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satan123's Flame of Recca Tv Review

Flame of Recca tv Review

Recca Hanabishi is a 16 year old boy who has the ability to create fire in his hands, as he was destined to become a leader someday. His powers came from a 400 year old clan who he does not know anything about. A year after his birth, Recca's father Ouka came into a conflict with Oda Nobunaga a powerful warlord seeking for the clan's Elemental Weapons. Due to this conflict Recca's mother Kagerou was forced to used a forbidden technique only to save Recca hoping that he would be safe.

Recca being vulnerable to his own background was left clueless as to what is happening. Recca was followed by an old friend who he has connection to and he does not know anything about this enemy of his, and will he able to figure out his true purpose.

By: aiiroprincessnoel

Story & Characters

Flame of Recca is a fun, tournament-based Shounen anime, and follows a high school student named Recca Hanabishi. Four hundred years ago, Recca was sent into the future to fulfill his destiny - to stop his half brother Kurei. Now of age, Recca learns the truth about his past and awakens the flame dragons that lie dormant within his hand.Each episode becomes a match one of the characters has to fight, & sometimes they win, sometimes not, but the anime does well to portray the psychological struggle of each individual giving all opponents reasons to be fighting as opposed to simply fighting because they are the evil character. Unfortunately, even after 42 episodes, there's no real ending - as if they ran out of money and couldn't close up those last few loop holes. Regardless, if you like shounen fighting anime, this anime offers decent fights and great characters. There's nothing ground breaking here, and certainly there's not deep, complex plot, but it's a fun anime.
Overall, I rate this anime good.

Rating: 7

Art

Each character is unique, as well as the baddies but they aren't all that interesting. they each all have their own fighting move ( the visual is great )but some move were copied from other anime. The art is rather bland, even for a TV series.
As for the art goes, it simply cannot compared to the ones that Clamp had done, for example the background art, the building and the setting isn't that impressive or you can say it is not much that in detail, except for the bishounens which are nicely drawn, even with the bad guys.( some bad guys are cooler than the good guys ).Those who like bishounen anime should try out this anime.

Rating: 7

Sound

Great Music all around. Really catchy begining and ending tunes, done by a group ive come to love in J-rock. The Oystars. The Medlies and other dramatic battles music is pretty average, but the main themes are very cool indeed.(Nanka Shiawase is the opening by the Oystars to give you some example.
the sound effects in the animation are good. ( when fighting ) and the characters' voice also match their looks. ( cool dudes get cool voices, children like character have children voice ,annoying females have annoying voices and bulky person have lower voice ).
overall, the sound is good at best to say at least.

Rating: 7

Presentation

The anime is well presented, although you will be a bit confused at the beginning but everything is slowly revealed as the story progresses.There's lots of humour in this anime because the good guys ( almost everyone are idiots ) . They just cant make things right.( and yeah, i'm sure lots of people like the main lead get beaten up when he said something wrong about his girlfriend or getting fooled by others.) When it goes to the fighting part, it is fun to watch and somehow exciting as you will find a lot of diffrent moves. ( exclude the main lead ). when it comes to originality, this anime is lack of it. As i said it before, some fighting moves are copied from other animes.This anime also emphasizes friendship and teamwork which are good values and would be beneficial if watched by younger viewers as it can instil those values in them.
The bottomline..........
pros: good humour, well presented,chock full of awesome martial arts, fighting, and mystical powers objects
cons: lack of originality,stupid villians, dumb main lead

Rating: 6

Final Verdict

6.67 (above average)

Reviewed by satan123, Apr 21, 2005

Comments

  1. moonbaby Apr 21, 2005

    Wow I really love this review, Its so informational and detail. Now I live in Canada so I don't get to see much anime. but I think that I might try this out if I get a chance so that I can get a better Idea and full understand the review. Thanks for writing this satan123!!!

  2. crazyIvan Apr 22, 2005

    nice review. i think i'll try it out. thanks for the review.

  3. BossMac Apr 22, 2005

    I loved Flame of Recca during its days here in the Phillipines and your review lived up to what I would expect for Recca no Honoo. And you forgot something, Domon was such a pain of a teammate!!!

  4. Worm Apr 23, 2005

    I've watched a few episodes of it and i quite like the anime.
    thanks for this great review satan!!!!!!

  5. unicorn2006 Retired Moderator Apr 27, 2005

    I watched all of Flame of Recca a few weeks ago.. I agree with many of the positive aspects you've pointed out.

    But I didn't really like it because of several reasons..
    there were way too many characters and it had pretty bad character development in my opinion..
    the art was not that great.. i think it changes over the series or something.. the first episode was just not easy on the eye for me but it got better/different over time.
    also, the plot was SO rushed toward the end, with an ending that was hardly an ending.. at the end you could almost see the studio staff running around panicking and patching together their last episode.. haha

  6. satan123 Apr 27, 2005

    Quote by unicorn2006I watched all of Flame of Recca a few weeks ago.. I agree with many of the positive aspects you've pointed out.
    But I didn't really like it because of several reasons..
    there were way too many characters and it had pretty bad character development in my opinion..
    the art was not that great.. i think it changes over the series or something.. the first episode was just not easy on the eye for me but it got better/different over time.
    also, the plot was SO rushed toward the end, with an ending that was hardly an ending.. at the end you could almost see the studio staff running around panicking and patching together their last episode.. haha

    as you can see the ratng is not that highh.....^_^

  7. unicorn2006 Retired Moderator May 01, 2005

    Quote by satan123
    as you can see the ratng is not that highh.....^_^

    haha yes i can see that. its just that i guess i would've made it lower. hm.

  8. Ghai May 18, 2005

    i believe flame of recca in the manga was alot better since the ending part wasnt that rushed. the way they did the ending was a huge turnoff for me i tink. none the less, good show luved it other then the ending.

    Raiha is teh best lolz! j/k i just like this char alot

  9. ai-yame Jul 09, 2011

    Thanks for this decent and nicely written review, satan123! I'd have to agree with the pros and cons you stated. :D

  10. back07 Sep 24, 2012

    thanks for the nice review
    :)

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