Who’s up for a little late ’90s shounen action?
Earlier today, Crunchyroll announced that they added Flame of Recca to their streaming lineup. The series is available in both dubbed and subtitled formats in the following regions:
- United States
- New Zealand
Premium subscribers can catch the series in its entirety, while free members are able to access the first 13 episodes as of press time, with an additional 13 added each week.
Flame of Recca is a 1997 series based on Nobuyuki Anzai’s manga of the same name. Noriyuki Abe (Black Butler: Book of Murder, Bleach) directed the show at Studio Pierrot, while the team of Atsushi Wakabayashi and Mari Kitayama (Tokyo Mew Mew, Yu Yu Hakusho) provided character designs. Hiroshi Hashimoto (One Piece, Yu Yu Hakusho) and Satoru Nishizono (Sgt. Frog, A Certain Magical Index) provided the scripts.
Crunchyroll describes the show as follows:
A ninja must serve a lord, and Recca Hanabishi has sworn to serve the person who can defeat him in battle. But despite his martial prowess, penchant for traps, and his family’s fireworks, his battles amount to little more than schoolyard brawls. Ninjas died out long ago, and though he’s always felt a connection, it’s all just pretend. Or is it? When a mysterious woman confronts him and tells him he’s the last survivor of an ancient clan of ninjathe chosen one born with the power to control firehis whole world is turned around. A battle ensues, and he finds out just how true her claims might be when he summons flames from his hands. How much does she know, and what does she want with Recca? Is he really the last surviving member of the Hokage? And what about Yanagi, the girl with the power to heal any wound? Might she be the princess Recca longs to serve?