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Saraiya Goyou


Alternative Titles

English: House of Five Leaves
Synonyms: Sarai-ya Goyou
Japanese: さらい屋 五葉

Information

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: Fuji TV
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.941 (scored by 13,494 users)
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Ranked: #6152
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Popularity: #1279
Members: 36,222
Favorites: 470
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Episodes: /12

Synopsis

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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yaichi
Yaichi
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Akitsu, Masanosuke
Akitsu, Masanosuke
Main
Namikawa, Daisuke
Japanese
Namikawa, Daisuke
Umezou
Umezou
Main
Takatsuka, Masaya
Japanese
Takatsuka, Masaya
Matsukichi
Matsukichi
Main
Uchida, Yuya
Japanese
Uchida, Yuya

Staff

Kimura, Makoto
Kimura, Makoto
Producer
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Kouchiyama, Takashi
Producer
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition
Yano, Yuuichirou
Yano, Yuuichirou
Episode Director, Storyboard


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Detective
Jul 1, 2010
What if there was an anime, an anime that was about samurai. This anime wasn't about "the strongest samurai" or "the path to glory" or even a "demon sword," but instead it was about meek looking samurai with slightly above average skills. He wasn't looking to fight the strongest fight, or defeat the overlord and free his people, but maybe, he was just looking to make his living and help his little sister back at home. That would be, if not anything, interesting. That's exactly what Sarai-ya Goyou (House of the Five Leaves) is about. This anime isn't for those who live to see explosions read more
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Mimi_Taylor
Jun 23, 2010
Saraiya Goyou is about a gang called “Five Leaves” during the Edo period in Japan. There is very little action, the artwork is nontraditional, and the story moves at a snail’s pace. So why should anyone pay attention to this? Actually, I’d say that those points work to Saraiya Goyou’s advantage, resulting in a well-written, mature story.


Story & Characters

The members of Five Leaves make their money through undercover jobs such as kidnapping, but they are not the usual rough and tough gangsters. Most of them appear to be friendly, thoughtful people who spend their time lounging around in a relaxed environment, read more
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ZephSilver
Feb 23, 2015
Every now and then a show is needed to unwind to. Something to break the monotony of the typical over-the-top anime shows with "in your face" color pallete and the overused tropes. We seek these melancholic shows to provide temporary release from the norm, a sort of meditative experience if you will. House of Five Leaves is that kind of show. A show that understands its audiences' desires and executes it with a delicate balance. This certainly isn't for anyone seeking an adrenaline rush or intense action flick but rather serves as an oasis for anime fans that want to just kick back and relax. read more
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Jodyqt
Nov 2, 2013
Peace and serenity, independence of the mind, graceful beauty, resting, & death; the rich magnificence of a maple leaf as it falls at the closing of its years. Before we begin, I would like to say that no other symbolism can effectively associate itself with Saraiya Goyou moreso than that of a satin maple leaf.

At this very instance, the broad versatility of references that exists within this beautiful piece of nature constructs a focal point for everything that Saraiya Goyou is and stands for. To me, it simply opts to convey every aspect of the rich symbolic context of a maple leaf through its character read more
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