Rekka no Honoo

Flame of Recca

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Synonyms: Recca no Honoo
Japanese: 烈火の炎
English: Flame of Recca
German: Flame of Recca
Spanish: Flame of Recca
French: Flame of Recca
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Type: TV
Episodes: 42
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 19, 1997 to Jul 10, 1998
Premiered: Summer 1997
Broadcast: Saturdays at 18:30 (JST)
Producers: Fuji TV
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, AdventureAdventure
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, Super PowerSuper Power
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.341 (scored by 2785227,852 users)
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Ranked: #24132
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Popularity: #2565
Members: 65,853
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Most people think that ninjas are a thing of the past, but Rekka Hanabishi wishes otherwise. Although he comes from a family that makes fireworks, he likes to think of himself as a self-styled, modern-day ninja. Sounds like fun, right? Maybe not. Rekka ends up in lots of fights because he once made the bold announcement that if someone can defeat him, he will become their servant.

Then one day, Rekka meets Yanagi Sakoshita, a gentle girl with the ability to heal any wound or injury. Their meeting sets off a chain of events, which culminate into a shocking discovery. Rekka is the last surviving member of a legendary ninja clan that was wiped out centuries ago. Even more astonishing than being an actual ninja, he also wields the power to control fire. What does this mean for Rekka? Who are these strange people after him and Yanagi? Find out in Rekka no Honoo!


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Characters & Voice Actors


Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Date, Hayato
Episode Director
Yoshida, Shunji
Episode Director, Storyboard
Takayanagi, Shigehito
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Nanka Shiawase" by the OYSTARS

Ending Theme

1: "Love is Changing" by Hikaru Nishida (eps 01-32)
2: "Zutto Kimi ni Soba de" by Yuki Masuda (eps 33-42)


Nov 5, 2022
So I know this’ll be funny, but I discovered Flame of Recca almost a week ago when I turned my TV on to watch Hulu, and it took me to Vizio Free Watch instead of Hulu. Well when Vizio Free Watch came on I saw the Retro Crush Anime channel and saw some of Flame of Recca and fell in love with to. So I took my laptop out and went on and began watching Flame of Recca. I loved the series so much that I binged watched the show in almost a week despite having school. I really enjoyed how the anime was ...
Dec 17, 2020
Mixed Feelings
Flame Of Recca is the anime adaptation of the manga with the same name by Nobuyuki Anzai. It is a shounen, martial arts, adventure and superpower anime. It tells the story of Recca Hanabishi a boy that has been sent 400 years into the future after his mother Kagerou used a forbidden technique in order to rescue him from getting wiped along with the Hokage ninja clan. In modern day times Recca has grown up to become a troublemaker promising foes that he will become their loyal ninja if they can beat them at a one on one fight, one day he encounters Sakoshita Yanagi ...
Aug 9, 2016
Story: 1/10
This anime has gone to great length to rip off a much better, much more competent anime... by the same studio house (seriously, guys? I know you want to relive the glory of creating Yuu Yuu Hakusho, but there are better ways to do that). Sure, there's some originality here, but it's so contrived and poorly constructed that you can make it all fall apart just by glancing at it.

Art: 1/10
It's Studio Pierrot, I don't know why you'd be expecting good art... Every frame of it looks terrible, and to call this animated is, well, generous.

Sound: 3/10
Someone let Yusuke Honma do the ...

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