Saraiya Goyou

House of Five Leaves

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Synonyms: Sarai-ya Goyou
Japanese: さらい屋 五葉
English: House of Five Leaves
German: House of Five Leaves
Spanish: House of Five Leaves
French: House of Five Leaves
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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
Genre: DramaDrama
Themes: Adult CastAdult Cast, HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 22 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.771 (scored by 2778227,782 users)
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Ranked: #10592
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2176
Members: 93,177
Favorites: 862

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Masanosuke "Masa" Akitsu is a wandering ronin adrift in Japan's peaceful Edo period. Despite being a skilled swordsman, Masa's meek personality has netted him the label "unreliable," and he is often abruptly dismissed by his employers, leading him to question his resolve as a samurai.

As Masa reaches his lowest point, he is approached by Yaichi, a carefree man draped in pink who seemingly hires him on a whim as his bodyguard. Unbeknownst to Masa, the job is not as innocent as it seems, and he is drawn into the illicit activities of the group spearheaded by Yaichi. As he becomes further entwined with the gang known as the Five Leaves, Masa struggles with his own principles. Still, his curiosity spurs him forward to uncover the past and motivations of this mysterious band of outlaws.

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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 ...
Mar 25, 2023
Mixed Feelings
I think this anime was great in his own way the story didn't have that much action and they didn't make it unrealistic it was different so I will compliment that. Though it may seem some viewers will find it boring but for me it's unique and fantastic. the characters were pretty less and simple to get on to. I enjoyed first 3 4 eps then later on felt kind of boring. but overall its decent anime. I don't know if others will fell the same way but for me its a 6 out of 10 lets say. I really liked that one character with ...
May 21, 2023
I do not recommend this to viewers who read the synopsis and expect gangs, bandits, action, sword fights. No! This is a boring soap opera my friend, I'm warning you here. Even so the first recommended Samurai Champloo has nothing in common with this.

I think the characters are interesting and would have room to develop further, if the story isn't this boring. But the MC... My god he's like a wet stray dog. He's so miserable and pathetic, you just want him to end his misery by commiting seppuku because of his pitiful acts against bushido. I don't like him at all.

Art is amazing. ...

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