Every time HOMRA are about to battle, they always shouting "No Blood! No Bone! No Ash!" Does it have any meaning? Somehow I can relate "ash" to their burning power. (but it's just my assumption, and I don't know about the other)

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    I think the idea is that when you set a person on fire, blood or bones (or ash) could be left behind. The motto, then, expresses the idea that HOMRA should burn people so thoroughly that none of those things even remain. – senshin Feb 2 '14 at 5:12

HOMRA (吠舞羅, homura). It's not 炎, the spelling is different.

The Arabic word "حمرة" which means "redness" must be the origin, it is the red clan after all, and the spelling is identical. (try the speaker button on Google Translate for the pronunciation)

In season 2 episode 3, Kismet is from an Arabic origin as well.

  • 炎 has an alternative reading of "homura" too. And according to Google translate, the spelling for "حمرة" is "hamra", not "homra", but the pronunciation is almost indistinguishable for non-Arabic. – Aki Tanaka Jan 6 '18 at 17:24

The saying "No Blood! No Bone! No Ash!" can mean a few things like the power that the red clansmen have or just the sheer strength that they have, but I think it means that they leave nothing when they pass or that they have no regrets (I have no idea if any of these are correct)

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"No blood, no bone, no ash" is the saying that the red king's clan yell out before battle. It is to say that they will leave no blood, no bone nor any ash behind. It is related to their burning power.

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