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On Your Mark

Alternative Titles

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


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


Score: 7.541 (scored by 11,529 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #15822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3016
Members: 20,331
Favorites: 56


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Jan 5, 2015
KillerStarBunny (All reviews)
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).
Sep 5, 2009
ace52387 (All reviews)
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
Jul 15, 2011
lunarkiss (All reviews)
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
May 11, 2017
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 read more
Aug 15, 2017
Sidewinder51 (All reviews)
Rate a 7
English Dubbed
Music type a mixture of pop/blues

Story is structured in a philosophical manner as apposed to direct. So, it may take more than one viewing to fully comprehend. Took me two.

Underlying message can only be deciphered by looking at the art as well as the sound and blending the two together. Message being Stay strong and don't give up hope. Fly high when you are falling down.

Art was nicely preformed and chosen well. The artist took a dangerous scenario and forced light upon it until the world around it lit up. Like a fairy tale with a good ending.

Character angel meant to portray read more