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 2811728,117 users)
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Ranked: #24712
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Popularity: #2620
Members: 66,872
Favorites: 266

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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
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 ...
Nov 25, 2015
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Aug 11, 2009
This show, called Flame of Recca, is a ridiculously retarded version of Yu Yu Hakusho.
I will give credit where credit is due: They did a great job of combining Hiei and Kurama into one character, Tokiya Mikagami. But other than him, this pitiful mistake of a show is unworthy to be deemed an anime.

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