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...
One man's mad quest to live forever inspires a deadly plot to kidnap young Yanagi Sakoshita. The key to life everlasting lies with the schoolgirls's extraordinary ability to heal the wounded. If Yanagi can cure the sick perhaps she can also stay inevitable death.
Now it's up to teenage ninja Recca Hanabishi to protect his vulnerable charge.
It's a matter of life and death for Recca and his two faithful sidekicks, Domon and Fuko. Is eternal life a possibility? And if so, why must someone sacrifice his (or her) life to achieve it?