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House of Five Leaves

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4.5
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  • 5 out of 5 people found this review helpful:
    Quiet, relaxed, character-driven show
    House of Five Leaves had been on my list of anime to watch for a while now, and when it came to Crunchyroll it seemed like an excellent time to check it off the list. I am kicking myself for not watching this sooner.

    If I had to describe House of Five Leaves in a nutshell, I'd call it a "samurai slice of life." There is an undercurrent of potential violence with occasional flashes that boil to ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Complex and Refreshing
    Intro:
    This a great anime and deserves high marks. I would describe this anime as a Time-Period-Slice-of-Life with complex characters and meaningful story. In this review I will cover Animation, Music, and Story.

    Animation:
    I must first say that this anime does not have any action in it. In fact, the action moments are more suggestive than visual - a dagger flying away then a ...
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  • 4 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Subtle, Elegant, Story-Driven, Anime
    I have only once before been so impressed by serious, dramatic, animated artwork that I was compelled to comment on it. House of Five Leaves is more delicate than a spider web, and just as deadly at its heart. If you want adrenaline releasing. pulse-pounding, action have at it; then wait for a quiet, contemplative, mood to strike you before you come here. This is a serious, adult level, look ...
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  • 3 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    well written, good seiyuu
    The show wasn't what I expected based on the marketing materials, but it turned out to be a great production. Solid dialogue carries a well woven story that brings you into the hearts and minds of the characters. It's too bad it had ratings trouble in its timeslot - I suspect it is because at first it appears to be an action anime, but the pacing ends up being slower.

    I highly recommend it.
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  • 3 out of 4 people found this review helpful:
    Change of Pace anime- Well written and worth your time
    If you can get past the admittedly exaggerated art style, HoFL is worth a try. I was fairly skeptical about the series at first, but it is an interesting story, well written and one that kept me wondering who the various members of the house were- their roles and relationships. The art does grow on you after a while too.
    I imagine it won't appeal to everyone, not many anime series can, but if you ...
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  • 1 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    what could be more enjoyable than a historical social commentary that's in anime form?
    if you want an atmospheric anime concerning socialization and character flaws, then this is a great one. The story is very relaxing and yet still keeps you on the edge of your seat at all of the right moments. I really enjoyed House of Five Leaves. Definitely would recommend
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    6 hours is definitely worth it to watch this series
    Opening and ending song are enjoyable to listen and keep the calm and upbeat feeling from the anime flowing. All the characters have interesting backgrounds and the show is able to keep details hidden. This unique, dialogue heavy show is very entertaining and should entertain all anime lovers.
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  • 2 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    yes this good please watch
    watch it if your into calm anime. its unique, and i love the mangaka

    yes 10 out of 10

    idk why it makes me so happy

    watch it please for me

    get the limited edition box set too


    some people find it boring if you compare it to other samurai anime, but for me i couldn't stop watching i just love the atmosphere

    sorry i have no punctuation
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  • A relaxing, unique short series
    There was a lot to love about this anime, but let's stay linear to my experience.
    Right from the start the art is jarring, every character seems just slightly inhuman. flat fish eyes and thin, long mouths. Tiny sometimes absent eyebrows and an ever present feeling that they're hungry. Which sounds, well, terribly off-putting. But somehow I really came to appreciate the art. It worked well ...
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  • Dialogue Driven, Beautiful
    I think of this as a long movie rather than a mini-series; this one has very distinct chapters, but the episodic arcs are subtle enough that, although I ended up breaking it into two nights, it really works that way. There isn't a lot of action, but the tension is maintained nicely nonetheless. The ethical issues are presented with a depth of contemplation that is rare not just in anime, but all ...
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