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Saraiya Goyou

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
Duration: 23 min. per episode
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.961 (scored by 9976 users)
Ranked: #5462
Popularity: #1135
Members: 23,207
Favorites: 287
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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.

(Source: MU)

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Adaptation: Saraiya Goyou

Characters & Voice Actors

Yaichi
Yaichi
Main
Sakurai, Takahiro
Japanese
Sakurai, Takahiro
Take
Take
Main
Ooura, Fuyuka
Japanese
Ooura, Fuyuka
Umezou
Umezou
Main
Takatsuka, Masaya
Japanese
Takatsuka, Masaya
Matsukichi
Matsukichi
Main
Uchida, Yuya
Japanese
Uchida, Yuya

Staff

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



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Nov 2, 2013
Jody32
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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Jun 23, 2010
Mimi_Taylor
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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Recommendations

slow moving, calm pace, presentation that is strongly supported by an excellent music score and a unique animation style, story has a mysterious feel to it and it all falls together slowly piece by piece. Mushishi is episodic and more plot/world focused, and Saraiya Goyou is more character centric.
Samurai Story. In genre these anime are totally different as far as action, comedy, adventure, etc. They are however historical and involve samurai, so if you are search of those, you might like to watch Saraiya, but don't expect to see a lot of fighting in it.

Opening Theme

"Sign of Love" by immi

Ending Theme

"all I need is..." by Rake

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