The BEST Episodes of House of Five Leaves

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 20, 2021

Network: Fuji TV

Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his naïve, diffident nature has time and again caused him to be let go by the lords who have employed him. Hungry and desperate, he becomes a bodyguard for Yaichi, the charismatic leader of a gang called "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 more he finds himself fascinated by these devious, mysterious outlaws.

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Dirty Stray Cat

#1 - Dirty Stray Cat

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 18, 2010

Yaichi's strange behavior is becoming a concern for people at Katsura-ya. Meanwhile, Masanosuke learns more about Yagi's past following a graveside visit.

star 9.00
2 votes
Please Excuse Me

#2 - Please Excuse Me

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 25, 2010

Masanosuke begins to understand what motivates Yaichi to keep kidnapping, even when the rest of the gang sees no need. Hoping to learn more of Yaichi's past, Masanosuke visits Elder.

star 8.91
32 votes
I've Come to Rescue You

#3 - I've Come to Rescue You

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 11, 2010

Masanosuke sets out to rescue Matsukichi and settle the matter of the stolen wooden tags. Meanwhile, Sachi, Masanosuke's little sister, is on a mission of her own after running away from home.

star 8.33
3 votes
Gradually Drag Him In

#4 - Gradually Drag Him In

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 30, 2010

Thanks to Yaichi, Masanosuke's found a job as a bodyguard at a rice wholesaler. The work is steady and the samurai hopes to keep the position for a long time - but the situation might be too good to be true.

star 8.00
3 votes
Sure Gets Carried Away

#5 - Sure Gets Carried Away

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 7, 2010

Masanosuke gets hired as a bodyguard at the brothel where Yaichi lives. If he can keep from getting fired, he'll be able to send his family some money - and maybe learn more about the elusive leader of the Five Leaves.

star 8.00
3 votes
It'll be Fine

#6 - It'll be Fine

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 14, 2010

Masanosuke recuperates from an illness at the Elder's house, where he is encouraged to leave the world of the Five Leaves behind. The samurai also learns the reasons behind Umezo's involvement with the gang.

star 8.00
4 votes
Count Yourself Lucky

#7 - Count Yourself Lucky

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 21, 2010

Masanosuke's still healing at the Elder's house, and while Umezo occasionally visits to check up on him, Yaichi remains reluctant to make an appearance. Meanwhile, Denshichi investigates the source of Senkichi's funds.

star 8.00
3 votes
I Have Two Benefactors

#8 - I Have Two Benefactors

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 4, 2010

When Matsukichi hears that Kiku-ya's owner is having problems, his decision to try and help out results in even bigger troubles. Masanosuke and Umezo's growing concerns lead them to investigate.

star 8.00
3 votes
Already Staggering

#9 - Already Staggering

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 2, 2010

Yaichi joins Yagi for a drink, where they reminisce about the past and old friends. Later, tensions escalate after a confrontation between Jin and Yaichi leads to a confession about the kidnapping.

star 8.00
3 votes
Make Love to Me

#10 - Make Love to Me

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 23, 2010

Masanosuke begins to grow more comfortable within the world of the Five Leaves, but despite his efforts to learn more about Yaichi, the gang leader remains a riddle.

star 7.67
3 votes
Thoughtless Of Me

#11 - Thoughtless Of Me

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 28, 2010

Masanosuke's back in Edo after recovering from his recent illness, but the samurai finds he still has problems when a tough adversary from the past challenges him to a new face-off.

star 7.67
3 votes
In Name Only

#12 - In Name Only

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 16, 2010

Masterless samurai Masanosuke Akitsu' life is changed after a chance encounter with Yaichi, who offers the timid swordsman a bodyguard job and invites him into the mysterious world of the Five Leaves.

star 7.06
33 votes