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: Music
Genres: DramaDrama, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: MusicMusic
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages


Score: 7.461 (scored by 1801118,011 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: #3528
Members: 36,973
Favorites: 92

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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 Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics


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Jun 24, 2020
Two compassionate policemen found an unconscious angel at a garbage dump. While the other biohazard policemen wanted to dump her into the landfill, the main two checked to make sure she showed any sign of life. They gave their best to nourish her with these organic ingredients: love, care, and selflessness. After they narrowly escaped from the chaotic chase, they finally reached to the countryside to release the angel. The angel thanked the policemes as she flew happily to her heavenly homeland.

Story & Theme: 10
The story seemed like a simple DiD (damsel/dumbass-in-distress) rescuing tale, but portrayed with sincere humanity. Instead of forming a love triangle, ...
Apr 14, 2020
I am Very Surprised that this isn't a trailer for a new movie. The first time I ever saw it was at an Anime Convention. I want to a Studio Ghibli panel and they showed this at the panel. It was amazing watching this music video. It's like I was being dragged through a fast pace version of a Studio Ghibli movie. When it was over, I literally asked if they were that wasn't a trailer for a movie. I'm actually kind of sad because that would have been a really interesting movie. I want to know more about this world. I want to know ...
May 11, 2017
Mixed Feelings
On Your Mark is a Miyazaki-directed Ghibli music video made for Chage & Aska's song of the same name. Miyazaki created this unusual side-project to escape from writer's block, and bafflingly interpreted the generic love song's lyrics into the story of the short movie. As you would guess, On Your Mark is a 6-minute heartwarming tale of a dystopian future where two police members raid a technologically advanced city laboratory and find a mutant angel girl and make a mission to set her free. Why not. It's a fairly chaotic mixture compared to Ghibli's usual takes on traditional fairy tales or coming-of-age dramas, but for ...

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Poll: On Your Mark Episode 1 Discussion
Retro8bit - Jun 25, 2009
44 repliesby RobinaAitana »»
Sep 4, 8:01 PM
I liked how half of it was recap
DarkSageRK - Dec 12, 2018
2 repliesby Storm-Sage »»
Mar 31, 2019 1:26 PM

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