Flame of Recca

Rekka no Honoo

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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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English: Flame of Recca
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
Licensors: Viz Media, Discotek Media
Studios: Studio Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genres: Action, Adventure, Martial Arts, Shounen, Super Power
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 480p
Type: BD, Dual Audio


Noriyuki Abe – Director, Episode Director, Storyboard
Hayato Date – Episode Director
Akihiro Enomoto – Episode Director, Storyboard
Hiroyuki Fukushima – Episode Director, Storyboard
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Nanka Shiawase” by the OYSTARS
ED1: “Love is Changing” by Hikaru Nishida (eps 01-32)
ED2: “Zutto Kimi ni Soba de” by Yuki Masuda (eps 33-42)

Episode List

01: The Princess and the Ninja – Awakening of the Power!!
02: Wind and Fire – A Dangerous Seduction!!
03: The Water Swordsman – The Fang of Revenge!!
04: Labyrinth of Mirrors – The Flame of Death!!
05: The Shadow Ninja Clan – The Mystery of the Hokage!!
06: Fearful Fire Sorcerer – Kurei!!
07: The Shadow Ninja Clan – The Mystery of the Hokage!!
08: The Room of the Dolls – Fuko’s Desperate Struggle!!
09: Demon Domon – His Unknown Power!!
10: Clash of Flames – The Two Hokage!!
11: The Five Fangs of Kogonanki!!
12: Kurenai The Flame – The Angel of Death!!
13: The Ultimate Flame! Legend of the Fire Dragons
14: The Past Revived – The 400-Year-Old Truth!!
15: The Curse of Time – Mother and Son!!
16: Ready to Fight! – Recca’s Challenge!!
17: Underground Death Tournament! – The Hokage Arrives!
18: Sword of Blood! – Tokiya – Tokiya in the Ring!!
19: The Iron Fist Fails! – Domon’s Trump Card!!
20: Explosion! – The Secret of Maiden’s Flower!!
21: Paper Dance. Breathing in Life!
22: Sudden Change of Buddha
23: Desperate Trials!
24: The Call from the Monster, the Warrior from Hell
25: Shock! Lightning Fast Conclusion!
26: Mokuren has Returned! The Menace of the Human Tree.
27: Tears Shed Because of Girl’s Hair!!
28: Blazing Judgement. Setsuna Shun En!
29: Suspicious Tongues. Fear of the Kotodama!
30: Temptation of the Beautiful Women. The Deadly Duo!
31: Cursed Fire. Kurenai’s Past!
32: Invisible Enemy. Battle Against Fear!
33: Dragon Twins! The Stolen Move!
34: Fierce Fighting Fuko. Countless Injuries On Bare Skin!
35: Girl’s Invocation. Awakening the Fujin!
36: The Fire Dragons United! The Opponent Outside the Ring!
37: Escape from Another Dimension! Battle in the Evil Place!
38: Fear! Reanimated Zombie!
39: Mikagami’s Fierce Battle. Heedless Hyomon Ken!
40: A Wicked Woman’s Trap. Angry Fujin
41: The Second Round! Recca vs. Kurei
42: Battle To The Death! Until Life Is Extinguished…


Group of teens with supernatural weapons encounter enemies one by one leading to a drawn-out tournament arc. Feels like a worse-off YYH.

The Animal Cannibal

don’t even bother just read the Manga


This was my childhood, I can still recite all his dragons right now.


Yu Yu Hakusho light. Liked it but, it coulda been better.


Underrated, under-appreciated classic anime.


old but nice shonen


    Loli Killer

    Nep Nep