Becoming a ninja is just a childhood dream for sixteen-year-old Recca, until a fateful encounter reveals he has inherited ninja powers, including the ability to wield fire! As Recca learns to master the ancient ways of his ancestors, he is drawn to protect a mysterious girl named Yanagi...Gifted with the power to command fire, Recca Hanabishi is a teenage ninja whose vow to protect his pretty classmate Yanagi Sakoshita has dragged him and his loyal friends into a bloody tournament of the world's most dangerous assassins! Having reached the semi-finals, Recca's Team Hokage must find a way to defeat The Invincible One, a wily opponent who has trapped Fuko in ather dimension and conjured up an illusion to battle the unsuspecting Domon! Meanwhile, the stakes grow higher with the return of an arch-nemesis and a supreme sacrifice made by a trusted friend!
Nobuyuki Anzai's Flame of Recca first appeared in 1995 in the prestigious Japanese magazine Shonen Sunday. Also the author of R Princess.