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Jun 25, 2009 11:42 AM

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THIS IS AN ANIME ONLY DISCUSSION POST. DO NOT DISCUSS THE MANGA BEYOND THIS EPISODE.
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Wow that was pretty awesome. Not really sure how they happened to find an angel (perhaps due to the radiation?), but it was touching to see how much they went through to make sure she would live freely! Loved it!
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Aug 8, 2009 8:38 PM

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Loved it too made me cry!
 
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Jan 18, 2010 6:28 AM

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Wow, that was one impressive music video.
 
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Apr 23, 2010 1:23 AM

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Bloody Brilliant!
 
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Jun 15, 2010 3:29 AM

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It was beautiful ♥ I got teary eyes ;__;

Also loved how well Angel Girl's wings were animated.
 
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Jun 17, 2010 7:04 AM

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I couldn't find an English subbed version :( saw it from YouTube. I couldn't understand the lyrics, but the story was cute. I bet it would be another Ghibli hit if it were a full length movie.
 
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Jul 3, 2010 9:21 AM

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Somewhat confusing the way it jumos back and forth...and not merely back and forth because it gives up two different version of the chase scene; one apparent failure, and one where their car suddenly can fly.

Also, do the policemen die from the radiation after releasing the winged girl?
 
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Aug 18, 2010 2:30 PM
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loved it, I love everything hayau miyazaki, the guys a freaking genius
 
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Jan 31, 2012 7:58 AM

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Little miracle... Love it.
 
Feb 17, 2012 4:09 PM

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Short and sweet.
Six minutes well spent ^^
 
May 16, 2012 9:53 AM

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Very nice!
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Dec 12, 2012 9:06 AM

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love it so much!
so much feelings in it ;____;
although it's fine as 6mins but wished it was a little longer <3
 
Jun 29, 2013 1:33 AM

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very beautiful video.
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Sep 25, 2013 5:14 PM

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Average video, jumped around so much. They went back in time and stuff. It was just all over the place. The girl flying would have been better if they hadn't of done the same thing at the beginning.
 
Sep 30, 2013 1:56 PM

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IntroverTurtle said:
Average video, jumped around so much. They went back in time and stuff. It was just all over the place. The girl flying would have been better if they hadn't of done the same thing at the beginning.

Take into consideration that this is not a linear narrative, it is completely subject to the lyrics and tone of the song. Above all, it's a music video. And the song says something like this:

Animelyrics translation said:
On your mark, every time. Then you start running.


It's part of the chorus. Which basically talks about trying. Hence why, in this short, the characters keep trying till they achieve what they want, even if it breaks the linearity of the story or if it implies going back in time.
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Feb 17, 2014 7:37 AM

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You have to read the synopsis to understand the context of this thing, but I guess that's a given since it's literally 6:49 minutes long.

On another note, why are people putting this on Watching, On-Hold, and who in hell decided to drop this? Seriously, impatience these days.
 
Apr 13, 2014 11:23 AM

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It was fine, I cheered when the angel finally took flight, but it's a wonder how did the polices survived dem crashes and falls.
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May 16, 2014 5:06 PM

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7/10

Would be interested in a series like this.

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May 23, 2014 3:50 AM

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Quality animation but it doesn't really fit the song.
 
Jun 11, 2014 8:52 PM
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Yeah made me cry too the first time around when I thought the police officers were going to die after falling from the bridge, all the while, urging the angel to fly. The song was great too, I really liked it! Idk, after reading All You Need is Kill yesterday, all I thought was that this was like a loop, and finally in the end, they were able to free the angel and she was able to take flight. This was a great music video.
 
Nov 25, 2015 6:23 PM

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Almost taking place in the years prior to the apocalyptic wars of nausica of the valley ofthe wind. lol THIS WAS AWESOME! only 6 minutes and still better than most anime, shows and movies to date lol. ALL positive baby! ^~^ 9/10
 
Jan 18, 2016 1:24 PM
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Just watched it after Toradora ep.16, still pretty emotional so I liked it a lot! Wouldn't mind to see it in movie length!
 
