House of Five Leaves

Alt titles: Sarai-ya Goyou

TV (12 eps)
4.036 out of 5 from 1,909 votes
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Masanosuke came to the city of Edo to prove himself as a warrior, but the man’s lack of confidence is so obvious that he’s perpetually unemployed and can barely afford to eat. So when the mysterious Yaichi offers him a job as a bodyguard - room and board included - the ronin jumps at the chance. But little did he know that his new employer is the head of the Five Leaves, a gang of kidnappers, and that his fees will be paid from the spoils of their crimes! Masanosuke never expected to find his home with a band of criminals, but as he grows more entangled in their world, his dreams of honor begin to fall by the wayside...

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VivisQueen's avatar by VivisQueen on Dec 31, 2010
Score: 6/10

Sarai-ya Goyou has several things going for it: a cowardly samurai who is actually damn good in a fight; a dubious antihero called Yaichi, who hides in the shadows smiling knowingly; a gorgeous soundtrack that mixes the modern (OP and ED) and traditional (in-episode score); a mature concept design and distinctive-looking characters wearing haunting, mournful eyes; and a ‘rogues against the world’... read more

SamayelSlash's avatar by SamayelSlash on Sep 1, 2014
Score: 7/10

While the primary character, a nervous and quiet ronin samurai whose timid nature makes it hard to find work in spite of exceptional skill when the need is great, is a complex, moody, fun to dissect creation, the plot unfolding around him shows a lot of promise early on but never quiet gels into something exciting. As he finds himself desperate for earnings, he gets pulled into a criminal lifestyle by a... read more

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