Anime: House of Five Leaves
Masterless samurai Akitsu Masanosuke is a skilled and loyal swordsman, but his nave, 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 gangs sinister activities, Masa begins to suspect that Yaichis motivations are not what they seem. And despite his misgivings, the deeper hes drawn into the world of the Five Leaves, the more he finds himself fascinated by these devious, mysterious outlaws.