will try to overtake the dawn with you by our bicycles.

    On your mark.
    Whenever we start on, we always catch a prevalent cold.
    On your mark.
    The reason we don\'t give up is that we feel we can go up the slope to lead our hope.

    Then we talk out together, like the words shower fall to our blank space in our minds.
    It is an answer that we do not answer.
    It is finding a time to see the face of a clock without hands.
    We are too young to appreciate all of together.

    On your mark.
    Whenever we start on, we always catch a prevalent cold.
    On your mark.
    The reason we don\'t lose it, is to encourage together to point toward our heart of hopes.
    Then we are..

    On your mark.
    Whenever we start on, we always catch a prevalent cold.
    On your mark.
    The reason we don\'t give up is that we feel we can go up the slope to lead our hope.
    On your mark.
    Whenever we start on, we always catch a prevalent cold.
    On your mark.
    The reason we don\'t lose it, is to encourage together to point toward our heart of hopes.
    Then, where we will go?


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