On Your Mark

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Japanese: On Your Mark CHAGE & ASKA
English: On Your Mark
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Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 29, 1995
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Original
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.461 (scored by 1941319,413 users)
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Ranked: N/A2
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3570
Members: 39,818
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In a post-apocalyptic future, a police raid devastates the imposing headquarters of a religious cult. Upon evaluating the casualties, two officers discover a winged girl lying unconscious in chains and attempt to resuscitate her. However, she barely awakens before a group of specialists wearing protective suits hastily takes her away.

Disappointed to see the angel-like being end up in confinement again, the policemen resolve to set her free and start making the necessary preparations. Despite the need to infiltrate a restricted research facility, there is no stopping the duo from readily throwing themselves into a deadly rescue mission.

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On Your Mark is a music video created by Hayao Miyazaki for the pop music duo Chage and Aska, which he worked on as a side project during his production of Mononoke Hime. It is the director's first work combining digital and hand-drawn animation. Originally aired as part of the duo's SUPER BEST3 MISSION IMPOSSIBLE tour in June 1995, the video was later shown alongside screenings of Mimi wo Sumaseba in theaters. It was also presented at the Mononoke Hime screening event in the US—which commemorated the 20th anniversary of the film's release—in 2017.

The video was made available on VHS and Laserdisc by Pony Canyon on July 25, 1997. It was later included in the Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short compilation DVD, released by Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment on November 16, 2005. Following the scandal of Aska being arrested for drug possession, Walt Disney Studios Japan removed On Your Mark from the Blu-ray and DVD box sets containing Hayao Miyazaki's works, which were released in July 2014, and also stopped the distribution of Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short.

Studio Ghibli eventually decided to offer free individual Blu-rays of On Your Mark to all customers that had acquired box sets between October 2014 and October 2015. On Your Mark was later included in the expanded Ghibli ga Ippai Special Short Short 1992-2016 Blu-ray and DVD collections, made available by Walt Disney Japan Company on July 17, 2019.

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Suzuki, Toshio
Miyazaki, Hayao
Director, Screenplay
Asari, Naoko
Sound Director
Chage & Aska
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition


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Jan 5, 2015
This is a must see for Ghibli fans. The OVA has moments that remind you of all of Miyazaki's works. I'm fairly surprised Anno didn't contribute because the world has a strong Anno vibe. The art is fantastic and it does an amazing job of covering CG up. The world design is breath taking and personally I had no issue with watching similar scenes over and over. The story is convoluted, but I believe it's because you are witnessing multiple versions of a single event to tell a whole story, sort of like "Edge of Tomorrow" (horrible comparison).
Jul 15, 2011
I really enjoyed this music video. I honestly believed it was wonderful. Most people usually don't think I am the best rater because I usually give everything I watch a 10, mostly because I always get something out of that piece that is very valuable to me. I really wanted to give this a fair rating though and I just couldn't help but give it a 10. Hehe, here's what I think in detail:

Story: (10/10)
I thought the story that was portrayed was very wonderful. Hayao Miyazaki really did a great job, as he always does. This man's mind never ceases to amaze me. When watching ...
Sep 5, 2009
Mixed Feelings
There`s a marked difference between something that is designed around and flows with music like Comedy, and something that is jerked around by it the way On Your Mark is. The incoherence in On Your Mark`s chronology and reality feels less like an artistic choice that has a meaningful effect on the final product and more like a story that had to be chopped and tinkered with in order to fit the music. The climactic scene where the two heroes drive down a country road and guide the Angel on her first flight in a long while, if not ever, is certainly a beautiful and ...

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Poll: On Your Mark Episode 1 Discussion ( 1 2 )
Retro8bit - Jun 25, 2009
52 repliesby YahiyaX777L »»
Jun 10, 3:12 PM
I liked how half of it was recap
DarkSageRK - Dec 12, 2018
2 repliesby Storm-Sage »»
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