Jan 21, 2016 8:13 PM

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The music is amazing. I can have it on repeat for hours and not get tired of it.
 
Jan 30, 2016 4:35 PM

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Very impressive music video I must say, the setting was quite different than what I expected, but you could really feel Miyazaki's touch to it!

It also a bit reminded me of Interstellar 9999, which also gave me a nostalgic vibe! Either way this was one hell of a great AMV!
 
Mar 31, 2016 8:16 PM

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jal90 said:
IntroverTurtle said:
Average video, jumped around so much. They went back in time and stuff. It was just all over the place. The girl flying would have been better if they hadn't of done the same thing at the beginning.

Take into consideration that this is not a linear narrative, it is completely subject to the lyrics and tone of the song. Above all, it's a music video. And the song says something like this:

Animelyrics said:
On your mark, every time. Then you start running.


It's part of the chorus. Which basically talks about trying. Hence why, in this short, the characters keep trying till they achieve what they want, even if it breaks the linearity of the story or if it implies going back in time.


Well this makes sense. The video I had didn't provide English lyrics so it felt to me that Miyazaki only had a four minute story so he jumped around & repeated scenes to pad it out, definitely cool to learn that that's not the case. Although I agree with Turtle that it would've been better if they hadn't shown the girl flying before the end though to be honest, I can't say I'd have care that much regardless.

The visuals, namely the animation, were really great here & there's a certain ambition that is clear to me, especially after reading the above but the song, outside of some great vocal moments (particularly the chorus) & the story attached to it really don't do much for me. I actually found myself pretty bored by the end but it definitely had some good aspects to it. 6/10.
 
Jun 29, 2016 2:43 PM

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Didn't know that this existed, but it was nice.
Simply wonderful, wasn't the biggest fan of the song, but the video made up for it.

I like futuristic settings, a shame it was so short.
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Nov 3, 2016 8:16 PM

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The animation was high quality of course, considering it was ghibli, I liked the song, the setting was pretty cool, and the story was compelling. All in only 6 minutes! Pretty darn good. 8-9/10! :D
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Jan 5, 2017 7:05 PM

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Really nice way to kick off the 20th anniversary event.
I had never seen this before, so it was a nice little treat. =D

Really loved the setting.
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Feb 8, 2017 4:01 AM

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Watched this for the anime watching challenge. If it wasn't for that I may have not been able to find such a lovely piece of work. The animation style is distinctly Ghibli and it would have been nice as a movie. 7/10
 
Feb 22, 2017 12:45 AM

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I'm watching this for the anime challenge too!
I actually had no idea it existed either, so it was neat to stumble upon something Miyazaki did that I didn't recognize.

That being said, I didn't really care for the song choice. I also wasn't a fan of the reuse of shots, even if it was part of the story.

4/10
 
Apr 4, 2017 9:27 PM
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I thought it was so beautiful, the song and the animation. You could tell the story's message without the dialogue. It's sweet and nostalgic yet somewhat sad.
I wish it was a full length movie, I can watch it over and over again.
 
Apr 27, 2017 10:28 AM

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I guess it was aight-ish
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Aug 10, 2017 4:26 PM

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A good watch, would've loved to maybe see it as a feature length film, but hey at least we got this and it's pretty solid
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Jan 30, 2018 7:01 PM

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IntroverTurtle said:
Average video, jumped around so much. They went back in time and stuff. It was just all over the place. The girl flying would have been better if they hadn't of done the same thing at the beginning.


Agreed. I mean, the animation was gorgeous, but it was hard to keep track of the story.


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Mar 3, 2018 2:51 PM

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Those police officers were real men for doing all that, opposing the authorities risking their live to do the right thing and save her. The music was nodding too with that retro style.

I loved the car scene in the end where they release her to fly and that policeman kisses her feet( truly beautiful).

7/10.
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Aug 13, 2018 4:38 AM

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The artwork was truly beautiful. I miss hand drawn anime =(
 
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Wasnt too bad, can definitely see it's Miyazaki ^^
 
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