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: Studio 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: 7.351 (scored by 2649726,497 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #22412
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2364
Members: 61,102
Favorites: 227

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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)

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
Sep 16, 2010
Shiro- (All reviews)
I hate myself for beliving this anime was worth spending my time...And I don't say because it was bad...I say this because the ending left me hanging the cliff wondering what hapened before...I know is not allowed to rage and all that stuff...but...why in the fuck's name the producers left the ending so....plain?!? What hapened with Kurei? Did he ever fighted Recca again? Did he became a good guy? or is still the plain "bad guy" type? Did he go to his time again? Wait...What about Kougane'si Kogan Anki [it was suposed to show us the "legendary cool 6'th form" of his madougu...Never shown to read more
Oct 1, 2014
Izaya (All reviews)
My first full review of an anime. WOOT! Well, let me start off with a foreword.

This show is simply fantastic in its entirety. I've seen a lot of anime in my 14 years of life, but this one is easily one of the best. Everything about this show is flawfree, and I recommend anyone who's a fan of Naruto, DBZ, Fairy Tail and Bleach to watch this as you'll see where the aforementioned four shows got their inspiration from.


The story is so flawfree that flawfree might be an understatement. I'll try not to spoil much, but it's so good. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO GOOD. Whoever said the Big read more

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