Saraiya Goyou
House of Five Leaves
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Saraiya Goyou

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Japanese: さらい屋五葉
English: House of Five Leaves
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 8
Chapters: 59
Status: Finished
Published: Nov 25, 2005 to Jul 24, 2010
Genre: Drama Drama
Themes: Adult Cast Adult Cast, Historical Historical, Samurai Samurai
Demographic: Seinen Seinen
Serialization: Ikki
Authors: Ono, Natsume (Story & Art)


Score: 8.081 (scored by 17691,769 users)
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Ranked: #6112
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Popularity: #2134
Members: 9,213
Favorites: 195


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MangaIkkiOno, Natsume (Story & Art)
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Volumes: /8
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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: Sigikki)


Saraiya Goyou was published in English as House of Five Leaves by VIZ Media under the SigIkki imprint from September 21, 2010 to September 11, 2012.

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Sep 19, 2021
WARNING: Spoilers ahead, continue with caution.

This is my first review, so feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Story: 9/10
- The story is simple yet relatable. Easy to follow and intriguing. Depicts the life of a samurai trying to make a living while not being able to land a job due to his posture.

Art: 10/10
- The art is the first thing that caught my eye when reading this manga. It is somewhat bizarre and at first glance can feel a bit creepy. However, once I began paying attention to the art, I fell in love with it. It is truly a masterpiece. Natsume Ono is perfectly able ...
Jul 29, 2013
**Story: 10/10**

This manga has everything I love; great characters, complex themes, plenty of conflict, and a mystery to uncover.

The story features social misfits who have found a family within each other. The main theme is forgiveness; forgiving yourself and being forgiven by others. The characters develop throughout and have to overcome their past in order to live in the present. While there are some comic moments, this is a serious drama that really speaks to the human condition. The message of friendship is an uplifting one though and the ending will leave you with a smile.

**Art: 9/10**

Natsume Ono is known for her unique style that ...
May 13, 2011
Preliminary (6/59 eps)
I am reviewing with only one volume read to give some impressions to future readers - will update as I read more.

This is a slowly developing, subtle story. Not an action or violence filled manga, pure drama. The main character is intriguing, a shy, unimposing, depressed samurai who has trouble holding a job. A change of pace from the typical samurai fare - and it makes it seem a bit more interesting - you know there had to be more than the honor bound fantastic warriors typically portrayed. I find myself curious as to what will happen next, and where the story will ...

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