Japanese: さらい屋 五葉
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 2010 to Jul 2, 2010
Premiered: Spring 2010
Broadcast: Fridays at 01:15 (JST)
Producers: Dentsu, Media Factory, Movic, Fuji TV, Shogakukan
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Genres: Mystery, Historical, Drama, Samurai, Seinen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Type: Eng Sub
Characters & Voice Actors
ED1: “all I need is…” by Rake
Character-driven historical drama from Ono Natsume. Definitely watch if you like ronin tales.
Not your average samurai/gang story. Drama and slowly built friendships drive the plot, with beautiful art and amazing music adding to it.
A slow start that transforms into one of the best period pieces in anime.
Interesting show. Slow burn for sure, don’t expect samurai action. I love the art style. Any anime that looks “different” catches my eye.
A great historical drama with great pacing, a unique visual style, and compelling characters, most of whom get great exploration.
Despite a rather convoluted plot and some questionable character writing, it is a well-written character piece and a fairly engaging story.
Unconventional art, but vivid characters with their own back stories