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さらい屋五葉 1 ❮KINDLE❯ ❅ さらい屋五葉 1 ❂ Author Natsume Ono – Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman but his naïve diffident nature has than once caused him to be let go by the lords who employ him Hungry and desperate he agrees t Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman but his naïve diffident nature has than once caused him to be let go by the lords who employ him Hungry and desperate he agrees to become a bodyguard for Yaichi the charismatic leader of a group calling itself 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 he finds himself fascinated by these devious mysterious outlaws.

  • Paperback
  • 208 pages
  • さらい屋五葉 1
  • Natsume Ono
  • English
  • 04 June 2016
  • 9781421532103

10 thoughts on “さらい屋五葉 1

  1. Megan M Megan M says:

    Masa is a ronin without a job He is very intimidating so he isn't what most people have in mind when they look to hire a bodyguard He finally falls in with the Five Leaves a group who specializes in kidnapping from the corrupt of Edo As I read this I though about giving it four stars This morning I was convinced it was a two I'm going to compromise As I was reading it I really enjoyed myself and got caught up in the story helped along by uniue and tone enhancing artwork But later I realized that the story wasn't really something to be remembered It wasn't until the last chapter of the book that I was even interested in hunting down the next volume Most of the characters are pretty forgettable with the exception of Yaichi the leader of the Five Leaves and the reason I'm even interested in reading further The real story of House of Five Leaves for me is finding out what Yaichi's motivations are I'm honestly not all that concerned with whether or not Masa has the money he needs to send home to his brother

  2. D D says:

    Review pretty much stands for the whole series instead of just vol1I've read Ristorante Paradiso before as well as Natsume Ono's BL work as basso and I have to admit that I wasn't used to Natsume san doing historical Japanese stuff since she usually sets her stories in contemporary Italy The art style is very beautiful and I love how simple it is Sort of reminds me of sumi ink paintings Story itself is propelled by the characters as opposed to actual events and while I do respect Masanosuke's skills as a samurai AND Natsume san's skills as an artist the fight scenes were really confusing and too simplistic On the other hand it's hard not to sympathise with all of the characters Natsume san does play fair to all of them even poor Tachibana who almost solved the mysteries of Yaichi's past only to push it to the back of his mind and forget all about it Mostly about honour And having a place to call home

  3. Matthew Matthew says:

    This is a samurai story with an odd twist Akitsu is ronin who lost his appointment to a feudal lord not for being unskilled but for lacking confidence and not having an intimidating air about him Too proud to take non Samurai work he falls in with a crowd of thieveskidnappers known only as the House of Five Leaves Led by Yatchi a very charismatic and confident man Akitsu finds it hard to say know even though his conscience tells him to This is a very character driven dialogue heavy introduction without a lot of action While there is a sense this is all heading somewhere it's really hard to tell where I'd liked it enough that I'm willing to try the 2nd volume but if that doesn't move the plot much further I doubt I'll read beyond that

  4. Arkham Reviews Arkham Reviews says:

    I actually enjoyed this volume by the end but it took a while to hook me The story is low key and slow moving For a samurai story it maintains a pretty sublime pace with no real action or violence It's just the story of an introverted yojimbo slowly being drawn into a criminal gang Yet the characters are what makes the series and I soon found myself getting uite attached to Masa who is not your typical samurai and curious to learn about the mysterious YaichiThe art starts off a bit ropey but it's a very uniue style all unsteady lines and no shading This does seem to improve a little as the story progresses so don't be too put off by the opening chapter

  5. Laura Laura says:

    I'm hooked I absolutely love the art very gritty and ethereal The story is meandering in a dream like way that builds slowly and allows you to sink into the scratchy linework

  6. Divyansh Malik Divyansh Malik says:

    House of Five Leaves is a Seinen Manga by Natsume Ono that shows the tale of Akitsu Masanosuke a samurai who roams around for jobs to send back home to his family When he is approached by the mysterious Yaichi his life will change forever Personally I loved the first volume of this series due to the character Masanosuke or Masa Masa is a naive but strong Samurai who takes up positions as a Yojimbo bodyguard but is known as a Rhonin unemployed or masterless Samurai due to his meek appearance The Five Leaves are essentially a small gang that exploit what seems to be the greedy and rich to bring them down a notch it's like robin hood but with a lot of grey morality between the leaves and their targets When Masa is eventually roped in because of Yaichi's interest in him Masa is forced to choose between being honest and jobless or being paid by what's essentially a small criminal group Masa is torn between the decision but not just because of the money his main reason for staying is mainly due to Yaichi's constant aura of mystery No one knows the reason behind Yaichi's confidence and cunning and Masa's curiosity grows even stronger with every moment he's around The first volume then ends with Masa deciding to stay sue to his curiosity of Yaichi This story presents itself in a style that befits traditional Japanese art and in my opinion makes the entire novel a delight to read

  7. Forthright . Forthright . says:

    Masanosuke is an out of work samurai ronin who can't hold a job because of his personality Despite his stature and skill he's painfully shy and no one is intimidated by a cringing swordsman He catches the attention of Yaichi who is in need of a bodyguard for an upcoming job Masanosuke eagerly accepts only to discover that his new employer is the leader of a ring of kidnappers known as The Five Leaves Despite Masa's reluctance to fall in with criminals he's fascinated by Yaichi and warmed by the new sense of belonging he finds with the other members of the group I adore Ono's spare art style which beautifully captures the emotion of this story Having watched the anime dozens of times I'm pleased to have added this series to my shelf It's also been fun to see the little differences between the original work and the anime adaptation

  8. جمانة المدرَّع جمانة المدرَّع says:

    The best psychological historical samurai seinen manga I have ever read

  9. brightredglow brightredglow says:

    Such a fascinating series This is my third time reading Still as good as the first time

  10. Piper Piper says:

    eh okay wouldn't read again or the series

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