House of Five Leaves

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Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his naïve, diffident nature has time and again caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed him. Hungry and desperate, he becomes a bodyguard for Yaichi, the charismatic leader of a gang called "Five Leaves." Although disturbed by the gang's sinister activities, Masa begins to suspect that Yaichi's motivations are not what they seem. And despite his misgivings, the deeper he's drawn into the world of the Five Leaves, the more he finds himself fascinated by these devious, mysterious outlaws. (Source: MU)

User Rating: 4.7 ( 1 votes)


English: House of Five Leaves
Japanese: さらい屋 五葉
Type: TV
Episodes: 12
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.
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: Mystery, Historical, Drama, Samurai, Seinen
Duration: 23 min per ep
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Resolution: 720p
Type: Eng Sub

Encoder's Notes

A samurai-themed anime from Manglobe.




Makoto Kimura – Producer
Shinichirou Kobayashi – Producer
Takashi Kouchiyama – Producer
Tomomi Mochizuki – Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
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Theme Songs

OP1: “Sign of Love” by immi
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



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