Hayao Miyazaki Music Video Packs A Full Movie Into Just Seven Minutes

In 1995, Hayao Miyazaki had writer's block while working on Princess Mononoke. So he took a break to direct this music video for Chage and Aska's song "On Your Mark." And while it may have been a short film, Miyazaki didn't skimp on the visuals.

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"On Your Mark" let Miyazaki play with his storytelling through repetition and alternate endings for her trio of protagonists. It's not hard to imagine it fleshed out into a feature-length, time-looping film, but it's perfectly lovely as this self-contained nugget of brilliance.

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Corpore Metal

Ummm—so police basically mow down a bunch of Illuminati/KKK types for an angel so radioactive they have ship her/him around in a lead lined body bag all to the accompaniment of some very schmaltzy mid-80s/90s pop music?!

Right.

Japan.

No further explanations needed.

(No doubt, the animation is beautiful though.)