Ranked #5096


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English: House of Flames
Japanese: 火宅


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: 1979
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Duration: 19 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
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Many years ago, a young woman named Unai-Otome lived in the village of Ikuta. As she was beautiful it was no surprise that she had two suitors, both deeply in love with her. The girl was torn apart over which one to choose. In her desperation she chose a third option - taking her own life. Although her intentions were absolutely pure, not even in death did she find the solace she desired. Many decades later, a pilgrim walking by her grave meets a beautiful young woman and her story once again rises from the depths of time.... With a plot based on a classic play of Noh traditional theatre, the film presents the peak of Kawamoto’s mastery thanks to its expert mediation of the absurdity of the human condition.

(Source: Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

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Kawamoto, Kihachiro

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Both are short, supernatural historical movies setted in feudal japan. Both have supernatura beings (ghosts/demons). Both are done by same director. Both have similar style of storytelling and similar animation. Both are stop-motion anime made with dools. 
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Both are short, 20 minutes long historical movies about relationship between woman and man. Both are made by same director and have same style of animation. Both are stop-motion and both are made with dolls. 
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"Angel Beats!" and "Kataku" / "House of Flames" both depict the afterlife in unique ways in which the situation confuse the protagonist into questioning its purpose.

Furthermore, the person in the afterlife from the two anime both have regrets towards the life they once led and are pained by their past. 
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For those interested in tragic love triangles, "School Days" and "Kataku" / "House of Flames" both touch upon this subject.

Also, in these two anime, there exists a situation where a man forces himself upon a woman in moments of desperation. 
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