An animated music video Studio Ghibli made after Hayao Miyazaki was facing writer’s block during development of Princess Mononoke. It follows two policemen’s efforts to rescue an angel in a future sci-fi city, complete with cyberpunk aesthetics, religious cults, nuclear devastation, and so on.
It’s neat to see Ghibli animate something in this style; the city has a nice Blade Runner-esque look. Miyazaki tried to intellectualise the music video a lot, suggesting the angel stood for hope and that all sorts of subtext surrounded how the policemen treat her, but to me the short works a lot better just as a pulpy work of sci-fi anime shlock, where the most meaningful thing the angel achieves is some sort of time travel enabling the short’s second, final ending. Good fun. Three wings and a cult.