“In 1995 Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki wrote and directed “On Your Mark”, a music video for Japanese pop duo Chage & Aska. This was essentially an animated music video lasting almost seven minutes. The opening scene shows a clean, old-fashioned and apparently deserted small village which is dominated by a huge, asymmetrical version of the Chernobyl “sarcophagus.” In an interview in “Animage” magazine in 1995, Miyazaki compared the sarcophagus in the video to Chernobyl, noting the survival of plant life.”
I remember this video! It was so beautiful, touching, and heartwarming, yet a bit terrifying at the same time. The music is moving too.
Here’s the link of the short for those who are interested: