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Synonyms: Short Peace
Japanese: 火要鎮
English: Combustible
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 4, 2012
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Sunrise
Source: Original
Genres: Award WinningAward Winning, Slice of LifeSlice of Life
Theme: HistoricalHistorical
Duration: 12 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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The city of Edo, the 18th century.

Owaka, the daughter of a merchant family, and her childhood friend Matsukichi. The two were drawn to each other, but Matsukichi has been disowned by his family, and is working for the city fire brigade. Meanwhile, negotiations begin for the arrangement of Owaka's marriage.

Unable to let go of her thoughts of Matsukichi, her mad emotions make her bring about a massive inferno which razes Edo. By chance encounter, the two meet again amidst the fires.

It is an epic spectacle set against the stage of the massive metropolis of Edo.

(Source: Short Peace Site)


Hi no Youjin won the Grand Prize at the 16th Japan Media Arts Festival and the 67th Noburou Oofuji Award at the 2012 Mainichi Film Awards. Winner of the Platinum Grand Prize during the 2014 Future Film Festival, held in Italy.

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Nov 16, 2014
Written and directed by Katsuhiro Otomo himself, Combustible tells the tragic love story of a firefighter and a geisha as we see their love being impossible due to laws that forbids them to be together and a wildfire that causes more harm to one another. Combustible starts off very calmly while introducing the love story of the firefighter and the geisha but certain laws or traditions forbid them to be together but during the final act of the film. a fire goes out of control and if you thought it ends on a happy, the short pulls a 180 and goes to a much darker ...
Dec 9, 2015
Preliminary Information:

Combustible is a 12 minute short film included in Short Peace, which released in June of 2012. Notable names attached to this short include Katsuhiro Otomo (Director: Akira, Steamboy, Cannon Fodder) as Writer and Director, and Kouichi Arai (Key Animator: FLCL, Ghost in the Shell, Perfect Blue) as Key Animator. Combustible is a Historical, Slice of Life anime that explores themes of family obligations, bitterness, and love.


The story takes place in the city of Edo during the 18th century. After an establishing pan over the bustling city, the camera stops at a wealthy house. The main character, Owaka, is introduced here as a young ...
Aug 5, 2016
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Short Peace is a multimedia project composed of four short anime films produced by Sunrise and Shochiku, and a video game developed by Crispy's Inc. and Grasshopper Manufacture. The four films were released in Japanese theaters on July 20, 2013 and were screened in North America during April 2014. Sentai Filmworks have licensed the films for North America. The video game was released in January 2014 in Japan, April 2014 in Europe, and September 2014 in North America.

Writing and Direction by Katsuhiro Otomo |
A spectacular tale of love, honor and firefighting in ancient Japan. The story revolves around the lives of two different people – ...

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