House of Five Leaves

Alt titles: Sarai-ya Goyou

TV (12 eps)
4.035 out of 5 from 1,988 votes
Rank #712

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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PhoenixRider's avatar by PhoenixRider on Jul 20, 2010
Score: 6/10

What was first a series I couldn't wait to watch, became a series I couldn't wait to finish.StoryI liked the plot of the story. I thought it was a nice change from the usual anime as the story encircles a freelancer whos shy and timid attitude works against him when getting bodyguard jobs. He ends up getting himself into the middle of a criminal organization with a mysterious leader.The story is interesting but... read more

skankfish's avatar by skankfish on Sep 15, 2010
Score: 8.2/10

Demograph: 18+ First of all, some people seem dissapointed in this series due to its lack of action. Don't let the edo setting fool you, this is no samurai epic. It's not about fights and blood, it's more interesting than that. Story 8/10. Our hero is a bit of a pussy. He's a sumurai, but so unintimidating that he can barely hold his head up without running away. His hidden skill rarely surfaces, but... read more

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