時をかける少女 & Neon Indian — “The Blindside Kiss” [♬]

The song’s low-fidelity distortion (from “Era Extraña,” 2011) and the film’s experimental aesthetic are a perfect match! Great music video edited by David Dean Burkhart:

Footage is from the 1983 Japanese science fiction film “Toki o Kakeru Shōjo aka The Girl Who Leapt Through Time” by Nobuhiko Obayashi. / Video edited by David Dean Burkhart.

Transfixed to details in the ceiling
Won’t dissolve the feeling
You’re not out there

Haunts you to believe it
When they tell you that meeting people’s easy
But you won’t dare

One more night
You know that you owe yourself at least just that
One more night
You know that you owe yourself at least just that

Faint strange lights
Echo in the outskirts of your mind tonight

Highway glare, nearly there
But cold fronts and frigid stares
Oh, keep you from there

Basement bliss, the blindside kiss
And shyness you’d rather miss
Oh, but you’re too scared

One more night
You know that you owe yourself at least just that
One more night
You know that you owe yourself at least just that

Faint strange lights
Echo in the outskirts of your mind tonight

Cool visuals; Japanese director Nobuhiko Obayashi has a filmography full of highly stylized stories and special-effects — I will most definitely cover his work in a separate post.

上映日期 Release Date - 1983-07-16

Side-note: The young actress’ name is Tomoyo Harada, and as well as having a prolific career as an actress, she is also a singer who, from what I gather, was a super pop-mega-idol back in the 80’s:

That footage was from her very own stadium concert, Tomoyo Harada Muscat Lips Tour 1986 (原田知世 マスカットリップスツア). This next video was released only yesterday:

All-star band – Pupa is Takahashi Yukihiro (YMO), Harada Tomoyo, Takano Hiroshi (HAAS), Takada Ren, Horie Hirohisa (Neil and Iraiza) and Gondō Tomohiko (anonymass).

I have no idea what the context is for this next video I found, but I like its 80’s aesthetic and random mean streets musical-fight vibe:

Interesting, street jazz style! Reminded me of the final scene from Breakin’ (1984):

I love leaping through time. Not knowing where that may lead is great, amiright!

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~ by Fionnlagh on April 20, 2016.

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