Category Archives: House of Five Leaves



House of Five Leaves episode 12 – Sad Gangster in Snow

Here we have the finale, and the resolution of Ichi’s past catching up to him. It’s a resolution that does not have much action but is still very satisfying, though I realize that it might not be to everyone’s tastes (ghostlightning being one of those whose opinion differs from mine.) Ichi, Jin, and Yagi come […]

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House of Five Leaves episodes 10 and 11 – The Return of History and the End of Dreams

House of Five Leaves has done a good job keeping the larger story about the organization and the origins of Yaichi going in the background as the other characters have gotten their development episodes, but as we close in on the final episodes that narrative comes back to the fore. Yagi and the previously unknown […]

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House of Five Leaves 08 and 09 – The Cutthroat World of Candlemakers AND Oniii-chan!!

Subbing issues have left me in despair!!! CommieSubs hasn’t had a release since ep 07 and I got tired of waiting. Fortunately there have been high resolution releases for episode 09 onwards, so ghostlightning and I will be doing some quick catchup here, and again on Monday for 10-11. The first of the two for […]

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“Advanced” Final impressions of spring 2010 – T.H.A.T’s fortune tellers speak

That is what you will feel after reading this Mystlord and me were discussing about making midseason reviews for all the series we watched. You know the drill, we write how we find an anime series is so darn awesome/atrocious that we go into total fits why everyone else should like it or that it’s […]

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House of Five Leaves episode 07 – Progression Takes a Holiday

Let’s start this post off right! Things kind of plod along in this episode, an unfortunately slow one this week where some things are developed and new information revealed, but precious little of it. It felt more like the show was giving us just a little to tease us with, but things were very sparse […]

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House of Five Leaves episode 06 – Speaking Truth to Appearances (additional commentary from ghostlightning)

Episode 07 may already be out, but it was worth the wait to watch this in its proper resolution with good subs. CommieSubs may be a little slow lately, but it feels like a crime to watch this show in anything less. This episode we have two things going on, one short term and one […]

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House of Five Leaves episode 05 – Green Memories

The events of this episode take place almost entirely in the past, and in particular, Ume’s past. First we’re taken back to the founding of the Five Leaves and their first kidnapping, then even farther back to the end of Ume’s time as a member of a group of robbers. In a linear sense the […]

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House of Five Leaves episodes 03 and 04 – For a Few Ryo More

Despite his misgivings, Masa continues to work with Ichi and the Five Leaves group in a legit job. Or so he thinks. He’s been hired as a bodyguard for a rice merchant’s family, living in their home and generally having a good time doing his job. But it’s really a cover for him to provide […]

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House of Five Leaves episodes 01 and 02 – Down and Out in the Tokugawa Shogunate

House of Five Leaves was one of those shows I just fell in love with from the first second of the OP, so for this season I’ve chosen to blog this Noitamina series about criminals and a down-on-his-luck samurai in Edo. The characters and story remind me a lot of the sort of struggling to […]

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