WHY DO I LOVE FLAME OF RECCA?
When it Started
Flame of Recca is my biggest manga obsession,
as well as one of the longest. It all started at Club Otaku, a small anime club
that met at the library one Saturday each month. During one of the boring anime
they were showing I decided to read the VIZ Manga catalog (February - June 2005)
about newest releases and I read what each manga was about. I then read the
summary for Flame of Recca volumes 11 and 12. As soon as I saw the words
"dragon" and "ninja," I wanted to check it out.
I started getting the manga from the library and was hooked after volume 6. I got fed up with the waiting list and loved it so much I started collecting them. It's amazing that I caught up when there were 12 volumes out at the time!
Flame of Recca's storyline is really interesting and I love each and everyone of the characters. Above all others though is Fuuko. The bad guys are also great and some of them are also favorites, like Kurei (although you may not be so quick to really call him a bad guy the more you read). There are a lot of things it has in common with Naruto, so if you like Naruto you REALLY need to check out Flame of Recca (though remember that FoR came FIRST). Flame of Recca is actually the main reason that I'm currently a fan of Naruto, but one thing is for sure, Naruto can never beat out this series as my #1 favorite.