VIZ Media LLC, December 2004. Trade Paperback. Item #217116
Armed with the power to control flame, Recca Hanabishi finds himself in an awkward situation when a mysterious older woman pops into his life one day. Is she good? Is she evil? What exactly does she want with the young ninja firecracker? Becoming a ninja is just a childhood dream for16-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... Things are getting more and more complicated for Recca and his coterie. Advancing to the semifinal round of the bloody Urabutosatsujin tournament, Team Hokage now faces a group of super assassins harboring their own secret agenda. Stepping into the arena, Recca confronts an opponent wielding the exact same powers of flame that he himself possesses. The stage is set for the ultimate showdown. One way or another, Recca has to figure out a way to defeat the flame of Recca!!