News House of Five Leaves to be released in April
posted on 2011-03-09 08:18 EST
The series is Siren's second release from Fuji TV's non-mainstream anime timeslot Noitamina. The company has also licensed Welcome to Irabu's Office :) and The Tatami Galaxy. Welcome to Irabu's Office :) was released last month.
House of Five Leaves is a historical drama set in the Edo period during the height of the Shōgun's rule. The series follows the lives of the House of Five Leaves gang members, focusing on the masterless samurai (rōnin) Akitsu Masanosuke who becomes the bodyguard of the gang's charismatic leader, Yaichi. Tomomi Mochizuki (Ocean Waves, Ranma ½) directed the 12-episode anime series at Manglobe (Samurai Champloo).
Viz Media is currently publishing the manga in English.