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The Resource House of five leaves, story & art by Natsume Ono ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc ; design, Courtney Utt]

House of five leaves, story & art by Natsume Ono ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc ; design, Courtney Utt]

Label
House of five leaves
Title
House of five leaves
Title number
Vol. 2
Statement of responsibility
story & art by Natsume Ono ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc ; design, Courtney Utt]
Title variation
House of Five Leaves, vol. 2
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Contributor
Artist
Author
Book designer
Cover designer
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • jpn
  • eng
Summary
  • Volume 1: "Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his naive, diffident nature has more than once caused him to be let go by the lords who employ him. Hungry and desperate, he agrees to become a bodyguard for Yaichi, the charismatic leader of a group calling itself "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." -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 2: "Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke was persuaded to join the kidnapping ring "Five Leaves" after drawing the interest of its charismatic leader, Yaichi. At Yaichi's prompting he becomes employed as a guard for Katsuraya, a house of ill repute. However, after succumbing to illness he withdraws to the country villa of Goinkyo, an associate of the Five Leaves, to recover. While there, he inadvertently learns more about the history of the gang--particularly the gruff but kind Ume--and about the cords that bind each of the members to their pasts. But the more Masa learns, the more the mysteries deepen... " -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 3: "Just as Masa is settling into his new life as part of the Five Leaves, the gang's spy, Matsukichi, vanishes. After discovering that the reticent Matsu's disappearance is linked to an unresolved difficulty in his past, Masa decides to try to help him. To do so, he enlists the aid of the samurai Yagi. However, Yaichi, the head of the Five Leaves, is not at all pleased with Yagi's involvement. It soon becomes clear that the two men share a common past--and that something dire has shattered the bond between them." -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 4: "With Masa having joined the crew, the fragile bonds between the members of the Five Leaves begin to change. Further changes are promised by the arrival of Ginta, a self-styled "negotiator" who learns of the existence of the Five Leaves and offers them his services. Meanwhile, the pressure on Yaichi increases as the members of his old gang continue to track him down. Burdened by the weight of his hidden past, his impervious façade begins to crack." -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 5: "As Yaichi's pursuers draw closer, Yagi also steps up his investigation into the man and his past. Masa, who's caught between them, becomes privy to secrets about Yaichi unknown even to the original members of the Five Leaves. Matters grow even more complicated as Masa's younger brother becomes increasingly entangled in his difficulties back home. Slowly but steadily, the pressure on the Five Leaves mounts." -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 6: "Although Masa has uncovered some alarming secrets about Yaichi, he decides not to share them with the other members of the Five Leaves. Yet despite his caution, the bonds between the gang members continue to fray. And now, in the restless interlude before the crew's final job, it seems that the sins of Yaichi's past are finally catching up to him." -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 7: "Once known as "Sei the Drifter," Yaichi has maintained a coldhearted outlook on life, a despair rooted in the trauma of a kidnapping that occurred years ago. With his past now coming to light, an air of restlessness pervades the Five Leaves. At the same time, Masanosuke must make a difficult decision when confronted with his brother Bunnosuke's complicated circumstances." -- Publisher's description
  • Volume 8: "Masanosuke gives Bunnosuke one last piece of advice as his older brother. Rumors about the Five Leaves are spreading around town, leaving the members of the crew plagued with suspicion as to who is responsible. Meanwhile, Yaichi is finally run to ground by Jin, his former boss, at the same time that his past is uncovered by the superintendent Yagi. With the House of Five Leaves coming to an end, will the precious bonds of their friendships survive?" -- Publisher's description
Member of
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390142
Cataloging source
RNC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ono, Natsume
Dewey number
741.5
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Intended audience
"Parental advisory; House of leaves is rated T+ for Older Teen and is recommended for ages 16 and up"--Colophon
Language note
Translated from the Japanese
LC call number
PN6790.J33
LC item number
O55713 2010
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7JIZg_hOwXg
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 10
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Yamazaki, Joe
  • Luc, Gia Cam
  • Utt, Courtney
  • Yamamoto, Atsuhiro
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Series statement
House of Five Leaves
Series volume
0002
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Samurai
  • Outlaws
  • Japan
  • Outlaws
  • Samurai
  • Japan
Target audience
adolescent
Label
House of five leaves, story & art by Natsume Ono ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc ; design, Courtney Utt]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • "Original Japanese edition 'Saraiya goyou' published by Shogakukan Inc."--Colophon
  • "Original Japanese cover design by Atsuhiro Yamamoto"--Colophon
  • Item reads manga-style, right to left
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn664826221
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
VIZ signature edition.
Extent
8 volumes
Isbn
9781421532134
Lccn
2019295953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)664826221
Label
House of five leaves, story & art by Natsume Ono ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc ; design, Courtney Utt]
Publication
Note
  • "Original Japanese edition 'Saraiya goyou' published by Shogakukan Inc."--Colophon
  • "Original Japanese cover design by Atsuhiro Yamamoto"--Colophon
  • Item reads manga-style, right to left
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
ocn664826221
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
VIZ signature edition.
Extent
8 volumes
Isbn
9781421532134
Lccn
2019295953
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)664826221

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