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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


Score: 6.311 (scored by 39203,920 users)
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Ranked: #78842
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Popularity: #6899
Members: 8,471
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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.

Characters & Voice Actors


Hayami, Saori


Otomo, Katsuhiro
Director, Script, Original Creator
Arai, Kouichi
Key Animation


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Mar 12, 2024
The story follows a girl named Owaka and how she was set to marry someone she did not love, she loved her childhood friend Matsukichi. In her room out of sadness, she throws a fan across the room and it lands inside a lamp, starting a fire. The fire starts spreading across the room and eventually the building and the surrounding neighboorhood. Matsukichi is part of the firefighters that come to stop the fire. Mastukichi spots Owaka and warns her not to head towards the tower on the roof, but she does and is swallowed by the fire.

I liked the story of this even ...
Jun 25, 2021
Love story in Edo period. This is the second short story from the movie Short peace. Art style is very interesting for this short, as it will remind of Japanese art style. At first, I thought it won't be interesting with that kind of classic art style in animation, but it gave me a surprise how it fit well with the animation and the story. It also shows ancient japanese methods of how to control fire from turning into a havoc. A good short it is.

It starts with Owaka a daughter of Merchant fall in love with her childhood friend Matsukichi. They had been very ...
Dec 6, 2016
Mixed Feelings
Audio japanese
english subtitles

rate average

I am neither pleased not disgusted from this. There was nothing of unique value to this. All it was taking advantage of a situation for one's own benefit. Not sure if i should feel sorry or not for the main character. Granted she was in a situation she did not want to be in but did her solution have to be so detrimental? On top of that the ending was not clear.

sincerely your reviewer,


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