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Kanji 水の剣士 復讐の刃!!
Rōmaji Mizu no kenshi fukushū no yaiba!!
English Title The Soldier of Water! The Plane of Revenge!
Air Date 9 August 1997
"The Soldier of Water! The Plane of Revenge!" is the third episode of the Flame of Recca anime series.


Recca continues battilng Fuko, but is completely outmatched at every turn. It seems as though the power of the Fujin is too overwhelming, even for him. After Yanagi seeks help and finds Domon, the two of them are able to stop Fuko just in time, since she is about to die of suffocation at that point, having used a wind technique that had constrained her, so that she was no longer exposed to the air around her.

Kagero tells Recca that her next opponent will be more powerful than anyone he's faced before.

At school the next day, Recca is confronted by the mysterious Tokiya Mikagami, who had been present during the whole fight, keeping himself hidden in the background. Tokiya asks Recca that he knows what happened and Recca tries to cover it up, imploring him not to tell anyone that he copied Fuko's homework etc.

Kagero meets with Tokiya and gives him a picture of his beloved older sister, Mifuyu Mikagami. Tokiya's past is revealed - his older sister was murdered right in front of his eyes when he was a little boy. Kagero misleads Tokiya into believing that Recca was somehow involved, saying that he was battling Fuko in order to win her Madogu, Fujin, the same way Mifuyu's murderers were seeking to steal the "Mikagami family treasure", the Madogu, Ensui.

When at home, Recca senses that he is being followed. He subsequently tries to find out who is following him and eventually runs into a water fountain where he is once again confronted by Tokiya. Recca says that if he wants a fight, he'll get one. Tokiya says that that is unneccessary, since Recca's no match for him. This enrages Recca, who proceeds to attack, but is pushed back immediately.

Soon after, Tokiya places his Ensui inside a water fountain, causing a water-like blade to materialize on it. Using his Ensui, he is easily able to defeat Recca's flame power and for the first time in the series, Recca is defeated and left helpless. Yanagi, having felt that something bad had occurred, finds Recca battered and bleeding and upon seeing her, Tokiya says "Nee-san" (i.e. sister) and Yanagi rushes towards Recca.