Saraiya Goyou
House of Five Leaves
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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)
Licensors: NIS America, Inc.
Studios: Manglobe
Source: Manga
Genres: MysteryMystery, HistoricalHistorical, DramaDrama, SamuraiSamurai, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 7.831 (scored by 2112721,127 users)
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Ranked: #7642
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Popularity: #1711
Members: 65,806
Favorites: 720
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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.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kinu
Supporting
Takahashi, Ao
Japanese
Souji
Supporting
Houki, Katsuhisa
Japanese
Yagi, Heizaemon
Supporting
Kinoshita, Hiroyuki
Japanese
Jin
Supporting
Nishi, Rintarou
Japanese
Senkichi
Supporting
Nakai, Kazuya
Japanese

Staff

Kobayashi, Shinichirou
Producer
Mochizuki, Tomomi
Director, Sound Director, Episode Director, Script, Storyboard, Series Composition


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More reviewsReviews

Jul 1, 2010
Detective (All reviews)
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
Jun 23, 2010
Mimi_Taylor (All reviews)
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
Feb 23, 2015
ZephSilver (All reviews)
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
Nov 2, 2013
Jodyqt (All reviews)
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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