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On Your Mark


Alternative Titles

English: On Your Mark
Japanese: On Your Mark CHAGE & ASKA

Information

Type: Music
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 15, 1995
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio Ghibli
Source: Music
Genres: Drama, Music, Sci-Fi
Duration: 6 min.
Rating: G - All Ages

Statistics

Score: 7.601 (scored by 8,217 users)
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Ranked: #12882
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2585
Members: 13,634
Favorites: 36
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Synopsis

In the future, mankind can no longer live on the ground due to intense radiation, both from the sun and from an abandoned nuclear plant. One day, a group of special police raided a religious cult compound, and after a fierce firefight two policemen found a winged mutant girl, with chains on her arms, barely alive. However, government scientists dressed in hazardous material suits immediately intervened and brought her back to a research facility. Realizing they were merely transferring her from one prison to another, those two policemen formulated a daring plan to set her free once and for all.

(Source: ANN)

This is a music video created by Hayao Miyazaki for the pop music duo Chage & Aska (after whom the two police officers are modeled).

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Staff

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


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KillerStarBunny
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).
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kajia
Apr 14, 2011
I was surprised to find a 7 minute OVA that had a rating that defied its length, and so I decided to check it out. My skepticism melted as the fantastic music from the opening caught my ear... but then it soon returned as the anime skipped from scene to scene, almost like a preview of a proper show. With the sheer number of different scenes crammed into a space of 6-7 minutes, "On Your Mark" barely even comes across as being coherent. I'm not even sure the story was told in a linear way. Because of the extremely small amount of story revealed, this read more
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ace52387
Sep 5, 2009
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 read more
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lunarkiss
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 read more
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