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Rekka no Honoo

Alternative Titles

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


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: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.421 (scored by 17,792 users)
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Ranked: #19382
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Popularity: #1679
Members: 40,254
Favorites: 217
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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

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"Nanka Shiawase" by the OYSTARS

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

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May 6, 2007
amaity (All reviews)
The most prominent precursor to the ever popular Naruto, Flame of Recca is essentially, Dragon Ball, Rurouni Kenshin, Naruto, and Kaze no Stigma all rolled into one package. Of course, in terms of originality, it deserves a high commendation, but that's about all the praise I can muster for this series.

The story is lethargic. It follows a very formulaic approach. The main protagonist, Recca goes through a sequence of ordeals to realize his true strength and then manages to win over enemies with his never say die attitude. Banal. Seen that a million times. But that doesn't mean it's read more
Oct 11, 2008
ParaParaJMo (All reviews)
It only offers a very small fraction of what the manga truly has to offer. It only focuses on 2 or 3 story arcs and I feel that if you’re at all a fan of the original manga, you’re certainly going to be cheated because it only offers a true fraction of what this series truly has to offer. But for this anime as a whole, it covers enough ground to give the viewers an introduction to the characters and offers excellent development. A majority of the main cast starts out as Recca’s rivals such as Domon and Fuuko, but eventually bigger circumstances such as read more
Jun 12, 2016
sizest300 (All reviews)
This is your typical shounen anime when it all comes down to it. It was produced by the huge Studio Pierrot and even directed by the same man whom directed Yu Yu Hakusho, Noriyuki Abe. Needless to explain that when it came to shounen anime, this combo does it right.

Even the plot reminds any shounen anime fan of what they could be watching instead. Flame of Recca focuses on the main character by the name of Recca Hanabishi. He is the last living member of a ninja clan famous for their use of crazy weaponry. The weaponry becomes a huge plot point soon enough when read more
Nov 25, 2015
fireball4011 (All reviews)
Rekka (or Recca in english) is a 90s shonen and that's literally a good enough description for you to understand it. It's exactly what you'd expect. It's got a squad of teens with supernatural weapons. They encounter enemies one by one. Eventually it leads to the a tournament arc.

I shouldn't be so harsh, cause it's really not bad. Most of the characters are enjoyable and those that aren't around long enough to be too much of a bother. The animation is shifty, sometimes awful sometimes eye popping. The story kind of a mess. Half the plot points are rushed to an end or don't read more


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