“COMBUSTIBLE” synopsis

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.


Traditional style of Japanese painting is the basic tone of its visual expression.
This work is staged in Tokyo (or Edo) 300 years ago, and people’s customs,
tools and lives there are re-created elaborately in their details.
Also the style of hand-drawn animation and that of 3D CG are combined in order to achieve a fresh
and original visual expression.