House of Five Leaves

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4.5
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  • The best story driven show you've never heard of.
    The pacing is a bit slow, but it works with the way the story plays out very well.
    The art style is quite different than your run of the mill anime, which makes this one stand out on its own artistically both in the animation and the story.

    *Semi-Spoiler*
    Excellent twist ending as well.
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  • 1 out of 3 people found this review helpful:
    great anime that has a lot of gray areas
    while it is a very pretty and lovely anime. the characters are drawn out well not great since sometimes you can see what is going to happen. there are also times you feel like the characters are not likable enough to stand on their own. the story a lot of gray areas. it a form of robin hood if he had no conscience. you quickly find out that the characters are more sinister then what they ...
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  • 0 out of 1 people found this review helpful:
    All about friends and pyschological development
    The visual style of this anime takes a bit of getting used to, and not always in a good way. It's very minimalistic, and it can be tricky to tell the difference between some of the secondary characters at time.

    However, once you get past this, you're very quickly drawn into a well-paced slice-of-life drama that deftly explores the relationships between the two main protagonists and their ...
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  • Cool and Interesting
    I'm a fan of black & white samurai movies and this felt similar to some of them in many ways. It's enjoyable seeing a historical setting rather than a fantastical setting. The drawing style of the faces was kind of hard to get past but other than that I have no complaints. This definitely isn't a swashbuckling kind of anime though, so if that's what you're looking for, you're barking up the wrong ...
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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Masanosuke the Obscure
    I found the character design a bit jarring at first, but the sympathetic, soulful characters, chill vibe and atmospheric soundtrack compelled me to marathon this title. Those who wanted to see Masa go postal have missed the point. This is about Kizuna, the bonds of friendship, however unlikely they may seem at the outset, and the resultant personal growth/healing.. Manzoku dekimashita, arigatou!
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