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House of Five Leaves 

Sarai-ya goyou (original title)
Timid samurai Akitsu Masanosuke becomes involved with the group "Five Leaves" after becoming the bodyguard for their mysterious, yet charismatic leader Yaichi.
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...  Akitsu Masanosuke / ... 12 episodes, 2010
Fuyuka Oura ...  Take 12 episodes, 2010
...  Yaichi / ... 12 episodes, 2010
Masaya Takatsuka ...  Umezou 12 episodes, 2010
Yûya Uchida ...  Matsukichi 12 episodes, 2010
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Ronin Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled swordsman, but his personality often causes him to be let go from his job. One day he encounters Yaichi, the leader of a group calling itself "Five Leaves" and takes a job from him as a bodyguard. Though he is worried about the intentions of the group, he feels there is something more to the group and reluctantly agrees to work with them. Written by Anonymous

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Story driven, contemplative samurai anime drama
22 January 2015 | by See all my reviews

'House of Five Leaves' is a elegant anime drama that centers around a cowardly samurai for hire named Masa who gets involved with a group of thieves who kidnap for ransom from wealthy, but unscrupulous nobles.

Though light on action, the series is worth watching for memorable cast and the character development of leads Masa and Yaichi (the Five Leaves' leader who's storied past adds intrigue to the plot).

Also of note is the a-typical anime character design, beautiful animation and the beautiful music, which provides a zen-like atmosphere.

The show is only twelve episodes long, so you should check it out on Crunchyroll, Hulu, or even buy the DVD from Siren Visual if you live in Australia.


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