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House of five leaves

Author: Natsume Ono; Joe Yamazaki; Gia Cam Luc; Courtney Utt; Atsuhiro Yamamoto
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : VIZ Media, [2010-]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Secondary (senior high) school : English : VIZ signature editionView all editions and formats
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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
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Genre/Form: Graphic novels
Historical fiction
Comic books, strips, etc
History
Material Type: Fiction, Secondary (senior high) school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Natsume Ono; Joe Yamazaki; Gia Cam Luc; Courtney Utt; Atsuhiro Yamamoto
ISBN: 9781421532103 1421532107 9781421532110 1421532115 9781421532127 1421532123 9781421532134 1421532131 9781421532141 142153214X 9781421535425 1421535424 9781421542010 1421542013 9781421542027 1421542021
OCLC Number: 664826221
Language Note: Translated from the Japanese.
Notes: "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.
Target Audience: "Parental advisory; House of leaves is rated T+ for Older Teen and is recommended for ages 16 and up"--Colophon.
Description: volumes : chiefly illustrations ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Sarai-ya Goyō.
Responsibility: story & art by Natsume Ono ; [translation, Joe Yamazaki ; touch-up art & lettering, Gia Cam Luc ; design, Courtney Utt].

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Amany-sided tale of faith and betrayal, drama and intrigue, set in the world of old Edo.  Read more...

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