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House of Five Leaves

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.

 Notes: House of the Five Leaves seems to have a simple, yet appealing ascetic. While the Anime will be awhile off, the American Viz Ikki site has been posting the translated manga to their site. They continue to be updated, but the first 5 chapters are up there for your legal consumption. (Someone from Europe check and make sure they work for you) 


Nurarihyon no Mago (The Demon's Grandchild)

Rikuo Nura, a kid that is part human and a quarter youkai (demon), lives in a house full of spirits along with his grandfather. Trying to escape his fate of acting like a demon, he does good deeds in order to avoid becoming one. Despite his grandfather's wish to succeed him as master of the Nurari youkai clan.

   Notes: This just sounds fun. Expect wacky hijinks as doing good becomes taboo, and the demon lifestyle turns domestic. Unfortunately, this 2008 Shonen Jump series does not have an English outlet yet.


Ikki Tousen: XTREME XECUTOR

Okay, so I couldn't actually find a suitable (or any) synopsis of XTREME XECUTOR, but you can pretty much expect it to be the same as the other Ikki Tousen series. I.E. Historical figures from Japan's past retold through large breasted women in modern day Japan.

 Note: If you really want to see a bunch of attractive women beat up everything in site, the first 13 episodes (first season) are available for free on Hulu. I know, I know... but its better than nothing.
 
 There you have it. Three new animated series on the far off horizon. Ikki Tousen might just be another notch in the belt, but the other two have actually perked my interest. Details are sketchy, but stay tuned and we'll update you as information becomes available.
Nerxon Nov. 24, 2009 at 10:12 a.m.
Tousen looks awesum
giaon Nov. 24, 2009 at 10:31 a.m.
I'm really interested in Nurarihyon no Mago, though I know I should want to check out Five Leaves too.
sora_thekey moderator on Nov. 24, 2009 at 12:07 p.m.
@gia said:
"I'm really interested in Nurarihyon no Mago, though I know I should want to check out Five Leaves too. "

Isn't this like Inuyasha?
AmandaBeeon Nov. 24, 2009 at 12:15 p.m.
House of Five Leaves looks really interesting.
Sonata moderator is online on Nov. 24, 2009 at 12:19 p.m.
@AmandaBee: I agree I have to have my Samurai fixXD
 
And Ikki Freaking Tousen I'm there!:)
OsakaHuggeron Nov. 24, 2009 at 2:10 p.m.
Hmm, never liked Ikki Tousen. I'm supposed to love it with all the hawtness, but nahh. 
 
Dun' like them story much.
Kelleth moderator on Nov. 24, 2009 at 3:50 p.m.
I`m interested in all three but Nurarihyon no Mago is definitely the first one i`m gonna hit :)

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An out of work samurai in a depressed economy ends up working as a yojimbo/bodyguard for a gang of criminals and rogues called the Five Leaves gang.

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