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Hayao Miyazaki’s sole mid-90s music video is a sci-fi masterpiece

Hayao Miyazaki is a singular director, and perhaps the greatest anime director of all time. However, back in 1995, he was struggling to create what would become one of his masterpieces, Princess Mononoke. So, as a side-project, he directed the seven-minute long music video for Japanese rock band Chage and Aska’s single “On Your Mark.” However, the short film has all the earmarks of his signature style, and it’s breathtaking as a result.

“On Your Mark,” told in a non-linear format and completely without dialog, follows two police officers and the angelic girl they try to save. In the background, Miyazaki leaves hints that the world is enduring what looks like a long period of strife, but the film keeps things fairly intimate throughout….

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Wu-Tang Clan fans pooling $5 million to buy sole copy of the group’s next album

There’s truly a Kickstarter project for just about everything. Case in point: a new fundraising effort to pool together $ 5 million to buy the upcoming Wu-Tang Clan album, which the group is planning make available to only one lucky person. Last month, Wu-Tang Clan member Robert “RZA” Digg described the album, called The Wu — Once Upon a Time In Shaolin, as a true collectors item, something equivalent to “having the scepter of an Egyptian king.” The group’s already been offered $ 5 million for it, putting it well out of the reach of normal humans. And that’s not sitting well with two twenty-somethings from California and Utah, who have taken to Kickstarter to raise those funds collectively, then distribute the album to backers:

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