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 67526,752 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16032
2 based on the top manga page. Please note that 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1254
Members: 14,766
Favorites: 362


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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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One line: "Good art. Good story. Ok characters. What more to ask?"

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- [ Art - 9/10 ] -

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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.

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