Rekka no Honoo
Flame of Recca
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Rekka no Honoo

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Japanese: 烈火の炎
English: Flame of Recca
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 33
Chapters: 330
Status: Finished
Published: Mar 22, 1995 to Oct 30, 2002
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure, Comedy Comedy, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Sunday
Authors: Anzai, Nobuyuki (Story & Art)


Score: 7.721 (scored by 67496,749 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16042
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1253
Members: 14,758
Favorites: 362


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Volumes: /33
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Often considered untrustworthy, Japanese ninja were in fact unwaveringly loyal to their masters. But in modern-day Japan, high school student and self-proclaimed ninja Rekka Hanabishi finds it difficult to carry on their legacy, that is, until he saves a cute girl named Yanagi Sakoshita from a group of delinquents.

In the aftermath of the event, Rekka deems Yanagi worthy of being his master, swearing to protect her. As a sign of their trust, the two reveal their most valuable secrets to each other: Yanagi can quickly heal wounds, while Rekka can create fire with just a snap of his fingers. However, their dazzling exchange does not go unnoticed as a mysterious woman called Kage Houshi appears. She somehow knows about their powers and threatens them, claiming Rekka must be returned, for he is the only one who can kill her.

The pair hold their ground, but before things can escalate any further, Kage Houshi calmly leaves. Thinking the crisis is over, Rekka and Yanagi continue their daily lives, unaware that they are about to be dragged into a centuries-long ninja conspiracy with the lives of their friends and their own on the line.

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Rekka 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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Apr 2, 2023
tl;dr: Very generic but solid old school battle shounen.

Flame of Recca is a manga that ran from 1995 to 2002 that strongly embodies a lot of shounen tropes and structures that came into being during that era. It’s a very typical shounen, but it’s good shounen. The core of it is ancient objects known as Madogu that give their wielders supernatural powers, the vast majority of time these wielders using them to fight each other. There’s an overarching plot that involves ninjas, time travel, reincarnation, and an evil mega organization centered around making its head immortal, but for the most part it just felt like ...
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 ...
May 2, 2021
Mixed Feelings
I just wrote a comment on the last chapter, but I think it's more suitable for a review. Also this is my first time writing a review.
I talk more about the things I didn't like because:
1. I want you to read the manga and find about why I like the good things I mentioned.
2. I don't want you to read the manga because of the annoyance of "the bad" ones.

IMO it was a good manga for it's time.
For the present it's 5/10.
Won't rate it on MAL because I don't really want to lower the score for the future readers who are looking for a good ...

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