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Flame of Recca, Vol. 01 (Flame of Recca #1)

3.75  ·  Rating Details ·  611 Ratings  ·  23 Reviews
With skills like fire control at his fingertips, teen ninja Recca can vanquish school bullies while protecting pretty classmate Yanagi Sakoshita. But now he comes face to face with his most formidable foe yet famed water swordsman Mikagami. Will water douse the flame of Recca, or will the young ninja burn brighter than ever?
Paperback, 184 pages
Published July 2nd 2003 by VIZ Media LLC (first published September 18th 1995)
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Gita Savitri Putri
Jan 05, 2013 Gita Savitri Putri rated it it was amazing
Shelves: manga, owned-and-read
This is the first serious ninja manga I've ever read, beside comedy ninja story like Ninja Hattori :))

I collected this series when I was in the 4th grade of elementary school. Far away behind Naruto series first released 3 years later, I already knew "Hokage" thing. Not like Kishimoto who made "Hokage" as a title of the Konoha Gakure's Leader, this book made "Hokage" as a name of the greatest Ninja Clan in Japan history. The leader of Hokage clan always the only one in every generation, who has
Oct 29, 2010 Ana rated it it was amazing
Flamme of Recca is not the best drawn manga out there, but the story and especially the characters made up for that.
Besides, later on, the art on this manga evolves so much it's even hard to tell it's from the same artist.
I loved this manga!
Sami C
Jun 29, 2014 Sami C rated it really liked it
Flame of Recca is my first favorite anime TV show, so I will always be fond of anything that has to do with this series. I do feel bad that I never thought to read the manga until now. It's not as well-drawn as the anime, but the imaginative story surely makes up for it. So I am reading this as I watch the anime.

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Grace Zhen
Nov 17, 2012 Grace Zhen rated it it was amazing
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Jul 08, 2016 Sebastien rated it really liked it
Shelves: manga
Par un luck incroyable j’ai réussi à mettre la mains sur la série complète de Flame of Recca, qui a l’origine avait été presqu’impossible a ramasser vu le système de distribution qu’on avait avec la france quand ce manga est sorti. J’ai mêmes des amis qui ont abandonné l’idée de se le procurer entier et se sont tourné vers les scans. Étant un dinosaure, je suis pas mal contre les scan et je veux le livre sinon je m’en passe. Cette fois-ci encore j’ai ramasser une série assez culte pour un prix d ...more
Jan 09, 2017 Jared rated it liked it
This book is about Recca, who wants to be a ninja. He was born with a strange ability to make fire with his hands. I think he is kind of a delinquent. He is always in fights, although he doesn't seem like the delinquent type. He's fighting because he says that he will be a personal ninja to anyone who beats him. Recca runs into a girl named Yanagi Sakoshita, a very selfless person. He pledges his loyalty to her because he believes her to be a good person to serve, as she is so selfless. He later ...more
Dec 31, 2011 Ubalstecha rated it liked it
Shelves: 2011-reads
Interesting manga about a young man (Recca) who wants to be a ninja. In this volume, he finds his princess, fellow student Yanagi Sakoshita, to whom he pledges his undying loyalty. This irks his fellow classmates, because Recca has always said he would be the slave of the first person who could beat him in combat. Particularly upset are lifelong friend Fuko Kirisawa, who has fought with Recca since they were children, and classmate Domon Ishijima, who is jealous of the attention that Fuko lavish ...more
Corinne Wilson
I think teen boys will enjoy this series, but a cyclone that blows a girl's clothes off caused some eye rolling on my part.

Recca will only become master to one who can beat him in a fight, until he decides to make a pretty girl at school who has secret healing powers his master solely because her character makes her worth serving. The tomboy rival who has a crush on Recca and the thug who has a crush on the tomboy are our side characters, as well as a woman who cannot kill herself no matter how
Febyan Kudrat
Aug 28, 2016 Febyan Kudrat rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: manga
Awalan yg menarik.Semua yg dialami Recca adalah ujian dari ibunya sendiri.Cobaan sesungguhnya baru muncul di akhir buku.Sosok Kurei yg akan menjadi lawan utamanya.Manga klasi memiliki premis yg unik.Klan ninja dengan senjata magis dan kemampuan mengendalikan waktu.Setelah browsing di internet,manga ini menjanjikan kisah yg menarik.Membaca manga premium yg tebal berasa kaya baca novel
Despair Speaking
This is the first ninja material I've ever read! Despite some of its cliché moments and jerky art, it was enjoyable and its ability system was cool. I love Recca's dragons and, back when I was a kid, memorized a few of them and the hand gestures needed to summon them. Now I only remember Setsuna. Oh well. It's a nice blast from the past.
May 27, 2012 Jenna rated it it was amazing
While the drawing style in the beginning wasn't my favorite, I love the characters as well as the evolution of the drawing style throughout the entire series. The anime really doesn't have anything on the manga. And, likewise, Naruto always was a second rate ninja (to me) in comparison.
Rylan Perrott
Jun 16, 2014 Rylan Perrott rated it liked it
I watched the anime of Flame of Recca many years ago and been looking forward to reading the manga.

just like the anime at the start the story is fairly juvenile and simple. But the story and especially the characters should quickly evolve!
Nov 11, 2012 Mayday rated it it was amazing
Shelves: not-mine
When I listen to Laruku's old songs, my mind will always go to this manga, I remember my grade went downhill because I read this while having exam. Oh my pre-teen manga (シ_ _)シ
Vid Todovic
Dec 23, 2014 Vid Todovic rated it it was amazing
For me this ones a classic.
Nov 29, 2016 Alishba rated it it was ok
One little comment, Yanagi really frustrates me. Like really really frustrates me. I liked Fuko though, Fuko is nice.
Nice lighthearted read :)
Elizabeth Howe
Jul 01, 2016 Elizabeth Howe rated it liked it
Shelves: owned-books
It's basically the set up of the whole story and ends with more questions than answers.
Jun 16, 2011 Tara rated it really liked it
it told me a year to read this
because I keeped putting it off

got show
A good series, very lengthy and keeps you gripped. Adventure and action series. Like many graphic Novels, not a very challenging series, easy to read.
Emmy Lou
Honestly, I was going to give this 2 stars until about the last 1/4 of the book. Then it became pretty good! Now if only the rest of the book was like that...
Sep 12, 2010 Jesse rated it it was amazing
I'm not going to add all of these books, but know that this is probably the best manga anyone is going to read, ever.
Aug 18, 2008 Rebecca rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: people who like to read manga
Recommended to Rebecca by: No one... it was just callin ma name
Shelves: magic
I like it... It is an old manga but it was good...
Oct 25, 2009 Alexandria rated it it was amazing
Very cool story...own the anime, but want to get more out of the story rated it it was amazing
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Nobuyuki Anzai (安西 信行 Anzai Nobuyuki?, born August 19, 1972) is a Japanese manga artist. He was an assistant of Kazuhiro Fujita.
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