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Recca no Honoo (Manga)

Recca no Honoo

Alternative Titles

English: Flame of Recca
Synonyms: Rekka no Honoo
Japanese: 烈火の炎


Type: Manga
Volumes: 33
Chapters: 329
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 1995 to Jan 2002
Authors: Anzai, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)
Serialization: Shounen Sunday


Score: 7.841 (scored by 4618 users)
Ranked: #13682
Popularity: #533
Members: 8,567
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Becoming a ninja is just a childhood dream for sixteen-year-old Recca, until a fateful encounter reveals he has inherited ninja powers, including the ability to wield fire! As Recca learns to master the ancient ways of his ancestors, he is drawn to protect a mysterious girl named Yanagi...

(Source: VIZ Media)


Recca no Honoo was published in English as Flame of Recca by VIZ Media from July 30, 2003 to November 10, 2009.

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May 15, 2008
The 1990's saw the rise of many of the kind of anime that people classify as your "tournament" shounen anime. Where you have your ragtag group of fighters - usually kids still in their mid-teens - that acquire supernatural powers and must enter a tournament to essentially save a precious friend, destory a certain evil, or just simply to save humanity. This style of anime, if you would choose to call it that, was prominently owned by the Dragon Ball series, and to a lesser extent, Yu Yu Hakusho. There were several "under the radar" animes that followed this style of presentation, read more
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Jun 28, 2008
-- [ Flame of Recca Manga - 33 volumes / 329 chapters ] --

One line: "Good art. Good story. Ok characters. What more to ask?"

Flame of Recca (FoR) is one manga where you will see the evolution of a mangaka's style clearly. It has a good plot, interesting characters, and a good bit of ecchiness. It definitely makes a good read.

- [ Art - 9/10 ] -

In the first volumes, the art was no good. The eyes were exaggerated, as well as the various body parts. It was plain old-style manga drawings. However, as the volumes move on, you see the style of the mangaka read more
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Jan 11, 2015
Flame of Recca is what I'd call a comfort food of shonen combat manga, with the closest comparison I can think of to be Yoshihiro Togashi's Yuuyu Hakusho. There's nothing particularly original in it, but it's still well-executed enough to potentially be really enjoyable.

Every shonen combat manga needs a cool conceit, and for Recca it's ninja. The titular main character Recca Hanabishi is a ninja superfan to the extent that he's trying to live the ninja lifestyle in modern era, which in his mind necessitates looking for a master to serve. Said master ends up being Yanagi Sakoshita, a timid girl he bonded read more
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Apr 16, 2009
I forgot exactly when I finished this...but here goes.

Hmmm, well I am such a fan of Joker now, and am so pissed at the anime for not showing more of him...damn you animators! *shakes fist threateningly* (but eh, let's face it, what anime has translated everything from the manga it was based on into the screen with 100% fidelity?) it's all the differences in manga and anime's medium...staff (often, the author of the manga has little to none to say about the anime...)

But enough about me comparing apples with oranges(even if the oranges are genetically modified to resemble the apples :P) haha!

Well, what I first read more
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