The Way of the Househusband Anime Slated for 2021

The official Netflix Japan Twitter account has revealed that Kousuke Oono’s The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudou) will receive an anime series that’ll debut worldwide on Netflix in 2021 during spring.

In addition, it has been revealed that Kenjiro Tsuda (Mikoto Suou from K) who played Tatsu in the promotional video for the manga last December will voice Tatsu in the anime series.

The staff will consist of:

  • Director: Chiaki Kon (Junjou Romantica, Higurashi no Naku Koro ni Special: Nekogoroshi-hen, Nodame Cantabile: Finale)
  • Series Composition/Script: Susumu Yamakawa (Back Street Girls: Gokudolls)
  • Studio: J.C. Staff (Toradora!, Shokugeki no Souma, Prison School)

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The Way of the Househusband (Gokushufudou) is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kousuke Oono. Published in the online manga magazine Kurage Bunch since 2018, The Way of the Househusband follows an ex-yakuza boss who retires from crime to become a househusband. The series was adapted into a live-action television drama by Nippon TV in 2020 and will be adapted into an original net animation (ONA) anime series produced by J.C.Staff that will be distributed by Netflix in 2021.

The Way of the Househusband synopsis from MAL:

“Immortal Tatsu,” the legendary yakuza who single-handedly defeated a rival gang with a lead pipe, is a name known to strike fear in both hardened police officers and vicious criminals. Soon after his sudden disappearance, he resurfaces with a slight change in profession. Now equipped with an apron, Tatsu has given up violence and is trying to make an honest living as a house husband.

While adapting to mundane household tasks, Tatsu finds that being a house husband has its own challenges, from the battlefield known as supermarket sales to failures in the kitchen. Despite living peacefully, misunderstandings seem to follow him left and right. Gokushufudou follows the daily life of the comically serious ex-yakuza as he leaves behind his dangerous previous life to become a stay-at-home husband.

Source: Natalie, Netflix Japan